The North Pole in Kaukauna

North Pole Kaukauna

There are so many excellent holiday light and decoration displays to explore in the Fox Valley. One of our favorites has become a family tradition and is unlike any of the others. “The North Pole” is at 830 Rusty Ct. in Kaukauna. It is easy to find, right off of Highway 41. Visit Santa or drop off a letter. There is no admission to enter and explore, but there is a box for donating to the food pantry. 


More than a half a dozen handmade little houses are homes to Santa’s helpers for one month in December. Mechanical characters tell magical little stories in this quaint Christmas village. While visiting the school, church, radio station, and watching the penguins ice skate, your family is transported to The North Pole without leaving the Fox Valley.


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We spoke with Troy Campbell, the man behind The North Pole, about the history behind his creation and updates for the 2017 holiday season!


Go Valley Kids: When did you start The North Pole and what was your inspiration? 

TROY: We started displaying The North Pole seven years ago. I was critically injured with a broken neck and dislocated left arm caused by being injured by a drunk driver. After being out of work for two years, I decided I wanted to help people who were not able to help themselves. I noticed that more and more people were going without food and that many of our senior citizens were forgotten at Christmas. My son-in-law, Robert stepped forward to help me and we vowed to make every one of the children and senior citizens feel important and forget about their worries while they are here.


GVK: What is your favorite part of The North Pole?

TROY: My favorite part is seeing the children and others smiles and get excited about seeing what The North Pole has to offer.


GVK: Tell us more about you. What keeps you busy? What fills your free time?

TROY: My wife and I are busy caring for our son, Christopher, who is on a ventilator and feeding tube which require constant care in our home. We also have another son that we care for that is autistic. We also enjoy helping to care for our young grandchildren.

In my free time, I am always thinking about Christmas. I am what you call beyond obsessed with Christmas. If I had my way, it would be Christmas every day. My neighbors find it amusing that my son-in-law and I are building Christmas displays in July.


GVK: What’s new for 2017?

TROY: We added 60,000 lights set to synch with 14 different songs staged in front of the house and you can tune from your car or hear it from outside. There is a new movie theater and a gingerbread house factory. We added a ceiling of lights over the entire display.

There is also a new station for dropping off letters and cards for our men and women in the armed services that will not be home for Christmas. I will deliver the letters to the VFW and they send them out to those members.




North Pole Tips

  • Bundle up! This display is viewed out of your car. The kids threw on their snowpants, hats, and mittens right when we got there. Although the paths are kept up and shoveled, we found the extra gear and at the least, the boots, kept our feet warmer.
  • Bring a donation for the food pantry.
  • Prepare your letters to Santa and bring them along! Santa is there every night to greet visitors. Look for the dropbox for letters.
  • Don’t forget your camera. There are lots of opportunities for pictures.
  • The North Pole can get pretty busy on the weekend. Weekdays are much less crowded.
  • Check out other area light displays. Find our round up here!


The Details

The North Pole
830 Rusty Ct.
Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Hours: Open nightly from Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 23th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018.
Hours are from 5:00pm to 10pm.
Santa visits from 5:30pm to 8pm.

Find updates on Facebook!



Here are a couple more pictures from our past visits! Have any other tips? Tell us why your family loves the North Pole in the comments below. Have a great picture to share? Email us at


North Pole Kaukauna

North Pole Kaukauna

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As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!


  1. Hi my name is Troy Campbell I am the owner of the North Pole you wrote about in Kaukauna I really appreciate all the thing you said about it and was wondering if you could send me a link for it because I would like to post that one my North Pole Facebook page Thanks again

    Troy Campbell

    • Hi Chu!
      Yes, it is open daily from 5:30 – 10:30. Santa should be there at all times. For more information check out their facebook page here.

  2. What a fantastic place to visit! Highly suggest going around 5-5:30. There was practically no one there for a Saturday. Thanks Troy and GVK for sharing.

  3. This looks fantastic – can’t wait to visit! Can someone tell me if the kids can actually sit with Santa for pictures or is it more of just a visit/greeting? Thank you!


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