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APPLETON — Appleton kicks off the 2023 holiday season Saturday, Nov. 11 with its annual Light Up Appleton event.

Activities run from 3 – 7 p.m. for our annual holiday event with a variety of free activities including train rides and horse-drawn carriage rides around downtown Appleton.

To learn more about the event and the other activities happening visit:

(WW I vet recognized with Purple Heart Saturday at Appleton Veterans Day Ceremony)

Also enjoy roaming performances and entertainment up and down College Avenue!

  • 3 – 5 pm – NEWCA Dragon Dancers and Carolers from Appleton West 
  • 5 – 7 pm – Carolers from Girl Scout Troop 2237 
  • 5:00 pm – Magic Show with Rondini the Magician, 508 W. College Ave. 
  • 6:15 pm – Bombastic Bubble Show, 508 W. College Ave.   
  • Ice carving demonstrations, next to Copper Rock Coffee (210 W. College Ave.)  
  • Navah Mirage Fairies 
  • Makaroff Ballet Dancers

Enjoy live performances by local artists and performers on the Houdini Plaza stage! 

  • 3:00pm: Appleton East – Brass Ensemble  
  • 3:30pm: Scarlet Guard American Legion Color Guard – Happy Veterans Day! 
  • 4:00pm: Lawrence University Mariachi Ensemble  
  • 5:00pm: Mischief & Magic  
  • 6:15pm: Lilie Fouts  
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By staff