St. Patrick’s Day Fun (2018) | Northeast WI Activities

St. Patrick’s Day Fun (2018) | Northeast WI Activities

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  • 12 February,2018

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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. ☘️

Here are a few ways to celebrate around Northeast WI.

 


Dates to Remember:

☘️ 3/10/18 at 10am – Shamrock Shuffle 5k Run/Walk at University of Oshkosh

☘️ 3/14/18 at 7pm – A night of Irish Music at Menasha Public Library.

☘️ 3/16/18 at 7pm – Glencastle Irish Dancers Performance at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan.

☘️ 3/17/18 at 10:30am-1:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebrations in Downtown Green Bay.

☘️ 3/17/18 at 11am – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Sturgeon Bay

☘️ 3/12 thru 3/17/18 at 11am-6pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Fest in New Dublin (New London)

☘️ 3/17/18 at 6:30pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Manitowoc then stay for the fireworks!

☘️ 3/17/18 at 1pm – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Party in Oshkosh

☘️ 3/17/18 at 11am – Mooseyard St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Lake Dr. in Shawano

 


 

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

Get Creative! Paint, Craft & Make Art in 2018 | Northeast WI Activities

Get Creative! Paint, Craft & Make Art in 2018 | Northeast WI Activities

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  • 10 February,2018

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

🎨BrillionKreative Knotts (210 N. Main St.)  They offer private sign making workshops, to create your own custom wood signs with friends. All supplies provided  including pre-assembled reclaimed pine boards (approx. finished sign size 14″x24″).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

🎨Fond du LacPottery Plus (N7792 County Rd. WH)  They provide art projects for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy wooden sign making, canvas painting, pottery painting, glass fusing, clay/wheel, spin art, mosaic and more.

 

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

 

🎨Green BayPalette & Pub (844 Willard Dr. #4) Check out their Calendar and pick a class.  A talented artist will guide you through each step of the featured painting. They provide all the materials you will need, including a 16 X 20 canvas, paint, brushes, and an apron. You will leave the session with your own masterpiece!

 

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

 

🎨Green BayPinot’s Palette ( 1241 Lombardi Access Rd.) “Paint. Drink. Have Fun.” At this studio, anyone can be an artist and have fun being creative -no art experience required! In two or three hours you can create a festive, whimsical and colorful painting while sipping on your favorite beverage. They want to help you celebrate a fun night out, a special date night, birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries or any other private parties!

 

🎨Green BayArtWorks for Kids (2310 Lineville Rd.) It’s a great place for kids to come and create, explore, and make beautiful art.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

🎨ManawaThe Winemaker’s Daughter (327 S. Bridge St.)  This Winery and Tasting Bar has many painting opportunities/events that are held here. Check out their calendar of events and sign up.

 

🎨ManitowocHeart & Homestead (909 S. 8th St.) They offer great DIY classes to be your best creative self.

 

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

 

🎨ManitowocPicasso & Pub (1001 S. 8th St.)  Their mission is to provide customers with an enjoyable experience that will help them create a one-of-a-kind painting they created themselves as well as a relaxing environment, good beverages, great company, and mouthwatering snacks.

 

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

 

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

 

🎨NeenahThe Wobbly Painter (112 E. Bell St.) A fun, paint-and-sip venue, perfect for creating unique and special memories with your friends and family! We offer public events and private parties to meet any of your needs.

 

🎨Northeast WIWine & Canvas (throughout Northeast WI) Wine and Canvas is not just a paint class it is Art Entertainment at its finest. Awesome local artists, great customer service and beautiful surroundings make for an amazing experience that you don’t find anywhere else. Sipping your favorite wine or cocktail, letting your inner artist out to create a masterpiece.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Northeast WI Wineries

Northeast WI Wineries

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  • 29 January,2018

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It is always the perfect season to stop at a local Winery.  Go for the informative tours and demonstrations or just for a casual day of wine tasting, then meet some of the winemakers and hear first hand their enthusiasm for what they do.  You can also enjoy one of the many events that our wineries host throughout the year.

Here is our list of Northeast WI Wineries.  If you know of any others, please email me the information at northeastwiactivities@gmail.com.


 

Brown County

🍷** Captain’s Walk Winery in Green Bay.

🍷** Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery in Denmark.

🍷** Ledgestone Vineyards in Greenleaf.

🍷** Mona Rose Winery in Green Bay.

🍷** Trout Springs Winery in Greenleaf.

 


 

Calumet County

🍷** Quinney Estate Winery in Chilton.

 


 

Door County

🍷** Door 44 Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Door Peninsula Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor.

🍷** Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek.

🍷** Red Oak Vineyard & Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery in Sturgeon Bay.

🍷** Stone’s Throw Winery in Egg Harbor.

 


 

Fond du Lac County

🍷** Vines & Rushes Winery in Ripon.

 


 

Kewaunee County

🍷** Cold Country Vines & Wines in Kewaunee.

🍷** Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery in Kewaunee.

🍷** Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma.

 


 

Manitowoc County

** None Found.

 


 

Marinette County

🍷** Falling Waters Winery in Crivitz.

🍷** Forgotten Fire Winery in Marinette.

 


 

Oconto County

🍷** Woodland Trail Winery in Lakewood.

 


 

Outagamie County

🍷** Kerrigan Brothers Winery in Freedom.

 


 

Shawano County

** None Found.

 


 

Sheboygan County

🍷** SoLu Estate Winery & Meadery in Cascade.

 


 

Waupaca County

** None Found.


 

Winnebago County

** None Found.

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

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  • 25 January,2018

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

**Titletown District Park, Lombardi Ave.

**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 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:  Community Park at 448 E. Pulaski St.

⛸ SHAWANO:  Memorial Park at Main St. & Lieg Ave. (not being made for 2018 season)

⛸ 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

 

Date Night/Day Ideas

Date Night/Day Ideas

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  • 22 January,2018

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Over the course of a relationship, date nights go through many stages: from romantic and adventurous to cheap and stuck-in-a-rut.  We’ve all been there! It’s hard to carve out that extra time on a regular basis for each other but having fun, trying new things, connecting and quality time are all necessary for a successful relationship.

So, whether your relationship is new or you have been together for a while, these are refreshing and fun ideas that you can enjoy together throughout the year! Do you have an idea for our list? Email it to northeastwiactivities@gmail.com.

 


 

✨ Dinner & a Movie – a classic idea!

 

✨ Bowling –  There are bowling alleys all over our area! Add in some food, drinks and a little wager and it makes for a great date. ?

 

✨ Comedy Club – We have three great ones around Northeast WI.  Oshkosh gives us the Backlot Comedy House, De Pere gives us Comedy City and Appleton has Skyline Comedy Cafe, all great for some big belly laughs and snorts!!

 

✨ Breweries – Northeast WI has an quite the history of making and drinking beer.  Check out a brewery and find out more!

 

✨ Wineries – Find a great list right on our website of area Wineries! ?

 

✨ Sports Games – We have some phenomenal area sports teams that love our support and are much cheaper than a Packers Game Ticket!  Check out the Green Bay Blizzard, the Green Bay Gamblers, the Wisconsin Herd, the Timber Rattlers, the Fox Cities Ice Dogs, the DePere Deacons or the Green Bay Bullfrogs!  All great teams to watch throughout the year!

 

✨ Drive In Theaters are a perfect night out and you can find one in Door County, Chilton, Shawano and Freedom!

 

✨ Fishing – something you can do all year round! (Free Fishing weekends are January 20-21, 2018 and June 2-3, 2018)

 

✨ Escape Rooms are the new and trendy thing and FUN!  There is one in Appleton. There are two in Green Bay, Escape Room Green Bay and Green Bay Escape. One in Oshkosh and Manitowoc.

 

✨ Volunteer Together! It can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.  It will improve your health and happiness and we all need more of that!

 

✨ Horseback Riding – Saddle up and take in the beautiful scenery of Northeast WI. It’s a great way to enjoy a date!

 

✨ Hike a Trail in Northeast WI, we have plenty to choose from.

 

✨ Check out a Concert – We have plenty of big names that come to our area all year long.  Sometimes spending that extra money to see one of your favorite singers is well worth the experience and creates priceless memories.

 

✨ Go to the Beach!  During those hot summer days, pack up the cooler with snacks and drinks and head to a local beach and relax.

 

✨ Theaters are a great night out.  Add a dinner before or after the show and you have a great date!

 

✨ Picnic at a Park is a simple but significant way to spend a date.

 

✨ Create & Paint – Want to learn how to paint or create something specifically you?  Check out our list of area art places.

 

✨ Local Music or Karoake is always a popular date night!

 

✨ Shooting Range – There are indoor and outdoor ranges all over Northeast WI and are a great self confidence builder.

 

✨ Take a Dance Class – Step outside the box and learn something new.  This is a great idea to help rekindle the romance…

 

✨ Skiing – Explore a ski hill, then cozy up in a comfy resort and have some hot cocoa.

 

✨ Tubing/Sledding Hills – Enjoy the exhilaration of flying down a hill together!

 

✨ Take a Yoga/Exercise Class, it’s a great way to motivate and encourage each other and it’s gets those endorphins going….you know those good endorphins!

 

✨ Take that date to an Art Gallery and enjoy the conversations that the different art pieces bring.

 

✨ Barlow Planetarium – Take in the night sky under the dome! Very romantic.

 

✨ Go to a Zoo – Life is already a zoo, that’s why we should all take an hour or two and visit one.

 

✨ Check out a local Museum and take in the history that it offers.

 

✨ Netflix and Chill – Get some delivery, make some popcorn or snacks and grab the remote. Snuggle into each other and binge watch some movies or get caught up on a favorite TV show.

 

✨ Go out for Ice Cream!

 

✨ Strawberry Picking in the Summer is a great time to slow down, enjoy the day and some fresh strawberries.

 

✨ Learn all about Maple Syrup in late winter/early spring.  There are always workshops or classes that will be available.

 

✨ Apple Orchards in the Fall are another time to slow down and enjoy the act of picking apples and just being together and maybe baking some new apple recipes.

 

✨ Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes make for a great date in the fall.

 

✨ Give your date day/night a little challenge with a session of Paintball.

 

✨ Test your Smarts at Trivia Night.  Go at it as a team or take a chance and battle each other.

 

✨ Ice Skating is always a fun date idea especially when holding hands gliding across the ice is involved.

 

✨ If skating outside isn’t your thing, then try some Roller Skating.

 

✨ Cave Exploring in the Summer and Fall is exciting.  Just be ready to get a little dirty together.  Check out the caves in Maribel or in Chilton.

 

✨ Farmer’s Markets are a great way to spend time together and help support your local community.

 

✨ Community or High School Plays are a great date night and you are helping support the community theater and local schools.

 

✨ Try to find some new old treasures at the local Flea Markets in our area.

 

✨ We are always looking for that one piece that is going to be worth millions, so why not take that special someone with you and look together at Estate Sales or Auctions.

 

✨ Explore one of the many lakes or rivers in a Kayak or Canoe.  Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

 

✨ Add some Adventure to your date and try something new in Northeast WI.

 

✨ Go to a Driving Range and hit some Golf Balls, take on some Mini Golf or try the real thing and head to a local Golf Course! ⛳

 

✨ Since we live in Northeast WI, there are opportunities to take some factory tours of cheese plants or even the farms where that milk came from.

 

✨ Check out some Real Estate Open Houses. Always fun to dream about the future.

 

✨ Check out our Calendar of Events and find even more things to do for a date night/day idea!

 

 

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

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  • 14 December,2017

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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 – 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 – 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 – Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm.  Bring your own tube. Admission is FREE

❄️ Winter Park in Kewaunee – 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).

❄️ Navarino Tubing Hill in Shiocton – Hours: Fridays 4:30 to 9:00, Saturdays 10:00 to 9:00, Sundays 10:00 to 5:30.  Fees: $7.00/person/hr.

 

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

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

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

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  • 10 December,2017

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Another year has come and gone, and now it’s time to party with the kids and without them!  Here’s a list of places to have some fun or party on the last night of 2017 and welcome 2018.

 

New Year’s Eve Kids/Family Events

 

December 30th

🎇 10am –  Noon Year’s Eve at Kidz Town in Green Bay.

 

December 31st

🎇 10am-5pm – Noon Year’s Eve at Funset Blvd. in Appleton.

🎇 10am-12pm – Kids Rockin’ Eve at Childrens Museum in Green Bay.

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

🎇 11am-4pm – Noodles Around the World at Building for Kids in Appleton.

🎇 11am-8pm – Family New Years Eve Event at Classic Fox Valley Lanes in Neenah.

🎇 2pm-3pm – Nearly New Years at Neenah Public Library.

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

🎇 3pm-9:30pm – US Bank Eve fun at Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.

🎇 5pm-9pm – US Bank Eve at Green Bay Kroc Center.

🎇 5pm-8pm – US Bank Eve at Green Bay East YMCA.

🎇 5pm-8pm – US Bank Eve at Green Bay West YMCA.

🎇 5pm-8pm – US Bank Eve at Green Bay Ferguson Family YMCA (Downtown).

🎇 5pm-10pm – New Years Eve Family Fun with Horse Drawn wagon rides from 5pm-8pm and Llama and Fireworks from 8:45pm-10pm in Downtown Green Bay.

🎇 5:30pm-8pm – New Years Eve Gala at Manitowoc YMCA.

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

🎇 7pm-10pm – Family New Years Eve Party at Badger Sports Park in

🎇 8pm-10pm – Best Night Ever for Teens at Green Bay Ferguson Family YMCA.

🎇 8:30pm-10pm – Big Cheese Drop New Years Eve at Plymouth Arts Center.

🎇 If you don’t feel like going out with the kids, then Netflix has you covered again this year with their kid countdowns starting on December 26th.

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

**Appleton**

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

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at McGuinness Irish Pub w/ The Roving Scallywags

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

**De Pere**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at ComedyCity.

**Egg Harbor**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at The Log Den w/ Modern Day Drifters.

**Green Bay**

🍾 2pm – Black n White Party with AL-E-KAT at Duke’s Red Lantern.

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

🍾 6pm – New Years Eve Party at Blue Opus w/ Courtney Yasmineh Rock Duo and opening acts Dave Duffey and The Jeff Miller Band and Jon E. Smokavich.

🍾 7pm – Cocktails & Confetti at Gather on Broadway.

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

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve at Lucky 7’s Bar & Grill w/ the Basement Drifters.

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve w/ Frank at Meyer Theatre.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Fox Harbor w/ The Cougars.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at The Sardine Can w/ The Charmless Few.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at the Gasoline w/ The Krank Daddies.

**Greenville**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Third Base w/ Rising Phoenix.

**Hilbert**

🍾 4:30pm – New Years Eve at Village Hearthstone.

**Kaukauna**

🍾 5pm – Double Ball Drop New Years Eve Fun at Plan B in Kaukauna.

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

**Keshena**

🍾 7pm –  Rockin’ Neon New Years Eve at Menominee Casino Resort w/ Johnny Wad.

**Kewaunee**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Waterfront Bar & Grill w/ Live DJ.

**Lena**

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve Bash at the Wooden Shoe Bar & Grill w/ 44 Audible.

**Little Suamico**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Geano Beach Bar & Grill w/ The Experience.

**Manitowoc**

🍾 8pm – 80’s New Years Eve Party at Westfield Bar.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Bash at Vans Bar & Grill w/ Howard & The Blugills

**Menasha**

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

**Mishicot**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Fox Hills Resort w/ Saving Abel.

**Neenah**

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at C&C Tavern w/ Electra Color.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Classic Fox Valley w/ No Vacancy.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Short Branch w/ Dig Deep & Gin Mill Hollow.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Cranky Pat’s w/ Porky’s Groove Machine & Linus and the Lute.

**Nichols**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Whistle Inn w/ Spitfire Rodeo.

**Oshkosh**

🍾 5pm – New Years Eve Bash at O’Marro’s Public House.

🍾 8pm – NYE Bash at Becket’s w/ Sly Joe & The Smooth Operators.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Live at Dockside Tavern w/ Brian James.

**Peshtigo**

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

**Seymour**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Jackson Point Sports Bar Grill w/ The Dark Horse Band.

**Sheboygan**

🍾 5pm – New Years Eve at Sheboygan Moose Family Center #438 w/ Sugarnova.

**Sturgeon Bay**

🍾 5:30pm – New Years Eve Party at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club w/ White Chocolate.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort w/ I-45 Band.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill w/ Thy Dirty Deuce.

🍾 10pm – Groovin’ New Years Eve Party at Cherry Lanes & The Pit Bar w/ Chaos Revolution Theory.

**Suamico**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Shoots Bar w/ Shocker.

 

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

 

Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

  • Posted by: admin
  • 10 December,2017

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There’s not much left of 2017! Winter Break is coming and it won’t be long before you start hearing “I’m Bored” and “There’s nothing to do”.  Here is a quick and easy list of things to do in Northeast WI to keep those kids busy and create some lasting memories.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.) Learn new things at local Museums!

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

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

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

14.) See the Stars at the Barlow Planetarium.

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

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

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

18.) Build a Fort and Get Cozy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

Children’s Museums of Northeast WI

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  • 08 December,2017

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

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

 

 

🔷 Children’s Museum of Green Bay     

Address: 301 N. Washington St., Green Bay (920) 432-4397

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

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

 

 

🔷 The Building For Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton

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

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

Cost:    Adults and children = $7.50/person
Seniors (age 65 and older) = $6.50/person
Museum members = FREE
Children under one = FREE

 

🔷 Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac 

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

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

Cost:    Adults and children = $7/person
Seniors (age 65 and older) = $6/person
Museum members = FREE
Children under one = FREE

 

🔷 Above & Beyond Children’s Museum of Sheboygan 

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

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

Cost:    $6 per Person
Members and Children under 2 are free

 

 

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2017

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2017

  • Posted by: admin
  • 21 November,2017

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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!

 


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

5 – 9 pm November 24 -26,  December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23, and 26-30. Closed December 24 & 25.

Family Night: Friday, November 24th from 5pm-9pm.  All children ages 12 and under in the same household receive free walking admission with paid adult (at the door only).  Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their two elves for a night of winter wonderland family fun! Families can write a letter to Santa for the North Pole Mailbox, visit with Mrs. Claus, take pictures with Santa and receive free candy canes from two of the North Pole elves.

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 24 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 November 28, December 5, 8, 12 & 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 24th thru January 2nd, every day, from 5pm-11pm.  This is free, Cars are permitted but walking is encouraged.  Over 150 trees are decorated and sponsored by area businesses and organizations.


 

⭐ Delightfully Chilton 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 24th thru January 3rd 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 24th – 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 24th thru December 16th,  Thursdays thru Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.

December 21st 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


 

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

 

⭐ These Lights Ruel on 149 Ramlen Court in Appleton. Friday, November 24th thru Monday, December 25th  from 5pm-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.

⭐ W5959 Garnet Drive in Appleton. Lights are timed to music.  Donations are collected for charity.

⭐ 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.

⭐ 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 24th thru December 24th.  5pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday/Saturday).

⭐ 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.

⭐ Crazy Lights Show at 218 Newton Le Ct. in Kaukauna.  December 1st – 31st. Every night from 5pm-10pm.  Tune your radio to 104.5 fm.  If you are walking, there are speakers located in the front of the house.

⭐ The North Pole at 830 Rusty Ct. in Kaukauna is November 24th 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.  All donations go to local food pantries.

⭐ 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.

⭐ Sunnybrook Lights Christmas Light Show at 336 Sunnybrook Dr. in Oshkosh.  December 1st thru January 1st.  5pm-9pm (Monday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday-Sunday).  They have a donation area for the Oshkosh Humane Society at the end of their driveway.

⭐ 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.

⭐ 800 19th St. in Two Rivers.  Tune to 106.1 fm to hear the show.

 

** The Black Family Light Show at W12667 County Rd M in Caroline.  Not having lights this year.  Stay tuned for 2018.


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