APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – It wouldn’t be the holiday season without the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade.

After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Appleton Parade Committee kicked off the 50th Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade with all the classics and some local icons joining the parade to make it extra special.

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The Parade Marshal is WFRV Local 5’s very own Erin Davisson. She retired in August of 2020 after 37 years in the broadcasting community and recently received the Local Broadcast Legend Award from the Wisconsin Broadcast Association.

During the parade, the Committee also pays tribute to Harvey Samson who recently passed away. Harv, as many knew him, was one of the driving forces behind the Christmas Parade as well as the Appleton Flag Day Parade.

You can also catch two encore presentations of the parade, on Saturday, November 27 at 11 a.m. and Christmas Day at 11:30 a.m.

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FLOATS 1-6

FLOATS 7-13

FLOATS 14-21

FLOATS 22-42

FLOATS 43-50

FLOATS 51-59

FLOATS 60-70

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PARADE TROPHY WINNERS

The Appleton Downtown Trophy- Best Commercial

Winner: Alliance Industries

Christmas Parade Trophy- Best non-commercial

Winner: Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley

Bernie Pearlman Memorial Trophy- “through the eyes of a child”

Winner: MCC, Inc.