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Wausau’s Annual Holiday Parade

December 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Downtown Wausau Holiday Parade 2023

Join Wausau Events for the 2023 Holiday Parade!
-5 PM to 8 PM inside of Washington Square (located near the 400 Block downtown
-Enjoy visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, along with FREE cookies!
-Line-up: 5:00 PM – Spots will not be reserved, but based on a first-come, first-serve basis. When arriving, you MUST check-in at the entry to the lineup area to get your float number. Floats that pass this entry point will be sent to the back of the line.
-Parade Start & Route: 6:30 PM – Floats will be guided towards the 400 Block as they leave Marathon Park. Each float will present their float number to the volunteers near the Marathon County Public Library, then being announced as they pass the 400 Block by our radio sponsors.
-Floats are allowed to hand out candy in the parade, but may not throw candy into the crowd. Any items given out must be approved by Wausau Events. Please email to have yours approved.
-Two vehicles are allowed per float entry. One vehicle is defined as one truck and trailer. No more than two vehicles and two trailers per entry!
-There are no refunds for parade entries, coloring book pages or candy sponsorships.
CANDY & COLORING BOOK SPONSORSHIPS: If you or your business would like to become a candy or coloring book sponsor for 2023, please contact
If you want to be part of the parade, visit for information and the forms required.
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December 1, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wausau, Wi

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