Whether you are visiting Green Bay for a trip to Lambeau Field or catching up with family and friends for the holidays, get out and explore the best of Greater Green Bay safely as we wrap up 2020 and ring in the New Year.
1. Winter Fun in Titletown
Titletown offers a multi-acre stretch of park space open to the public with year-round, daily recreation including fun activities for the winter months. Equipped with an ice skating rink and tubing lanes down Ariens Hill, you’ll be sure to enjoy a day of winter fun in Titletown. Skate rentals are available at rink or feel free to bring your own. For those looking for a new way to enjoy the ice, Titletown also offers ice bike rentals. Ice biking combines bicycle riding with ice skating and is a fun and exciting activity on the ice. If you need a break from all the activity, enjoy s'mores and other snacks around the fire from 46 Below Bistro.
With the weather beginning to change, preparations for winter are now underway at Titletown and the Ice Rink is set to open for the season on November 18, with enhanced health and safety protocols to help keep guests safe.
If you visit Titletown closer to the holidays, you will be excited to find a music and light show to soak in called The Winter Jubilee Light Show. The family-friendly presentation will begin on November 27 and features a new and dazzling blend of holiday-themed lights, music and special effects and also features animation, lasers and fireworks. The show will be projected onto Lambeau Field’s outer west facade, off Ridge Road, so if you are not a fan of the cold weather, you can sit in your car and watch the show from the parking lot.
2. Festival of Trees
Stroll through the National Railroad Museum’s indoor train exhibits and see more than 40 trees decorated by local businesses and nonprofit organizations. It is a wonderful family outing and an opportunity for holiday guests to explore the wide variety of uniquely decorated trees on display. Museum admission is reduced to $5.00 per person during the Festival of Trees. You won’t want to miss this beautiful holiday tradition!
The Festival of Trees will be on display in the Lenfestey Center and throughout the Museum, December 19 through January 10. Open during museum hours only. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
3. Santa's Rock N Lights Show
Santa's Rock N Lights Show is an animated drive-thru light show taking place on the Brown County Fair Grounds, November 20 through January 3. You're invited to experience the reimagined layout with themed worlds of light including a dinosaur world, over 700 feet of tunnels and a longer route.
4. WPS Garden of Lights
Experience the magic of WPS Garden of Lights, as you stroll the lit paths surrounded by more than 300,000 twinkling lights from November 27 through January 2. Create extraordinary holiday memories with your family and friends at Green Bay Botanical Garden this winter. Don't forget your camera, it's a great place for a holiday family photo! See the enchanted icicle forest, glistening flowers, a dazzling 60-foot walk-through caterpillar (the perfect photo op) and so much more. The show is topped off with the area’s tallest and brightest shining tree.
Don't forget to explore the newest light displays including, an illuminated winter wonderland in the Johnson Woodland Garden, a magnificent 60–ft. oak tree in the Arendt Conifer Garden that rotates through the four seasons, multi-colored, glistening lights on trees in different areas of the Garden.
Enjoy this stunning winter landscape by foot or take a horse-drawn wagon ride, up to 10 guests per wagon (grouped by household).
After your stroll, be sure to head on inside the Fischer Visitor Center for a grab and go pre-packaged snack or beverage, drop off your letter to Santa or peek inside the WPS Trellis Gift Shop for some holiday shopping.
Dated and timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance this year due to COVID-19. View schedule, buy tickets and review safety protocols here.
5. A Frank’s Christmas
Let Me Be Frank Productions’ 21st all-original Christmas comedy musical, “A Frank's Christmas,” brings you a story this year we all can relate to. With so much change and adjustment around us, Mrs. Claus thinks it’s time for a new normal. Santa and the North Pole operation could use an upgrade. The jolly aspect should stay, but work could be done to make a healthier Santa, a more socially-conscience Santa, and maybe even a team of Santas with a female Santa in charge! Mrs. Claus brings in a diversity trainer, Frank Frost, in an attempt to modernize Santa and his crew. Frank Frost begins consultations with Santa’s employees, and thus starts Santa School sessions. Will Frank Frost’s sessions help invigorate the staff, teach valuable lessons, and create a new normal? Or will it prove to add more controversy than diversity? You’ll have to see for yourself at this hilarious Christmas show!
The show runs November 27 through December 23 at the Meyer Theatre. The evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 1 p.m. The schedule, tickets and COVID-19 safety protocols can be found on the Meyer Theatre's website.
6. Holiday Art Fair
Join The Art Garage for their Holiday Art Fair, December 4 through 6. The Holiday Art Fair offers a place for local artists to sell handcrafted goods such as jewelry, fine art, leather crafts, glassware, soaps, and more. Enjoy the beautiful setting and support local small businesses. With numerous local artists and holiday music all day, this is sure to be the most fun way for you to get your holiday shopping done! Enjoy art, kid activities, make & take projects and more.
7. Cookies with Santa
A twist on pictures with Santa! Come to The Automobile Gallery on December 5 from Noon to 3 pm where you will not only see over 70 cars ranging from a 1912 Maxwell to our newest acquisition a 2020 Ford GT, but you will also be able to receive an individually bagged cookie directly from Santa himself! Santa will be on hand, in one of the cars for your child to sit next to and get their picture taken with him. A Plexiglass divider will be between your child and Santa and Santa will be wearing a mask. The car also has bucket seats and will be wiped down in between each child that enters the car.
You will be given a Santa wish list that you can give directly to Santa, or be placed in a box in the back seat of the car for Santa to bring home to the North Pole. They will also have Holiday movies playing in the event center, along with individual coloring books and individual crayons for the kids to play with while you tour the cars. For more details on this socially distanced fun for the whole family, visit The Automobile Gallery's website.
8. De Pere Holly Day
The streets and businesses of downtown will be filled with holiday cheer and magic at De Pere Holly Day on Saturday, December 5 from 3 to 6 pm! Enjoy special events such as Santa & Mrs. Claus, holiday window displays, letters to Santa, carolers and open house activities at De Pere businesses. Window shop while you stroll, pick up the perfect gift or gift card for everyone on your list and stop into your favorite restaurant to warm up with a comforting meal and holiday beverage. Shop small and dine local on Holly Day and all season long!
9. Daddy D’s Christmas Show
Daddy D Productions celebrates 14 years of Christmas shows with you and yours. It’s traditional, funny and for the whole family. It’s everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. Devour a full plate of traditional favorites with a dash of contemporary flair. It’s everything you need to get in the holiday spirit. The dinner and show run December 10 through 19 at Stadium View and Riverside Ballroom. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm and the show is at 7 pm. Visit Daddy D Productions online for tickets and showtimes.
10. Santa Arrives by Helicopter!
Santa Claus is flying to Green Bay! Join Austin Straubel International Airport for a FREE, social distance visit with Santa when he flies into Jet Air Group at the Green Bay Airport. Bring a non-perishable food item if you can.