November 23, 2021 – West Bend, WI – There will be added security at Sunday’s annual West Bend Christmas Parade.
Safety measures are being increased in light of what happened in neighboring Waukesha County on Sunday, November 21, 2021 when a SUV raced through the parade killing five people and injuring 48.
The West Bend Police Department issued a statement saying the West Bend Christmas Parade and staff from the West Bend Police Department met to review and discuss security and logistics for the West Bend Christmas Parade scheduled for Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. In order to ensure all participants and spectators are safe, we will be putting additional security measures in place for the parade in West Bend.”
Some of the measures include additional road closures. Police say “spectators should allow more time to get to the parade and to be cooperative with police and volunteers staffing the intersections and parade route.”
The Village of Grafton has its parade on Saturday, November 27. Grafton police will issue a statement at 3 p.m. with details on its parade.
The Village of Kewaskum’s Parade is Sunday, December 5. A statement from the Parade Committee is forthcoming.
-Sunday’s West Bend Christmas parade steps off at 5 p.m. from Regner Park, marches south down Main Street, turning east at Cedar Street and then continuing south down Main Street to Oak Street.
-This is the 69th year for the West Bend Christmas Parade. The theme this year is Magical, Musical Christmas.
-Keep an eye out for the West Bend Children’s Theatre float featuring characters in the upcoming performance Seussical the Musical coming April 2022.
-Watch for a live broadcast of the West Bend Christmas Parade at Washington County Insider on YouTube