If you are looking for Christmas Spirit, Antigo is the place to go! The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce, Antigo Optimist, and Kiwanis Club will host Antigo’s Christmas Parade and Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Businesses, organizations, and individuals will have floats in the parade and compete in the chili cook-off. The parade theme for 2017 is Christmas Future!
Chili cook-off participants will start cooking in the morning, but free samples of traditional and roughneck chili will be handed out to the public at 5:30 pm. You can also join thousands of spectators along 5th Avenue at 6:30 pm for this great holiday parade tradition! The parade is filled with the sights & sounds of the holiday season. Parade entries will be announced as they come down the street. The parade begins at St. John’s Catholic Church, Antigo. It will travel north on Field Street, turn west on 5th Avenue, turn north on Dorr St, turn east onto 3rd Avenue and continue to St. Mary/Hyacinth’s Church parking lot across from Antigo City Hall.
Immediately after the parade, the Antigo Fire Department will host to Santa & Mrs. Claus. Stop in and have a tasty cookie and some hot cocoa while warming up. The more the merrier!