See you at the Downtown Oshkosh Holiday Parade on November 18th!

Photo Credit: Jim Koepnick for Visit Oshkosh

The Downtown Oshkosh Parade is perfect for kicking off the holiday season! This year’s theme “Christmas Classics!” will have you on your feet dancing and singing. 

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Parade Starts: 6:15 pm 

Parade Route

  • Route Starts: North Main Street and Ceape, near Best Western Hotel
  • Route Ends: Main Street and Irving Street

Tips Before You Go

  • Dress warm and layer — otherwise it could be miserable. Snow pants are great for kids and grownups.
  • Wear pajamas as a base layer to be ready for bedtime routine when you get home! 
  • Plan to arrive early. We recommend arriving at least one hour before start time, around 5 or 5:15 pm. Make sure to have enough time to park and be prepared to walk.
  • If you have younger kids, find a spot near the beginning of the parade. It can get late on a school night! 
  • Bring something for holding candy!

Ride with the Oshkosh Fire Department!

The Oshkosh Fire Department is looking for 5 special guests to ride along during the parade. Oshkosh area 10 – 12-year-olds are invited to write a one-page story about who their hero is and why. Stories are due Friday, November 5, 2021.

Submit stories to jholland@ci.oshkosh.wi.us and include your name, age, and phone number.

Activities Before the Parade

  • until 7 pm: Just a block from Main Street find some treats including hot chocolate, popcorn and treats at Caramel Crisp Cafe, 200 City Center D, Oshkosh
  • 5 – 6 pm: Live Music in Opera House Square, 315 N Main St, Oshkosh
  • 6 pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony in Opera House Square, 315 N Main St, Oshkosh
  • 6:15 pm: Parade Starts at North Main St. and Ceape Ave.

Watch it from Home

Want to watch the parade from home on your couch with your warm slippers? Order pizza and watch for a feed from Oshkosh Media!

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