Waupun Chamber Announces Avenue Of Angels Schedule
Waupun, Wis. — The Waupun Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2017 Avenue of Angels schedule of events and invites local businesses, organizations and non-profits to participate in the Festival of Trees contest and Avenue of Angels parade.
Avenue of Angels, Waupun’s annual Christmas celebration, is held the week after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season, support local businesses, and encourage community members to visit downtown Waupun.
The event starts on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. with the Holiday Parade. The route starts at St. Joseph’s Catholic church, heading east on Main Street, then north on Fond du Lac Street, and ending at the corner of Fond du Lac and Franklin Streets.
Following the parade, Santa will make an appearance and visit with children at City Hall (201 E. Main St.) while Vicki Belleville performs holiday music.
Additional Avenue of Angels events – all held at City Hall – include:
Each year local groups transform City Hall into a jovial spectacle by decorating artificial trees in the Festival of Trees contest. Attendees of Avenue of Angels vote on their favorite trees throughout the week.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Mrs. Clause will read Christmas Stories from 6-6:45 p.m. and the Reindeer Games (family fun night) will take place from 7-8 p.m. Santa will also stop by!
The Mixed Blessings concert – featuring seasonal music from a variety of local church choirs – begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 31. There is no admission fee but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Waupun Food Pantry.
The event wraps up on Friday, Dec. 1, with a dance recital by the Warriorettes & Just for Kix Dance Studio at 6 p.m. (New this year: no admission fee but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Waupun Food Pantry.)Santa will make his final visit on Friday as well.
Avenue of Angels also features free hot cocoa, cider and cookies each night for attendees. And, new this year, Mike’s Wild Boar & the Waupun Police Department donated a Kid’s Bike and helmet to give away! Each night, every child who attends Avenue of Angels will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win a new bike.
If your business, non-profit group, church or organization would like to participate in the Festival of Trees contest or Avenue of Angels parade, please visit WaupunChamber.com and click on the Avenue of Angels link to download your entry forms. Registration is free and forms are due by November 21. Prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third) will be issued for the Festival of Trees and Avenue of Angels parade.
To learn more about Avenue of Angels, please call Kim at 920-319-6728 or e-mail [email protected].