5 Worth the Drive Christmas Light Shows from the Fox Valley {2018}

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It doesn’t feel like the holidays until the lights are on outside! Here are 5 worth the drive Christmas light shows in and around Northeast Wisconsin.

1. Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

Menominee Park, 520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Friday, November 23 – Saturday, December 31, 2018: 5 – 9 pm daily

A 1.2 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.

  • $10.00/vehicle ($1.00 off non-perishable food donation)
  • FREE on the following Community Nights: December 4, December 7, December 11, December 18, December 25, 2018.
    An in-date non-perishable food donation appreciated.


2. WPS Garden of Lights

Green Bay Botanical Gardens, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5 – 9 pm
November 23 – December 23, 2018 and December 26 – 30, 2018
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): $10
  • Adult Tickets – Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour
    (includes walking tour, Ages 13 & up):
  • Children Tickets – Walking Tour (Ages 3-12): $5
  • Children – Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour
    (includes walking tour, Ages 13 & up):
  • 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.


3. Lakeside Light Show

Lakeside Park, 555 N Park Ave, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

November 23, 2018 – January 4, 2019: 5 – 11 pm

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!

  • FREE (donations accepted for light display)


4. Rotary Winter Wonderland

 Wildwood Zoo, 608 W 17th St, Marshfield, Wisconsin

November 23 – December 31, 2018: 5 – 9 pm

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.

  • FREE (donations accepted for food pantry)


5. Making Spirits Bright

Evergreen Park, Sheboygan

November 23 – December 31, 2018: 5 – 9 pm

A drive through holiday display by the Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs. 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.

  • FREE (donations accepted for food pantry or light display)


Check out our complete list of Christmas Light displays here:


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