Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

Winter Break Ideas | Northeast WI

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  • 12 December,2018

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There’s not much left of 2018! 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!

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

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

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  • 11 December,2018

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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 2018 and welcome 2019.

 

New Year’s Eve Kids/Family Events

 

December 29th

🎇 11:30am-2:30pm – Family New Years Eve Day Party at Brillion Community Center.

 

December 30th

🎇 11am-5pm – Noodles Around the World at Building for Kids in Appleton.

 

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

🎇 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.

🎇 4:30pm-6:30pm – Teens New Years Eve Bash at Boys and Girls Club (Eastside Lutsey Unit) The event will include 3 on 3 Basketball, DJ and Music with Dance Contests, Team Lasertag and other games and art projects. The Bash will also include raffle and door prizes as well as a taco bar with root beer floats.

🎇 4:30pm-8pm – New Years Eve Family Fun with Horse Drawn wagon rides and Fireworks at 9pm in Downtown 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).

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

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

🎇 8pm-11:59pm – New Years Eve Night at Titletown in Green Bay.

🎇 8:30pm-11:59pm – 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. Just search “New Year’s Eve Countdown”

 

 

 

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**

🍾 4pm – New Years Eve Dinner and Party at Appleton American Legion Post #38

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve Party at Fox River House.

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

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

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

**De Pere**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Replay Sports Bar and Grill.

🍾 9pm & 11pm – New Years Eve at ComedyCity.

**Egg Harbor**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Landmark Resort.

**Green Bay**

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

🍾 6pm – New Years Eve Bash at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill w/ Fine Line Acoustic.

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve Party at Purcells Lounge.

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

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

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Bash at Wise Fool’s Pub

🍾 8:30pm – New Years Eve Party at Blue Opus w/ The Chocolateers

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

**Kaukauna**

🍾 8:30pm – New Years Eve at Electric City Lanes w/ Doozey.

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

**Keshena**

🍾 7pm –  Boot Scootin’ Country New Years Eve at Menominee Casino Resort w/ Penny Gilley & Doug Allen.

**Kewaunee**

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

**Lena**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Bash at Midway Bar w/ Jamie Fontaine & the Level and Dead Cedar.

**Little Chute**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Gentleman Jack’s Pub & Grill w/ Profane.

**Menasha**

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Party at Stone Toad Bar & Grill.

**Mishicot**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Bash at Fox Hills Resort featuring ONE – Metallica Tribute Band, My Metal Heart and Running Blind!

**Neenah**

🍾 5:30pm – New Years Eve at C&C Tavern w/ WallySoloAcoustic

🍾 7pm – Gatsby New Years Eve at Xe 54 Wine Bar

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

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Classic Fox Valley.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Cranky Pat’s w/ Feed The Dog w/ The Monsters of Grass.

🍾 9:30pm – New Years Eve at Headliners Bar & Grill w/ RPM

**New Franken**

🍾 4pm – New Years Eve at Outskirtz Saloon.

**Nichols**

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

**Oshkosh**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve Bash at O’Marro’s Public House.

🍾 9pm – New Year’s Eve Comedy Show at The Backlot Comedy House.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Rev’s Bowl Bar & Grill w/ Grand Union.

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at Fox River Brewing Company w/ Rising Phoenix.

**Peshtigo**

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

**Pound**

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Equity Hall w/ Bobby D & The Instrumentals

**Shawano**

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve at The Blind Squirrel w/ DJ Rob Breezy.

**Sheboygan**

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

**Sturgeon Bay**

🍾 7pm – New Years Eve Party at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club w/ White Chocolate.

🍾 8pm – New Years Eve at Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill w/ Thy Dirty Deuce.

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

🍾 9pm – New Years Eve Bash at The Lodge at Leathem Smith

 

 

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!

 

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

Sledding & Tubing Hills Guide | Northeast WI

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  • 10 December,2018

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It’s almost 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 – Now Open! 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 Christmas weekend) 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 | 2018

Must-See Holiday Lights Guide | Northeast WI | 2018

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  • 21 November,2018

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It is that magical time of year, Snow will be here soon and Christmas is only 1 month away!  In between visiting Santa, Christmas Shopping, Decorating your tree and everything else, make sure to set some time aside to see some of these AMAZING, MUST SEE Holiday Lights!

(Last updated – 11/21/18)

 


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

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

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

Experience hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights for the Holiday Season either by foot or horse drawn carriage.  You can also enjoy live entertainment, photos with Santa and food and beverage.  Get your tickets now here.


 

⭐ Celebration of Lights at Menominee Park in Oshkosh.

Friday, November 23 thru Saturday, December 31. ~ 5pm – 9pm daily. General Admission per carload is $10.00.  $1 off with a non-perishable in-date canned food donation.

Free Community Nights from 5pm-9pm on December 4, 7, 11, 18 & 25.

Drive thru this Lighted Park and enjoy the thousands of twinkling lights, the 100-foot tree and sculptured scenes to the animated light displays.  Be sure to bring your camera for some great photo opportunities especially with Santa and his Reindeer.  More details can be found here.


 

⭐ Winter Wonderland of Lights at Holtwood Park in Oconto.

November 23rd thru January 6th, every day, from 5pm-11pm.  This is free, Cars are permitted but walking is encouraged.  View over 150 lighted displays, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, throughout the park from the comfort of your car. Pack the car with hot chocolate and cookies and make this your new family tradition.

*No Car Traffic On December 1st.*


 

⭐ Delightfully Calumet Holiday Light Show at Hobart Park in Chilton.

Every Friday and Saturday in December from 5pm-9pm.

Donations of food will be collected to serve Calumet County Food Banks.


 

⭐ Fond du Lac Lakeside Lights Show at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.

November 23rd thru January 1st from 5pm-11pm everyday!

Tune your car radio to 87.9.  The show is free but donations are greatly appreciated.  Snacks are available for purchase at the snack cabin!


 

⭐ Making Spirits Bright Event at Evergreen Park in Sheboygan.

November 23rd – December 31st nightly from 5pm-9pm.  (Closed on December 24th).  The event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Sheboygan County with the objective to collect pantry items for the Sheboygan County Food Bank.  Admission is free, but a donation of pantry items is requested. Visitors can drop off their donations as they enter the park.

Nearly 325,000 individual lights have been incorporated into dazzling displays and choreographed to holiday music along the 1.1-mile-long forested route. New displays have been added and perennial favorites have been enhanced creating a new experience for this year’s visitors.


 

⭐ Lights in Lincoln Park, 211 Riverside Dr. in Manitowoc

November 23rd thru December 29th,  Thursdays thru Saturdays from 5pm-8pm.

December 20th thru 29th ~ Every night from 5pm to 8pm each night.

Drive thru this brilliant display of lights and enjoy seeing over 40 lit displays. Visit Santa in his North Pole Cabin #1, every Friday night and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with your friends and family.  Cost is $5.00/car


 

⭐ Winter Jubilee Light Show at Titletown Park/Plaza facing Lambeau Field. The show is seven minutes long, and plays every half hour from 6pm-9pm (starting on the hour + half hour) most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 23rd -Dec. 31st.

 

 

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

 

⭐ These Lights Ruel on 149 Ramlen Court in Appleton. Thursday, November 29th thru Monday, December 25th  from 5:30pm-10pm. These Lights Ruel is a computer controlled animated Christmas light display.  ****Important Note**** – Drive around the court rather than turning around in the drive ways of the neighbors!

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

⭐ Hedtke Holiday Spectacular, 202 Hawthorne Ct. in Chilton.  Show starts at 5pm.   December 1st thru December 31st.

⭐ Brix Street Light Show at 86 Brix St. in Clintonville.  Show’s are daily starting November 25th thru December 24th.  5pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 5pm-10pm (Friday/Saturday).

Christmas Light Show at 6844 Shanty Rd. in Greenleaf.  Look for the Big Grinch! Show’s run daily thru the holidays from 5pm-11pm.  They are taking donations to support Saving Paws Rescue, just look for the donation jar.

⭐ The North Pole at 830 Rusty Ct. in Kaukauna is November 21st thru December 24th.  Sunday – Thursday from 6pm-10pm and Friday/Saturday from 6pm-11pm.  This house converts into the North Pole every year with a bakery, hotel, hospital, police station, Santa’s Workshop, shipping department and more.  Santa visits each night from 5:30pm-8:30pm thru Christmas Eve.  Nativity Scene, snowman cutouts, a sleigh for pictures, elf school and much more.  **** This is free but -please leave a donation, especially this year as this will be their last year at this location.  They need to raise enough money to secure a new location for 2019!

⭐ Frosty’s Festival of Lights at 1434 Daisy Drive in Manitowoc.  Starts Thanksgiving night thru Christmas. 6:30pm-10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays and 6:30pm-9:30pm Sunday thru Thursday.  They are taking donations for the 2019 Shop with a Cop Program.  Tune to 89.7 to enjoy the music and lights.

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

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

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

 

The following is an active list from last year.  These have not yet been confirmed but if you have updates, please let us know!

 

⭐ 1600 Prospect Ave. in Appleton

⭐ 1033 Walden Ave. in Appleton

⭐ 1218 Grant St. in Appleton

⭐ 1307 W. Frances St. in Appleton

⭐ 1019 W. Parkway St. in Appleton.

⭐ 207 Jean Ct. in Combined Locks.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 1144 Trailwood Dr. in DePere.  Something new each year and they have over 12,000 lights choreographed to music.

⭐ W393 Alpine Dr. in DePere.

⭐ King of Arms Subdivision in Green Bay.  There are blocks of holiday lights.

⭐ 100 Mandrake Dr. in Green Bay.

⭐ 3348 Davies Ave. in Green Bay.

⭐ 1400 Lime Kiln Ave. in Green Bay.

⭐ W7191 Sunfield Dr. in Greenville.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 600 S. Wild Rose Lane in Grand Chute.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ N1347 Woodland Dr. in Greenville.

⭐ N1690 County Rd. T in Hortonville.  The display is set to music.

⭐ 1756 Lenwood in Howard.

⭐ 3603 Evergren Ave. in Howard.

⭐ 456 Crestview Rd. in Kaukauna.  25,000 lights timed to music, taking donations for St. Jude’s.

⭐ 1403 4th St. in Kewaunee.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 126 S. Birch St. in Kimberly.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 115 Homewood Ct. in Little Chute.

⭐ 1500 Hoover Ave. in Little Chute.

⭐ Paradise Drive in Little Chute – 3 houses with lights.

⭐ 3280 Newtonburg Rd. in Manitowoc.  Lights are set to music every night, starting at 5pm.  Tune radio to 89.1 fm.

⭐ 5031 Wagon Wheel Rd. in Manitowoc.  Lights are set to music.  Nightly December 1 thru December 30th from 5pm-9pm.  Donations are appreciated.

⭐ 839 Indian Dr. in Manitowoc.  Lights are set to music.  Runs every night from 5pm-9pm.  Donations are appreciated.

⭐ 1710 Phillipen St. in Manitowoc.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 2238 Oneida St. in Menasha.

⭐ 990 Stuart Ct. in Neenah.

⭐ 210 River St. in Neenah.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ 1610 Oakridge Rd. in Neenah.

⭐ 940 W. 7th Ave. in Oshkosh.  Four songs every 12 minutes from 7pm-8pm every night til Christmas.

⭐ 1160 Laager Ln. in Oshkosh.  Over 20 audio sequences make this a one of a kind light show.  Tune to 89.7 fm and enjoy.

⭐ 706 N. Main St. in Seymour.  Lights are set to music.

⭐ Corner of Lieg & Lincoln in Shawano.

⭐ 14 Briarwood Lane in Shawano.

 

The following shows are not running for 2018 but we hope they will be back for 2019!

 

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

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

 


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

 

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

Northeast WI Tree Farms – 2018

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  • 10 November,2018

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

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

 

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


🎄 Tannenbaum Hills, 18732 Church Road in Kiel

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


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

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


🎄 Waupaca Christmas Tree Farm, E1274 Hwy 54 in Waupaca

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


🎄 Aissen Tree Farm  E1105 State Hwy 29 in Luxemburg

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


 

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

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


🎄 Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

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


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

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


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


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


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

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2018

Northeast WI Living Nativities / 2018

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  • 10 November,2018

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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!

 

🌟 Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette on Nov. 30th & Dec. 1st 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. 


🌟 Martin Luther Church & School in Oshkosh on Sat. Dec. 1st 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. 1st from 4:30pm-7:30pm.


🌟 Peace Lutheran Church in Neenah on Fri. Dec. 14th from 6pm-7:30pm


🌟 Our Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay on Wed. Dec. 12th 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. 1-2 from 6pm-9pm and Dec. 3rd from 4pm-7pm.

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. 7-8 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.


 

 

🌟 Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London.  Friday, Dec. 7th 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.


🌟 All Saints Catholic Parish in Berlin.   Nativity will be located outside of First National Bank Depot, 140 W. Huron St. in Berlin. Saturday, December 8th 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 Wed. Dec. 12th 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.

 

 

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

First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, Dec. 2nd & Dec. 3rd at 6pm and 7pm.  Free admission and refreshments!

Appleton Alliance Church – Streets of Bethlehem will return in 2019.

 

 

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Garden | WPS Garden of Lights

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  • 08 November,2018

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

 

Here are 5 Things to know about the Garden of Lights

 

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

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

 

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

Photo Courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio

 

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

 

Just a few more things……

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Parades 2018 / Northeast WI

Holiday Parades 2018 / Northeast WI

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  • 04 November,2018

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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 13

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “Winter Wonderland”

 


November 15

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 33rd Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “A Dr. Suess Christmas”.

 


 

November 16

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm – Downtown Christmas Parade

 


 

November 17

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Stories”

🎅 Sturgeon Bay at 10am  “Christmas by the Bay”

 


 

November 20

🎅 Appleton at 6:30pm  “Home For The Holidays”

 


 

November 21

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  “Christmas Through The Decades”

 


 

November 22

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 


 

November 23

🎅 Plymouth at 7pm

 


 

November 24

🎅 Fremont at 4:30pm

🎅 Two Rivers at 5:30pm  “Hometown Christmas Parade”

🎅 Crivitz at 5:30pm “Hometown Christmas, Past, Present or Future”

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm

 


 

November 25

🎅 Sheboygan at 5pm  “26th Annual Holiday Parade”

 


 

November 26

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm

 


 

 

December 1

🎅 Iola at 10am “Christmas Parade”

🎅 Oconto at 1:30pm

🎅 Freedom at 6:30pm “Christmas Parade”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm

🎅 Howard/Suamico at 1pm  “The Golden Years of Christmas”

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

🎅 Fond du Lac at 4:15pm “Holiday Parade of Lights”

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “Spirit of Giving”

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

🎅 Wrightstown at 12pm “We Can Make Christmas Better For Others”

 


 

December 4

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

 


 

December 7

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “Let It Snow”

 


 

December 8

🎅 Manawa at 5pm – Christmas Parade “Miracle on Bridge Street”

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights

 

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

Nutcracker Holiday Performances

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  • 02 November,2018

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date Night/Day Ideas

Date Night/Day Ideas

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  • 01 November,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 summer 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 19-20, 2019 and June 1-2, 2019)

 

✨ 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 Karaoke 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 or get ideas for the next remodel.

 

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