Spring Break Staycations in Northeast WI

Spring Break Staycations in Northeast WI

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  • 07 March,2020

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Who’s ready for Spring Break? I know I am!  Some of us are packing up and heading somewhere warm and sunny and I wish you a safe and fun vacation but if you’re like me, we are having a “stay-cation” right here in Northeast WI.

So, let’s be a tourist, grab the family and your camera to capture the memories and enjoy your Spring Break Staycation with our top 10 ideas!

 

 1.  Get into Nature and Explore!

We have hundreds of local parks, state parks, nature centers and trails to explore in Northeast WI.

Local Parks are in your neighborhood, just look around and visit them all to help those kiddos with all that energy!

State Parks are great for hiking, bike riding, having a picnic and exploring!  State parks do have an admission fee but we purchased the state park pass and that gets us in to any state park all year for just $28.00.

Nature and Wildlife Centers are some of the most educational places to visit and are packed with adventure!

Take a walk, run or bike ride down one of these trails that you find throughout our area and enjoy the scenery!

Make it a goal to tour the Waterfalls of Marinette County or see the amazing Green Bay Botanical Gardens.

 

2.  Volunteer Together!

Depending on the age of your kids, volunteering is a great way to introduce the values of working hard, serving the community and caring for others while helping them understand their own privilege. Choosing a volunteer activity can be one of the best things you’ll do both for your community and you!

Look for local places to volunteer at:

** Volunteer Oshkosh

** Volunteer Center of Brown County-Green Bay 

** Volunteer Fox Cities

** Volunteer Center of Door County

 

3.  See a Live Show

Check out our event calendar to find a kid-friendly concert or a local theater that’s putting on a show. There’s nothing like live entertainment to inspire and elicit enjoyment.

 

4.  Libraries and Bookstores

Go to the local library or a bookstore and spend some time there with the kids. This allows you to visit places near and far, real and imaginary, through the pages of books you read together.  Flip through books, read a story together, and just enjoy the environment. Many have toys, puzzles, computers, and/or activities for kids — consider planning the trip around story hour or a reading from a children’s book author if there is one available.

 

5.  Visit A Zoo

Most kids love seeing, touching, feeding, and interacting with animals. Zoos and petting zoos can be fun places to teach younger kids about caring for animals.

 

6.  Check out a local Hotel

Here’s a classic staycation idea: Check into a local hotel for the night.  Take advantage of being away from home, enjoy the pool, cable TV and complimentary breakfast in the morning!

 

7.  Museums!

A trip to a museum can transport your family to another time and place (several of them, actually) through art and historical exhibits and sometimes fun too if it’s hands on! What a great staycation idea!

Before you go to the museum, prep your kids about the rules like indoor voices, no touching the artwork (unless it’s a children’s museum, where touching is encouraged), no running, etc.  Don’t forget to take pictures, if it’s allowed, so they can remember what art they liked, as well as the experience.

Find Children’s Museums here and a great list of museums all over Wisconsin here.

 

8.  Jump, Run, Play or Bowl

Have kids that have way too much energy and are always on the go?  Why not try out a trampoline park, Indoor play area or Bounce House place?

Have older kids? Maybe try Laser tag, Paint-balling or an arcade lounge.

Don’t forget that bowling is one the best budget friendly family things to do! #GetAStrike

 

9.  Go to a Game

We have plenty of games in our area like the Wisconsin Herd, Green Bay Blizzard and the Green Bay Gamblers to choose from but don’t forget about watching a local university/college or high school game in our area too! It can be fun to check out a sport you’ve never seen “live” before.

 

10.  Get Creative!

Creating art together as a family can be a fantastic bonding activity and relaxing, to boot. You’ll even get a cool new piece of decor to show for it!

GET CREATIVE in Northeast WI

GET CREATIVE in Northeast WI

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  • 06 March,2020

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Have you explored your creative side lately?  There are so many options throughout Northeast WI to get in touch with your inner artist.  You may not think of yourself as creative, but we can all show our artistic flair in different ways.

There are several places that not only offer classes for Canvas Paintings but Jewelry Making, Mixed Media Creations, Pottery, Ceramics, Wood Sign Painting and so much more.  Many places have kids classes as well so you can help them enjoy their creative side.  There is no experience necessary and most classes are designed for beginners, but still engaging for all skill levels.  Just bring a sense of humor and an open mind and see where your creative side will take you.

 

🎨Algoma – Clay on Steele (221 Steele St.)  Clay on Steele is very “hands on”, with 8 potters wheels and all the equipment needed for hand building. The staff is ready, willing and able to teach and foster the creative talents of those in and around the community, who have a desire to create. All are invited… at any skill level!

 

🎨Appleton – Pinot’s Palette (226 E. College Ave.)  “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.”  At this studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative -no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. They want to help you celebrate a fun night out, a special date night, birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries or any other private parties!

 

🎨Appleton – The Fire (230 E. College Ave.)  This studio offers people of all ages the opportunity to explore their creative side by painting pottery, creating mosaics, fusing glass, or making jewelry with precious metal clay.

 

🎨DePere – Paintin’ Pottery (520 George St.) A hands-on art studio offering a variety of creative experiences such as pottery painting, mosaic, glass fusing, and beading projects.

 

🎨Fish Creek – Peninsula School of Art (3900 County Rd. F)  Workshops and Art classes for adults and children at all levels in all visual arts media – from novice to advanced and from watercolor to sculpture. Get creative!

 

🎨Fish Creek – Hands On Art Studio (3655 Peninsula Players Road)  This is a do-it-yourself Door County Destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed.  Each artist (person working ona project) pays a low art pass fee of $7.  This pass is good all day for all five studio spaces, which total 8,000 square feet of fun. You as the artist can choose from a large variety of art projects including fused glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, mosaics, spin art and a wide selection of wood, metal and ceramic pieces to paint.  The average range of project prices are $10-40$.

 

🎨Fox Valley Area – Paint U Something (Fox Cities)  There are canvas workshops for both children and adults or have a workshop right in your home for a party or event. She also paints and sells many different unique items, you can even hire her to paint you a beautiful wall mural in your home.

 

🎨Green Bay – Palette & Pub (516 Greene Ave.) Check out their Calendar and pick a class.  A talented artist will guide you through each step of the featured painting. They provide all the materials you will need, including a 16 X 20 canvas, paint, brushes, and an apron. You will leave the session with your own masterpiece!

 

🎨Green Bay – The ARTgarage (1400 Cedar St.) The ARTgarage houses exhibits, classes, performances and many special events, all geared to celebrate the arts in the community and the artist in all of us.

 

🎨Green Bay – ArtWorks for Kids (11880 Velp Ave Suite B) It’s a great place for kids to come and create, explore, and make beautiful art.

 

🎨Green Bay – Swanstone Gardens (4696 Swan Rd.) They offer a selection of Nature Art classes among many others.

 

🎨Green Bay – Board & Brush (235 N. Broadway)  Their goal is to turn you into a ‘woodworking master’ by encouraging you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials……the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your wood sign unique.   Distressing, sanding with the grain and staining are a few of the important steps they will guide you through to make your décor piece one that will look as though it has been with you for years….like a vintage heirloom.

 

🎨Kimberly – Creative Juices Artisan Shoppe (309 E. Kimberly Ave.)  Their motto is “Get your creative juices moving”, perfect for finding your creative side! They offer classes in Knitting, Crocheting, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Beading and more! Make sure to visit their website and calendar of events and try something new.

 

🎨Manitowoc – Glaze & Paint (902 S. 8th St.)  Offering paint-your-own pottery, canvas, wooden or glass pieces for artists of all ages!

 

🎨Menominee, MI – Prickly Pear Studio & Ceramic Cafe (625 1st St.)  Prickly Pear offers walk-in pottery and glassware painting, classes using various mediums, local art and the best cupcakes in town.  Open Tuesday-Saturdays.

 

🎨Neenah – Rooster Dreams Visual Arts (124 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 235)  They offer art classes for kids, adults, seniors, home schooled population, birthday celebrations, social gatherings, therapy and for fun! 

 

🎨Oshkosh – Art Spot (2 Jackson St. at City Center) Art Spot combines friends, fun and painting. It is not fine art … it’s fun art!  Check out the Calendar and Pick a class!

 

🎨Oshkosh – Fire Escape (423 N. Main St.) Fire Escape is the perfect spot to create a handmade gift, decorate a piece of decor for your home, or create a one-of-a-kind dish! And don’t worry you don’t need to be an artist to create a masterpiece. This is a Paint your own Pottery Studio, great for kids and adults!

 

🎨Shawano – Off The Wall Art Studio & Gallery (122 S. Main St.) They offer painting classes and other classes also.

 

🎨Suamico – Envisions Artistic Workshop (2852 School Lane)  They offer rustic wood sign classes or canvas creation workshops for all ages.

 

🎨Suamico – Posie Patch Retreat (2840 School Lane)  The Posie Patch offers Scrapbooking and Crafters Retreats, Classes, Workshops, and More!  Check out their website for all of their unique options!

 

🎨Two Rivers – Art Nights at Lighthouse Inn (1515 Memorial Dr.)  Art Night offers a variety of different classes. Learn how to do more than just paint with a fun experience in mixed-media and collage paintings, fused glass, paint-your-own pottery and jewelry making.

 

Life is a Zoo, Visit one….

Life is a Zoo, Visit one….

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  • 24 February,2020

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Northeast WI has several Zoos and Petting Zoos to take the family to!  Check out the following list and take some road trips this summer to check a few of these out!

(Did we forget one? Please let us know at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com and we will be happy to add it to our list).

 


 

NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, 4378 Reforestation Road in Suamico.

  • April 1st through May 31st and September 1st through October 31st :  Daily 9am-6pm.
  • June 1st through August 31st: Daily 9am-8pm.
  • November 1st through March 31st:  Daily 9am-4pm.

Regular Admission Rates –  FREE for Children (2 and under), $7 Children (3 to 15), $10 Adults (16+), $7 Seniors (62+), FREE for Zoo Pass Members.  Admission fees are HALF-OFF in January and February and from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in June, July, and August.

The miles of trails, picnic areas, trout ponds, and animal exhibits provide fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Guests who ride the Zip Line will stand at the top of the observation tower, just south of the zoo’s main entrance building, and see a good portion of the animal exhibits and lush habitat.

Open 7 days per week, 365 days per year, the NEW Zoo is an awesome place to escape the mundane and embark upon a fun-filled day “on the wild side” of things.

Feed the Giraffes – 10:30am to 12:15pm and 1:15pm-3pm (there is a fee for this)

The NEW Zoo’s Adventure Park, located adjacent to the NEW Zoo on Brown County Reforestation Camp land, consists of three exciting components: the Dual “Racing” Zip Lines, the Aerial Adventure Course, and the Climbing Tower.

 


 

Special Memories Zoo, W7013 Spring Rd in Greenville, WI.

May 2020 through –TBA–     The hours are Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm and Sundays 10am-6pm.  (Closed on Rainy and Stormy Days)

Admission Rates: Under 24 months: Free, 2-5 years: $5.50, 6-12 years: $7, 13yrs and above: $9 and ​Train Ride: $3

We have a large variety of animals from large to small. Come get up close and personal with your favorites. While you visit you can take a train ride through Badgerland Trails to see and learn about all of our Native Wisconsin animals. Bring  picnic and spend the day.

 


 

Menominee Park Zoo, 520 Siewert Trail in Oshkosh, WI.

May 2nd – Sept. 27th from 9am-7pm and Admission is FREE!

Being open seasonally, the majority of the zoo animals are leased, allowing a different variety each year. As the Zoo continues to grow and improve, several major, permanent exhibits are planned. These exhibits will house native species and the animals will reside here all year. Three permanent exhibits are complete they are the Wolf, Elk, and Otter exhibits.

 


 

Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo, 1215 N. Eighth St. in Manitowoc, WI

Free Admission, though a donation of $1 for children and $2 for adults is suggested.!  7am-7pm (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)

Spring: April 1 – Memorial Day and Fall: Labor Day – October 31 – Monday thru Saturday 9am-5pm.

The zoo has just under 200 animals, including black bear, bald eagle, cougar, lynx and others. It is situated along the Little Manitowoc River and provides a deck for viewing ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, and many other birds that gather along the river.

 


 

Animal Haven Farm Zoo, N1720 Bucholtz Rd. in Weyauwega, WI

Admission: Free under 2yrs., 2-5 is $6.00, 6-12 is $8.00 and 13 to Adult is $10.00

Open 7 days per week 10:00am – 7:00pm May 1st through September 30th and Open weekends April, October, and November 10:00am – 7:00pm

Animal Haven covers 30 scenic acres of trees, ponds and open areas.
We are a “Walk Through Zoo” featuring over 100 different species of animals ranging from small chickens to an 800 pound Tiger!

 


 

Bruemmer Park Zoo, E4280 County Road F in Kewaunee, WI.

Admission is FREE!  Feel free to donate to the zoo while you are there.

Open from 7am until sunset year round.

The park features a small zoo with many animals native to northeastern Wisconsin. The park has wooded trails and borders the Kewaunee River.

 


 

DeYoung Family Zoo, N5406 County Road 577 in Wallace MI.

The Zoo will open for the season May 2020. (Date TBA)

Zoo Admission Prices: Adults: $14 (Age 16 – 65), Seniors: $12 (Age 65 and older),  Children: $10 (Age 4 – 15) Free (Age 3 and under)

A Petting Zoo is available. You will find various types of domestic barnyard critters.  Feed can be purchased at the zoo to feed the animals. Feed Prices:
Bucket of Feed: $5.00 or Cup of Feed: $1.00

This is not a big city zoo, step out of the box, away from the concrete jungle and come along on a new journey. You will love the natural setting filled with amazing animals from around the world. Large natural habitats, education through hands-on experiences, as well as up close and personal family fun!

 


 

Mulberry Lane Farm, W3190 County Rd. B in Hilbert, WI

Opens May 1st. Mondays: Closed – Most days are 10am-3pm but please check the schedules/dates/times right here.

Admission: $13.00 per person ages 2 to 92 (13.50 if using a charge card), FREE – Children 1 and younger are free.

Admission fee is all inclusive. Included are the children’s pony ride, your hayride, milking the cow, grain to feed the goats…and all the fun farm activities. You even pick your own FREE pumpkin in the fall.

Each person is encouraged to have first hand experience by touching all of our animals. Kids especially love our pony rides, hayrides and learning to milk a cow. You’ll also enjoy the farm as you learn things you never knew about farm animals including cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, geese, donkeys and more! Touch, feed and experience these incredible animals close up as they become your teachers.

Spring comes alive with the birth of all the baby farm animals. Summer is a delightful time to pack a picnic lunch & enjoy in our old fashioned picnic & playground area. In Fall our famous Pumpkin Patch is stocked full and ready for you and your family to pick your own FREE pumpkin!

 


 

Glacier Ridge Animal Farm, N9458 Ridge Road in Van Dyne, WI

Farm Admission — Admission is $8.00 and 2 and Under: Free.
Developmentally and Physically Disabled are Free of Charge.

May – October —–Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (weather permitting)

Come and spend a day where the buffalo roam! Head down the trail and begin your journey of animal discovery. Visit all of our farm friends including the pigs, goats, ducks, geese and chickens. Be sure not to miss our exotic friends, especially the camels. Behold the splendor of Elk and Deer. Experience the sight of Water Buffalo, Watusi Cattle and an array of exotic and domestic animals, reptiles and birds. Then, head up to the north pasture and see the magnificence of the Great American Buffalo.

 


 

The Farm, 4285 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Open daily 9am-5pm – Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October

Rates: Adults (13 and over) $8.50, Children (3-12) $5.00, Children 2 and under FREE

The Farm is a delight for people of all ages. As a living museum of rural America, it is a blending of cultural, historical, agricultural, ecological, recreational and educational values. Every year, The Farm virtually explodes with newborn and new-hatched creatures. Goat kids, piglets, foals, calves and lambs are born throughout the season; chicks hatch everyday in the observation incubator. Be sure to check the stork report in the lobby.

 


 

Plum Loco Animal Farm, 4431 Plum Bottom Rd. in Egg Harbor, WI

Memorial  Weekend – Labor Day Sunday, Daily 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Wednesdays).

Admission Prices-  Adults – $8, Kids 2-17 are $6.75, Seniors are $6.25 and Groups of 8 or more are 15% off.

Stop in and feed the animals, play at the Farm Village with the kids and try your hand at some of the puzzles or yard games.

 


 

Nature & Wildlife Centers in Northeast WI

Nature & Wildlife Centers in Northeast WI

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  • 24 February,2020

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Looking to get out into nature with your kids or need some quality alone time, but not sure where to start?  In every corner of Northeast WI, you can find nature, environmental or wildlife centers and preserves.  They all offer miles of trails to explore with opportunities to learn from exhibits and programs.

Here is our list in no particular order:

 

 

🌳 Navarino Nature Center in Shiocton consists of 15,000 acres of wetlands, forests, prairies and agricultural fields.  There are a variety of recreational opportunities available to all visitors including but not limited to the following: hunting, hiking, birding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, auto tour, geocaching, photography, biking (on roads), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking your dog and many others.

 

🌳 The Ridges Sanctuary Nature Center in Baileys Harbor is open to the public year-round, and feature exhibits on the cultural and natural history of The Ridges, a fully accessible boardwalk that spans a third of a mile, five miles of rustic trails, historic range lights, educational programs and more. There’s always something to do at The Ridges.

 

🌳 Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay is a preserve which offers education, conducts research and provides outdoor experiences to inspire environmental stewardship in learners of all ages.

 

🌳 Fallen Timbers Environmental Center in Black Creek Fallen Timbers is an environmental center located near Seymour, WI, owned by six school districts and operated by CESA 6.  It serves about 16,000 people a year and is open to public after school hours and on weekends.  It features 456 acres lowland woods and meadows, prairie, sugarbush, ephemeral ponds (extremely rare!), a 1-acre pond and an extensive trail system.  It also offers buildings and cabins, as well the Continuing Cartier Environmental Education Center “Sugar Shack” Maple Syrup Cabin.

 

🌳 Sanderling Nature Center at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan is where you can explore exhibits and use interactive kiosks to learn more about the park. Visitors can watch an 8-minute movie, “Welcome to Kohler-Andrae” or one of many other nature films. Families can enjoy reading together from our picture book collection. Visitors can observe Lake Michigan vessels and waterfowl from the rooftop observation deck and more. A variety of fun-filled educational programs for children and adults are typically scheduled May through October.

 

🌳 High Cliff  State Natural Area in Sherwood is recognized by its excellent cliff environments, an undisturbed wet-mesic forest and more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline.  The most common mammals observed here are fox and gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, deer, woodchucks, 13-striped ground squirrels, chipmunks, mice, shrews and bats. Present, but rarely seen, are red fox, weasels and mink. High Cliff is a premier area to watch the warbler migration in the spring. The park is also home to several purple martin colonies. Naturalist programs are offered primarily from May through September. All naturalist programs are subject to change. Make sure to contact the park prior to attending any event. The General Store Museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day when volunteers are available. Kids are also encouraged to participate in the Wisconsin Explorer Program.

 

🌳 Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico 920-acre wildlife area on the west shore of Green Bay. It features waterfowl and wetland birds. 9 miles of hiking, X-C skiing and snowshoeing trails. Snowshoe rentals available for on-site use during the winter months.

 

🌳 Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay  is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities.

 

🌳 Ledge View Nature Center in Chilton is a 105-acre Calumet County park and environmental education center.  The park is best known for its caves, but also contains woodland, dolomite ledges, open prairie and an inactive quarry. Hikers can enjoy 3 miles of trails, a 60-foot observation tower, an arboretum, and gardens with native wildflowers. Visitors can also view displays and interactive exhibits inside the nature center building.

 

🌳 Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London is open year round with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 441 acres adjacent to the Wolf River. Inside are natural history exhibits, hands-on displays, a gift shop, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library.

 

🌳 Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton is to serve as a gathering place for the community to become inspired by, appreciate & enjoy nature through educational programming and recreational opportunities, while fostering a healthy environment & providing an improved quality of life.

 

🌳 Maywood Environmental Center in Sheboygan offers six diverse ecosystems, an Arboretum, and a butterfly & hummingbird garden on its 135-acres.

 

🌳 Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve in Two Rivers contains over 1,500 acres of hardwood & conifer forests, wetlands, and prairies with 7 miles of hiking trails to enjoy. Take a stroll, have a look, and listen to the wonders that are found here. Our 14 ridges and swales are home and important stopover habitat to neo-tropical songbirds, Monarch butterflies, bats, amphibians, mammals and over 400 plant species. This rare land and its creatures attract thousands of visitors year-round and serves as an interactive outdoor classroom for thousands of students in the region.

 

🌳 Heckrodt Wetland Preserve in Menasha is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created priaire, open field, and upland forest.

 

🌳 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna provides the public a place to enjoy our natural resources. Recreation is provided by the many miles of trails, which can be used for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Year-round educational programs teach children and adults the importance of the inter-relationships between them and the environment.

 

🌳 Brillion Nature Center in Brillion is a 40 acre parcel that provides environmental education opportunities and outdoor experiences for area schools and the general public.

 

🌳 Neustadter Nature Center at Collins Marsh in Reedsville is a 4,200 acre state wildlife area located just 20 minutes west of Manitowoc. The facilities include a nature center, screened in shelter, 110 foot tower, as well as a grill and bonfire pit. Birders, Hunters, Photographers, Kayakers, Hikers and Bikers will all find places to explore.

 

🌳 Marsh Haven Nature Center in Waupun is a place to appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature. Visitors often see numerous bird species, including a well-established Purple Martin colony. Wildlife may be seen while wandering through the woodland, prairie, or wetland trails on our 46-acres. It also offers a bunkhouse and camping area for overnight group stays, a picnic shelter and campfire area, observation tower, a classroom, and indoor theater for presentations.

 

Northeast WI Guide to Best Pizza Places

Northeast WI Guide to Best Pizza Places

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  • 31 January,2020

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National Pizza Day is February 9th and no matter where you go in Northeast WI, it’s going to be hard to find someone who doesn’t want to celebrate this day with some good pizza.

You can’t beat the sauces, the crusts of choice, the delicious meats, fresh vegetables or the savory mouth watering cheese.

So where can you find pizza in Northeast WI? The answer is almost everywhere!  Here are a few of our fan favorites with some outstanding pies!

🍕 Gallagher’s Pizza – Green Bay, DePere and Suamico.

🍕 Cranky Pat’s Pizza – Neenah, Green Bay and Oshkosh.

🍕 Rustique Pizzeria – Suamico.

🍕 Wild Tomato Wood Fire Pizza – Egg Harbor, Sister Bay and Fish Creek.

🍕 Butch’s Pizza – Kimberly.

🍕 Sal’s Pizza – Appleton

🍕 Glass Nickel Pizza Co. – Appleton, Green Bay & Neenah/Menasha

🍕 Luigi’s Pizza – Little Suamico, Shawano, Appleton, Menasha

🍕 Stuc’s Pizza – Neenah & Appleton

🍕 Sgambati’s New York Pizza  – DePere

🍕 Heartland Pizza Co.  – Green Bay

🍕 Wiseguys Pizzeria  – Appleton

🍕 The Brothers Three Pizza – Oconto & Marinette

🍕 Pagoni’s Pizza – Kaukauna

🍕 Pizza Garden – Manitowoc

🍕 Happy Joe’s Pizza – Green Bay

🍕 Jake’s Pizza – Green Bay

🍕 Sammy’s Pizza – Green Bay

🍕 Broken Tree Pizza – Neenah

🍕 Scott’s Sub – DePere

🍕 Jolly Roger’s Pizzeria – New London

🍕 Faye’s Pizza – Sheboygan

🍕 Il Ritrovo Pizza – Sheboygan

🍕 Dudek’s Hot Stone Pub – Crivitz

🍕 Sliced Pizza Co. – Scandinavia

🍕 Enuff said Bar, Grill & Pizzeria – Black Creek

🍕 Port Sandy Bay – Two Rivers

🍕 Green Bay Pizza Co. – Green Bay

🍕 Frank’s Pizza Palace – Appleton

🍕 Rosati’s – Green Bay

🍕 Figaro’s Pizza – Pulaski & Crivitz

🍕 Christiano’s – Wautoma

🍕 San Rocco’s – Appleton

🍕 Stone Arch Brewpub – Appleton

🍕 Wheelhouse Restaurant – Waupaca

🍕 Steel Wheel Saloon – Brussels

🍕 Pork’s Sports Bar & Grill – Hortonville

🍕 Toppers – Oshkosh, Menasha, Appleton, Sheboygan, DePere, Green Bay

New Year’s Eve Guide for ALL AGES | Northeast WI

New Year’s Eve Guide for ALL AGES | Northeast WI

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  • 12 December,2019

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Another year has come and gone, and now it’s time to party with the kids and without them!  Here’s a list of places to have some fun or party on the last night of 2019 and welcome 2020.

 

New Year’s Eve Kids/Family Events

 

December 28th

🎇 11:30am-2:30pm – Family New Years Eve Day Party at Brillion Community Center.

🎇 5:30pm-8pm – Community Year End Celebration at Manitowoc/Two Rivers YMCA.

 

December 31st

🎇 10am-12pm –  Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum in Sheboygan.

🎇 10am-1pm – Noon Year’s Eve at Kidz Town in DePere.

🎇 10am-2pm – Kids Rockin’ Eve at Childrens Museum in Green Bay.

🎇 10am-4pm – Noon Year’s Eve at Funset Blvd. in Appleton.

🎇 11am-12pm – Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids at Shawano County Library.

🎇 11am-12pm – Noon Year’s Eve at Algoma Public Library.

🎇 11am-12:15pm – Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Kimberly Public Library.

🎇 11am-12:30pm – Noon Year’s Eve Party at Farnsworth Library in Oconto.

🎇 11am-1pm – Noon Year’s Eve at Iola Public Library.

🎇 11am-1pm – Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Two Rivers Senior Center.

🎇 11am-2pm – New Year’s Eve Family Skate at Spectrum Roller Rink in Fond du Lac.

🎇 11am-5pm – New Year’s Around the World at Building for Kids in Appleton.

🎇 11:15am-12:15pm – Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at Oshkosh Public Library.

🎇 11:30am-12pm – Happy Noon Year at Wrightstown Public Library.

🎇 11:30am-12pm – Happy Noon Year at East Library in Green Bay.

🎇 11:30am-1pm – Noon Year’s Eve Party at Chilton Public Library.

🎇 11:30am-1am – Family New Years Eve Event at Classic Fox Valley Lanes in Neenah.

🎇 12pm-12am – Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party at Pixel’s Arcade & Sports Bar in Oshkosh.

🎇 3pm-6pm – New Year’s Eve Bash at Fond du Lac Family YMCA.

🎇 3pm-9:30pm – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.

🎇 5pm-6:30pm – New Year’s Eve Family Show at ComedyCity in DePere.

🎇 5pm-8pm – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Green Bay East YMCA.

🎇 5pm-8pm –  Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Green Bay West YMCA.

🎇 5pm-8pm – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Green Bay Ferguson Family YMCA (Downtown).

🎇 5:30pm-8:30pm – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Green Bay Kroc Center.

🎇 6pm-9pm – New Years Eve Family Night at Oshkosh YMCA.

🎇 6pm-11:59pm – New Years Eve Night at Titletown in Green Bay.

🎇 7pm-8:30pm – New Year’s Eve Family Show at ComedyCity in DePere.

🎇 8:30pm-11:59pm – Big Cheese Drop New Years Eve at Plymouth Arts Center.

🎇 If you don’t feel like going out with the kids, then Netflix has you covered again this year with their kid countdowns starting on December 31st. Just search “New Year’s Eve Countdown”

 

 

 

Adults Only New Year’s Eve Events on December 31st.

We all love a good time but please remember to drink responsibly, be safe and don’t drink and drive.  We have a few options in our area that will ensure you have a good time and still be safe as you ring in the New year.

◼ Designated Driver – Ask a friend to be one or be one for your friends!

◼ Uber or Lyft – Download the App and check the area.  We do have some around Northeast WI.

◼ SafeRide – Ask your bartender if they are part of the Tavern League of Wisconsin.  They will get you a free ride home!

 

**Appleton**

🍾 7pm – Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Bash at the Fox Club.

🍾 8pm – New Year’s Encore Eve at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley.

🍾 8pm – New Years Dhamaal at The Grand Meridian.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Game Day Sports Bar.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Slugger’s Sports Bar w/ Grand Union.

**Bowler**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Masquerade Ball at North Star Mohican Casino.

**De Pere**

🍾 9pm & 11pm – New Years Eve at ComedyCity.

🍾 9pm – Annual Black and White New Year’s Eve at Ennis Inn.

**Egg Harbor**

🍾 10pm – New Years Eve at Landmark Resort.

**Freedom**

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve at Simply Country Barn w/ NEW Piano Guys – Dueling Pianos.

**Gillett**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve with Fireworks at Klaus Lake Bar.

**Green Bay**

🍾 6pm – New Years Eve at St. Brendan’s Inn.

🍾 6pm – New Years Eve Bash at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill w/ Fine Line Acoustic.

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve Celebration at Oneida Casino.

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve at Meyer Theatre.

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Party at Badger State Brewing Co.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Anduzzi’s Sports Club.

**Kaukauna**

🍾 6pm – New Years Eve at Electric City Lanes w/ Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos.

🍾 8:30pm – New Years Eve at Calmes’ Pub w/ Hurry Up Wait.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Road Trip Food & Spirits w/ Minus One.

**Keshena**

🍾 7pm –  Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Party at Menominee Casino Resort.

**Lena**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Bash at Midway Bar w/ 44 Audible.

**Little Chute**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Gentleman Jack’s Pub & Grill w/ Project Therapy.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Bash at Ladder House on Main.

**Menasha**

🍾 8:30pm – New Year’s Eve at Waverly Beach w/ Boogie and the Yo-Yoz.

**Mishicot**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Bash at Fox Hills Resort featuring Kallas and Road Trip

**Neenah**

🍾 7pm – Masquerade Ball New Years Eve at Xe 54 Wine

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Willie Beamons.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Ground Round w/ Live DJ.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Headliners Bar & Grill w/ Ask Your Mother

**Oshkosh**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Bash at O’Marro’s Public House.

🍾 9pm – New Year’s Eve Comedy Show at The Backlot Comedy House.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Rev’s Bowl Bar & Grill w/ Star Six Nine.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Fox River Brewing Company w/ Rising Phoenix.

**Peshtigo**

🍾 4pm – New Years Eve Party at Embers 1871 w/ Live DJ.

**Pound**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Equity Hall w/ Rolling Thunder AC/DC Tribute

**Sheboygan**

🍾 6pm- New Years Eve Winter Magic at Blue Harbor Resort.

🍾 8pm – Ring in the Weill’d 20s – New Year’s Eve Party at Weill Center for the Performing Arts.

**Sturgeon Bay**

 🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill w/ Thy Dirty Deuce.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort w/ Full Circle Band.

 

I know there are more fun New Years Events around our area, so if you know of one that we should include on our list, please send me an email at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com with the details or link!

Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

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  • 12 December,2019

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There’s not much left of 2019! Winter Break is coming and it won’t be long before you start hearing “I’m Bored” and “There’s nothing to do”.  Here is a quick and easy list of things to do in Northeast WI to keep those kids busy and create some lasting memories.

 

1.)  Still time to see the amazing WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden or around the area with our guide.

2.) Try Rollerskating! – There are Roller Rinks throughout Northeast WI.

3.) Check out a Kids Museum!  These are educational, fun and spark their imaginations.  Not to mention this keeps the kids busy for hours!

4.) What about a Movie?  Take those kids out to see a movie on the Big Screen either during prime time or catch a matinee. (especially when we have $5 Tuesdays at Marcus Cinemas)

5.) Find a Bowling Alley and get some strikes and have some laughs!

6.) Find an Ice Skating Rink! There are plenty of either Indoor or Outdoor Rinks in our Area.

7.) Race down a hill on a sled or tube.  Many Tubing hills have started making their own snow.  Just call before going to make sure they are open.

8.) Skiing – Call ahead to make sure your ski hill is open and then hit the slopes.

9.) Find some fun at local kid friendly places like Badger Bouncers, Xtreme Air, Get Air, Sir Bounce Alot, Chuckee Cheese, Monkey Joe’s, Funset Blvd., Badger Sports Park and others.

10.) Learn new things at local Museums!

11.) Get a head start on spring cleaning and have the kids pick out 5 or ten toys they can donate.

12.) Make it a Crafts and Arts Week.  Pinterest is Amazing!

13.) Visit the Zoo and see what the animals are doing over Winter Break!

14.) See the Stars at the Barlow Planetarium.

15.) Take in a Green Bay Gamblers Hockey Game.

16.) Nature Centers! Take a Hike, plan a scavenger hunt or bird watch!

17.) Hot Cocoa Party with all the fixin’s and invite some friends.

18.) Build a Fort and Get Cozy.

19.) Nerf Gun Battles are a standard in our house and are always Epic!

20.) See all the Amazing Aircraft at the EAA Airventure Museum and watch the kids go crazy and learn in the kids area! Be prepared to stay there for a few hours.

21.) Take those kids and Volunteer!  Food Pantries, Humane Societies and so many other non profits could use a few volunteers!

22.) Indoor Pools at the local school or hotel are open usually for a small fee or go all out and hit up the Indoor Water Park at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay!

23.) Tour the Frozen Tundra, Lambeau Field and check out the Packers Hall of Fame. #GoPackGo

24.) Find your Local YMCA and get into some fun and fitness.

25.) Let your kids Paint a masterpiece! Many of the places that offer adult painting classes, also offer kids classes.

26.) Bake, Bake, Cook! Kids love helping in the kitchen. It can be a bit messy but is so much fun and creates some great memories for those little ones.

27.) Don’t forget about the New Year’s Eve fun throughout our area, just for kids!

28.) Find some fun Winter Science projects to do.  One of our favorite websites is right here.

29.) National Railroad Museum in Green Bay is an awesome place to check out especially for all those train loving kiddos!

30.) Visit your Local Library – They have all kinds of things going on from crafts and arts to storytimes, to even showing some great movies and it’s all FREE!

 

I hope this list helps make your Winter Break a great one!

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

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  • 05 December,2019

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Few activities in winter compare to Ice Skating outdoors.  Nothing beats the exhilaration and fun of gliding across the ice, the wind on your reddened cheeks while taking deep breaths of cold, fresh air.  Not to mention, this is great exercise and a perfect way to let the kids burn off the extra energy they seem to have in the winter.

So, where can you find Outdoor Ice Rinks in Northeast WI?  You’re in luck, check out our list! ⛸

**This is only a list of where Outdoor Ice Rinks are found.  Please check with your local ice rink for hours, if there is a warming shelter or skate rentals.**

 

⛸ ALGOMA: Peterson Park at the corner of Greenfield and 4th St.

⛸ ALLOUEZ: Green Isle Park at 2400 Green Ave.

⛸ APPLETON:

**Colony Oaks Park at 801 N. Briarcliff Dr.  Park hours are 5pm-11pm

**Appleton Memorial Park at 1717 E Witzke Blvd.

**Highview Park at 100 W. Wayfarer Ln.  Park hours are 5pm-11pm

** Pierce Park at 1035 W Prospect Ave.  Two rinks will be available.

**Erb Park at 1800 N. Morrison St.

**Jones Park is Closed this Season

⛸ BONDUEL:  Behind the Police Station.

⛸ BRILLION:  at Deer Run Golf Course, 912 Fairway Dr.

⛸ CLINTONVILLE: W.A. Olen Park at Olen Park Rd.

⛸ CRIVITZ: Behind the Fire Station.

⛸ DE PERE: Legion Park at 1212 Charles St.

⛸ ELLISON BAY: Fitzgerald Park at 1594 Old School Rd.

⛸ FOX CROSSING: Fritsch Park at 1651 Sandys Lane.

⛸ FOND DU LAC: Lakeside Park at 555 N Park Ave.

⛸ FOND DU LAC: McDermott Park at Johnson St. & Coffman Ave.

⛸ GILLETT:  Next to the Gillett Public Library at 200 East Main St.

⛸ GRAND CHUTE: Lions Park at 3155 N. Longwood Lane.

⛸ GREEN BAY:  Please reference their website here for current ice conditions. 

Supervised Hockey/Ice Skating Facilities providing warming shelters are at the following locations:

**Titletown District Park, Lombardi Ave.  (Fee Charged)

**Edison Park, 442 Alpine Dr.

**Wilder Park, 1217 Edgewood Dr.

**Colburn Park, 901 S. Fisk St.

**Perkins Park, 601 N. Fisk St.

**Beaver Dam Park, 1331 Hobart Dr.

Other Ice Rinks without warming shelters in Green Bay at:

**Astor Park at 1100 Porlier St.

**Eisenhower Park at 1762 Amy St.

**Kennedy Park at 2227 Farlin Ave.

**McAuliffe Park at 3100 Sitka St.

**Red Smith Park at 2765 Sussex Rd.

**Atkinson Park at 524 Ethel St.

**Beaumont Park at 1600 Sue Lane

**Fritsch Park at 700 LaCount Rd.

**John Muir Park at 1761 Biemeret St.

**Marquette Park at 1016 Hickory Hill Dr.

**Seymour Park at 330 S. Oakland Ave.

**Tank Park at 830 Fifth St.

**Ameriprise Outdoor Ice Rink at City Deck, Downtown.

⛸ GREENVILLE: Jennerjohn Park at W6750 Rickey Lane

⛸ HOLLANDTOWN: Hollandtown Ice Rink at 8131 Katie Lane

⛸ HOWARD:  Pinewood Park at 1013 Harwood Ave.

⛸ JACKSONPORT:  Lakeside Park on Lake Park Dr.

⛸ KAUKAUNA: Horseshoe Valley Park at 200 E. 12th St.

⛸ KEWAUNEE: Haney Park at 1st & Dorelle St.

⛸ LITTLE CHUTE:  Heesakker Park at 1509 E. Lincoln Ave.

⛸ MANITOWOC: Located in front of the Manitowoc Library.  

⛸ MENASHA: Hart Park at 700 Seventh St.

⛸ NEENAH:  Washington Park at 631 W. Winneconne Ave.

⛸ NEENAH: Memorial Park at 1131 Tullar Rd.

⛸ NEENAH: Green Park at 337 Columbian Ave.

⛸ NEW LONDON: Riverside Park at 1215 W. Wolf River Ave.

⛸ OCONTO: Sharp Park at 7th St.

⛸ OMRO:  Scott Park at 515 E. Main St.

⛸ OSHKOSH: Miller’s Bay at Menominee Park.

⛸ PESHTIGO: Harper Park at Ellis Ave. & Thompson St.

⛸ PULASKI:  Off of N. Fourth St. by the Pulaski Polka Grounds

⛸ SHAWANO:  Memorial Park at Main St. & Lieg Ave. 

⛸ SHERWOOD: Wanick Choute Park at W4690 Castle Dr.

⛸ SISTER BAY:  Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink at 111 Autumn Ct.

⛸ STURGEON BAY:  Memorial Field Ice Rink at 14th and Michigan St.

⛸ WRIGHTSTOWN: Zirbel Park at 352 High St.

 

**If you know of other Ice Rinks that should be included on our list, please email them to northeastwiactivities@gmail.com

 

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

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  • 01 December,2019

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With all the snow, it’s time to head for the Hills! The Tubing and Sledding Hills, that is. Flying down these snow covered hills is simply fun especially when you do it with your kids.   Tubing and Sledding are not about the hot spots, but about the adventure, the fun, and the memories!

Here are some of the favorite tubing and sledding spots in Northeast WI.

 

TUBING HILLS WITH AND WITHOUT TOW ROPES

❄️ Triangle Sports Area in Green Bay – (Will open when enough snow has fallen) Hours: Monday-Friday 4:30-7:45 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m.  Fees: Tow rope $3.50 per person, all ages. Tow ropes close at 7:45 p.m. gates at 8:00 p.m. daily innertube rental $2.50 (limited supply). Call 920-391-3670 for hill conditions.

❄️ Ariens Hill at Titletown Park in Green Bay – Open Date to be announced soon! Hours: (Mon-Fri) 3:30pm-9pm, (Sat/Sun & school break) 10am-9pm, Holiday/Gameday (unless otherwise noted) 10am-9pm.  Tubes will be given with the price of admission.

❄️ Oconto Falls Tubing Hill in Oconto Falls – (Open when enough snow has fallen) Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm for tow rope.  Bring your own tube. Admission is FREE

❄️ Winter Park in Kewaunee – Park hopes to open by Christmas break! Hours: Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Fees: $8/person (2 hours), $35 Family Rate (2 hours-up to 5 people)

❄️ Calumet County Park Tubing Hill in Hilbert – Hours: Saturday and Sundays 11am-4pm.  Fees: $6.00/person + deposit. (You must rent a tube).  You can also call the 24 hour Parks Activity Line at 920.849.1494 to obtain the latest recorded information. They do close when the wind chill reaches -20 degrees.

 

SLEDDING HILLS

❄️Allouez –

  • ▪ Webster Park

❄️Appleton –

  • ▪ Plamann Park
  • ▪ Arbutus Park
  • ▪ Memorial Park – Large Sledding Hill and Cross Country Ski Trails.
  • ▪ Erb Park – Brand new sledding hill with a warming area, concessions and restrooms.  Hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6pm.
  • ▪ Reid Golf Course – Two Sledding Hills, 1.85 miles of groomed cross country ski trails and a warming shelter featuring a concession stand, restrooms and seating area.  Hours: Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6pm.

❄️Bellevue –

  • ▪ Josten Park

❄️Brillion –

  • ▪ Braun’s Deer Run Golf Course

❄️Clintonville –

  • ▪ West Street Sledding Hill

❄️Combined Locks –

  • ▪ Haack Sledding Hill
  • ▪ Memorial Park/Fries Recreational Area

❄️DePere –

  • ▪ Sand Acres Park
  • ▪ Lion’s Trailside Park
  • ▪ VFW Park
  • ▪ Hardee’s Hill

❄️Fish Creek –

  • ▪ Peninsula State Park Golf Course (Hill 17)

❄️Green Bay –

  • ▪ Fireman’s Hill
  • ▪ Sand Acres Park

❄️Greenville –

  • ▪ Jennerjohn Park

❄️Grand Chute –

  • ▪ Prairie Hill Park

❄️Howard –

  • ▪ Meadowbrook Park

❄️Kaukauna –

  • ▪ Grignon Park (Mount Misery)
  • ▪ White City Park

❄️Kimberly –

  • ▪ Sunset Park

❄️Little Chute –

  • ▪ Island Park
  • ▪ Van Lieshout Park

❄️Marion –

  • ▪ Marion Athletic Park

❄️Marinette –

  • ▪ City Park

❄️Manitowoc –

  • ▪ Silver Creek Pond Hill

❄️Menasha –

  • ▪ Clovis Park
  • ▪ Fritsch Park

❄️Neenah –

  • ▪ Washington Park
  • ▪ O’Hauser Park
  • ▪ Quarry Park
  • ▪ Island Park
  • ▪ Memorial Park (Warming Shelter)

❄️New London –

  • ▪ Riverside Park

❄️Oshkosh –

  • ▪ Garbage Hill
  • ▪ Red Arrow Park
  • ▪ Westhaven Circle Park

❄️Shawano –

  • ▪ Maple Hills Sledding Hill

❄️Sherwood 

  • ▪ Wanick Choute Park Hill

❄️Sturgeon Bay –

  • ▪ Big Hill Park

❄️Suamico –

  • ▪ Suamico Elementary School (Hill on side of school)

❄️Two Rivers –

  • ▪ Washington Park

❄️Waupaca –

  • ▪ Swan Park Sledding Hill

❄️Wrightstown –

  • ▪ Zirbel Sledding Hill

 

 

***FYI – Navarino Tubing Hill is now closed!

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2019

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2019

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  • 20 November,2019

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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!

(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!