Where to Find FREE Holiday Meals & Open Dining in the Fox Valley

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As the holidays make their rounds, many are planning their family meals. In the spirit of giving, many organizations are offering meals to those in need or are staying open for Christmas. Put aside the stresses of the season and instead, enjoy time around the table with the ones you love with a warm and delicious meal.

Free Meals  

  • Father Carr’s Place 2B
    • Providing free Christmas Day dinner deliveries to private home and group residences 
    • Meals will be delivered between 10:30 am – noon on Saturday, December 25th
    • Advance reservations are required by Tuesday, December 21st by calling (920) 231-2378
    • Individuals can order meals for their household and/or their neighbors in need 
  • We Care Meals
    • Offering Free Christmas Dinners for December 25th
    • Meals will be delivered at no charge to those in Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kimberly, Little Chute and Kaukauna
    • Reservations are required by noon on Christmas Eve. To reserve, call (920) 358-9671

Local Holiday Specials 

  • Chef Fresh Pizza, 204 Manitowoc Street, Menasha
    • Open Christmas Eve from 10 am – 1 pm
    • Accepting pre-orders for pick up for take & bake pizza, potato salad and menu favorites by calling (920) 725-9322
  • Honey Baked Ham, 1000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #12, Appleton 
    • Open 9 am – 4 pm on Christmas Eve 
    • Offering Signature Honey Baked Ham meals with heat and serve sides of choice, desserts, rolls and more
  • Snaps Wraps, 3305 W. College Avenue, Appleton
    • Order a Holiday Wrap Tray with your favorite wrap from the menu. Trays include ten (10) wraps – red (tomato basil), green (spinach) and white (flour) varieties 
    • Pre-order a tray by December 23rd by calling (920) 851-5149
    • Pick up by 6 pm on Christmas Eve 
  • WeatherVane, 186 Main Street, Menasha
    • Taking pre-orders for take-n-bake meals
    • Options include Cranberry White Chocolate French Toast ($35), Caramel Pecan French Toast ($35), Cinnamon Rolls ($25) and pre-cooked Cheesy Potatoes ($30). Each serve 4-6 people.
    • Call (920) 725-2824 to pre-order by December 18th.
    • Pickup days are on December 23rd and 24th
  • Yum Yum Rolls, Appleton
    • Fresh caramel rolls aka “Yum Yum Rolls”, with 100% proceeds benefiting Water for South Sudan – read more about them here!
    • $20 for a dozen or $10 for half a dozen
    • Pre-order online by December 21st at 8pm 
    • Pick up on December 23rd 7:45 am – 8:15 am 
  • Zuppas Market Cafe, 1540 S. Commercial Street, Neenah
    • Pre-order from a festive holiday takeout menu with a variety of a la carte and family dinner package options 
    • Call (920) 720-5045 to order by December 20th
    • Order pickup is from 8am-11am on December 24th 

Christmas Dine-In Options

Some local restaurants are offering holiday specials or are open for take-out or dining on Christmas Eve and Day. 

  • Camelot Bar & Grill, 1700 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton 
    • Serving fish fry on Christmas Eve from 11 am – 8 pm
  • Michiel’s Bar & Grill, 1100 Appleton Road, Menasha 
    • Stop in and enjoy a Christmas Day buffet from 10 am – 4 pm
    • Feast includes tenderloin, broasted chicken, smoked salmon, mashed potatoes, a salad bar and more. Full menu available here
    • Adults are $21.99, kids 4-10 are $9.99 and children 3 and under are free
    • Reservations required by calling (920) 722-7885
  • The Old Grog, 546 Broad Street, Menasha
    • Serving fish fry on Christmas Eve until 10 pm

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