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:  Memorial Park at 651 S. St. Augustine Dr.

⛸ 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!

 

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2019

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2019

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  • 10 November,2019

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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 special events thru Dec. 15th.  The warm log cabin will have hot chocolate and Santa Clause will also make special appearances in the log cabin Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 7 & 8!  Baling service, wreaths and kissing balls available.


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

Opens November 29th and weekends 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 29th 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 29, 20 and December 1, 7, 8, 12 and 15 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 29-December 1, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 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 16-17, 23-24 and 29-30.  December 1, 7-8 & 14-15 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 29,30 and December 1, 7-8 and 14-15 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 29-Dec. 1. December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 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 29th – 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 16-17, 23-24, 29-30.  December 1, 5-8, 12-15 and 19-21 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 18th – 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 29-30, December 1, 6-8, 13-15 from 8:30am – 4:30pm! 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 29th thru December 22nd. Shaking, baling, saws provided. Wreaths, boughs, tree stands.


 

🎄 Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

Friday, November 29th 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 29th.


🎄 Wojcik’s Christmas Tree Farm, 4336 Twin Elm Dr. in Pulaski.  Opens November 29th from 9am-4:30pm daily.


 

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

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy for People

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  • 08 November,2019

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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/Amazon/Starz/etc.. or Sirius Subscription

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

🎁 State Park Yearly Pass

🎁 Paint/Craft/Art gift certificate

🎁 Chocolates/Candies

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

🎁 Candles

🎁 Smoker or Grill

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

🎁 Rounds of Golf at their favorite Golf Course

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

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

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

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

🎁 Concert Tickets

🎁 Salon/Spa Gift Cards

🎁 Jewelry

🎁 Cookbooks

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

🎁 Lottery Tickets

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

🎁 Magazine Subscriptions

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

🎁 Tickets to see a local Sports Team

🎁 Cable TV Sports Package

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

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

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

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

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

🎁 Music or Art Lessons

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2019

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2019

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  • 07 November,2019

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LIVING NATIVITIES are happening throughout Northeast WI! These are Free and a great family event!  Mark your Calendars and enjoy the true meaning behind Christmas and the joys of the birth of our Lord and Savior!

 

🌟 Appleton Alliance Church – Streets of Bethlehem in Appleton Dec. 19th thru Dec. 22nd from 5:30pm-9pm.

Stroll the village streets and shops, you will see, hear, smell, touch, and taste what life was like the night of Jesus’ birth.  This event is free and open to the community.


🌟 Martin Luther Church & School in Oshkosh on Sat. Dec. 7th from 4pm-7pm.

The Live Nativity is presented in a drive-through and walk-through fashion. Enter by vehicle or on foot from Algoma Boulevard. Follow the Scripture passages through the lot and exit onto Elmwood Avenue. No Charge.


🌟 St. John’s Lutheran Church in Two Rivers on Sat. Dec. 7th from 4:30pm-7:30pm.


🌟 Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 13th from 6pm-7:30pm


🌟 Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 11th from 5:30pm-7pm.

The church yard will be alive again this year with shepherds, Wise men, Mary and Joseph, along with livestock and the Christ child. There will be repeated performances at 5:30; 6:00 & 6:30 Home made soup, bread and desserts will be served. Free will offerings will accepted. There will be a collection of nutritious non-perishable food items for Manna for Life.


🌟 St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Howards Grove, WI.  Dec. 6th & 7th from 6pm-9pm.

See and hear a live 15 minute outdoor presentation of the Christmas Story with live animals.  Begins every 20 minutes.  Warm up in the gym, decorated as Bethlehem, and enjoy refreshments and Christmas Carols.


🌟 Cristo Rey Ranch Live Nativity in Mount Calvary, WI.  Dec. 14th-15th at 5:30pm.

Held in the heated Cristo Rey Ranch Barn.  A re-enactment of Jesus’ birth with actors and live animals.  Performances are held in a barn with hay bales. Seating is limited. Tickets go on sale first week of November.


🌟 Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.  Friday, Dec. 6th from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Come in for some chili and some Christmas delights and warm yourself with some wonderful fellowship.  Chili will be served from 5 p.m. until the supplies run out.  The live nativity program will run three times from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  There will be singing, fire pits, sheep, goats, a donkey and even a camel.  They will also be showing the movie The Nativity Story at 7 p.m.  All are welcome.  For additional information contact the church at (920) 982-5444.


🌟 St. Mary Parish in Appleton.  Friday, Dec. 20th and Sunday, Dec. 22nd from 6pm-8pm.

Come for the Indoor or Outdoor Nativity! On Friday, December 20, the Nativity will take place outside across the street in front of the school. On Sunday, December 22, the Nativity will take place in our Church. On Sunday there will also be hospitality in the Community Room!


 

 

***I haven’t found any updated dates/times for the following ones from last year’s list.

First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, Date?? at 6pm and 7pm.  Free admission and refreshments!

 Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette on ?? from 5pm-8pm.  The presentations will last 20 minutes and be presented approximately every 20 minutes. Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided in the school gym. No charge. 

All Saints Catholic Parish in Berlin.   Nativity will be located outside of First National Bank Depot, 140 W. Huron St. in Berlin. Date? from 2pm-6pm.  We are going to make the Nativity Scene come to Life and we invite you to come participate as this amazing story unfolds with each character from Mary, Joseph, and the Shepard’s as they gaze at the newborn child, together in the stable.

 Alleluia Lutheran Church in Greenleaf on ? from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Live Nativity Walk. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas through local choirs & musicians, ornament making & face painting! Food and Refreshments: hot dogs, chips, cookies, hot chocolate, cider & coffee.  All of this is FREE (donations welcomed) and open to the public.

Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

Holiday TV Specials | Northeast WI Activities

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  • 06 November,2019

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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.

 

11/27 Wed/7P – ABC – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

11/27 Wed/8P – NBC – A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving

11/28 Thu/9A – NBC – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/28 Thu/9A – CBS – Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/28 Thu/8P – ABC – The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

11/29 Fri/7P – CBS – Frosty the Snowman

11/29 Fri/7:30P – CBS – Frosty Returns

11/30 Sat/7P – NBC – It’s a Wonderful Life

11/30 Sat/7P – CBS – Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

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

11/30 Sat/8P – CBS – The Story of Santa Claus

12/1 Sun/7P – ABC – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

12/2 Mon/7P – CBS – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/2 Mon/8P – ABC – The Great Christmas Light Fight (Season Premiere)

12/3 Tue/7P – NBC – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12/3 Tue/730P – NBC – How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming

12/3 Tue/8P – ABC – CMA Country Christmas

12/4 Wed/7P – NBC – Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

12/5 Thu/7P – ABC – A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/5 Thu/7:30P – ABC – Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

12/5 Thu/8P – NBC – A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special

12/5 Thu/8P – ABC – Same Time, Next Christmas (Original Movie Premiere)

12/9 Mon/7P – ABC – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/12 Thu/7P – ABC – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

12/12 Thu/7:30P – ABC – Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot

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

12/12 Thu/9P – NBC – A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy

12/13 Fri/7P – CW – Hollywood Christmas Parade

12/14 Sat/7P – NBC – How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming

12/14 Sat/7:30P – NBC – Dreamworks Trolls Holiday

12/15 Sun/6P – ABC – The Sound of Music

12/16 Mon/7P – ABC – The Great Christmas Light Fight

12/16 Mon/8P – CW – Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019

12/16 Mon/9P – NBC – Holidays with the Houghs

12/17 Tue/7:30P – ABC – Shrek the Halls

12/19 Thu/7P – CW – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019

12/19 Thu/7P – ABC – Disney Prep & Landing

12/19 Thu/7:30P – ABC – Prep & Landing 2 – Naughty vs. Nice

12/19 Thu/8P – ABC – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

12/20 Fri/7P – CBS – I Love Lucy Christmas Special

12/22 Sun/7P – ABC – I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

12/22 Sun/8P – CBS – Home for the Holidays with Idina Menzel

12/24 Tue/7P – NBC – It’s a Wonderful Life

12/24 Tue/7P – Fox – A Christmas Story Live

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

12/25 Wed/7P – NBC – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

12/26 Thu/7P – ABC – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

12/26 Thu/8P – ABC – The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition

12/31 Tue/7P – NBC – A Toast to 2019!

12/31 Tue/7P – ABC – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest

12/31 Tue/9P – NBC – New Year’s Eve Special

1/1/20 Wed/10:30A – NBC – Tournament of Roses Parade

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

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

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  • 05 November,2019

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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 22 thru January 6th, 2020.   Admission: $14 Adult, $10 Youth (ages 5–17)  Members FREE.

 

🎭 Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet at Meyer Theater in Green Bay.  November 29th and 30th at 1pm & 7pm and December 1st at 1pm. Find ticket prices here.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker Ballet at Walter Theater at St. Norbert College in DePere.  November 29th at 7pm, November 30th at 2pm & 7pm and December 1st at 2pm.  Tickets are $20.00 – Students (any) are $12.00.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker Ballet at Weill Center for Performing Arts in Sheboygan. December 7th at 2pm & 7pm and December 8th at 2pm. Find ticket prices on their website.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker at Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc.  December 13th thru December 15th.  Find tickets on their website.

 

🎭 The Nutcracker at the Stansbury Theatre at Lawrence University in Appleton.  December 13th thru December 15th.

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2019

Northeast WI FREE Thanksgiving Dinners 2019

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  • 03 November,2019

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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 11/20/19)

 

Sunday, November 17th

🦃 Pulaski — St. John Lutheran Church from 10:30am-1pm.  No reservations needed.  Call (920) 822-3511 for more info.

 

Saturday, November 23rd

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

 

Sunday, November 24th

🦃 Green Bay – First Assembly of God Church from 10am-12:30pm.  Call (920) 940-8845 to make reservations.

 

Wednesday, November 27th

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

 

Thursday, November 28th

🦃 Appleton – The Grand Meridian from 11am-2pm. This is a free meal and no reservations are necessary.  To have a meal delivered call 920-730-8383 by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27th.

🦃 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) 883-2384 to RSVP or request home delivery.

🦃 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 (920) 490-7030.

🦃 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.  Reservations not required.  More info call (715) 445-2666

🦃 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.

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

🦃 Neenah – Peace Lutheran Church from 11:30am-1:30pm.  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

🦃 Peshtigo — St. Mary’s Parish Gym from 11:30am-1pm.  A free will offering will be accepted, but there is no cost.

🦃 Shawano – Zion Lutheran Church Hall at 12pm-1:30pm hosted by Zion Lutheran and First Presbyterian churches.  Call (715) 526-2017 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 in year’s past, I didn’t see any updated info as of yet but if you know, please email me the info at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com. Thanks.

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

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

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.

 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.

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

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