Stroll through Library of Lights, an illuminated winter garden in Kaukauna!

Library of Lights, Kaukauna

Bundle up and head to the Fox Valley’s electric city for a magical winter walk outdoors! Hosted at the Kaukauna Public Library, families will enjoy the sights of twinkling lights, colorful baubles, and experience the feeling of endless holiday cheer.

The beautifully decked-out garden welcomes visitors with a lit-up archway and is filled with whimsical displays. There are also blow-up characters, including a smiley snowman and giant, friendly Christmas dinosaur! 

Library of Lights, Kaukauna

The walk consists of a short, flat-ground loop, perfect for young children, strollers, and those of all mobility levels. Visitors browse themed areas, can snap a photo in a Christmas tree cutout, and pass underneath a tunnel of vibrant lights.

Families can also participate in a fun little scavenger hunt while exploring the garden. Suitable for all ages, the hunt challenges players to keep an eye out for photos of objects like a snowman, gingerbread, snowflake, a penguin, and more. 

In addition, the garden features outdoor instruments like drums and a xylophone where children can create festive outdoor tunes. Complimentary take-home projects are also available and include a cereal bird feeder craft. 

The Library of Lights is a free outdoor display, though donations are welcomed. Funds will help further develop the Rita and David Nelson Family Interactive Learning Garden and more lights and decorations for next year. The garden opens every night at dusk until 9 pm and will run through December and early January. 

Hot Chocolate

After a family walk, grab a cup of hot chocolate from one of these local spots to warm up on your way home! 

  • Landreman’s Family Restaurant, 2300 E. Main Street, Kaukauna
  • Chico’s Cafe, 427 S. Washington Street, Combined Locks
  • Little Diner Xpress, 1939 N. Richmond Street, Appleton
  • Copper Rock Coffee, 1835 E. Edgewood Drive, #108, Appleton
Little Diner Xpress, Appleton
Little Diner Xpress in Appleton

Celebrate the season and enjoy family time with a visit to this enchanting garden! What is your favorite display? Let us know on Facebook with #GoValleyKids! 

  • Library of Lights runs nightly from dusk – 9pm
  • FREE admission 
  • Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thilmany Road #200, Kaukauna

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