Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

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  • 25 November,2017

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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

 

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2017

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2017

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  • 21 November,2017

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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!

 


⭐ WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay.

5 – 9 pm November 24 -26,  December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, and 26-30. Closed December 24 & 25.

Family Night: Friday, November 24th from 5pm-9pm.  All children ages 12 and under in the same household receive free walking admission with paid adult (at the door only).  Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their two elves for a night of winter wonderland family fun! Families can write a letter to Santa for the North Pole Mailbox, visit with Mrs. Claus, take pictures with Santa and receive free candy canes from two of the North Pole elves.

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 24 thru Saturday, December 31. ~ 5pm – 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 November 28, December 5, 8, 12 & 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 24th thru January 2nd, every day, from 5pm-11pm.  This is free, Cars are permitted but walking is encouraged.  Over 150 trees are decorated and sponsored by area businesses and organizations.


 

⭐ Delightfully Chilton Holiday Light Show at Hobart Park in Chilton.

Every Friday and Saturday in December from 5pm-9pm.

Donations of food will be collected to serve Calumet County Food Banks.


 

⭐ Fond du Lac Lakeside Lights Show at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.

November 24th thru January 3rd 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 24th – 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 24th thru December 16th,  Thursdays thru Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.

December 21st thru 29th ~ 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


 

Here is a list of other Holiday lights or light shows throughout Northeast WI.

 

⭐ These Lights Ruel on 149 Ramlen Court in Appleton. Friday, November 24th thru Monday, December 25th  from 5pm-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.

⭐ W5959 Garnet Drive in Appleton. Lights are timed to music.  Donations are collected for charity.

⭐ 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.

⭐ Hedtke Holiday Spectacular, 202 Hawthorne Ct. in Chilton.  Show starts at 5pm  December 1st thru December 31st.

⭐ Brix Street Light Show at 86 Brix St. in Clintonville.  Show’s are daily starting November 24th thru December 24th.  5pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday/Saturday).

⭐ 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.

⭐ Crazy Lights Show at 218 Newton Le Ct. in Kaukauna.  December 1st – 31st. Every night from 5pm-10pm.  Tune your radio to 104.5 fm.  If you are walking, there are speakers located in the front of the house.

⭐ The North Pole at 830 Rusty Ct. in Kaukauna is November 24th thru December 24th.  Sunday – Thursday from 6pm-10pm and Friday/Saturday from 6pm-11pm.  This house converts into the North Pole every year with a bakery, hotel, hospital, police station, Santa’s Workshop, shipping department and more.  Santa visits each night from 5:30pm-8:30pm thru Christmas Eve.  Nativity Scene, snowman cutouts, a sleigh for pictures, elf school and much more.  This is free but please leave a donation.  All donations go to local food pantries.

⭐ 456 Crestview Rd. in Kaukauna.  25,000 lights timed to music, taking donations for St. Jude’s.

⭐ 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.

⭐ Sunnybrook Lights Christmas Light Show at 336 Sunnybrook Dr. in Oshkosh.  December 1st thru January 1st.  5pm-9pm (Monday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday-Sunday).  They have a donation area for the Oshkosh Humane Society at the end of their driveway.

⭐ 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.

⭐ 800 19th St. in Two Rivers.  Tune to 106.1 fm to hear the show.

 

** The Black Family Light Show at W12667 County Rd M in Caroline.  Not having lights this year.  Stay tuned for 2018.


Happy Light Hunting Everyone!  I will continue to update this list as the Season goes on!

 

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2017

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2017

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  • 19 November,2017

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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 Dec. 1st & 2nd 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. 2nd 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. 2nd from 4:30pm-7:30pm


🌟 Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 8th from 6pm-7:30pm


🌟 Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 13th 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. 8-9 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.


🌟 Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton.  Dec. 14-17 from 5:30pm-9pm.

You are invited to walk the Streets of Bethlehem and as you stroll the village streets and shops, you will see, hear, smell, touch, and taste what life was like the night of Jesus’ birth.  This event is free and open to the community. Bring your friends and family!


🌟 Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.  Friday, Dec. 1st 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 16th from 2pm-7pm.

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. 13th 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!

 

 

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

Holiday/Christmas Parades 2017 – Northeast WI

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  • 01 November,2017

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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 16

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “Games and Board Games”.

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


 

November 17

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm


 

November 18

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Memories”

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


 

November 21

🎅 Appleton at 6:30pm  “Our Wish For The Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony”


 

November 22

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Lakeshore Holiday Parade”


 

November 23

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.


 

November 25

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

🎅 Crivitz at 5:30pm “Jingle Bells”

🎅 Fremont at 4:30pm

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm


 

November 26

🎅 Sheboygan at 5pm  “25th Annual Holiday Parade”


 

November 27

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm


 

December 1

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “Making The Season Bright”


 

December 2

🎅 Iola at 10am

🎅 Oconto at 1pm

🎅 Freedom at 6:30pm “Parade of Lights: Family Christmas”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm

🎅 Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “Winter Wonderland”

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

🎅 Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “Christmas on the Lake”

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “Around The World”

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

🎅 Wrightstown at 12pm


 

December 5

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Christmas Parade”


 

December 9

🎅 Manawa at 5pm – Christmas Parade

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights


 

Don’t know dates yet for 2017 ……… however, if you know these, please let me know by sending me an email at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com.

Nichols at 11:30am

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People!

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People!

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  • 19 November,2016

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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

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2016

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2016

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  • 17 November,2016

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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 Dec. 2th & 3rd 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. 3rd 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. 3rd from 4:30pm-7:30pm


 

Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 9th from 6pm-7:30pm


 

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 14th from 5:00pm-8pm.

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.


 

Alleluia Lutheran Church in Greenleaf on Thur. Dec. 8th from 5pm-8pm.

Indoor Christmas Nativity Walk. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas through local choirs & musicians, cookie decorating, ornament making & face painting! FREE REFRESHMENTS: hot dogs, chips, cookies, hot chocolate, cider & coffee.


 

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

Free admission and refreshments!


 

Just a few extra notes on locations that had Live Nativities last year……..

** Appleton Alliance Church in Appleton will bring back Streets of Bethlehem in 2017.

** Rock K Ranch in Greenleaf  will not be having Christmas at the Barn as the Alleluia Church will be having the live nativity at the church this year. 

** United Methodist Church in Oconto Falls told me there is no date for one to be held this year.

Northeast WI Holiday Parades / 2016

Northeast WI Holiday Parades / 2016

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  • 31 October,2016

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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 11

Menominee, MI at 6pm


 

November 17

Berlin at 6:30pm. 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “Christmas Carols.

Oshkosh at 6:30pm “Whoville Holiday”


November 18

Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade


November 19

Green Bay at 10am  “A Winter Wonderland”

Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”


 

November 22

Appleton at 6:30pm  “Christmas Lights on Parade”


November 23

Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Lakeshore Holiday Parade”


November 24

Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.


November 26

Two Rivers at 5:30pm  “Christmas Fantasy Parade”

Crivitz at 5:30pm “Christmas Parade”

Fremont at 4:30pm

Kiel at 6:30pm


November 27

Sheboygan at 5pm  “Winter Musical”


November 28

Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

Little Chute at 6:30pm


December 2

New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

Shawano at 6pm  “Spirit of Giving”


December 3

Iola at 10am

Oconto at 1pm

Freedom at 6:30pm “Christmas in Freedom: God Bless the USA”

Marinette at 1:30pm

Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “Christmas in Toyland”

Chilton at 5pm

Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” honoring our men and women in uniform.

Omro at 5pm  “Christmas Night of Lights”

Weyauwega at 5:30pm


December 6

Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Christmas Parade”


December 10

Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights


 

Don’t know dates yet for 2016 ……… however, if you know these, please let me know by sending me an email at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com.

Nichols at 11:30am

Wrightstown at 12pm