Join us ‘Downtown for the Holidays’ and eat local, shop local and be merry in Oshkosh all holiday season!

 

November 19th

SEASONAL SIP & SHOP

‘Tis the season to shop local! Enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping at 20+ downtown businesses along with seasonal drink samples (holiday ciders, beers & seltzers) to enjoy while you shop! Tickets go on sale October 14th at NOON.

Purchase Tickets

 

November 25th & 26th

BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Shop local and get rewards! Join us in supporting local businesses Friday and Saturday November 25th and 26th! Check out Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals here: Coming soon

Support local by completing stops along the Holly Jolly Holiday Pass and win cool prizes! 
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December 1st

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING FEATURING OSHKOSH JAZZ

Kick off the Holiday Parade and holiday season downtown in Opera House Square! Enjoy live music from Erin Boehme and Oshkosh Jazz from 5-6pm and count down along with Mayor Palmeri to the lighting of our holiday tree. The tree lighting will take place at 6pm.

 

DOWNTOWN OSHKOSH HOLIDAY PARADE PRESENTED BY OSHKOSH DEFENSE

Join us as we transform our downtown into a place as magical as the North Pole! The Downtown Oshkosh Holiday Parade presented by Oshkosh Defense begins at 6:15pm!

*Parade route begins at the intersection of N Main and Ceape and heads north until the intersection of N. Main and Irving. 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Title Sponsor: Oshkosh Defense
Gold Sponsors: City Center, The Hoopman Foundation, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Blended Waxes, Fox Valley Savings Bank, Manila Resto
Silver Sponsors: Verve, Clarity Care, Rhyme,  Soper Companies, Wisconsin Herd, 4Imprint, TDS Telecommunications 
In-Kind Sponsors: Storm Companies, Window Genie, Hexco Motorsports, Total Security and Safety Inc. and Lakeside Plastics

 

December 2nd

DECEMBER FIRST FRIDAY: DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Enjoy all Downtown Oshkosh has to offer the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm. Every First Friday we list where you can find the coolest art galleries, shop late, see awesome live musicians, enjoy great cuisine and local beverages and partake in fun downtown experiences!

 

December 10th

REINDEER IN THE SQUARE WITH THE WISCONSIN HERD

Grab lunch or dinner, do a little shopping and stop by Opera House Square to see LIVE reindeer from 3:30-6:30pm. See the reindeer, enjoy live music, take photos and enjoy some reindeer games with the Wisconsin Herd!

 

All Holiday Season!

LETTERS TO SANTA

Drop off your letters to Santa all holiday season in our mailbox in Opera House Square! Drop your letters off by December 15th for a response from Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves!

Download the letter template and coloring page

 

HOLIDAY EVENING HOURS + GIFT WRAPPING

Participating stores will be open late until 7pm in December! Free gift wrapping will also be provided at Venue 404 (404 N Main St) where you can enjoy festive drinks and live holiday music from local students.

December 8th – Oshkosh West Madrigals & UWO Choir students
December 15th – Lourdes Academy & Oshkosh North Madrigals
December 22nd – Santa & Mrs. Claus

 

HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY PASS

Support local by checking in at your favorite local businesses using the Holly Jolly Holiday Pass and win cool prizes!  Learn more