Mark your calendars an evening holiday parade in downtown Winneconne on Saturday, December 11 at 4:30 p.m. With help from community partners and sponsors, the Chamber will be hosting a parade 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!

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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.

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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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Parade Sponsors

The Winneconne Chamber Celebration of Lights Parade is made possible by donors/sponsors. Special Thank you to the following sponsors: Beiser Realty, Winneconne Self Storage, MCM Air, Inc., Marsh Family Dentistry, American Legion Giles Luce Post 364, Klein Ford Inc., Winneconne Chiropractic, Mueller Funeral Home, Kascade Plumbing, Biggars Studio, 136 Salon & Boutique, Shoreline Boat Center, RJ Albrecht, RE/MAX On the Water, PJ Brennand LLC DBA Brennand Agency, Patrick Huck Agency LLC (American Family Insurance), Kuba Design Builders, Jake's Pizza, Hometown Pharmacy, Winneconne Go Fetch, EllaFisch Seafood, Edward Jones, Covanta, Associated Bank

Learn more about becoming a sponsor below.

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.

We are again encouraging homeowners and businesses to participate in the friendly competition of decorating our homes, yards, and storefronts.

The Celebration of Lights *Home Edition* will offer a great way for everyone to get outdoors, light up our community, and keep the holiday spirit going throughout December that has become a tradition within our community.

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Logistics

The light contest will take place December 11 - 20, with judging done though an online form. Winners will be announced December 22. 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 8 so we can create an address list.

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Contest Details

Lights up by: December 8
We encourage you to keep them up through Christmas
Judging Dates: December 11 - 20
Cost: $10 Entrance Fee
View Photos & Addresses: Printable Document coming soon!
Register Now

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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:TBD
3rd Place: TBD