43rd. Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade.
The Parade will begin at 6:20 p.m. at the corner of State St. and College Ave. It will head east on College Ave. to Drew St.
The Appleton Downtown Christmas Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Midwest. Last year's parade drew approximately 80,000 spectators to Downtown Appleton.
Before the Parade, Thrivent will be collecting donations of canned goods for their "Thrivent Cans Hunger" food drive and you can enjoy the Santa Scamper Run to benefit St. Joseph's Food Program. Race Start: 6:03 p.m. at corner of State Street & College Avenue
The 1-mile run starts about 1/2 hour prior to the 43rd Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade and proceeds down College to Drew St., finishing at Jones Park. No roller blades. No pets please. . To celebrate the Christmas season, Appvion will sponsor the Annual City of Appleton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in City Park at approximately 7:45 p.m. immediately following the Christmas Parade. The event wil include members of the Appleton East choirs singing Christmas carols, live reindeer, and Santa & Mrs. Claus handing out candy canes to the children. The public is invited to attend.