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Due to the pandemic this year, we are saddened to announce our Celebration of Lights Parade will not be happening this year. Record numbers and high case counts in our community make the risk from large gatherings too high & the next few months unpredictable.

The Winneconne Chamber and Parade Chairperson, Dana Woods, have come together to offer Winneconne area residents and business owners an exciting alternative: The Home Edition of the Celebration of Lights. Homeowners and businesses are encouraged to participate in the friendly competition of decorating our homes, yards, and storefronts.

The Celebration of Lights *Home Edition* will offer a safe way for everyone to get outdoors, light up our community, and keep the holiday spirit alive! The hope is this is a tradition the community can keep going in years to come in tandem to the original Celebration of Lights Parade.

The Winneconne Chamber of Commerce hopes the Celebration of Lights *Home Edition* will be a joyous way to celebrate our holiday season & an event that will become a tradition within our community.

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Logistics

The light contest will take place December 11 - 19, with judging done though an online form. Winners will be announced December 20. All local residents and businesses are encouraged to participate. If you would like to participate, we ask you sign up on our website by December 7 so we can create an address list.

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Contest Details

Lights up by: December 7
We encourage you to keep them up through Christmas
Judging Dates: December 11 - 19
Cost: $10 Entrance Fee
View Photos & Addresses: On our Facebook Page (Printable Document coming soon!)
REGISTER HERE

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What do we get if we win?

All Winners Recognized on Facebook & in the Winneconne News!
1st Place: Holiday Trophy, Chamber Gift Certificate, plus WINNER TAKE ALL Cash Prize from Entry Fees
2nd Place: Gift Certificate from Butte Des Morts Supper Club
3rd Place: 1 year subscription to Winneconne News

Interested in Participating?


How do we register for the parade?
All units participating in the holiday parade MUST pre-register online at: Registration for the Holiday Parade

Where will parade participants line up?
Parade units will be lined up on South 6th Street, in the Marble Park parking lot and, if necessary on Grant Street. NOTE: Registered participants will receive an email before the event with individual line up number and parade day instructions.

Are there any decorating requirements?
All entries (aside from those that cannot) should include some sort of holiday lighting and be appropriate for viewing by all ages. The rest is up to you and your imagination.

Will parade units be allowed to broadcast music?
Yes! The performing/broadcasting of holiday music is encouraged. However, in an effort to enhance the viewing experience for spectators and offer a variety of entertainment, we’d prefer to not have the same song(s) be duplicated by multiple units. Song choices should be indicated on parade registration form and will be approved by the parade committee based on who reserved their chosen song first.

Will Santas be allowed in the parade?
While holiday themed costumes are encouraged, no parade entry will be permitted to have someone dressed in a full Santa or Mrs. Claus costume, or try to portray themselves as such. One single chamber-sponsored entry at the end of the parade will feature Santa (and possibly Mrs. Claus). This policy is important to show consideration for children (and their parents) who still believe in Santa and might be confused by seeing multiple Santas in a parade.

For answers to any other questions or for more information about the Winneconne Chamber Celebration of Lights Parade, please feel free to contact Dana Woods at danagemmellwoods@gmail.com, or call 920-410-3736.

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How can I become a Parade Donor/Sponsor?

The Winneconne Chamber Celebration of Lights Parade is made possible by donors/sponsors. Chamber members can participate in the parade at no charge. Donations of any amount are welcomed from all other participants. Anyone choosing to donate (Chamber members OR non-members) will be recognized as Parade Donors or Sponsors.

Sponsorship levels are Bronze/$100, Silver/$250, Gold/$500, Platinum/$2,000 with individualized recognition given for each.

Please make checks to “Winneconne Chamber of Commerce” and mail to P.O. Box 126, Winneconne, WI 54986.

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