Small Business Saturday Guide 2018 | Northeast WI

Small Business Saturday Guide 2018 | Northeast WI

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  • 16 November,2018

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Did you know that every dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3x more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain store or online!?!

Small Business Saturday encourages communities to #ShopSmall and support local small businesses, not only Small Business Saturday but all year long. 

Support your local community and small business owners on Saturday, November 24th.  The following small businesses have special offers to share with our followers!


 Fitness Integrity

801 Heritage Rd. Suite D. De Pere, WI  (920) 717-2003

** Fitness Integrity is a small personal training studio specializing in individual programs in a group atmosphere.  We are family owned and operated.  We work as hard as possible to make sure our clients reach their goals. Fitness Integrity is open by appointment only, please send an email or call us to make an appointment!

** Find more on their Facebook page and/or their Website.

** Small Business Saturday Special:  Mention the Northeast WI Activities Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide when you schedule your appointment and train for only $100 for the rest of 2018!


 

Shamrock Farms

5118 Heritage Road, De Pere, WI 54311  (920) 336-0433

 Shop at our Farm Store and meet the alpacas before you leave!  We have a large variety of alpaca socks, sweaters, yarns, scarves, hats, mittens and more. Everything to keep you cozy this holiday season!

 Like us on Facebook and check out our website and online store www.shillcoxalpacas.com

  ** Small Business Saturday Special: 10% off your purchase of $200 or more.  Free gift with purchase.  Special Black Friday sales and discounts offered all week (Nov 18-24th) when you mention this ad!

 Hours through January: Saturdays & Sundays  10-4, Wednesdays 4-7.  Special hours: Black Friday (Nov 23rd) 10-4.  


Jenstar Movement Studio – Jenstar Bazaar Holiday Shopping Event

After Saturday classes on November 24, Jenstar Movement Studio is transforming into a unique shopping experience from 12-3pm. The Jenstar Bazaar Holiday Shopping Event will host talented, local women business owners, who don’t have store fronts of their own to sell their goods. From organic skincare elixir’s, to make-up, ethically made yoga mat slings, coffee mugs, greeting cards, lululemon yoga leggings, mats, and jewelry- they have you covered for thoughtful gifts and stocking stuffers!

Vendors include:

Home and Humble

Jenna Kast Studio

Verbena Simple Living

Erth Minerals

Crystal Enlightenment

Olive’s Oil Boutique

Wisconsin Sewing Company LLC

Crystal Nectar Creations handcrafted jewelry

FWD:Project

Dimey Beads (Necklaces) by Paula

Front Porch Pottery by Molly

Customized orders can be taken for many products. Please bring cash/check/card as each vendor operates differently.

** Small Business Saturday Special: “Jenstar Studio” specific special will be $10 off any 5, 10, or 20 pack when purchased with cash or check ONLY in-studio. We will also have a “pick your discount” game for in-studio retail sales (yes, we take credit cards for merchandise purchases). Our Jenstar Studio retail contains a small selection of lululemon apparel (both basic blacks and seasonal patterns), The Mat by lululemon, The Moon Deck, Jenstar X Ray Jewelry necklaces and Doterra essential oils.


Shop Appleton First on Small Business Saturday and strengthen your local economy. Great savings await you along with a chance to win great prizes when you shop or dine at nearly 100 Small Businesses in Appleton!

Take your Shop Appleton First Passport with you on Saturday to participating Appleton businesses and get your passport stamped at 5 different businesses. When you have 5 stamps hand your passport in and you could be a lucky winner. Over $2000 in prizes will be awarded including a fabulous grand prize including 2 round-trip flight tickets to Fort Myers/Punta Gorda on Allegiant, courtesy of the Appleton International Airport!

Download this Small Business Saturday Passport Promotion to get the listing of special offers so you can plan your savings & show your support!

To learn more, visit the Shop Appleton First Facebook page:  Click Here!


Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

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  • 13 November,2018

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We all know that the best part of any Holiday Season are the classic Christmas Specials/Movies.  This is a list of the specials and holiday classics that you will find on the local networks for Northeast WI.

 

11/21 Wed/7P – ABC – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

11/21 Wed/8P – NBC – A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving

11/22 Thu/9A – NBC – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/22 Thu/9A – CBS – Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/22 Thu/7P – ABC – Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic

11/23 Fri/7P – NBC – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

11/23 Fri/7P – CBS – Frosty the Snowman

11/23 Fri/7P – ABC – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

11/23 Fri/7:30P – CBS – Frosty Returns

11/23 Fri/7:30P – NBC – Dreamworks Trolls Holiday

11/23 Sat/8P – The CW – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

11/24 Sat/7P – CBS – Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

11/24 Sat/7:30P – CBS – Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe

11/24 Sat/8P – CBS – The Story of Santa Claus

11/26 Mon/8P – ABC – The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Premiere)

11/27 Tue/7P – CBS – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

11/28 Wed/7P – NBC – 86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

11/29 Thu/7P – ABC – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

11/29 Thu/7:30P – ABC – Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

11/29 Thu/8P – ABC – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

12/3 Mon/7P – ABC – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/6 Thu/7P – ABC – A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/6 Thu/8P – ABC – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

12/13 Thu/7P – ABC – Disney Prep & Landing

12/13 Thu/7:30P – ABC – Prep & Landing 2 – Naughty vs. Nice

12/13 Thu/8P – ABC – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

12/14 Fri/7P – CBS – I Love Lucy Christmas Special

12/16 Sun/6P – ABC – The Sound of Music

12/19 Wed/7:30P – ABC – Shrek the Halls

12/20 Thu/8P – ABC – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

12/21 Fri/7P – ABC – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

12/24 Mon/7P – ABC – Beauty and the Beast (1991)

12/25 Tue/9A – ABC – Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

12/27 Thu/7P – ABC – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

12/27 Thu/8P – ABC – Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

 

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

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  • 10 November,2018

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A Full Guide to Northeast WI Tree Farms.  Cut your own tree and enjoy creating some lasting memories with your family this year!

*** The following are not in any specific order ***

 

🎄 Bay View Tree Farm, 11132 County Line Rd.  Luxemburg

Open Weekends after Thanksgiving through Dec. 16 from 9am-4:30pm. There are Free wagon rides and a Bonfire.  Baling service, wreaths and kissing balls available. Warm log cabin with hot chocolate.  Santa Clause will make special appearances in the log cabin on Nov. 23, 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2.!  Weekdays they are open 9am-4:30pm – Self Serve.


🎄 Hanauer’s Tree Farm, Intersection of Kathryn Rd. & Butternut Rd. in Shawano

Open November 23, 24, 25 and December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 9am-4pm. They will shake and bale as well as help with loading the trees into your vehicle. They offer traditionally sheared Christmas Trees as well as lightly sheared, more natural looking Victorian Balsam and Fraser for a more old fashioned look.  The have Pre-Cut Trees, Potted Trees, Wreaths, Roping and other novelties available. Saws provided.


🎄 Golik’s Christmas Tree Farm, 988 Cross Road in Sobieski

Open Daily November 23rd thru December 24th from 10am-6pm.  They have beautiful fresh wreaths decorated in many sizes and styles, tree stands and free boughs.  Saws and Baling provided.  Bring the entire family and enjoy this great time of year by creating memories to last forever.


🎄 Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, E8762 Silver Creek Rd. in Bear Creek

Open November 23, 24, 25 and December 1, 2, 8, 9 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your perfect Christmas Tree.  Shaking and Baling provided.  Purchase Wreaths, Boughs and Roping. Visit with Santa from 12pm-3pm and enjoy some refreshments!  A great Family day!


🎄 Tannenbaum Hills, 18732 Church Road in Kiel

Open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday Only) after Thanksgiving from 9am-4pm. Cut your Own Tree. They have Shaking, Baling, Wreaths, Garland, Boughs, Tree Stands and Gifts/Crafts.


🎄 Taylor’s Trees, 1505 Hwy 147 West in Mishicot

Open November 23-25 & 30, December 1-2, 7-9 from 9am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 12pm-4pm on Fridays. Free Shaking and baling of trees.  Fresh cut trees, wreaths and boughs available for purchase. Saws are provided.


🎄 Waupaca Christmas Tree Farm, E1274 Hwy 54 in Waupaca

Open November 17-18 & 23-25.  December 1-2, 8-9 & 15-16 from 9am-4pm.  They offer Baling, Refreshments, Tractor Rides, a Gift Store, Wreaths, Garland, Free Boughs, Tree Stands and are “Dog Friendly”.


🎄 Flease’s Tree Farm, E7729 County Hwy X in Weyauwega

Open November 23-25 and 30,  December 1, 8-9 and 15-16 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your Own Trees, They offer Wreaths, Boughs and Baling.


🎄 Hansen Family Choose & Cut, N4748 22nd Ave. in Wild Rose

Open November 23-25 and 30. December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your Own Trees, saws provided.   They offer Baling and Wreaths.


🎄 Whispering Pines Tree Farm, 3694 Airport Rd. in Oconto

Open Daily from 9am-4:30pm from November 23rd – December 24th. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa and a charming Christmas shop with wreaths, garland, boughs, and holiday gifts/crafts can be found at Whispering Pines. Don’t miss a visit from Santa either! Lots of great things to do and see!


🎄 Wild Rose Choose & Cut, N5484 20th Ave. in Wild Rose

Open November 10-11, 17-18, 23-25, 29-30.  December 1-2, 6-9, 13-16 & 20-21 from 9am-4pm.  Shaking, baling, refreshments, tractor rides, large Country Christmas store, “dog friendly”, wreaths, garland, boughs, tree stands.


🎄 Aissen Tree Farm  E1105 State Hwy 29 in Luxemburg

Open Daily November 19th – December 24th from 9am-7pm.   Shaking, baling, wreaths, kissing balls, & garland handmade on premises, boughs, tree stands, saws provided, gift shop includes antiques, over 5,000 ornaments, gifts and custom made orders, life-size Gingerbread playhouse, free hot chocolate and cider. Free wagon rides and hot food are available on weekends.


🎄 Z-World Christmas Tree Farm, N8189 State Hwy 57 in Hilbert

Cut your own Christmas trees the weekend after Thanksgiving through December 23rd.  Monday to Thursday from 12pm-4:30pm and Friday’s and Saturday’s from 8am-4:30pm.


🎄 County H Tree Farm, 8674 County Road H in Sturgeon Bay

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 30, December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16 from 8:30am – 4:30pm, They won’t be open on Thanksgiving Weekend! They are a family run farm offering cut-your-own and pre-cut trees.  Fresh wreaths are made daily and displayed outside on their unique gift shop.  The gift shop is filled inside with handcrafted items, ornaments & Christmas gifts along with free hot chocolate and candy canes.


🎄 Trudell’s Tree Farm, 6418 Allen Road in Sobieski

Open from 9am-4pm on Weekends starting November 23rd thru December 22nd. Shaking, baling, saws provided. Wreaths, boughs, tree stands.


 

🎄 Fraser Christmas Tree Farm, 326 37th Ave. in Ripon

They are open for Choose and Cut Christmas trees November 23-25, 30 and December 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16 from 9am – 4pm.  Horse and Wagon Rides on select weekends.  They have cookies, coffee and hot cider available.  They also do wreaths and roping. 


🎄 Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

Saturday, November 24th thru December 24th.  Monday – Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am-8pm.


🎄 Ottmans Fir Farm, 9248 County Rd. A in Fish Creek

Opens the weekend before thanksgiving until Christmas.  Saturday – Sunday 10am-4pm.  They offer Baling, wreaths, boughs, garland, tree stands.


🎄 North Countree Christmas Trees, N10965 Schlies Rd. in Wausaukee.  Open daily after Thanksgiving; dawn to dusk.  Cut your own.


🎄 Edwardson’s Tree Farm, 7230 S. Chase Rd. in Sobieski.  Opens November 23rd.


Max’s Tree Farm, 2371 Elmwood Rd. in Suamico.

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2018

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2018

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  • 10 November,2018

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LIVING NATIVITIES are happening throughout Northeast WI! These are Free and a great family event!  Mark your Calendars and enjoy the true meaning behind Christmas and the joys of the birth of our Lord and Savior!

 

🌟 Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette on Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st from 5pm-8pm.

The presentations will last 20 minutes and be presented approximately every 20 minutes. Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided in the school gym. No charge. 


🌟 Martin Luther Church & School in Oshkosh on Sat. Dec. 1st from 4pm-7pm.

The Live Nativity is presented in a drive-through and walk-through fashion. Enter by vehicle or on foot from Algoma Boulevard. Follow the Scripture passages through the lot and exit onto Elmwood Avenue. No Charge.


🌟 St. John’s Lutheran Church in Two Rivers on Sat. Dec. 1st from 4:30pm-7:30pm.


🌟 Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 14th from 6pm-7:30pm


🌟 Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 12th from 5:30pm-7pm.

The church yard will be alive again this year with shepherds, Wise men, Mary and Joseph, along with livestock and the Christ child. There will be repeated performances at 5:30; 6:00 & 6:30 Home made soup, bread and desserts will be served. Free will offerings will accepted. There will be a collection of nutritious non-perishable food items for Manna for Life.

 


🌟 St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Howards Grove, WI.  Dec. 1-2 from 6pm-9pm and Dec. 3rd from 4pm-7pm.

See and hear a live 15 minute outdoor presentation of the Christmas Story with live animals.  Begins every 20 minutes.  Warm up in the gym, decorated as Bethlehem, and enjoy refreshments and Christmas Carols.


🌟 Cristo Rey Ranch Live Nativity in Mount Calvary, WI.  Dec. 7-8 at 5:30pm.

Held in the heated Cristo Rey Ranch Barn.  A re-enactment of Jesus’ birth with actors and live animals.  Performances are held in a barn with hay bales. Seating is limited.


 

 

🌟 Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.  Friday, Dec. 7th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Come in for some chili and some Christmas delights and warm yourself with some wonderful fellowship.  Chili will be served from 5 p.m. until the supplies run out.  The live nativity program will run three times from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  There will be singing, fire pits, sheep, goats, a donkey and even a camel.  They will also be showing the movie The Nativity Story at 7 p.m.  All are welcome.  For additional information contact the church at (920) 982-5444.


🌟 All Saints Catholic Parish in Berlin.   Nativity will be located outside of First National Bank Depot, 140 W. Huron St. in Berlin. Saturday, December 8th from 2pm-6pm.

We are going to make the Nativity Scene come to Life and we invite you to come participate as this amazing story unfolds with each character from Mary, Joseph, and the Shepard’s as they gaze at the newborn child, together in the stable.


 

🌟 Alleluia Lutheran Church in Greenleaf on Wed. Dec. 12th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Live Nativity Walk. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas through local choirs & musicians, ornament making & face painting! Food and Refreshments: hot dogs, chips, cookies, hot chocolate, cider & coffee.  All of this is FREE (donations welcomed) and open to the public.

 

 

***I haven’t found any updated dates/times for the following ones from last year’s list.

First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, Dec. 2nd & Dec. 3rd at 6pm and 7pm.  Free admission and refreshments!

Appleton Alliance Church – Streets of Bethlehem will return in 2019.

 

 

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 08 November,2018

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Twinkling lights are making the Green Bay Botanical Garden sparkle again for their 22nd year of WPS Garden of Lights from November 23rd thru December 30th.  What is it about a bunch of Christmas lights that gets us so excited? All we really know is there’s something undeniably magical and special about those little lights as winter is pushed back for a moment by the twinkle and glow.

 

Here are 5 Things to know about the Garden of Lights

 

1.)  There are over 300,000 lights that will make the garden glow with beautiful colors for the season.  Can you imagine the amount of work it would take to unravel a ball of lights like that?

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

2.) Bring your camera to capture the magic.  There are photo ops everywhere!  And you may even catch someone popping the question in this all too perfect setting! (Let’s hope they say, Yes!)

 

3.) The features are Amazing and Beautiful!  The Icicle Forest, the walk-thru Catepillar, Gorgeous Swans, the Tallest and Brightest Christmas Tree, Flowers, Butterflies, and so MUCH MORE …… You will want to see it twice, because there is so much to see!

Photo Courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

4.) You can walk this 2 mile path or there is the option of a horse drawn wagon ride but either way make sure to bundle up.

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

5.) It’s more than just the lights that makes this a must do on your list this year.  There are children’s stories told by Mrs. Claus, a Model Train exhibit set up and run by the G-Gagers Train Club (it usually delivers candy to kids watching it go round), a Candy Cane Lane with family friendly activities, a Gift Shop, Food, Hot Cocoa and of course, the big guy, Santa!

 

Just a few more things……

You can enjoy this glow and twinkle of the garden on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm. November 23rd thru December 30th.

There is free parking and a free shuttle from NWTC parking lot.

Family Night is Sunday, November 25th.  This means children 12 & under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult.

Volunteers are needed to make this event the best it can be!  Find available shifts and more info about volunteering right here.

You can find even more details about the WPS Garden of Lights on their website and facebook page.

Enjoy this magical event this holiday season and don’t forget to tag us in all your fun photos at #northeastwiactivities

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2018

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2018

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  • 04 November,2018

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Thanksgiving is a day all about giving thanks while enjoying a special meal with friends and family.  There are many people that don’t have a place to go or family to celebrate with, there are even more people that are not able to leave thier homes to enjoy this special meal with loved ones and because of this, several Area Organizations and Churches are offering a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner to anyone in need.  Most of these places are offering deliveries and transportation, just make sure to call ahead.  Also, please consider volunteering to help serve this Special meal, just make the call and sign up, you won’t regret it!

**** If you know of any other places that will be serving a Free Thanksgiving Meal, please message me on FB at Northeast WI Activities or email me at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com and I will be happy to add it to this list.  (List was updated 11/4/18)

 

 

Saturday, November 17th

🦃 Menasha – St. Mary’s Parish from 4:30pm-7:30pm.  No Reservations Needed.  More info call (920) 725-7714.  Home deliveries available.

 

Wednesday, November 21st

🦃 Gillett –  Hillside Assembly of God from 3:30pm-6:30pm.  Call (920)-855-2962 for more info or to volunteer.

🦃 Green Bay – Transformation House will host Thanksgiving dinner from 12pm-3pm with all the fixings. No need for reservations.  920-857-9611

🦃 Green Bay – Faith Tabernacle Outreach Ministries from 12pm-3pm.  Any questions call (920) 713-3229.  No Reservations are needed.

 

Thursday, November 22nd

🦃 Appleton – Monarch Gardens from 11am-2pm.  For reservations call (920) 730-8383

🦃 Clintonville – Clintonville Community Center from 11:30am-1pm.  Reservations and More info call (715) 823-7667.

🦃 Combined Locks – Rico’s Family Restaurant from 11am-2pm.  More info call (920) 423-3204

🦃 Crivitz – Crivitz Village Hall from 11am-1pm.  Reservations not required.  More info call (715) 938-4935.

🦃 Denmark – Denmark High School from 11:30am-1:30pm.  More info call (920) 863-6291

🦃 Freedom – Rico’s Family Restaurant from 11am-2pm.  More info call (920) 687-9170

🦃 Fremont – Hope United Church of Christ from 11:30am-1pm.  More info call (920) 446-2952

🦃 Green Bay – Lambeau Field from 10:30am-1pm. Reservations required for Sit Down and Delivery, please call (I will have the number on 11/7).

🦃 Green Bay – First Assembly of God Church from 11:30am-1pm.  Call (920) 940-8845 to make reservations.

🦃 Hortonville – Ss Peter & Paul Parish from 11am-2pm.  No Reservations Required. More info call (920) 779-6133.

🦃 Kaukauna – Rico’s Family Restaurant from 11am-2pm.  More info call (920) 462-4142

🦃 Keshena – St. Michael’s Barrett Hall from 10am-2pm.  More info call (715) 799-3811.

🦃 Neenah – Peace Lutheran Church from 11am-1pm.  More info call (920) 725-0510

🦃 New London – United Methodist Church from 11am-2pm.  Call for Reservations, carry out or delivery.  More info call (920) 982-4703.

🦃 Oshkosh – Father Carr’s Place 2B from 12pm-1:30pm.  More info, call (920) 231-2378.

🦃 Pembine – Town Hall from 1pm-4pm.  This is a free community meal.  Take out and Deliveries are available.  No reservations needed.  (715) 324-6314

🦃  Seymour – Seymour Assembly of God Church from 11:30am-1pm.  Call (920) 833-6117 for Reservations.

🦃 Shawano – Zion Lutheran Church Hall at 12pm-1:30pm hosted by Zion Lutheran and First Presbyterian churches.  Call (715) 526-2017 for Reservations.

🦃 Sister Bay – First Baptist Church from 1pm-3pm.  Call (920) 854-2544 for reservations.

🦃 Sturgeon Bay – United Methodist Church from 4:30pm-6pm. Call (920) 743-3241 for reservations and more info.

🦃 Two Rivers – Two Rivers Senior Center from 12pm-1pm. Call (920) 793-5596 for Reservations.

🦃 Weyauwega – St. Peter Lutheran Church from 11am-1pm.  More info, call (920) 867-2200.

 


 

The following places had free dinners last year, I didn’t see any updated info as of yet but if you know, please email me the info at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com. Thanks.

Chilton – Chilton Eagles Club from 11am-2pm.  Reservations not required.  More info or delivery call  (920) 849-9223.

Fond du Lac – Thrive Church from 4pm-6pm.  No Reservations needed.  More info call (920) 933-0842.

Green Bay – Divine Temple Church of God in Christ from 11pm-2pm.  More info call (920) 436-9740

Iola – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church from 12pm-2pm.  No Reservations Required.  More info call (715)  445-2666.

Luxemburg – St. John’s Lutheran Church from 11:30am-1pm.  Reservations are needed.  Call (920) 660-3664.

Manitowoc – First German Evangelical Lutheran Church from 11:30am-2pm.  Call for Reservations at (920) 684-0101

Marinette – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church from 11am-1:30pm. No Reservations required.  More info call (715) 735-3101

Stephenson – Town of Stephenson Town Hall at 11am-2pm. Sponsored by Twin Bridge Rescue Squad.  No Reservations needed. (715) 757-2682

Waupaca – Faith Community Church from 12pm-2pm.  For reservations, transportation or meal delivery call (715) 258-5521.

Holiday Parades 2018 / Northeast WI

Holiday Parades 2018 / Northeast WI

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  • 04 November,2018

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It’s hard to believe the Christmas Season is about to begin!  Northeast WI Activities is ready to help get you in the Spirit of the Season with our list of Holiday Parades.


 

November 13

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “Winter Wonderland”

 


November 15

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 33rd Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “A Dr. Suess Christmas”.

 


 

November 16

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm – Downtown Christmas Parade

 


 

November 17

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Stories”

🎅 Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”

 


 

November 20

🎅 Appleton at 6:30pm  “Home For The Holidays”

 


 

November 21

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Christmas Through The Decades”

 


 

November 22

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 


 

November 23

🎅 Plymouth at 7pm

 


 

November 24

🎅 Fremont at 4:30pm

🎅 Two Rivers at 5:30pm  “Hometown Christmas Parade”

🎅 Crivitz at 5:30pm “Hometown Christmas, Past, Present or Future”

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm

 


 

November 25

🎅 Sheboygan at 5pm  “26th Annual Holiday Parade”

 


 

November 26

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm

 


 

 

December 1

🎅 Iola at 10am “Christmas Parade”

🎅 Oconto at 1:30pm

🎅 Freedom at 6:30pm “Christmas Parade”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm

🎅 Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “The Golden Years of Christmas”

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

🎅 Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “Holiday Parade of Lights”

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “Spirit of Giving”

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

🎅 Wrightstown at 12pm “We Can Make Christmas Better For Others”

 


 

December 4

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

 


 

December 7

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “Let It Snow”

 


 

December 8

🎅 Manawa at 5pm – Christmas Parade “Miracle on Bridge Street”

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights

 

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

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  • 04 November,2018

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Do you struggle to think of gift ideas for friends or family who seem to have everything?  Don’t panic! We have come up with a great gift list for people who are hard to buy for.  You might even find a few gifts you’d like to purchase for yourself!

 

 

🎁 Donation to a charity in their name.

🎁 Theater tickets

🎁 Escape Room gift certificate

🎁 Cheese board of different cheeses and a fancy slicer

🎁 A Knife set with a Cutting Board

🎁 A Netflix Subscription

🎁 If they like Wine or Beer, get them some specialty beers or wines to enjoy.

🎁 State Park Yearly Pass

🎁 Paint/Craft/Art gift certificate

🎁 Chocolates/Candies

🎁 Car Washes/Detail to PDQ or places like that.

🎁 Candles

🎁 Smoker or Grill

🎁 Do you have a guy that may enjoy some fancy Cigars and Brandy?

🎁 Rounds of Golf at their favorite Golf Course

🎁 We live in Wisconsin and a heated blanket is always appreciated.

🎁 Think of Games they may like. Cribbage, Cards Against Humanity, Speak Out, etc..

🎁 Head to a local craft show and buy something unique and homemade

🎁 Do they have a hobby?  Get them something to further their hobby

🎁 Concert Tickets

🎁 Salon/Spa Gift Cards

🎁 Jewelry

🎁 Cookbooks

🎁 An Experience! Maybe it’s not a thing you should give but maybe something to do like zip lining, hot air balloon rides, sky diving or a nascar experience.

🎁 Lottery Tickets

🎁 Gas Gift Cards/Grocery Gift Cards/Amazon Gift Cards/Restaurant Gift Cards, etc.

🎁 Magazine Subscriptions

🎁 Technology – a Fitbit, a portable phone charger, I-Pad, Laptop, Kindle, Go-Pro or Drone…

🎁 Tickets to see a local Sports Team

🎁 Cable TV Sports Package

🎁 Movie Ticket Package to include tickets, popcorn, candy, soda

🎁 Something of the month packages.  It could be food, flowers, books, wine, almost anything you can find for this.

🎁 Do they have a favorite Sports Team? Get them apparel or something with their team logo on it.

🎁 Monogram a mug, a picture frame, towels, a blanket and so on and so forth.

🎁 Memberships to Museums, Zoo’s, YMCA’s or even the EAA

🎁 Music or Art Lessons

 

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

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  • 02 November,2018

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The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book called “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffman and is an annual Holiday tradition.  Watch in wonder and awe as talented dancers tell this classic holiday story of Clara’s adventures with the Prince and his army of toy soldiers, the Mouse Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy, accompanied by the music we all know and love.
Be sure to get your tickets to one of this Holiday Season’s Nutcracker performances early and let the magic of this timeless tale transform you this Holiday season.  Find a performance near you below.

 

 

🎭 Nutcracker in the Castle is an exhibit at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh where the tale unfolds throughout elaborately decorated rooms with a mesmerizing array of sights, sounds and surprises. It is open from November 16 thru January 7th, 2019.   Admission: $13 Adult, $9 Youth (ages 5–17)  Members FREE.

 

🎭 Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet at Meyer Theater in Green Bay.  November 23rd and 24th at 1pm & 7pm and November 25th at 1pm. Find ticket prices here.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker Ballet at Walter Theater at St. Norbert College in DePere.  November 23rd at 7pm, November 24th at 2pm & 7pm and November 25th at 2pm.  Tickets are $20.00 – Students (any) are $12.00.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker Ballet at Weill Center for Performing Arts in Sheboygan. December 1st at 2pm & 7pm and December 2nd at 2pm. Find ticket prices on their website.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker at Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc.  December 14th thru December 16th.  Find tickets on their website.

 

Date Night/Day Ideas

Date Night/Day Ideas

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  • 01 November,2018

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Over the course of a relationship, date nights go through many stages: from romantic and adventurous to cheap and stuck-in-a-rut.  We’ve all been there! It’s hard to carve out that extra time on a regular basis for each other but having fun, trying new things, connecting and quality time are all necessary for a successful relationship.

So, whether your relationship is new or you have been together for a while, these are refreshing and fun ideas that you can enjoy together throughout the year! Do you have an idea for our list? Email it to northeastwiactivities@gmail.com.

 


 

✨ Dinner & a Movie – a classic idea!

 

✨ Bowling –  There are bowling alleys all over our area! Add in some food, drinks and a little wager and it makes for a great date. ?

 

✨ Comedy Club – We have three great ones around Northeast WI.  Oshkosh gives us the Backlot Comedy House, De Pere gives us Comedy City and Appleton has Skyline Comedy Cafe, all great for some big belly laughs and snorts!!

 

✨ Breweries – Northeast WI has an quite the history of making and drinking beer.  Check out a brewery and find out more!

 

✨ Wineries – Find a great list right on our website of area Wineries!

 

✨ Sports Games – We have some phenomenal area sports teams that love our support and are much cheaper than a Packers Game Ticket!  Check out the Green Bay Blizzard, the Green Bay Gamblers, the Wisconsin Herd, the Timber Rattlers, the Fox Cities Ice Dogs, the DePere Deacons or the Green Bay Bullfrogs!  All great teams to watch throughout the year!

 

✨ Drive In Theaters are a perfect summer night out and you can find one in Door County, Chilton, Shawano and Freedom!

 

✨ Fishing – something you can do all year round! (Free Fishing weekends are January 19-20, 2019 and June 1-2, 2019)

 

✨ Escape Rooms are the new and trendy thing and FUN!  There is one in Appleton. There are two in Green Bay, Escape Room Green Bay and Green Bay Escape. One in Oshkosh and Manitowoc.

 

✨ Volunteer Together! It can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.  It will improve your health and happiness and we all need more of that!

 

✨ Horseback Riding – Saddle up and take in the beautiful scenery of Northeast WI. It’s a great way to enjoy a date!

 

✨ Hike a Trail in Northeast WI, we have plenty to choose from.

 

✨ Check out a Concert – We have plenty of big names that come to our area all year long.  Sometimes spending that extra money to see one of your favorite singers is well worth the experience and creates priceless memories.

 

✨ Go to the Beach!  During those hot summer days, pack up the cooler with snacks and drinks and head to a local beach and relax.

 

✨ Theaters are a great night out.  Add a dinner before or after the show and you have a great date!

 

✨ Picnic at a Park is a simple but significant way to spend a date.

 

✨ Create & Paint – Want to learn how to paint or create something specifically you?  Check out our list of area art places.

 

✨ Local Music or Karaoke is always a popular date night!

 

✨ Shooting Range – There are indoor and outdoor ranges all over Northeast WI and are a great self confidence builder.

 

✨ Take a Dance Class – Step outside the box and learn something new.  This is a great idea to help rekindle the romance…

 

✨ Skiing – Explore a ski hill, then cozy up in a comfy resort and have some hot cocoa.

 

✨ Tubing/Sledding Hills – Enjoy the exhilaration of flying down a hill together!

 

✨ Take a Yoga/Exercise Class, it’s a great way to motivate and encourage each other and it’s gets those endorphins going….you know those good endorphins!

 

✨ Take that date to an Art Gallery and enjoy the conversations that the different art pieces bring.

 

✨ Barlow Planetarium – Take in the night sky under the dome! Very romantic.

 

✨ Go to a Zoo – Life is already a zoo, that’s why we should all take an hour or two and visit one.

 

✨ Check out a local Museum and take in the history that it offers.

 

✨ Netflix and Chill – Get some delivery, make some popcorn or snacks and grab the remote. Snuggle into each other and binge watch some movies or get caught up on a favorite TV show.

 

✨ Go out for Ice Cream!

 

✨ Strawberry Picking in the Summer is a great time to slow down, enjoy the day and some fresh strawberries.

 

✨ Learn all about Maple Syrup in late winter/early spring.  There are always workshops or classes that will be available.

 

✨ Apple Orchards in the Fall are another time to slow down and enjoy the act of picking apples and just being together and maybe baking some new apple recipes.

 

✨ Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes make for a great date in the fall.

 

✨ Give your date day/night a little challenge with a session of Paintball.

 

✨ Test your Smarts at Trivia Night.  Go at it as a team or take a chance and battle each other.

 

✨ Ice Skating is always a fun date idea especially when holding hands gliding across the ice is involved.

 

✨ If skating outside isn’t your thing, then try some Roller Skating.

 

✨ Cave Exploring in the Summer and Fall is exciting.  Just be ready to get a little dirty together.  Check out the caves in Maribel or in Chilton.

 

✨ Farmer’s Markets are a great way to spend time together and help support your local community.

 

✨ Community or High School Plays are a great date night and you are helping support the community theater and local schools.

 

✨ Try to find some new old treasures at the local Flea Markets in our area.

 

✨ We are always looking for that one piece that is going to be worth millions, so why not take that special someone with you and look together at Estate Sales or Auctions.

 

✨ Explore one of the many lakes or rivers in a Kayak or Canoe.  Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

 

✨ Add some Adventure to your date and try something new in Northeast WI.

 

✨ Go to a Driving Range and hit some Golf Balls, take on some Mini Golf or try the real thing and head to a local Golf Course! ⛳

 

✨ Since we live in Northeast WI, there are opportunities to take some factory tours of cheese plants or even the farms where that milk came from.

 

✨ Check out some Real Estate Open Houses. Always fun to dream about the future or get ideas for the next remodel.

 

✨ Check out our Calendar of Events and find even more things to do for a date night/day idea!