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 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 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

Nichols at 11:30am

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People!

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People!

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  • 19 November,2016

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


?Donation to a charity in their name.

?Theater tickets

?Escape Room gift certificate

?Cheese board of different cheeses and a fancy slicer

?A Knife set with a Cutting Board

?A Netflix Subscription

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

?State Park Yearly Pass

?Paint/Craft/Art gift certificate


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


?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



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

?Lottery Tickets

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

?Magazine Subscriptions

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

?Tickets to see a local Sports Team

?Cable TV Sports Package

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

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

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

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

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

?Music or Art Lessons

Northeast WI Tree Farms / 2016

Northeast WI Tree Farms / 2016

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  • 17 November,2016

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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 ***


Tillman Christmas Trees, 11132 County Line Rd.  Luxemburg

Open Beginning on Friday, November 25th.  Open daily from 9am-5pm through December 23rd. Free Wagon Rides on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Weekends after Thanksgiving.  Saws and Twine provided. They will bale your Tree.  Bring the kids and enjoy finding that perfect Tree!


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

Open “Green Friday”, November 25th.  Open November 26/27, December 3/4, 10/11 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 and Hay Rides provided.


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

Open Daily November 25th 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 25, 26, 27 and December 3/4 & 10/11 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your perfect Christmas Tree.  Shaking and Baling provided.  Purchase Wreaths, Boughs and Roping. Visit with Santa 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 the 1st and 2nd weekends of December (Fri, Sat, & Sun) from 9am-4pm. Free Shaking and baling of trees, and free coloring books for kids.  Fresh cut trees, wreaths and boughs available for purchase.


Waupaca Christmas Tree Farm, E1274 Hwy 54 in Waupaca

Open November 19/20 & 25-27.  December 3/4, 10/11 & 17/18 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 25-27 and December 3/4, 10/11 from 9am-4pm and December 2 & 9 from 12pm-4pm.  Cut your Own Trees, They offer Wreaths, Boughs and Baling.


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

Open November 25-27, December 3/4, 10/11 & 17/18 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your Own Trees.  They offer Baling, Tractor Wagon Rides and Wreaths.


Whispering Pines Tree Farm, 3694 Airport Rd. in Oconto

Open Daily from 9am-4:30pm from November 25th – 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! On weekends, beginning this Friday, They will have alpacas there as well as alpaca socks and other items. Meet Alex and Bounty, Major and Shoetz.


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

Open November 12/13, 19/20, 25/27 and December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18 & 22/23. Open 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 25th – 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 til dusk and Friday’s and Saturday’s from 8am til dusk.


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

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18 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 25th thru December 21st. Shaking, baling, saws provided. Wreaths, boughs, tree stands.


Spring Brook Tree Farm, W17076 Willow Road in Tigerton

Open Saturday and Sunday November 26th until Christmas, 9am-4:30pm.  Cut your own tree and then browse the Wreaths, garlands and door swags.


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

They are open for Choose and Cut Christmas trees November 25-27, December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18 from 9am – 4pm.  Horse and Wagon Rides on November 25/27, Dec. 3/4 and 10/11.  They have cookies, coffee and hot cider available.  They also do wreaths and roping. 


Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

Saturday, November 26th thru December 24th.  Monday – Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am-8pm.



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

Open Nov. 19/20, 25/27 and December 3/4, 10/11 and 17/18. Open 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.




Krause Tree Farm, N8542 Wolf River Rd. in Algoma is now CLOSED!

Northeast WI Holiday Parades / 2016

Northeast WI Holiday Parades / 2016

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It’s hard to believe the Christmas Season is about to begin!  Northeast WI Activities is ready to help get you in the Spirit of the Season with our list of Holiday Parades.


November 11

Menominee, MI at 6pm


November 17

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

Oshkosh at 6:30pm “Whoville Holiday”

November 18

Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

November 19

Green Bay at 10am  “A Winter Wonderland”

Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”


November 22

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

November 23

Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Lakeshore Holiday Parade”

November 24

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

November 26

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

Crivitz at 5:30pm “Christmas Parade”

Fremont at 4:30pm

Kiel at 6:30pm

November 27

Sheboygan at 5pm  “Winter Musical”

November 28

Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

Little Chute at 6:30pm

December 2

New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

Shawano at 6pm  “Spirit of Giving”

December 3

Iola at 10am

Oconto at 1pm

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

Marinette at 1:30pm

Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “Christmas in Toyland”

Chilton at 5pm

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

Omro at 5pm  “Christmas Night of Lights”

Weyauwega at 5:30pm

December 6

Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Christmas Parade”

December 10

Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights


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

Nichols at 11:30am

Wrightstown at 12pm

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Northeast WI

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in Northeast WI

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  • 10 March,2016

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St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on the 17th of March, and named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. The festival commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish heritage and culture. St. Patrick’s Day is now celebrated by many people throughout the world, Irish and non-Irish alike, with food, drink and all things green.



Dates to Remember:

3/11/16 at 6:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Manitowoc then stay for the fireworks!

3/12/16 at 10am – Shamrock Shuffle 5k Run/Walk at University of Oshkosh

3/12/16 at 10:30am-1:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebrations in Downtown Green Bay.

3/12/16 at 11am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Sturgeon Bay

3/14/16 at 7pm – A night of Irish Music at Menasha Public Library

3/15/16 at 6:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day Party at Menasha Public Library

3/19/16 at 11am – Mooseyard St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Lake Dr. in Shawano

3/19/16 at 11am-6pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Fest in New Dublin (New London)

3/19/16 at 1pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Party in Oshkosh


Be Safe and Have fun celebrating this St. Patty’s Day!