It is that magical time of year, Snow will be here soon and Christmas is only 1 month away! In between visiting Santa, Christmas Shopping, Decorating your tree and everything else, make sure to set some time aside to see some of these AMAZING, MUST SEE Holiday Lights!
(Last updated – 11/21/19)
⭐ WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays | 5–9 pm
November 29–December 1, December 5-8, December 12-15, December 19-22
Thursday, December 26–Monday, December 30 | 5–9 pm
Family Nights: Thursdays December 5, 12 & 19 from 5pm-9pm. Children 12 & under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult.
Wagon rides are every night from 5pm-7pm.
Special features include a meet and greet with Mrs. Claus, letters to Santa, Face Painting by Lori, G-Gagers Train club display and of course pictures with Santa.
Experience hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights for the Holiday Season either by foot or horse drawn carriage. You can also enjoy live entertainment, photos with Santa and food and beverage. Get your tickets now here.
⭐ Celebration of Lights at Menominee Park in Oshkosh.
Friday, November 29th thru Saturday, January 4th, 2020. ~ 5:30pm – 9pm daily. General Admission per carload is $10.00. $1 off with a non-perishable in-date canned food donation.
Free Community Nights from 5pm-9pm on December 3, 6, 10, 17 & 25.
Drive thru this Lighted Park and enjoy the thousands of twinkling lights, the 100-foot tree and sculptured scenes to the animated light displays. Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities especially with Santa and his Reindeer. More details can be found here.
⭐ Winter Wonderland of Lights at Holtwood Park in Oconto.
November 29th thru January 5th, every day, from 5pm-11pm. This is free, Cars are permitted but walking is encouraged. View over 150 lighted displays, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, throughout the park from the comfort of your car. Pack the car with hot chocolate and cookies and make this your new family tradition.
⭐ Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show at Hobart Park in Chilton.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December from 5pm-9pm.
Free entry to the Light show is given with a non-perishable food item per vehicle. All food donations will benefit local food pantries.
⭐ Fond du Lac Lakeside Lights Show at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.
November 28th thru December 31st from 5pm-11pm everyday!
Tune your car radio to 87.9. The show is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Snacks are available for purchase at the snack cabin!
⭐ Making Spirits Bright Event at Evergreen Park in Sheboygan.
November 29th – December 31st nightly from 5pm-9pm. (Closed on December 24th). The event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Sheboygan County with the objective to collect pantry items for the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Admission is free, but a donation of pantry items is requested. Visitors can drop off their donations as they enter the park.
Nearly 325,000 individual lights have been incorporated into dazzling displays and choreographed to holiday music along the 1.1-mile-long forested route. New displays have been added and perennial favorites have been enhanced creating a new experience for this year’s visitors.
⭐ Lights in Lincoln Park, 211 Riverside Dr. in Manitowoc
November 29th thru December 14th, Thursdays thru Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.
December 19th thru 28th ~ Every night from 5pm to 8pm each night.
Drive thru this brilliant display of lights and enjoy seeing over 40 lit displays. Visit Santa in his North Pole Cabin #1, every Friday night and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with your friends and family. Cost is $5.00/car
⭐ Winter Jubilee Light Show at Titletown Park/Plaza facing Lambeau Field. The show is seven minutes long, and plays every half hour from 6pm-9pm (starting on the hour + half hour) most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 29th -Dec. 28th.
⭐ Fox Cities Festival of Lights at Darboy Community Park.
November 29th thru December 14th – Fridays and Saturdays and everyday December 20th-31st. All nights from 5pm-9pm
This a new annual event in Darboy. Visitors will be able to take a walk on the wooded trails through the park to see a wide variety of custom made light displays made from a variety of materials. Some of the displays will represent well known sites and destinations from the Fox Cities!
Parking will be on the east side of the park and at Sunrise Elementary School. The small parking lot next to the park shelter is for volunteers and handicap parking only!
⭐ Santa’s Rock n Lights at Brown County Fairground in De Pere.
November 22nd thru December 31st from 5pm-9pm
This is a drive thru Christmas light show experience. This is a totally new tradition in which the lights are animated to Christmas music instead of just your traditional still displays. We invite you to load up family and friends to watch the action of lights dancing to music all from the warmth of your car!
Admission is 20.00/car (Sun-Thur) and 25.00/car (Fri/Sat)
Here is a list of other Holiday lights or light shows throughout Northeast WI.
⭐ Ben’s Wish Holiday Light Spectacle at N255 Rogers Lane in Appleton. This little 6 year old boy is having his wish come true with the help of Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Vande Hey Company, Inc., Lighthouse Productions and #macysbelieve. Starts Thursday Dec. 5th and runs at 6pm and 8pm every Thursday-Sunday night. Tune your radio to 89.5FM.
⭐ Brody’s Christmas Lights for Charity at 1874 Westbreeze Dr. in Oshkosh. Show starts Nov. 28th thru Jan 1st from 5pm-10pm every night. Brody is 10yrs old and has put together an enchanting light show set to music on 88.3FM.
⭐ These Lights Ruel on 149 Ramlen Court in Appleton. Thursday, November 28th thru December 25th from 5:30pm-10pm. These Lights Ruel is a computer controlled animated Christmas light display. ****Important Note**** – Drive around the court rather than turning around in the drive ways of the neighbors!
⭐ Christmas on Fox Street in Chilton. November 29th thru December 31st from 4:30pm-9pm. It is set to music and features 20,000 LED lights.
⭐ Rotter’s Family Christmas Lights at 796 Glory Rd. in Green Bay. Open nightly from 5pm-11pm. Tune your radio to 99.1 and enjoy the show.
⭐ Holiday Light Display at W5989 Garnet Dr. in Appleton. November 28th thru December 25th from 6pm-10pm daily. Proceeds from donations help raise money to help fulfill life-affirming wishes for local children struggling with life-threatening medical conditions.
⭐ Brix Street Light Show at 86 Brix St. in Clintonville. Show’s are daily starting November 28th thru December 24th. 5pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday/Saturday).
⭐ Christmas Light Show at 6844 Shanty Rd. in Greenleaf. Look for the Big Grinch! Show’s run daily thru the holidays from 5pm-11pm. They are taking donations to support Saving Paws Rescue, just look for the donation jar.
⭐ Christmas Light Show at W7340 Earl Lane in Hortonville. LOTS of lights and music.
⭐ Main Street Lights Show at 258 E. Main St. in Hortonville. Tune radio to 90.7 FM and watch the lights dance to music . Start date is pending but runs every night from 5pm-10pm.
⭐ The North Pole at 1020 Prospect Lane in Kaukauna Industrial Park.
November 28th thru December 31st from 6pm-9pm. New is an Ice cutting house, A General Store with elves, and a North Pole Warming center where people go inside and get warm and watch the Polar Express movie and just rest and also a new North Pole Village Square. **** This is free but -please leave a donation.
⭐ Frosty’s Festival of Lights at 1434 Daisy Drive in Manitowoc. Starts Thanksgiving night thru Christmas. 6:30pm-10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays and 6:30pm-9:30pm Sunday thru Thursday. They are taking donations for the Shop with a Cop Program. Tune to 89.7 to enjoy the music and lights.
⭐ TR Light Show at 2314 42nd Street in Two Rivers. December 1st thru 31st from 5pm-10pm every night.
⭐ Ryford Street Light Show at W6065 Ryford St. in Menasha. Light show with music.
⭐ 456 Crestview Rd. in Kaukauna. 25,000 lights timed to music, taking donations for St. Jude’s.
⭐ 131 S. Smalley St. in Shawano. Lights dancing to music!
⭐ St. Mary Parish of Appleton, 312 South State Street, will present a series of window displays to tell the Christmas Story accompanied by music beginning the weekend of November 23-24. The displays will change each weekend through January 5th. The music will be transmitted through an FM radio station.
The following is an active list from last year. These have not yet been confirmed but if you have updates, please let us know!
⭐ 1600 Prospect Ave. in Appleton
⭐ 1033 Walden Ave. in Appleton
⭐ 1218 Grant St. in Appleton
⭐ 1307 W. Frances St. in Appleton
⭐ 1019 W. Parkway St. in Appleton.
⭐ 207 Jean Ct. in Combined Locks. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 1144 Trailwood Dr. in DePere. Something new each year and they have over 12,000 lights choreographed to music.
⭐ W393 Alpine Dr. in DePere.
⭐ King of Arms Subdivision in Green Bay. There are blocks of holiday lights.
⭐ 100 Mandrake Dr. in Green Bay.
⭐ 3348 Davies Ave. in Green Bay.
⭐ 1400 Lime Kiln Ave. in Green Bay.
⭐ W7191 Sunfield Dr. in Greenville. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 600 S. Wild Rose Lane in Grand Chute. Lights are set to music.
⭐ N1347 Woodland Dr. in Greenville.
⭐ N1690 County Rd. T in Hortonville. The display is set to music.
⭐ 1756 Lenwood in Howard.
⭐ 3603 Evergren Ave. in Howard.
⭐ 1403 4th St. in Kewaunee. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 126 S. Birch St. in Kimberly. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 115 Homewood Ct. in Little Chute.
⭐ 1500 Hoover Ave. in Little Chute.
⭐ Paradise Drive in Little Chute – 3 houses with lights.
⭐ 3280 Newtonburg Rd. in Manitowoc. Lights are set to music every night, starting at 5pm. Tune radio to 89.1 fm.
⭐ 5031 Wagon Wheel Rd. in Manitowoc. Lights are set to music. Nightly December 1 thru December 30th from 5pm-9pm. Donations are appreciated.
⭐ 839 Indian Dr. in Manitowoc. Lights are set to music. Runs every night from 5pm-9pm. Donations are appreciated.
⭐ 1710 Phillipen St. in Manitowoc. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 2238 Oneida St. in Menasha.
⭐ 990 Stuart Ct. in Neenah.
⭐ 210 River St. in Neenah. Lights are set to music.
⭐ 1610 Oakridge Rd. in Neenah.
⭐ 940 W. 7th Ave. in Oshkosh. Four songs every 12 minutes from 7pm-8pm every night til Christmas.
⭐ 1160 Laager Ln. in Oshkosh. Over 20 audio sequences make this a one of a kind light show. Tune to 89.7 fm and enjoy.
⭐ 706 N. Main St. in Seymour. Lights are set to music.
⭐ Corner of Lieg & Lincoln in Shawano.
⭐ 14 Briarwood Lane in Shawano.
The following shows are not running for 2019!
** The Black Family Light Show at W12667 County Rd M in Caroline. Not having lights this year.
** Crazy Lights Show at 218 Newton Le Ct. in Kaukauna. This show is no longer!
** Hedtke Holiday Spectacular, 202 Hawthorne Ct. in Chilton. No longer as of 2019.
** Sunnybrook Lights Christmas Light Show at 336 Sunnybrook Dr. in Oshkosh. Not in 2019.
Happy Light Hunting Everyone! I will continue to update this list as the Season goes on!