Mark your calendars for Winneconne's 4th Annual Celebration of Lights in downtown Winneconne on Saturday, December 10. This event is FREE to everyone!

Start the night out with the Holiday Parade at 4:30PM. With help from community partners and sponsors, the Chamber will be hosting the parade which will be featuring festive floats, holiday music, and thousands of twinkling lights to marvel at under the stars. Kids (and parents) of all ages are sure to enjoy this spectacular show and find it the perfect way to kickstart the holiday season!

Following the Parade at 5:30pm, there will be a fun Holiday celebration at Waterfront Park Pavilion (across from the Village Offices). We love this magical town tradition that brings the community together for an evening of goodwill. There will be a Tree Lighting with a new tree, festive music, warm drinks, cookies plus a special visit from Santa. NEW THIS YEAR: an ice skating rink, voting on your favorite Adopt a Tree tree and so much more.

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Parade Logistics

Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m.The parade will start at Main Street & 3rd Ave and travel west to 3rd Street (Similar route to the Sovereign State Days Parade) afterwards make your way towards Waterfront Park for our Tree Lighting begining about 5:30pm.

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Who Can Participate IN the Parade

Businesses, community/school organizations, even individual residents/families are encouraged to take part in the parade. Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays and want to “take your show on the road” to allow more people to see your creations? Parading it down Main Street in downtown Winneconne will be a great way to do that while bringing smiles to the faces in our community. SCROLL DOWN to learn more.

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Adopt a Tree
We are placing 30 trees around Waterfront Park that will be available to our local businesses and community members to adopt, decorate, label, and light up to share their holiday spirit! There will also be a prize awarded for the top 3 voted fan favorite trees! Trees will be available to purchase until sold out at the cost of $60, with a deadline of Nov 14th!

CLICK HERE TO ADOPT A TREE

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 Main Street & 3rd Ave (East of the Bridge) and will end at Main Street & 3rd Street (West of the Bridge). 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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