Kiwanis: Serving the Germantown Community



Germantown Christmas Festival and Parade

The official start of the Christmas Season is the Germantown Christmas Festival and Parade on Saturday morning, November 11, 2017. It begins with the annual Candy Cane Run/Walk, followed by the Germantown Christmas Parade and, later, a tree lighting ceremony at the library.  The parade features floats, entertainment and live music.

The 5k Candy Cane Run/Walk will have registration at 9 am; the race starts at 10 am. Join us for this family friendly (kids in strollers and dogs on leash are welcome!) run/walk through the quiet neighborhoods of Germantown.  Germantown Kiwanis will be on hand with water, coffee and donuts in the morning.

The Annual Christmas Parade will start at 2:00pm. The parade route travels down Main Street in Germantown. This is a free event.  Parade Entry Form/Waiver click here: Christmas Parade Entry Form. After the parade stop bye the Village Square in front of the library for a Kiwanis brat or hamburger with you favorite refreshment.

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will happen around 4:30pm. Meet us at the Germantown Community Library for activities leading up to lighting of the Official Village Christmas Tree.  There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides and caroling. Food items will be available for purchase at the Kiwanis food stand. Families will have the opportunity to visit with Santa. Don’t forget your camera!  Around 4 pm, we’ll gather for carols as the tree is lit and the holiday season officially starts in Germantown.

For any questions on this event please contact the Germantown Chamber of Commerce office by phone, (262) 255-1812.

Christmas Festival and Parade

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What Is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities.

There are over 8,000 clubs in 96 countries with more than 260,000 adult members and approximately 320,000 youth.

Germantown, Wisconsin Kiwanis

Germantown Kiwanis has been serving the community for over 29 years. Its volunteers have raised funds to give back to the community and to help support Germantown youth with leadership programs in the Germantown schools at the elementary level with K-Kids, middle school level with Builder’s Club and high school level with Key Club. These clubs all help kids learn about the value of volunteerism in the community. In addition, Kiwanis awards educational scholarships; sponsors youth sports teams, works with the PTA to offer education grants to help teachers develop special educational programs in the classroom and other volunteer work to support youth and the community. To support these activities, Kiwanis organizes a number of fund-raising events including the Germantown July 4th Festivities, the Taste of Germantown events and the project to build the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion in Firemens Park.

The Kiwanis Club of Germantown, Wisconsin is proud to support youth in our community. We are a proud group of community volunteers comprised of individuals from a wide array of backgrounds. Some of our members volunteer as individuals, parents, educators, civic leaders, or business owners. Anyone who is interested in making Germantown a better place to live is welcome to join us!



General weekly meetings are held at 7:30 am every Wednesday at Aldo’s Pizza in Germantown. General weekly meetings are often times informal, but a great time to discuss pressing needs of the group or simply to gain fellowship and learn more about our fellow Kiwanians and happenings in the community. If you are interested in joining or just want to learn more about Kiwanis, feel free to stop in.

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Meeting attendance is not mandatory for members, but is encouraged for all members.

If you are interested in learning more about our group, you are always welcome to attend any meeting!

Thank you for your interest in the Germantown Kiwanis.

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The official start of the Christmas Season is the Germantown Christmas Festival and Parade.