Mark your calendars for Winneconne's Celebration of Lights in downtown Winneconne on the second Saturday of December. 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, festive music, warm drinks, cookies plus a special visit from Santa. 


Food Trucks arrive at 4pm on South 1st Ave. Food Trucks attending: Tom's Coffee, Rosie B's, Lewis Custom Raised Beef, and more!

Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. More details about the parade route to be launched soon.

Holiday Celebration begins approx 5:00 p.m. with live music in the Waterfront Park and Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Adopt a Tree
We are placing 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!  All 30 trees have been sold for 2023

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/$1,000 with individualized recognition given for each.

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

Would you like to make a donation via credit/debit card to our event?

Interested in Participating?

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

Where will parade participants line up?
MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 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, or call 920-410-3736.


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