Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 06 November,2019

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Twinkling lights are making the Green Bay Botanical Garden sparkle again for their 23rd year of WPS Garden of Lights from November 29th 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 …… including the new light display, Butterflies in motion! You will want to see it all 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 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm. November 29th thru December 30th.

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

Family Nights are Thursdays, December 5th, 12th and 19th.  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

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

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  • 02 November,2019

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We are lucky to have four Children’s Museums in Northeast WI.  These are unique places that inspire kids to learn, explore and play with everything in their environment. Places where children have hands on interactions with science, art and technology.  Where great bonding moments happen between children and adults.

Find out more about each Children’s Museum by clicking on their name and then I dare you to check out all 4 of these amazing places with your kids!



🔷 Children’s Museum of Green Bay          

Address: 1230 Bay Beach Rd., Green Bay (920) 432-4397

Hours:   Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Cost:     General Admission:   $8
Senior Citizens:  $7
15 Months & Under:  FREE



🔷 The Building For Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton       

Address: 100 W. College Ave., Appleton (920) 734-3226

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Cost:   Child (age 1-15): $8
Adult (16-64): $8
Senior (65+): $7
Infant (under 12 months): Free
Military Discount (with valid ID, active or retired): $6 Cannot be combined with any other discounts



🔷 Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac       

Address: 75 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac (920) 929-0707

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Cost:    Adults and children = $8/person
Seniors (age 65 and older) = $7/person
Museum members = FREE
Children under one = FREE


🔷 Above & Beyond Children’s Museum of Sheboygan      

Address: 902 North 8th St., Sheboygan  (920) 458-4263

Hours:    Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Cost:    $7 per Person
Seniors 60yrs + are $6.00

Members and Children under 1 are free.

Water Ski Shows | Northeast WI Activities

Water Ski Shows | Northeast WI Activities

Northeast WI offers many amazing options to see some highly entertaining Water Ski Shows. These shows are free (donations are welcome) and offer great family entertainment throughout the Summer.  They are set to music and have lots of action on the water, it’s what Summers are made of!   I highly recommend bringing chairs or blankets and then sit back and enjoy the show!

Check out our list of shows below and make sure to add one of these shows to your Summer Bucket List!



🌊 Waupaca Chain Skiers –  King Veteran’s Home/Rainbow Lake in Waupaca.

Shows at 6:30pm on June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 4, 6, 13, 27 and August 3, 10.



🌊 Twin Bridge Ski Team – Boat Landing 3 Rd. in Crivitz.

Shows at 6:30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Shows start on June 15th thru August 25th.  (No Shows on July 18, July 20 and August 3rd)  Learn to Ski Date is July 28 from 2pm-5pm.

Many talented skiers in acts such as bare-footing, pyramids, jumping, swiveling and ballet. We pride ourselves on providing a great and entertaining show every time we perform. It is highly suggested that you bring your lawn chair or blanket and most importantly sunglasses to come and see our free show. Our concession stand serves the best popcorn in the area along with nice cold refreshing drinks.


🌊 Waterboard Warriors Water Ski Team – Mueller Park in Wrightstown.

Shows – which include high-speed barefoot water skiing, jumping, pyramids and acting –

June shows are on Thursday at 7:00 PM (First show June 6th)
July shows are on Tuesday at 7:00 PM
August shows are on Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30 PM

Learn to Ski Clinic on July 24th and August 7th.


🌊 Shawano Ski Sharks – 211 Riverside Dr. in Shawano.

The Ski Sharks perform every Wednesday starting June 5th and ending August 14th. Two Sunday shows, June 30th and July 7th. Pre-show 5:30 pm, Show at 6:00 pm. Learn to Ski days and Believe and Ski days are always popular and will be June 14th & 21st.

Learn to Ski Days with the Shawano Ski Sharks – We bring our team members together to help children from our community learn the basic skills of skiing and the safety aspects of the sport. Using our boats equipped with training equipment, the children learn how to ski in a very controlled environment with very little frustration.  The Shawano Ski Sharks are bringing waterskiing for those with disabilities, who may have thought it was not possible before, through adaptive skiing.


🌊 Crivitz Ski Cats – Lake Noquebay Park in Crivitz.

They perform Wednesdays & some Saturdays at 6pm from June 19th-August 17th for 2019 Season.  Admission is FREE, however there is a $5.00 entry fee to the County Park.

On July 23rd the Crivitz Ski Cats will be hosting a learn to ski day!!  Our expert team members will be on hand to teach you how to ski.  Skiers and non-skiers are welcome to come and enjoy an evening of fun with the Crivitz Ski Cats!  Cost for this event is $30/skier which covers USA waterski insurance for both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  Newly trained skiers will be invited to participate in the pre-show and perform their new tricks in front of a crowd! Contact us at  to register for the Learn to Ski Day!


🌊  Webfooters Water Ski Show Team – 314 Wolf River Dr. in Fremont.

On the shores of downtown Fremont, every Sunday and Wednesday at 6:00pm. First Show June 5th thru August 21st.


Green Bay Escape!

Green Bay Escape!

I recently had the chance to try one of the Escape Rooms at Green Bay Escape and it was Phenomenal!  My group and I loved everything about it! It was an expereince fro mthe moment you walk in the door to check in until you leave! Every step of the way was Incredible!


Here are 5 things to know about this crazy fun experience!!


🔒1.) The staff and room hosts, are AMAZING! They help calm the nerves right away, are hilarious, helpful and fun and will give you a story to go with your room to help get the game started.  They watch and listen and are there with clues if needed and give you an unforgettable experience!


🔒2.) There are 3 different escape rooms to choose from!

**Shipwrecked – Can you find the hidden treasure in time to escape?

**Infilitrate – Will you be able to succeed in this jailbreak?

**Asylum – Can you uncover the truth and escape?

Certain rooms are harder than others, so make sure to read each description and look at the level of difficulty for each on their website! Then, schedule a time to try and escape for yourself.

FYI: Rooms do change during the year, so be sure to watch for future announcements on upcoming new rooms on their website!


🔒3.) You don’t need any experience to try this!  You just need to grab some people, book a room and show up to give it your best shot.  If you don’t have a large group, don’t worry, you can be put with other people in the room and what better ice breaker than being locked in a room with strangers, having to solve puzzles, riddles and locks while trying to escape together?


🔒4.) A few other things I learned:

60 minutes is deceiving! You have one hour to escape, which seems like plenty of time but that time goes very quickly so you must keep moving and looking for what’s next.

Cell phones are not allowed in the rooms! This is all about doing this “old school” and interacting with each other.  You have to talk, think and work things out together! It’s a perfect activity for everyone, even teenagers, to try!


🔒5.) A memorable, fun and addicting experience! My group did the Shipwrecked Escape Room last week! It was a lot more fun and harder than we expected but we succeeded and escaped with a lot of laughs and maybe a couple of hints from our game room host!

We are still talking about how we escaped and probably will continue to bring it up in months to come. We are even looking forward to trying another escape room!

So……Can You Escape?

Find more details and book your next adventure on their Website! And make sure to follow them on Facebook too!


🔒🔒🔒BONUS:  Don’t miss their newest experience, the Legendary Adventure Tour on Saturdays in July and August!  Book Now for this very unique experience!

“Board the trolley and get ready for this is a 2 hour long adventure game though the city of Green Bay. Teams will be competing against each other in this Amazing Race inspired game. This is a family friendly, all ages, game and is unlike anything anywhere else. A trolley will pick you up at the Green Bay Escape store and guide you through different parts of the city where you will stop at key locations to complete different challenges. This game covers everything from downtown Green Bay to City Stadium.”