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. 16- Dec. 24, 2013.
Start the season on Saturday, Nov. 16, by enjoying the window displays, carolers, special offers and sales, visit with Santa and have your picture taken and don't forget the refreshments! Experience the Indoor Farm Market inside City Center and enjoy special story times at 10 & 11 am or decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus 10am-noon!  Make it a tradition and special way to spread the joy of the Holidays. 

Be sure to vote for your favorite window display on the Appleton Downtown Facebook page Nov. 16-30!  See if you agree with the judges.  Thank you to our Window Display Sponsor, the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.
1st. Place:  Just Act Natural at 129 E. College Ave.
2nd. Place:  Appleton Bicycle Shop at 121 S. State St.
3rd. Place:  Dance! at 225 E. College Ave.
4th Place:  Thompson Community Center
And the People's Choice Winner is Dance!  Thanks to all those who voted!

Check out the window displays* and Special Offers for Nov. 16:

Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Ave.* Check out our window and our full calendar of events.
Globally Sound, 604 W. College Ave.* Refreshments plus 50% of sales from Giving Tree donated to Mile of Music Fund.
Appleton Bike Shop, 121 S. State St.* Specials and refreshments! Plus New Ukes playing 11am-1pm.  10% of any accessory sales donated to Mile of Music Fund!
Adore, 508 W. College Ave. Specials and refreshments!
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, 400 W. College Ave.* Enjoy our window display!  Ticket office is open 10am-2pm!
Angels Forever-Windows of Light, 310 W. College Ave.* Receive $10 in Angel Bucks for every $50 you spend, free 2014 calendar & refreshments! Plus Mile Of Music Fund Donation!
Shear Chaos, 103 W. College Ave.* 10% off all retail today plus donation to Mile Of Music Fund!
The Building For Kids Childrens Museum, 100 W. College Ave.* Enjoy our window display!
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida St. Storytime inside City Center at 10am and 11am.
Joseph's Shoes, 10 College Ave (inside City Center)* Save 20% on shoes throughout the store** and register to win a Clark bicycle when you try on a pair of Clark's!!
In Times Past, 10 College Ave (inside City Center) $25, $10 & $5 Parking Card drawings, 10-40% discounts and refreshments!
Time On Our Hands, 10 College Ave. (inside City Center) $25, $10 & $5 Parking Card drawings, snowflake discounts and refreshments!
Mystical Earth Gallery, 112 E. College Ave. Save 15-20% on Alena Zena one-of-a-kind wearable art pendants & necklaces!
Vagabond Imports, 113 E. College Ave. Cookies in store!
Lillians Shoppe, 115 E. College Ave.* Specials throughout the store!
The Vintage Garden, 119 E. College Ave.* Holiday treats, door prizes and a free gift with purchase!
hey, daisy!, 121 E. College Ave.* Specials including 20% off scarves!  Plus % of sales donated to Mile of Music Fund!
Eco Candle, 123 E. College Ave.* Specials and refreshments!
Just Act Natural, 129 E. College Ave.* Specials,refreshments, gluten free pizza samples and donation to Mile of Music Fund!
Gabriel Furniture, 201 E. College Ave.* Hosting Santa in the front window 11am-1pm!
Tennie's Jewelry, 208 E. College Ave. Diamond Drop promotion, holiday cookies & holiday sales 25-50% off!
Fox River Wood Shop, 212 E. College Ave.* Hand turned wooden Christmas Ornaments and Refreshments!
Beatnik Betty'S Resale Butik, 214 E. College Ave. 15% off select items throughout the store!
Studio 213, 213 E. College Ave. * Specials and fefreshments!
Charles the Florist, 219 E. College Ave.* Enjoy our window display!
Dance!, 225 E. College Ave.* Weekly Specials thru Dec. Plus $5 donation to decorate Pointe Shoes to Mile of Music Fund.
Blue Moon Emporium, 227 E. College Ave.* Specials & refreshments! Donating 10% of sales to Mile of Music Fund.
The Fire, 230 E. College Ave. Specials and refreshments! Plus Elaborate Bungle playing 7-9pm $7 includes cassette.
Massage Connection, 232 E. College Ave.* Specials and refreshments!  $10 card with every $60 gift certificate purchased. Plus $5 off service with donation of item for Harbor House!
Heid Music, 308 E. College Ave.* 11am-noon Performance discussion with Rhein Helling!
Avenue Jewelers, 303 E. College Ave.
40% off 40% of the store!
*INDICATES WINDOW DISPLAY CONTEST PARTICIPANT!!                     **See individual store for details & restrictions on speicals!

The 43rd. Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade steps off at 6:20 pm on Tuesday, November 26, featuring floats highlighting "A Storybook Christmas"!

Continue the fun with Small Business Saturday on November 30.
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.

And 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!