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Simple Ways to Give Thanks as a Family

Thanksgiving can be a chaotic and stressful time, whether it be hosting a large dinner, entertaining family and friends from out of town or just the knowledge that the countdown to Christmas is on full blast immediately after it’s over. It’s easy to get caught up in all this...
Things to do this weekend

Things to do this Weekend! GVK Top Picks November 9-11, 2018

Looking for things to do this weekend with your family in Northeast Wisconsin? We are excited to share this round-up of free or cheap things to do this weekend in our Weekend Top Picks. For even more events and activities, check out our calendar.    This round-up of weekend events and outings...
30 Acts of Kindness

30 Days: 30 Acts of Kindness

Every year, we struggle as a family on HOW to get our kids involved with giving back during the holiday season. With ages of 7, 4, and 1, it is often difficult to find meaningful activities our kids can participate in! Last year, we rang the bell for Salvation...
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Exploring through Art

Overall well-being is a relative term that means different things to different people. Well-being is driven by a person’s self-efficacy, or a person’s own belief in their success. The more facets of life that people feel good about, the greater their sense of well-being. One avenue to explore when looking...
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Year End Advertising

It's November? How can it already be November?! Here at Go Valley Kids we are reflecting on the past year but also planning for the next. (Meet our team here). We are looking for businesses who want to be seen by more than 180k families in 2019. If are...
Christmas Tree Farms

Tree Farms and More!

We have rounded up Holiday and Christmas Tree Farms and Christmas Tree Lots in Northeast Wisconsin for your family! Some of these fun spots even include sleigh rides, hot cocoa, Santa and more! Where is your favorite and why? Share your thoughts and pictures in the comments below or...
Fox River Mall Santa

Where to find Santa in Northeast Wisconsin!

There are some places around Northeast Wisconsin that Santa sets up shop for frequent visits or for a full-time stay! Fox River Mall 4301 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin In the Macy's Wing, Santa arrives November 10, 2018. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12  – 8 pm Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm Special Hours: Christmas Eve:...
Thanksgiving

Volunteer for Thanksgiving

During the holidays, many families are looking for volunteering opportunities but it can be challenging to find locations that are able to accept the help of little ones. When you find a place that looks like it might be a good fit for your family, give them a call....
Appleton Holiday Parade

2018 Holiday Parades

Here is a list of holiday parades in the area. Many include meeting Santa after, check out their sites for more information. Did we miss any? Which holiday parade are you heading? Oshkosh Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6 pm (Tree Lighting) / 6:15 pm (Parade) The Tree...
Santa Calling

Santa Calling!

Ring! Ring! Santa Calling! What could be more magical than a direct call from Santa? There are a few communities in Northeast Wisconsin that offer kids the opportunity to talk to Santa during December in 2018. Appleton The Santa Calling program is offered by Appleton Parks and Rec for children ages 3-8...