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!

 

Holiday Parades 2019 / Northeast WI

Holiday Parades 2019 / Northeast WI

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  • 03 November,2019

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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 14

🎅 Oshkosh at 6:30pm “March of the Toys”

 


November 21

🎅  Berlin at 6pm. 34th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Theme is “Movie Scenes with a Christmas Tree”.

 


 

November 22

🎅 Kewaunee at 6:30pm  – Holiday Lights Parade

🎅 Menominee, MI at 6pm – Downtown Christmas Parade

 


 

November 23

🎅 Green Bay at 10am  “Holiday Magic”

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

 


 

November 26

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

 


 

November 27

🎅 Manitowoc at 6:30pm  – Lakeshore Holiday Parade

 


 

November 28

🎅 Jacksonport at 10:30am for the 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 


 

November 29

🎅 Plymouth at 7pm

 


 

November 30

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

🎅 Crivitz at 6pm “Elf on a Float”

🎅 Kiel at 6:30pm

🎅 Fremont at 4:30pm

🎅 Winneconne at 5:30pm

 


 

December 1

🎅 Sheboygan Holiday Parade at 5pm  “Candy Factory”

 


 

December 2

🎅 Clintonville at 6pm – Holiday Parade

🎅 Little Chute at 6:30pm

 


 

December 3

🎅 Kaukauna at 6pm “Electric City Parade”

 


 

December 6

🎅 New London at 6pm  “Holiday of Wonder”

🎅 Shawano at 6pm  “The North Pole”

 


 

December 7

🎅 Iola at 10am “Christmas Parade”

🎅 Oconto at 2pm

🎅 Freedom at 6pm “Freezin’ for a Reason”

🎅 Marinette at 1pm  “The Polar Express Movie”

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

🎅 Chilton Parade of Lights at 5pm

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

🎅 Omro at 5pm  “The Music and Magic of Christmas”

🎅 Wrightstown Holiday Parade at 11am

🎅 Weyauwega at 5:30pm

 


 

December 14

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

🎅 Pound at 5pm – Christmas Parade of Lights

Date Night/Day Ideas

Date Night/Day Ideas

  • Posted by: admin
  • 15 September,2019

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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 Booyah!  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!

Northeast WI Tubing and Sledding Hills

Northeast WI Tubing and Sledding Hills

  • Posted by: admin
  • 20 November,2016

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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 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.

❄️ 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: $6/person (2 hours), $25 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, Memorial Park, Reid Golf Course (Erb Park is closed this year.)

❄️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

❄️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

❄️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

Northeast WI Tree Farms / 2016

Northeast WI Tree Farms / 2016

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  • 17 November,2016

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

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

 

Tillman Christmas Trees, 11132 County Line Rd.  Luxemburg

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


 

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

Open “Green Friday”, November 25th.  Open November 26/27, December 3/4, 10/11 from 9am-4pm.  They will shake and bale as well as help with loading the trees into your vehicle.  They offer traditionally sheared Christmas Trees as well as lightly sheared, more natural looking Victorian Balsam and Fraser for a more old fashioned look.  The have Pre-Cut Trees, Potted Trees, Wreaths, Roping and other novelties available. Saws and Hay Rides provided.


 

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

Open Daily November 25th thru December 24th from 10am-6pm.  They have beautiful fresh wreaths decorated in many sizes and styles, tree stands and free boughs.  Saws and Baling provided.  Bring the entire family and enjoy this great time of year by creating memories to last forever.


 

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

Open November 25, 26, 27 and December 3/4 & 10/11 from 9am-4pm.  Cut your perfect Christmas Tree.  Shaking and Baling provided.  Purchase Wreaths, Boughs and Roping. Visit with Santa and enjoy some refreshments!  A great Family day!  www.mrchristmastree.com


 

Tannenbaum Hills, 18732 Church Road in Kiel

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


 

Taylor’s Trees, 1505 Hwy 147 West in Mishicot

Open the 1st and 2nd weekends of December (Fri, Sat, & Sun) from 9am-4pm. Free Shaking and baling of trees, and free coloring books for kids.  Fresh cut trees, wreaths and boughs available for purchase.


 

Waupaca Christmas Tree Farm, E1274 Hwy 54 in Waupaca

Open November 19/20 & 25-27.  December 3/4, 10/11 & 17/18 from 9am-4pm.  They offer Baling, Refreshments, Tractor Rides, a Gift Store, Wreaths, Garland, Free Boughs, Tree Stands and are “Dog Friendly”.


 

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

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


 

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

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


 

Whispering Pines Tree Farm, 3694 Airport Rd. in Oconto

Open Daily from 9am-4:30pm from November 25th – December 24th. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa and a charming Christmas shop with wreaths, garland, boughs, and holiday gifts/crafts can be found at Whispering Pines. Don’t miss a visit from Santa either! On weekends, beginning this Friday, They will have alpacas there as well as alpaca socks and other items. Meet Alex and Bounty, Major and Shoetz.


 

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

Open November 12/13, 19/20, 25/27 and December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18 & 22/23. Open 9am-4pm.  Shaking, baling, refreshments, tractor rides, large Country Christmas store, “dog friendly”, wreaths, garland, boughs, tree stands.


 

Aissen Tree Farm  E1105 State Hwy 29 in Luxemburg

Open Daily November 25th – December 24th from 9am-7pm.   Shaking, baling, wreaths, kissing balls, & garland handmade on premises, boughs, tree stands, saws provided, gift shop includes antiques, over 5,000 ornaments, gifts and custom made orders, life-size Gingerbread playhouse, free hot chocolate and cider. Free wagon rides and hot food are available on weekends.


 

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

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


 

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

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18 from  8:30am – 4:30pm, They won’t be open on Thanksgiving Weekend! They are a family run farm offering cut-your-own and pre-cut trees.  Fresh wreaths are made daily and displayed outside on their unique gift shop.  The gift shop is filled inside with handcrafted items, ornaments & Christmas gifts along with free hot chocolate and candy canes.


 

Trudell’s Tree Farm, 6418 Allen Road in Sobieski

Open from 9am-4pm on Weekends starting November 25th thru December 21st. Shaking, baling, saws provided. Wreaths, boughs, tree stands.


 

Spring Brook Tree Farm, W17076 Willow Road in Tigerton

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


 

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

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


 

Calewarts Christmas Trees, 5615 Park Rd. in Denmark

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


 

 

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

Open Nov. 19/20, 25/27 and December 3/4, 10/11 and 17/18. Open 10am-4pm. They offer Baling, wreaths, boughs, garland, tree stands.


 

 

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


 

 

 

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