The holidays are right around the corner, which means Green Bay is in celebration mode with fun events for visitors of all ages! With so many things happening, we thought we’d put together a themed list so you can start planning your trip.
So let’s build your holiday itinerary, shall we?
See the Lights
WPS Garden of Lights at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens - Have you ever wondered what a holiday display featuring 350,000 lights would look like? Come find out with us! Enjoy 40 different nature-inspired light displays, including an enchanted icicle forest, glistening botanicals, and a dazzling 60-foot walk-through caterpillar. More info here.
Titletown Winter Jubilee Light Show - The light show at Lambeau is back! Enjoy a dazzling blend of holiday-themed lights, music, and special effects including animation, lasers, and yes, even fireworks. The show is projected on Lambeau Field's west-facing façade, so you can enjoy it from Titletown or from your vehicle in lots 5 and 6. More info here.
Daddy D's Christmas Show at the Riverside Ballroom - Gather your loved ones and celebrate the reason for the season with dinner and a show at the Riverside Ballroom. Enjoy a family-style dinner featuring chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course, dessert. Then, settle in for a musical performance that’s both heartwarming and funny. More info here.
Home Free for the Holidays at the Weidner Center - Country artists Home Free are dropping by Green Bay for a night full of music and merry-making! They will showcase songs from their newest album, So Long Dixie. They’ll also mix in favorites from their previous albums including Warmest Winter, which features 12 festive staples. More info here.
A Frank’s Christmas at the Meyer Theater - This beloved holiday show is a beloved family tradition for locals and visitors alike. Now in its 24th year, Frank and his crew are back with a new and all-original story featuring characters like Frankie Fuzzballs, Amy Angel Food, Pauly Pockets, Patty Cakes, and a little elf named Shelfie. More info here.
Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s Ashwaubenon - Cabela’s annual holiday event is back and more popular than ever. Stop by the store on Sundays between 9 am and 4 pm to get a free 4 x 6 photo with Santa! Kids can also mail their letters to the North Pole and even receive free giveaways, while supplies last. Reservations are recommended. More info here.
Lunch with Santa at The Turn - If you can’t make it to Cabela’s, you can have lunch with Jolly Old St. Nick at The Turn on December 10th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Kids will get a chance to write a letter to Santa and snap a free photo with him before he heads back to the North Pole to get ready for the big day! Reservations are recommended. More info here.
Green Bay Vintage Market at Badger State Brewing Company - Come shop and sip with us! The Green Bay Vintage Market is like a holiday treasure hunt, with vendors selling vintage clothing, home goods, repurposed and handcrafted items, jewelry, art, and more! There will also be live music, food trucks, and of course, Badger State beer! More info here.
Native Holiday Art Market at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College - If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone on your list, come shop at the Native Holiday Art Market on Saturday, December 16th from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tons of fine art, jewelry, pottery, crafts, fashion, and accessories! This market is free and open to the public. More info here.
Christkindlmarket On Broadway - The Broadway District’s Christkindlmarket is an outdoor traditional German-style holiday street market with festive food, drinks, unique gifts, and special surprises. The market is open through Christmas on Fridays from 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Come join in on the outdoor fun! More info here.
Prange’s Christmas Windows at the Neville Public Museum - Come pay a visit to the lovingly preserved and restored animated figures that once adorned the H.C. Prange’s department store windows during the holiday season. We recommend planning your visit when Bruce the Spruce is on display for a little bit of extra holiday magic. More info here.
A Fort Howard Christmas at Heritage Hill State Park - Celebrate a Fort Howard Christmas with us! Stroll through a lantern-lit park, visit Old World Santa, and learn about Christmases past from costumed historic interpreters while you warm yourself by the fire. Tickets are available on-site or in advance on the Heritage Hill website. More info here.
With so many opportunities to get in the holiday spirit, we hope you’ll find time to visit us here in Green Bay. We’ll have a nice warm mug of egg nog ready for you!