Community Events in Appleton this Week

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and the official start to the Christmas Holiday Season, we have listed some upcoming events for the week.  We wish everyone a Very Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26: Appleton Christmas Parade!  The largest nighttime parade in the Midwest with approximately 80,000 people attending!  This year’s theme is “That Holiday Feeling”.  The Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of State St. and College Ave. It will head east on College Ave. to Drew St.  To see the route of the parade, click here


Before the Parade – Santa Scamper Run! Race Start: 6:40 p.m. at corner of State Street & College Avenue. The .08-mile run starts about 1/2 hour prior to the 49th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade and proceeds down College to Drew St., finishing at City Park.


Thursday: Turkey Trot & Happy Thanksgiving! This year’s Appleton Turkey Trot starts at 8am with a 5-mile run, 2-mile walk, and dog jog.  After, the turkey trot, we wish everybody a fun-filled day with family and friends! 

If you are one of the many traveling for the Holiday ~ Very Safe Travels!


Black Friday:  As shopping for the Christmas season begins, remember we are collecting donations of personal hygiene products/ household supplies for Compassionate Home Health Care’s Annual Holiday Giving Campaign.  You can drop these items off right at our office Monday – Friday 9am -6pm.


Saturday:  Small Business Saturday ®

A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for the community.   Bring your Shop Appleton First passport with you on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 to the approximately 100 Downtown businesses and get it stamped. Passports will be available in the shops (WSL), to download online, and in the Thanksgiving Day edition of the Post Crescent. Get 5 stamps and be entered to win over $2,500 in prizes including a grand prize of $500 American Air Lines travel gift card!  Click the link below to view the participating businesses and their offers and print a passport.

Thank you for reading my blog! Happy Thanksgiving Week!