A New Family Tradition – Halloween Lights!

Schubert's Spooky House

Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday or you can never get enough of Christmas light shows these home Halloween light shows are a fun family tradition and also a an opportunity to support our community. Put on the pajamas, grab the popcorn and make sure to check out one of these fun light shows and outdoor Halloween decorations before they turn red and green!

Schubert’s Spooky House, Menasha

Schubert's Spooky House, Menasha
Schubert’s Spooky House, Menasha

Address: 1417 Southfield Dr. Menasha, WI

Donations: Camp HOPE: Camp HOPE is a free weekend camp for grieving children, teenagers and their families.

Hours of Operation: September 28, 2019 – November 1, 2019
Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10 pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019: 5 – 10 pm

What to Expect: Lots of lights and fun Halloween decorations, photo opportunities


Started in 2006, this family display is in memory of a loved one, the owner’s husband Josh Schubert. The display is to honor her late husband and keep his memory alive. Also, families are encouraged to walk outside just stay on the sidewalks but if you prefer to stay in your car don’t forget to roll down your windows and listen to the music to the light show.

Ryford Street Halloween Light Show, MenashaNEW this year!

Ryford Street Halloween Light Show
Ryford Street Halloween Light Show, Menasha

Address: Ryford Street, Menasha, Town of Harrison, WI

Hours of Operation: October 24 – 31, 2019: 7 – 9 pm

What to Expect: lights timed to music, 4 songs


Tune your radio to 91.5 FM for lights synchronized to Halloween music.

Shawn Schuessler, “Yes this is our first year doing it here. Time ran out for me this year. Next year I’ll be adding a bunch more elements. More singing faces, and hopefully a big matrix panel for video.”

“We hope it brings smiles and enjoyment to many families over the holidays. If the community enjoys the show we will continue to add more and more!”

Shawn has 4 Halloween songs programmed with hopes to add more by the end of the weekend. The current playlist includes:

  • This Is Halloween, Mr Uggy Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Dead Silence Theme Song (Remix) 
  • Spooky Scary Skeletons
  • Cry Little Sister, The Lost Boys Soundtrack

GVK TIP: Trick or Treating in this neighborhood is Thursday, October 31 from 4 – 7 pm. Find more trick or treating hours here.

Louise Street Spooky House, Kimberly

Louise Street Spooky House, Kimberly
114 Louise Street, Kimberly

Address: 115 Louise Street, Kimberly, WI

“There is so much to look at don’t just drive by come on in and check out the garage and backyard. We do accept donations for a group called Unless it’s to help families in the Fox Cities affected by cancer.”

Wickedly Grande, Appleton

haunted house for kids
Wickedly Grande, Appleton

Address: 3143 N Oakdale Lane, Grand Chute, Appleton, WI

Donations: non-perishable food donations for St. Joseph Food Program

Hours of Operation: October 10 – 31, 2019
12 – 6 pm: Low sensory/static viewing
6 – 9 pm: Full operation with led lights, music, fog machine, and animated Halloween props

What to Expect: Halloween lights, spooky, creepy and gross but not too gory

GVK TIP: Trick or Treating in this Town of Grand Chute neighborhood is Thursday, October 31 from 4 – 7 pm. Find more trick or treating hours here.

Operations are weather dependent, for updates visit: www.facebook.com/WickedlyGrand

This home display is a unique walk through experience and great for all ages! Find out more here: govalleykids.com/haunted-house-for-kids

Frosty’s Halloween Festival of Lights, Manitowoc

Frosty's Halloween Festival of Lights, Manitowoc
Frosty’s Festival of Lights, Manitowoc

Address: 1434 Daisy Drive, Manitowoc, WI

Donations: Manitowoc Police Department, “Shop with a Cop” program

Hours of Operation: October 1 – October 31, 2019
Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 – 10:30 pm

What to Expect: lights timed to music, animated displays, window Halloween decorations, inflatables


Tune your radio to 89.1 FM for lights synchronized to Halloween music. New this year are dancing skeletons and a 7ft Stay Puft Marshmallow Man joining the returning singing monsters! This not so scary Halloween decorated home is fun for all ages.

This annual tradition is thanks to Capt. Jeremy Kronforst of the Manitowoc Police Department. Not only has the display become a family tradition for many in Northeast Wisconsin it is also helping kids in the community.

Capt. Jeremy Kronforst is collecting donations for Manitowoc Police Department’s “Shop With A Cop” Program. This area law enforcement program works with officers to help children purchase Christmas presents for their families. With every $150 donated, the program can help another family.

Donations can be dropped in a secure donation box at the display or dropped off at the front counter of the Manitowoc Police Department, 910 Jay Street. Check donations to MPPA Shop With A Cop are also accepted.

GVK TIP: Trick or Treating in this Manitowoc neighborhood is Thursday, October 31 from 5 – 7 pm. Find more trick or treating hours here.

Other Decorated Halloween Houses

Thanks to our awesome Facebook friends, here are some more recommendations!

  • Delaware St, Oshkosh: On the south end towards 20th Ave that has their whole front yard done really neat every year.
  • Parkwood Dr, Oshkosh: Near the country USA grounds. You walk around a path in their yard, moving figurines, a wooded area, a little corn field area, smoke, lights. Very neat! They have a spot for cash donations.

Let us know in the comments or by emailing govalleykids@gmail.com if you have a home or know one that should be added to our list!

Editor’s Note:
Sunnybrook Lights in Oshkosh will NOT be running this year in 2019. See an announcement at: www.facebook.com/sunnybrooklights

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