The 37th Annual Santa Scamper kicked off the Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade on Tuesday, November 23rd. In our opinion, the weather was fantastic for this time of year! 1100 men, women, boys & girls ran, walked and scampered down College Avenue to Jones Park.

The Santa Scamper takes place the Tuesday evening before Thanksgiving each November. The race starts shortly before the start of the Appleton Christmas Parade which means that all our participants get to lead the way for the parade down College Avenue past so many community members prepared to enjoy the parade!

Packet pick-up took place Appleton Beer Factory prior to the start of the event with the help of St. Joseph Food Program volunteers. Participants bring non-perishable food donations when they pick-up their race bib and commemorative hat.

If you have any questions about the Santa Scamper or interest in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please reach out to [email protected]

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