You're invited to enjoy Downtown For The Holidays!
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. 16-24. Enjoy the
window displays, carolers, special offers and sales, visit with
Santa and have your picture taken, come for a special story time,
and don't forget the refreshments! Donate to the Salvation Army and
your donation will be matched by Appleton Downtown Inc and the
downtown merchants!! A very special way to spread the joy of the
On Friday night, November 16 from 5-8pm we
kickedd off the season with a special Farm Market Expansion
Celebration inside City Center in the storefront next to J.
Hawkinson Clothiers. The fun continued on Saturday,
November 17 from 10am -4pm. Check out all the window
displays and vote for your favorite on the Appleton Downtown
Facebook page Nov. 17-25! See if you agree with the judges from
West, our Window Display Sponsor and be entered into a drawing to
win an overnight stay at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.
WEST BUSINESS SERVICES WINDOW CONTEST WINNERS:
1st. Place: Thrifty Tickets, 513 W. College Ave.
2nd. Place: Shear Chaos, 103 W. College Ave.
3rd. Place: Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College
People's Choice winner: Shear Chaos followed closely by
Globally Sound Fair Trade
Overnight Stay Winner: Connie Masak
The 42nd Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas
Parade stepped off at 6:20 pm on Tuesday,
November 20, featuring floats highlighting The
Music & Lights of Christmas!
The Appleton Downtown Trophy - Best Commercial
#16 Sure-Dry Basement Systems with "Land of the Misfit Toys"
The Christmas Parade Trophy - Best Non-Commercial
#67 Fox Valley Ballooning
The Bernie Pearlman Memorial Trophy - "Through The Eyes of
#5 The Home Depot with "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Kick-off week concludes with Small Business Saturday on November
24. Many of the downtown businesses will continue their
specials and some red kettles will still be available. 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.
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.