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  • Antigo Christmas Parade

  • December 5th - 6:30pm
  • Downtown Antigo along Fifth Avenue
  • The parade features over 40 floats, Antigo High School marching band, color guard and the arrival of Santa.





De Pere

  • Best Christmas Pagent Ever

  • November 15 & 16 (6:30 pm - 7:15 pm)
  • November 17 & 18 (12:30 pm - 1:15pm, 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm)
  • St. Norbert College - Webb Theater

Elkhart Lake


  • Green Bay Holiday Parade

  • November 17
  • Marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, and Santa in downtown Green Bay - 10am





  • Rotary Winter Wonderland

  • Hours: Open everyday November 23rd - December 31st, 5pm-9pm
  • Horse Carriage Rides, Saturdays only, 6pm-8:30pm. No charge so first come, first serve.
  • 7th Annual Wildwood Zoo holiday lights display. Over 1 million LED lights, live Nativity scenes, stop and see Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and children's activities. Don't miss the Snow Sculpture Contest and Scavenger Hunt. Location: Wildwood Zoo, Intersection of 17th St. and Adams Ave.


  • Barbershop Christmas Show

  • December 11
  • The Fox Valleyaires perform A Child's Christmas at the UW Fox Valley Theater in Menasha



  • Downtown Christmas Festival

  • Hours: December 1st, 9am-4pm, Tree Lighting 5:45pm, Parade 6:00pm
  • Location: Activities at Mosinee High School, Tree lighting & parade Downtown
  • Downtown Christmas Festival: Art & Craft Show, breakfast with Santa, letters to Santa, children's craft and gift wrapping area, bouncy house, food, beverages, MHS Bake Sale, a visit from Santa, MHS candy cane scholarship raffle, Chili Challenge , trees and wreaths for purchase.
  • The Spirit of the Season

  • Hours: December 1st, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Location: Creske Center Auditorium, Mosinee High School, 1000 High Street
  • Unique holiday concert with some of the area's best performers.



  • Hometown Family Christmas

  • Hours:
    • December 1st 8:30am-8pm including;
    • Breakfast with Santa 8:30am
    • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 11:00am-2:30pm
    • Children's Story Time 12:30pm-1:30pm
    • Parade 4:30pm
    • Good Ol' Spirit of Christmas 5:30-6:30pm
    • Fireworks 7:00pm
  • Location: Downtown
  • Heritage Hollyday

  • Hours: December 22nd, 10am-4pm
  • Location: Historic Point Basse, 364 Wakeley Rd.
  • Enjoy watching and helping the citizens of Point Basse as they get ready for Christmas. Participate in various winter activities, weather permitting. Sleigh rides on the grounds, decorations of the period and strolling carolers add holiday charm to the site.

New London



  • A Joyful Sound

  • November 17
  • 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Paine Art Center and Gardens


  • Plymouth Christmas Parade

  • November 23
  • 7:00pm in downtown Plymouth


  • Festival of Trees

  • Hours:
    • Wednesday Nov. 21st, 11am-5pm
    • Thursday Nov. 22nd, 1pm-5pm
    • Friday Nov. 23rd, 9am-5pm
    • Saturday Nov. 24th, Noon-3pm
    • Sunday Nov. 25th, Noon-3pm
  • Location: Stoney Creek Inn
  • Tickets: Ages 13 & over $5, Ages 12 & under $3, Senior Stroll (Nov. 23rd only, 9am-2pm) $4.
  • Beautiful sightings of over 100 decorated holiday trees and items. Proceeds benefit programs of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. Kids can tour Santa's workshop while waiting to see Santa and chat with Bruce the Spruce. Raffle tickets, complimentary cookies and beverage.


  • Country Christmas

  • Hours: 9am-5:45pm
  • Location: Downtown Rudolph Hwy 34 and County Hwy C
  • A family event with live reindeer, live nativity, Dutch oven cook-off, food vendors, crafters, horse-wagon rides, train rides, cookie decorating, childrens-toddler games, ornament making, silent auction, lighted Christmas parade.


Sheboygan Falls


  • 20th Annual Sheboygan Holiday Parade

  • November 25
  • 5:00pm beginning at 7th St. & Center Ave. to Erie Ave., West on Erie Ave. and South on 8th St., concluding at Mead Public Library

Stevens Point

  • Holiday Fest

  • Hours: 9am-3pm with lunch from 11am -1:30pm
  • Location: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church 600 Wilshire Boulevard Stevens Point, WI
  • Benefiting Community Holiday Baskets, join exhibitors displaying quality arts, crafts and unique artwork. Stay for bakery, door prizes, entertainment and soup & salad bar.
  • Moscow Boys Choir: Christmas Around the World

  • Wednesday December 5th
  • Sentry's Theater @1800 Stevens Point
  • 7:30pm
  • Tinsel Trail

  • Location: Holiday Inn 1100 Amber Ave. Stevens Point, WI
  • Much anticipated show for deer-hunter widows and anyone looking for great holiday gifts. Tinsel Trail is put on by the Stevens Point Junior Woman's Club and all proceeds go back into the community as charitable donations. This show is totally hand-crafted and will have food and entertainment.


Two Rivers


  • A Christmas Carol - Presented By Wausau Community Theater

  • December 14th - 7:30pm, December 15th 7:30pm, December 16th - 2:00pm
  • Grand Theater on Artsblock
  • 401 N. 4th Street
  • Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
  • Call 715.359.3972 to order tickets!
  • Barbershoppers Christmas Concert

  • Hours: Dec. 11th, TBD
  • Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
  • Join 'The River Valley Harmonizers Chorus Concert' for this 11th Annual concert.
  • Copper Box Christmas Dance Party

  • Hours: December 22nd
  • Location: The Fillmor
  • Free Movie - Elf

  • Cedar Creek Cinemas
  • Saturday 12/1 9:30am
  • *Free with non perishable food item*
  • Indoor Ice Skating

  • Marathon Park
  • December 27-28, 30 2-4pm
  • Jingle Bell Run /Walk for Arthritis

  • December 14th - 7:30pm, December 15th 7:30pm, December 16th - 2:00pm
  • Hours: Dec. 8th, 8am Registration, 9am Start
  • Location: Wausau Center Mall
  • Registration details: Adults($22, $5 late fee after Nov. 30th)
  • Jingle in Your Jammie: $25, if you can't join, you can still raise funds for the cause and receive a t-shirt.
  • Wonderful charity event for the whole family so put on your running shoes, santa hat and reindeer antlers and come help a good cause. Stay for hot soup, refreshment, awards and prizes for costumes.
  • Nutcracker

  • The Grand, Wausau
  • Saturday & Sunday December 1-2
  • 1:30 & 7pm
  • Santa Claus Comes to Kocourek

  • Hours: December 8th, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Location: 270 N. 20th Ave.
  • Santa will be on site for children to enjoy.
  • Spirit of Christmas Past

  • Hours: Dec. 1st, 1:00pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Yawkey House Museum
  • Costumed re-enactors will portray holiday times from the early 1900's at this beautiful and historic landmark
  • WinterFest

  • Hours: February 9th, 2013, 10am-4pm
  • Location: Downtown Wausau


Wisconsin Rapids

  • 6th Annual Christmas Parade

  • November 21st
  • 6:00pm
  • A Dancer's Christmas

  • Hours: December 1st 1:30 pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: Performing Arts Center
  • The 4th Annual, with over 80 students will perform in the production that will include choreography by the facility. Act Two of 'The Nutcracker,' a rockette piece, choreographed by Candace Jablonski of the Radio City Rockette. $12.00
  • A Merry Christmas Celebration!

  • Hours: Thursdays thru Fridays in November. Thurs: 9am-8pm Fri:10am-4pm Sat. 10am-3pm
  • Join us and shop The Cranberry Trail for a special shopping experience. Traditional holiday refreshments will be served for your enjoyment. Below are the particpating locations.
    • Dream Catchers Gallery, 1750 W Grand Ave. 100% hand-crafted traditonal Native American & Western Art
    • Something-4-U Gift Shop, 3976 George Rd. New line of hard kint hats, scarves and wrist warmers, lotion fountain, 100% soy candles and more.
    • Katie-did Hand Crafted Giftware, 1011 Seneca Rd. Hand poured and painted ceramics.
  • Baubles & Berries

  • Hours: November 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, 10am-5pm
  • Location: 240 Johnson St.
  • The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center will be winter wonderland filled with displays of gifts and insppiring decorating ideas, all made by local artist from beautiful fine art paintings, jewelry, floral, repurposed treasures, orgainic honey and many handmade items. On hand artisans will help insipire. Holiday cheer, music and sweet treats.
  • Christmas Punch Cards Class

  • Hours: November 14th & 15th 5:30-7:30pm
  • Location: Lighthouse Books & Gifts
  • Make 3 cute cards using rubber stamps, embossing folders, embellishments and variety of punches. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Class size limited so early registration is recommended.$10.00 + tax
  • Holiday Community Day

  • Hours: December 1st, 10am
  • Location: Rapids Mall, 555 West Grand Ave
  • Area church, school and nonprofit organizations will be in the mall all day selling many handmade, handcrafted and home baked products to raise funds.
  • Holiday Show

  • Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm, Thur 5pm-7pm, Sat. 10am-Noon
  • Location: Central Wisconsin Cultural Center - 240 Johnson St.
  • Our Holiday 2012 Production: Mrs. Coney 'A Tale of Christmas'

  • Hours:
    • Dec. 8th, 7:30pm
    • Dec. 9th 2pm.
    • Dec. 13th 7;30pm
    • Dec. 14th 10am
    • Dec 15th 7:30pm
  • Location: Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Auditorium, Centralia Crt. 220 3rd Ave
  • Family-friendly story set at Christmas with traditional carols. A writer recalls his boyhood in dust bowl Oklahoma. During a stay with relatives, the boys walks the woods and finds a wounded rabbit and a mysterious old woman. He meets her bitterness with kindness and they both receive real gifts of Christmas.
  • Rekindle the Spirit

  • Hours: November 21st Lighting ceremony at 5:45 pm, Parade at 6:00pm
  • Location: Veteran's Park
  • Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce's 20th Annual. Kick-off the holiday season with a dose of hometown community spirit. Lighting Ceremony followed by 6th Annual Holiday Parade. Santa, cookies and hot chocolate after.
  • Winter Tree Cards Class

  • Hours: November 7th & 8th 5:30-7:30pm
  • Location: Lighthouse Books & Gifts
  • Make 3 elegant winter tree cards using rubber stamps, embossing folders, embossing powder and embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Class size limited so early registration is recommended. $10.00 + tax

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