Appleton Christmas Parade photo

FOX CITIES — Some of the best Christmas parades in the state are coming up right here in northeast Wisconsin.

GREEN BAY, Nov. 18, 2023: The parade begins at 10 a.m. downtown and runs along Jefferson, Cherry and Washington Streets. This year’s theme is “Let It Snow,” and the Grand Marshals will be the Snow Princesses and their Snowman Friend. Santa will be in the parade and will host a meet-and-greet after the parade finishes.

APPLETON, Nov. 21, 2023: The 52nd Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 at 7 p.m., starting on the corner of State Street and College Avenue. It’s one of the largest nighttime Christmas parades in the Midwest, with about 80 floats, vehicles and more. You can watch it live from home on WFRV-TV.

FREEDOM, Dec. 2, 2023: The 29th Annual Freedom Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in the west lot of the high school, travels up to Tralee Lane, then back to the high school. FACEBOOK

KAUKAUNA, Dec. 5, 2023: Kaukauna’s parade takes place Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. The parde begins on the north side on Wisconsin Avenue, travels down the Lawe Street Bridge and finishes on Third Street to Reaume Avenue.




By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.