2016 Holiday Light Displays

christmas lights northeast wisconsin

Parades, Santa, and lots of holiday events are filling our calendar! One of our favorite family tradition is visiting our local light shows. Its inexpensive and fun. Stop in and pick up some popcorn from Mike’s Popcorn for a special treat. Their popcorn stand on Wisconsin Ave. isn’t open during the winter months but you can find them inside the Green Gecko at 400 N. Richmond St and at many grocery stores throughout Wisconsin including Piggly Wiggly, Festival Foods, Woodmans, Sentry and Roundy’s (more information on their facebook page).

Here are a couple must see shows you won’t want to miss. We will be updating the list all month long and also adding a downloadable list. Happy light hunting!

 

Go Valley Kid Favorites

The North Pole
830 Rusty Ct, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

This stop is right off of highway 41, exit off on Hwy 55. Make a right turn (west) onto 55, turn right on next street. This stop is unlike anything we have seen. For one month this family transforms their front yard into a Holiday village, The North Pole. Make sure to wear boots, snow pants and warm gear, you wont want to watch this one from the car. Children can also drop off letters for Santa. Santa will be there every night to greet your family with a jolly hello! Read more about this family favorite here. Open every night from 5:30 pm – 10 pm (Santa visits from 5:30 pm to 8 pm).

govalleykids.com/the-north-pole-in-kaukauna

 

Crazy Light Show
218 Newton Le Ct., Kaukauna

This is the home of the 25 ft talking Christmas tree! The show starts every night at 5:00 pm and runs until 10:30 pm. Tune your radio to 104.5 FM to listen to the music with the synchronized lights. If you are in the neighborhood and feel like walking, speakers are located in front of the 218 home for the music. A new song was added this year for all the Frozen fans, “Let it Go” is on the playlist! Show runs thru December from 5 – 10 pm nightly.

 

These Lights Ruel
149 Ramlen Ct., Appleton

This convenient spot in Appleton is just a block from St. Elizabeth Hospital. The computer controlled animated Christmas light display features 20 songs (FM 106.9) and over 55,000 red, green, white and blue light. Grab a candy cane and if willing, drop off a cash donations for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Check out a video on our facebook page here. Show runs thru December from 5 pm – 10 pm nightly.

NOTE FROM FACEBOOK: Beginning December 9 the set will be shortened from 25 minutes to 15 minutes as traffic begins to increase and the limos and buses from the light tours start coming through which causes some back-ups. REMEMBER it’s always best to drive around and work your way down from the upper end of the court then try to go up our side and turn around in neighbors driveways. ESPECIALLY when the traffic level picks up.

 

W5959 Garnet Dr., Appleton

You may have remembered this family’s display on Hoffinsperger Drive before 2014. The family has raised over $33,000 for the Make A Wish foundation. Tune into 87.9 FM on your radio. Show runs Sunday from 5 – 10 pm, Monday thru Thursday from 6 pm – 10 pm, Friday from 6 pm – 11 pm and Saturday from 5 pm – 11 pm. Special Rock & Roll Show New Years Eve and New Years night.

 

Kramerica Park
1160 Laager Ln, Oshkosh

6,450+ LEDs. Tune to 89.7 FM to listen and watch over 25 animated songs to get you into the Christmas mood. Show starts at 5 pm and goes until 9 pm weekdays and weekend goes until 10 pm.

 

335 Sunnybrook Drive, Oshkosh

Synchronized Light show with music with fun LED message board. See videos of past years show here. Other great lighted homes on the street as well.

 

Commanche Ln. on the lake road between Neenah and Oshkosh

Take the scenic route if you are on your way to Menominee Park from north of Oshkosh. These 2 yards are full of fun characters that are animated. There is lots to look at!

 

1600 W Prospect Ave., Appleton

This display does not have music but the light display is brilliant! We love the colorful tree.

 

1218 W. Grant St., Appleton

This unique display is not with music but there are lots of fun stuff to look at and is one of our kids favorites!

 

Community Light Shows

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights, Menominee Park, Oshkosh
Friday, November 25 thru Saturday, December 31, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily
A 1 mile car drive through Menominee Park along the shores of Lake Winnebago. Highlights include a 100-foot tree, sculptured scenes and animated light displays. Visit Santa and his reindeer.

$8.00/vehicle ($1.00 off non-perishable food donation)

FREE on the following Community Nights: December 6, December 13, December 16 and December 25, 2016.

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

 

 

WPS Garden of Lights, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5 – 9 pm
November 25 – December 23, 2016 and December 26 – 30, 2016
Walk (about 30-45 min.) or ride in a horse drawn wagon (about 10-15 min.) through a light tour of over a quarter of a million twinkling lights. Most paths are shoveled and salted and should be accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

Adult Tickets – Walking Tour (Ages 13 & up): $9
Adult Tickets – Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour (includes walking tour, Ages 13 & up): $14
Children Tickets – Walking Tour (Ages 3-12): $5
Children – Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour (includes walking tour, Ages 13 & up): $9
Children (Ages 2 and under: FREE

Tickets available at the door or select Festival Foods locations including: Green Bay East & West, DePere, Appleton, Darboy, Suamico, Manitowoc, Neenah, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Fond du Lac.

Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Green Bay Botanical Gardens & Amenson Studio

 

 

2016 Light Displays

    1. 830 Rusty Ct, Kaukauna, Wisconsin (The North Pole)
    2. 218 Newton Le Ct., Kaukauna (Crazy Light Show – music with radio)
    3. 456 Crestview Road, Kaukuana, Wisconsin (music with radio)
    4. 207 Jean St., Combined Locks, Wisconsin (music with speaker)
    5. 149 Ramlen Ct., Appleton (These Lights Ruel – music with radio)
    6. W5959 Garnet Dr., Appleton (music with radio)
    7. 1600 W Prospect Ave., Appleton
    8. 1033 S. Walden Ave., Appleton
    9. 1019 W. Parkway St., Appleton
    10. 1218 W. Grant St., Appleton
    11. 1307 W. Frances St., Appleton
    12. 1033 S. Walden Ave., Appleton
    13. 115 Homewood Ct., Little Chute
    14. 1500 Hoover Avenue, Little Chute
    15. Paradise Drive, Little Chute (3 houses)
    16. 1138 Oneida Rd, Menasha
    17. 990 Stuart Ct., Neenah
    18. N1347 Woodland Dr., Greenville
    19. W7191 Sunfield Drive, Greenville (music with radio)
    20. N1770 Brookhill Drive, Greenville (music with speaker)
    21. 1160 Laager Ln, Oshkosh (Kramerica Park)
    22. Commanche Ln. on the lake road between Neenah & Oshkosh
    23. 335 Sunnybrook Drive, Oshkosh (music with radio)
    24. St. Marks, 140 S. Green Bay Rd., Neenah (music with radio)
      (This show runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 6 – 10 pm, each weekend in December and entire week of Christmas. Enter through the south driveway and exit through the north driveway. Tune your radio to 99.1 FM and enjoy the light show synced to Christmas music. Donations will be accepted for LEAVEN of the Fox Valley. LEAVEN offers limited assistance to those having financial difficulties).
    25. 1400 Lime Kiln Rd, Green Bay (the old Dousman home)
    26. 3348 Davies Ave., Green Bay & right around corner on Graceland Terrace
    27. 100 Mandrake Drive, Green Bay
    28. 3603 Evergreen Ave., Howard

 

 

1019 W. Parkway Appleton

1019 W. Parkway Appleton

1307 W Frances St, Appleton

1307 W Frances St, Appleton

1218 W. Grant St., Appleton

1019 W Parkway St, Appleton

Greenville Wisconsin Christmas Lights

N1347 Woodland Dr., Greenville

Xavier High School Christmas Lights

1600 W Prospect Ave., Appleton

Menasha Stone Toad Christmas Lights

1138 Oneida Rd, Menasha

456 Crestview Road, Kaukauna

456 Crestview Road, Kaukauna

207 Jean St., Combined Locks, Wisconsin

207 Jean St., Combined Locks, Wisconsin

These Lights Ruel, Appleton

149 Ramlen Ct., Appleton (These Lights Ruel)

Crazy Light Show Kaukauna

218 Newton Le Ct., Kaukauna (Crazy Light Show)

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343 Sunnybrook Drive, Oshkosh

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1160 Laager Ln, Oshkosh (Kramerica Park)

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights, Oshkosh

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights, Oshkosh

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights, Oshkosh

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W5959 Garnet Dr., Appleton

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Commanche Ln. on the lake road between Neenah & Oshkosh

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Commanche Ln. on the lake road between Neenah & Oshkosh

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1033 S Walden Ave., Appleton

 

 

 

Light Displays from Previous Years

(Please note: We have not been able to confirm these. Please send us info if you see these displays. Thanks!)

    1. 1610 Oakridge Road, Neenah
    2. 210 River St., Neenah
    3. N1690 County Road T, Hortonville
    4. 706 N. Main St., Seymour
    5. W393 Alpine Dr., DePere
    6. Wery’s Greenhouse, 1748 Lenwood Ave., Green Bay
    7. 1756 Lenwood, Howard
    8. Erie Rd, Green Bay
    9. King of Arms neighborhood near Southwest

 

2016 Lights Map

 

Other Wisconsin Light Shows

Brix Street Light Show, 86 Brix Street in Clintonville
A a 20 minute show tuned to the radio, 88.3 FM. Shows begin at 6 pm and run until 8:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 9 pm (Friday and Saturday).

Pine Cone Cir., Larsen
Lights best seen from Grace Lutheran Church Parking Lot

Fond du Lac Lakeside Park
Enjoy a 20 minute show (approximately) with dancing trees. Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to listen to the music. This years light show is in the park on the hill by the water treatment plant. When entering the park from Main street, take a left after passing the children’s play area. The best spot for viewing is in the parking lot across the street but be careful it does get busy. Don’t forget to see who is on top of the lighthouse! The show is free but donations are accepted for future improvements. Snacks available to purchase at The Snack Cabin located at the entrance by the main parking lot.

Rotary Winter Wonderland, Marshfield
Holiday lights display at Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield with over 1,000,000 L.E.D. lights! They also host many fun activities like Santa visits, horse drawn carriage rides, and more. Walk through or drive through. Check out their website for event information. It is free however donations of food and cash are accepted to help the local food pantries and keep the project running.

Making Spirits Bright, A Drive Through Holiday Display by the Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs
Free holiday light display at Evergreen Park in Sheyboygan. Lights synchronized to music, tune your radio to o to 89.1 FM while driving through. Take a trolley ride on Fridays or Saturdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm from the Quarryview Center for $2 per person (infants ride free). Drop off a donation for the food pantry or leave a cash donation for the display.

14 Briarwood Lane, Shawano (east of Shawano High School)

Corner of Lincoln Street and Lieg Avenue in Shawano

Notes

The Hedtke Holiday Spectacular in Hilbert will not have a display this year.

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Scavenger Hunt

Add this Scavenger Hunt to your adventure! Download here.

Go Valley Kids Holiday Light Scavenger Hunt

 


Please let us know if you have any other updates or addresses to add. Also, we would love pictures of or videos if you are willing to share. Email them to govalleykids@gmail.com or tag #GoValleyKids. We will continue to update with your help and post more pictures as we check out the displays as well!

 

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18 COMMENTS

  1. 14 Briarwood Lane, Shawano, Wisconsin, east of Shawano High, has an awesome display! There is also a display on the corner of Lincoln Street and Lieg Avenue in Shawano that has an awesome set up.

  2. I believe it’s Commanche Ln on the lake road between Neenah and Oshkosh, it’s only 4-5 houses but they spare no expense. We always stop there on the way to Oshkosh Celebration of Lights.

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