2014 Downtown For The Holidays

You're invited to enjoy Downtown For The Holidays!  Not just a one-day event, but a destination for holiday fun all season long!
Stroll the Avenue and shop the 60 + unique shops or enjoy the 70+ pubs, clubs & restaurants! Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience in Downtown Appleton Nov. 14- Dec. 31, 2014.

Download a Downtown For The Holidays Guide listing all the activities & events now or pick up a copy in many participating businesses!

Small Business Saturday on November 29, 2014: This is your opportunity to support small businesses in your community. These are the same businesses that answer your questions and provide help with your shopping while supporting many charitable events throughout the year.  Celebrate with them and enjoy special offers & refreshments!
Plus Shop Small and Win Big when you pick up (or download) a Passport and have it stamped at businesses as you enjoy shopping in the unique clothing boutiques, great gourmet coffee shops, a huge variety of places to eat and fun entertainment options. Lots of special offers, refreshments and the opportunity to win gift certificates! Shop Appleton First and feel good about buying local and supporting Independent Businesses. Relax! You're Downtown!
Download a list of specials at the Downtown Shops.

Remember Downtown Appleton is the place to shop for all your gift-giving needs throughout the holiday season and the year! Every dollar you spend at a locally owned small business returns approximately 68 cents to the community versus a dollar spent at a national chain which only results in 43 cents remaining here.

One Stop Elf Shop Kids Market: This new seasonal shop inside City Center gives kids the opportunity to shop for gifts for their parents, siblings and friends with the help of an elf!  Open every Saturday Nov. 15-Dec. 20, 10am-2pm.

Visits & Photos with Santa at Gabriel Furniture every Saturday Nov. 15-Dec. 13, noon-3pm.

The 44th. Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade was held on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Local Channel 5 will videotape the parade for showing on two subsequent dates: Thursday, Nov. 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm with a second telecast on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

Holiday Fun Fest Saturday, Dec. 20: Enjoy a brand new event featuring Thrivent Financial's Avenue of Ice.  Enjoy ice carving demonstrations, live reindeer, horse drawn wagon rides, refreshments, visits with Santa and more in Houdini Plaza 10:30am-2:30pm.  Plus Live Window Displays noon-3pm and Ice sculptures along the Avenue!

Don't forget that Downtown Appleton is home to more than 70 pubs, clubs and restaurants. One of them is sure to be perfect for your holiday celebration...large or small!  

If after all that shopping, you still can't decide on a gift, choose a Downtown Appleton Gift Certificate good at over 150 businesses with a 5 year expiration date!

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