Apple Shots #10B: Pics from the 2005 Christmas Parade of Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton's Christmas parade, for many years the largest in the nation, attracts tens of thousands (seriously!) to the streets of downtown Appleton each year. This event was held Nov. 22, 2005, and it was spectacular. My photos don't do it justice. My <Apple Shots #10: 2004 Christmas Parade page documents the previous year and offers a little more commentary on the parade. These photos are copyright 2005 by Jeff Lindsay..
This is one of many Apple Shots pages: down on the left are links to others such as Apple Shots #2, Apple Shots #9, or Apple Shots #15.
A float from the Salvation Army.
Another view of the Salvation Army float.
A high school group from Crivitz, Wisconsin.
Spectators at the end of the parade.
Flames rise from the heater units of the Appleton Balloonist Club.
Thousands of people line the streets to watch the Christmas parade.
A local school celebrates the Chinese New Year. Ah, that's the politically correct way to celebrate the sacred holiday of Christmas.
Drummers from a high school band. (I think this was New London Senior High.)
Mayor Timothy Hanna enjoys the parade. I had the privilege of chatting with him for a while. He's a real credit to our community, in my opinion. We talked about what a great place Appleton is. We both feel that there is no better community anywhere than Appleton, Wisconsin.
Many of us were hoping for a little global warming during the parade, although that's probably not what this exhibit was about.
A clown - I think this was part of the Chinese New Year exhibit from a school.
Participation in a long, cold parade is one of the many benefits of being in a school band. Actually, when the temperature is tolerable (it was tonight), it might be pretty fun.
One of the last floats in the parade.
After the parade...
Appleton's highly respected Mayor Timothy Hanna sits with local TV personalities after the parade to be interviewed.
College Avenue is gradually clearing now. . .
Two girls demonstrate how to stay warm with blankets while watching the parade.