Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2018

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2018

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  • 21 November,2018

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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 – 11/21/18)

 


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

5 – 9 pm November 23 -25 and 30,  December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, and 26-30. Closed December 24 & 25.

Family Night: Sunday, November 25th from 5pm-9pm.  Children 12 & under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult. Wagon rides are an additional $5 per person (child & adult). Valid at the door night-of event only. Special features include a meet and greet with Mrs. Claus, letters to Santa, Face Painting by Lori and Mischief & Magic from 5:30-8 pm. Santa will be available for pictures from 5-9 pm

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 23 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 December 4, 7, 11, 18 & 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 23rd thru January 6th, 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.

*No Car Traffic On December 1st.*


 

⭐ Delightfully Calumet 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 23rd thru January 1st 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 23rd – 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 23rd thru December 29th,  Thursdays thru Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.

December 20th 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


 

⭐ 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. 23rd -Dec. 31st.

 

 

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

 

⭐ These Lights Ruel on 149 Ramlen Court in Appleton. Thursday, November 29th thru Monday, 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!

Holiday Light Display at W5989 Garnet Dr. in Appleton.  December 1st thru December 31st from 6pm-9pm daily.  Proceeds from donations help raise money to help fulfill life-affirming wishes for local children struggling with life-threatening medical conditions.

⭐ 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 25th 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.

⭐ The North Pole at 830 Rusty Ct. in Kaukauna is November 21st 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, especially this year as this will be their last year at this location.  They need to raise enough money to secure a new location for 2019!

⭐ 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 2019 Shop with a Cop Program.  Tune to 89.7 to enjoy the music and lights.

⭐ Sunnybrook Lights Christmas Light Show at 336 Sunnybrook Dr. in Oshkosh.  December 1st thru January 1st.  5pm-10pm every night.  They have a donation area for the Oshkosh Humane Society at the end of their driveway.

⭐ TR Light Show at 2314 42nd Street in Two Rivers.  December 1st thru 31st from 5pm-10pm every night.

Schumacher’s Christmas Light Show at 800 19th St. in Two Rivers.  Tune to 106.1 fm to hear the show.  December 1st thru 31st every Friday-Sunday from 5pm-9pm.

 

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.

⭐ 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.

⭐ 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 2018 but we hope they will be back for 2019!

 

** The Black Family Light Show at W12667 County Rd M in Caroline.  Not having lights this year.  Stay tuned for 2019!

** Crazy Lights Show at 218 Newton Le Ct. in Kaukauna.  Will not run for 2018!

 


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

 

Small Business Saturday Guide 2018 | Northeast WI

Small Business Saturday Guide 2018 | Northeast WI

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  • 16 November,2018

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

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

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


 Fitness Integrity

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

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

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

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


 

Shamrock Farms

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

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

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

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

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


Jenstar Movement Studio – Jenstar Bazaar Holiday Shopping Event

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

Vendors include:

Home and Humble

Jenna Kast Studio

Verbena Simple Living

Erth Minerals

Crystal Enlightenment

Olive’s Oil Boutique

Wisconsin Sewing Company LLC

Crystal Nectar Creations handcrafted jewelry

FWD:Project

Dimey Beads (Necklaces) by Paula

Front Porch Pottery by Molly

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

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


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

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

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

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


Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

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  • 13 November,2018

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

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  • 10 November,2018

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

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

 

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

Open Daily after Thanksgiving through Christmas from 9am-4:30pm. Weekends will include Free wagon rides and a Bonfire thru Dec. 16th.  The warm log cabin will have hot chocolate and Santa Clause will make special appearances in the log cabin on Nov. 23, 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2 and 8!  Baling service, wreaths and kissing balls available.


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

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


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

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


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

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


🎄 Tannenbaum Hills, 18732 Church Road in Kiel

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


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

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


🎄 Waupaca Christmas Tree Farm, E1274 Hwy 54 in Waupaca

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


🎄 Aissen Tree Farm  E1105 State Hwy 29 in Luxemburg

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


 

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

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


🎄 Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

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


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

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


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


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


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

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 08 November,2018

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

 

Here are 5 Things to know about the Garden of Lights

 

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

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

 

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

Photo Courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

 

Just a few more things……

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2018

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2018

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  • 04 November,2018

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

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

 

 

Saturday, November 17th

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

 

Wednesday, November 21st

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

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

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

 

Thursday, November 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

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  • 04 November,2018

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

 

 

🎁 Donation to a charity in their name.

🎁 Theater tickets

🎁 Escape Room gift certificate

🎁 Cheese board of different cheeses and a fancy slicer

🎁 A Knife set with a Cutting Board

🎁 A Netflix Subscription

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

🎁 State Park Yearly Pass

🎁 Paint/Craft/Art gift certificate

🎁 Chocolates/Candies

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

🎁 Candles

🎁 Smoker or Grill

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

🎁 Rounds of Golf at their favorite Golf Course

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

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

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

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

🎁 Concert Tickets

🎁 Salon/Spa Gift Cards

🎁 Jewelry

🎁 Cookbooks

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

🎁 Lottery Tickets

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

🎁 Magazine Subscriptions

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

🎁 Tickets to see a local Sports Team

🎁 Cable TV Sports Package

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

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

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

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

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

🎁 Music or Art Lessons

 

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

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  • 02 November,2018

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners – 2017

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners – 2017

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  • 07 November,2017

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

**** If you know of any other places that will be serving a Free Thanksgiving Meal, please message me on FB at Northeast WI Activities or email me at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com and I will be happy to add it to this list.  (List was updated 11/9/17)

 

Sunday, November 12th

🦃 Pulaski – St. John Lutheran Church from 10:30am-1pm. No Reservation Needed. More info, call (920) 822-3511

 

Saturday, November 18th

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

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

 

Wednesday, November 22nd

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

🦃 Green Bay – Faith Tabernacle Outreach Ministries from 12pm-4pm.  Any questions call (920) 713-3229.  No Reservations are needed.

 

Thursday, November 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🦃 Neenah – Re Mixx from 4pm-7pm.  No reservations required.  Any questions please call (920) 725-6483.

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

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

🦃 Pembine – Town Hall from 11am-1pm.  This is a free community meal.  Take out and Deliveries are available.  No reservations needed.  (715) 324-6314

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 

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

Green Bay – First Assembly of God Church from 12pm-1pm.  Call (920) 497-2800 to make reservations by 11/19/16

Green Bay – New Community Shelter will host Thanksgiving lunch (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 6 p.m.) with all the fixings. No need for reservations.

Keshena – St. Michael’s Barrett Hall from 10am-3pm.  More info call (715) 799-3811.

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

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

Pulaski – Red Apple Cafe from 11am-2pm.  (Beverages and desserts not included). No reservations needed.

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