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Your Guide to Central Wisconsin Holiday Parades in 2021


Christmas is over a month away, but across central Wisconsin, holiday parades are set to take to the streets. So bundle up, grab your hand warmers and your favorite hot drink, and kick off the holiday season by enjoying these local parades.

Let It Snow 2021 Holiday Parade, Stevens Point: 6 p.m. November 17, along Main Street. Dozens of tanks from local businesses; mail carriers picking up letters to Santa Claus; photo shoots with Santa Claus and Santa Claus after the parade. For more information: Facebook or Downtownpointwi.com.

Marshfield Town Center Holiday Parade, Marshfield: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on South Central Avenue between Second and Ninth Streets. West Second Street will be closed from Central Avenue to Spruce Avenue. For more information: 715-387-3229 or maintreetmarshfield.com.

An illuminated parade float depicting Santa Claus and his sleigh rolls through the crowds at the Main Street Holiday Parade in downtown Marshfield.

Revive the Spirit Holiday Parade, Wisconsin Rapids: 5:45 p.m. Nov. 24, along Grand Avenue from Third Avenue to Lincoln Street. Parade Lighting Ceremony at 5:45 pm at Veterans Memorial Park, 101 First St. N. Grand Avenue and Second Street will be closed during the parade and lighting ceremony. For more information: 715-423-1830, Facebook or wisconsinrapidschamber.com.

Wausau Holiday Parade, Wausau, 6 pm December 3, Marathon Park at Block 400. Tree lighting ceremony and post-parade warm-up party in the Great Hall, 389 N. Fourth St. For more information: Facebook or wausauevents.org.

Tomorrow River Christmas Parade, Amherst: 6:30 p.m. December 3, St. James Catholic Church in Tomorrow River School District. For more information: kelly@community-insurance.com or 715-824-4467.

Santa Claus greets spectators at the Rekindle the Spirit Parade in Wisconsin Rapids.

Christmas in Nekoosa’s hometown, Nekoosa: 5:15 p.m. on December 4, between Nekoosa Library and Goodfella’s Pizza. Fireworks and lights at Riverside Park after the parade. For more information: Facebook or wisconsinrapidschamber.com.

Mosinee Christmas Parade, Mosinee: 6:00 p.m. December 4. The parade will begin and end at Mosinee High School, following a route along 11th, Main, Fourth and Jackson streets. For more information: 715-693-4330 or mosineechamber.org.

Abbotsford Christmas Parade, Abbotsford: 7:30 p.m. on December 4, along First Street. For more information: Facebook, 715-223-2342 or krisoleary@centralwinews.com.

People line the streets to watch the Wausau Holiday Parade.

Rudolph Country Christmas Parade, Rudolph: 6 p.m. on December 11, along Main Street in downtown Rudolph. The fireworks will begin before the parade at 5:50 p.m. For more information: Facebook.

Plainfield Winter Parade, Plainfield: 6 p.m. Dec. 11, from the Tri-County Area School District, 227 S. West St. For more information: Facebook.

Did we miss a holiday parade in your community? Email rloroff@gannett.com to submit your local celebration to this list.

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