Future Neenah Inc. will host the 21st annual A Very Neenah Christmas from 6pm - 8pm, Friday, December 7. Visit Downtown Neenah to do a little ‘window shopping’ of a different sort! Each year Downtown businesses create elaborate window scenes with live mannequins as part of this very special event which has become a beloved Neenah tradition.
The Community First Credit Union Rudolph Run leads this evening of fun. Families run or walk down Wisconsin Avenue from Shattuck Park toward the Community Christmas Tree in Gateway Plaza. Registrations are accepted at www.neenah.org. The fee includes fuzzy reindeer antlers and a glow necklace. New for 2018 is a Christmas costume contest! Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater, silly Christmas pajamas, or even your Santa suit. Prizes for the top 3 costumes will be awarded at Gateway Plaza. At the end of the run, approximately 6:15pm, everyone is asked to partake in the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree accompanied by a community sing-along.
In addition to the live mannequin displays and the fun run, there will be live performances by the Fox Valley Christian Academy hand bell choir at Subway, Valley Academy Nutcracker ballet dancers at Ascension and the Neenah High School Madrigal Singers roaming Wisconsin Avenue.
Families can enjoy roasting marshmallows in front of the Future Neenah office as well as take ahorse drawn carriage or wagon rides in the 200 block of West Wisconsin Avenue. Santa will once again be at Associated Bank to greet children, along with caroling by the Badger State Girls Choir.
The Nicolet National Bank Ice Sculpture Garden and a Deejay will be in Gateway Plaza. Princesses, Suzuki Strings and a winter craft will all be in the Alta Resources building at the corner of Wisconsin and Commercial.
All events are free, other than the small fee for the Rudolph Run. Wisconsin Avenue will be closed from Commercial Street to Main Street. There is plenty of free parking around the event and in the Church Street ramp.
For details or more information visit www.neenah.org or call 722-1920.
Future Neenah, Inc. is a community driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural vitality of Neenah Area.