You're invited to enjoy Downtown For The Holidays!
Not just a one-day event, but a destination for holiday fun all
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!
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,
Visits & Photos with Santa at Gabriel Furniture
every Saturday Nov. 15-Dec. 13, noon-3pm.
Be sure to vote for your favorite window display!
Either in participating businesses on Nov. 14th or on the Appleton Downtown Facebook page Nov.
17-26! See if you agree with the judges who chose Shear
Chaos as the 2014 Winner and Charles the Florist as Runner Up!
Thank you to our Window Display Sponsor, Rasmussen
Download a list of the businesses participating in the window display
Family Day Downtown, Saturday, Nov. 22: Enjoy the window
displays, carolers, special offers, refreshments, and visits &
photos with Santa 11am-3pm at Gabriel's Furniture! Experience the
Indoor Farm Market inside City Center and enjoy special story
times or decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus
10am-noon! Make it a tradition and a special way to spread
the joy of the Holidays. Download a list of specials. Please note
additional businesses may have specials that were not available
when this was published. Also note exclusions may apply
The 44th. Annual Downtown
Appleton Christmas Parade will
march down College Avenue on Tuesday,
November 25, 2014
at 6:30pm featuring floats highlighting "The Avenue of
Lights"! It will be preceded at 6:03pm by the Santa Scamper
and Thrivent Cans Hunger Food Collection to benefit St. Joseph Food
Immediately following the Parade, the Annual City of Appleton
Christmas Tree Lighting Cermeony will take place in
City Park at approximately 7:45 p.m. The
event will include members of the Appleton East choirs singing
Christmas carols, live animals, and Santa & Mrs. Claus handing
out candy canes to the children.
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
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.
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
2014 Window Display Contest