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UPDATE: 12/1/2018 at 2:15 p.m. - PARADE CANCELED
We are sorry to announce that due to the weather, the 2018 West Allis Christmas Parade has been canceled. The parade will not be rescheduled.

We thank the donors, sponsors, volunteers, and participants who worked to make this year's parade a success. 

All other City events planned for today, including Santa's Cafe, Christmas on the Avenue, the Christkindlmarkt, and Tree Lighting and Community Sing, will occur as scheduled. The Tree Lighting and Community Sing will be held indoors at City Hall.

The West Allis Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast and West Allis Historical Society Holiday Open House, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, will proceed as planned.

View full list of West Allis holiday events.



Lights, Camera, Christmas at the Annual West Allis Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 4:45 p.m.

The West Allis Christmas Parade is an annual holiday tradition, and the only night-time Christmas parade in Southeast Wisconsin! Enjoy marching bands and live performers, creative floats and vintage vehicles, meet elves, cartoon characters, and of course, wave to Santa Claus himself at the end of the parade!

This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Christmas”, a blockbuster celebration of the season!


Parade Route
The Parade will be marshaled at the 81st Street (Gate 2) State Fair Park entrance.  The Parade will proceed east on Greenfield Avenue to 70th Street, then south to Orchard Avenue.

Participate in the Parade!
Registration for the 2018 parade is closed.  View the 2018 parade lineup here.  If you are registered to participate in the parade, please review the parade rules and regulations here.


Support the West Allis Christmas Parade

Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities
The West Allis Christmas Parade is supported entirely by donations and the generosity of our sponsors. Learn more about corporate sponsorship or make an individual donation here.



Christmas on the Avenue and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Experience Christmas on the Avenue prior to the parade. Christmas on the Avenue begins at 2 p.m. and features children and family activities, crafts, hayrides and more. Festivities will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Christmas caroling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at the West Allis Centennial Park Plaza on 76th and Greenfield Avenue.


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