The Largest Nighttime Christmas Parade In the Midwest Happens Right Here in Wisconsin And You’ll Want to Go

Nothing ushers in the official holiday season like a Christmas parade. As the temperatures get colder and the snow starts to fly, cities celebrate the holiday and bring Santa to town in a fun and family-oriented way. Most cities have their own parades, but if you’ve never been to the Downtown Christmas Parade in Appleton, you’re missing out. This nighttime parade features floats that are all lit up. With more than 80 units, this parade draws more than 80,000 spectators live and more than 100,000 more for the TV broadcast. The largest nighttime holiday parade in the Midwest, this sparkling, lighted parade is the perfect way to kick off the holidays for you and your family.

If you’re up for it, there’s a “Santa Scamper” run that kicks off the parade you can take part in. If the cold is too much for you and yours, the parade is also broadcast live in the Appleton area. It’ll be on WFRV-TV from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Busy on November 20th or want to watch the parade again? Local Channel 5 will also rebroadcast the parade on Saturday, November 24th from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25 from 5 – 6:30 a.m.

For more information about the parade, including a route map, check out the city of Appleton page. For the most up to date info, head to their Facebook page.

Have you been to this beautiful, sparkling, nighttime Christmas parade? Let us know about it in the comments! Know of other great holiday parades? Let us know about those, as well!