Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade
The 14th annual Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade will happen on Saturday, November 23th at 6:00 PM. Glittering lighted floats, live entertainment, equestrian units, marching bands, and novelty units will be there and everyone is promised a great time! Non-profit groups provide hot drinks and snacks along the parade route for those who want a little warm-up.
In the works is a coloring contest for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth grade -- winners get the opportunity to ride with Santa on his float in the parade! After the parade everyone is invited to gather at the historic Al. Ringling Theater to witness Santa lighting the Official Downtown Baraboo Christmas Tree. Immediately after the parade children and families are invited into the Al Ringling Theatre for a magic show by Tristan Crist and then a visit with Santa on the theater stage where they can have their pictures taken.
Special Thanks to Pizza Ranch of Baraboo and all of our 2012 Parade Sponsors:
If you would like to help sponsor the 2013 parade, please download our sponsorship form to find out how.
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The parade route circles the downtown business district starting at the corner of Birch and Third Avenue and ending at the Al Ringling Theater.
Here are some tips to make watching the Downtown Baraboo Christmas Parade a bit more enjoyable:
- Dress warmly. Temperatures can range from a mild 50 degrees F down to a chilly 20 degrees. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get cozy for a spectacular show!
- There will be food booths in the downtown business district offering hot drinks and snack items to help keep you warm!
- If you have small children you'll want to plan on being downtown about one hour before the parade starts for pre-parade entertainment.
- The parade lasts about 45 minutes and will not be canceled unless there are extreme weather conditions. Check this site for any cancellation notice.
- There are many free public parking lots within one block of the parade route. Check the map for locations.
- Make a Day of It! Come early and start your holiday gift shopping. Downtown retailers kick off the Christmas season with an open house starting at 10:00 a.m. serving free refreshments.
Be a Part of the Fun
Would you like to enter a float? Would you be willing to help as a sponsor? Here are the forms you need to get started!