THE 47th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN APPLETON CHRISTMAS PARADE FEATURES MARCHING BANDS AND "OUR WISH FOR THE SEASON: PEACE, JOY & HARMONY”

Published Thursday, November 16, 2017
by Greg Otis

The 47th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade will feature twenty marching bands from Northeastern Wisconsin/Upper Michigan high schools and area communities.  The parade is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m.  

"Our Wish for the Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony" is this year’s theme for the largest nighttime parade in the Upper Midwest. 

The event will include about 75 units including floats, decorated vehicles, walking units and animal entries.

The parade begins with a police escort at State Street and College Avenue.  It travels east down College Avenue and ends at Drew Street. 

This year’s parade will be televised live by WFRV-TV from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Local Channel 5

will also videotape the parade for rebroadcast at a later date.

Last year's parade drew approximately 80,000 spectators to Downtown Appleton.  Additionally, a television audience of over 100,000, view the parade live and during a rebroadcast on Local Channel 5, WFRV-TV.

For more parade information, visit www.appleton.org and click on the Visitor Tab or follow the parade on Facebook.

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