Light Up The Fox December 21st!

Help us “Light up the Fox” on December 21st
Candlelight walk and lighting ceremony launches Riverfront LED light display

LUTF light display web page banner Nov 2013Join us on December 21st, the darkest day of the year, as history comes to life along the Fox River in Appleton. Light up The Fox, a celebration of lights and history on Water Street in Appleton (near Fratellos Restaurant and the Atlas Mill) will celebrate the beginning of its two-month display with a candlelight walk at 6:30 p.m. The procession starts at the historic Atlas Mill, 425 W. Water Street and will travel across the Olde Oneida bridge and back, visiting reflective stops along the way. Warm refreshments will be served at Atlas Mill during the event. The Wind Eagle Native American Singers and drumming group will also be present to entertain as we honor the Native American heritage.

The LED light displays were designed and built by students from Little Chute and Tesla – Appleton East high schools and were built in conjunction with Fox Valley Technical College.  Through the project, students are able to bring history alive as they learn new technology skills.

After the light display kicks off on December 21st, the public is invited to enjoy the animated light displays with river themes nightly from 5 to 9pm (until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays) through Feb. 11, 2014. You can visit our website to learn more about the project.

The students and the Light Up the Fox organization want to thank our display sponsors:  Faith Technologies, IBEW local 577, We Energies and Neenah Paper. They are also grateful to the city of Appleton for the use of the riverfront location where the old water treatment plant once stood, and The Avenue – 91.1, who awarded Light Up the Fox a community partner grant.


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