The Germantown Christmas Festival kicks-off the Holiday Season in Germantown. This year the festival falls on Veterans Day, a day intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. Veterans will be honored throughout the day. There are family friendly activities scheduled all day so bring your family, friends and neighbors out to enjoy the community before the busyness of the season takes over.
Sponsorships are used to cover expenses for the day's activities such as some of the "entertainment" parade entries (Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Racing Sausages & Bernie Brewer, professional bands, costumed characters, etc...), horse-drawn carriages, treats at the tree lighting. Many levels of sponsoring are available. For more details along with the benefits, please click here:
Sponsorship Benefits 2017 Thank you to all our Christmas Festival Sponsors so far (listed at the bottom of this page)
5k Candy Cane Run/Walk
Lead Sponsors: and
9am registration; 10am race start
Register at the Germantown Community Library
see separate calendar listing for more details and registration information
RUN REGISTRATION FORM OR https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Germantown/5kCandyCaneRunWalk
Annual Christmas Parade
Lead Sponsors: Randy Grgich
NMLS 272057 NMLS 262825
Theme: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
Line-up 12:30pm; parade start 1:30pm
Parade Route: starting at Pilgrim Road & Sylvan Circle (north of Mequon Road) traveling north to Fond du Lac Avenue, onto Main Street; travel west on Main Street to Squire Drive; turn south onto Squire Drive ending in the Life Church parking lot.
PARADE ENTRY FORM
Tree Lighting Activities
Horse-Drawn Carriages sponsored by: Sherry Plevak
Located at the Germantown Community Library
Featuring: free horse-drawn carriage rides, hot beverages & treats, caroling, visits with Santa as soon as he is done with the parade, gift basket sale by Friends of the Library and kid craft activities, and KID IDs by the Germantown Police Department.
The actual lighting of the official Village Christmas Tree takes place about 4:15pm
The Kiwanis Club will have food available for sale all day at the library.