Wisconsin Christmas : Christmas Celebrations in Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin is a state located in the north-central region of the United States. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.

Madison is the capital and Milwaukee is the largest city of Wisconsin.

Other big cities and towns in Wisconsin include – Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Eau Claire, Janesville, Fond du Lac, etc.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in Wisconsin include – House on the Rock near Spring Green, Circus World Museum in Baraboo, the Dells of the Wisconsin River, etc.

Christmas Celebrations in Wisconsin :

In the capital city of Milwaukee, the annual Milwaukee Christmas Parade takes place on third Saturday in the month of November. Featuring around 100 units including marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, local celebrities, costumed characters, live animals, specialty vehicles and Santa Claus.

Milwaukee Holiday Parade

The annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival celebrates the holiday season from mid November to end of December. The city will get into the festive spirit for six weeks with dancing lights, animated displays, and downtown store windows decorated for the holidays. There will be many events taking place including across the downtown area including displays and music from Christmas around the world, fun craft activities and Brunch with St. Nick.

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights is Southeastern Wisconsin’s biggest, brightest and most dazzling holiday lights display taking place at the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Caledonia. It features a mile long drive thru of over one million lights. Apart from that you will find lights on all sides and high above in the trees and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays featuring elves, reindeer, forest friends, beloved children’s characters, Santa himself and more.

Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights

The Green Bay Botanical Garden celebrates the holiday season with “WPS Garden of Lights” as the garden transforms in a stunning winter wonderland featuring botanical light displays, illuminated trees, flowers and butterfly displays, including horse-drawn wagon rides, etc.

WPS Garden of Lights - Green Bay Botanical Garden

Rotary Lights at Riverside Park in La Crosse Wisconsin offers great holiday lights. There is a 140- foot Christmas tree on display and animated light displays fill the park. Apart from this there is a Live nativity presentation on weekends until Christmas and of course, the Santa who can be seen in the park every night until Christmas Eve.

Rotary Lights at Riverside Park in La Crosse Wisconsin

Happy Holidays in Downtown Fond du Lac offers lots of Christmas and Holiday events. Enjoy breakfast with Santa, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides through downtown, and more througout the holiday season.

The Country Christmas Light Show in Waukesha is one of the largest outdoor lights display in Wisconsin featuring over 250 light displays lit with more than 1 million lights in a 1- mile, drive along wooded trail. This lights display runs from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve every year.

Country Christmas Light Show in Waukesha

Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is an annual holiday display of lights on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Menominee Park. It features a mile-long drive featuring a million twinkling lights, a 100-foot-tall tree and sculpted scenes. Other activities include story time on Friday nights, playing games and making crafts at Elves’ Hideout.

There are many Christmas and Holiday Parades taking place across the state. Some of the important ones are mentioned below.

The Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade takes place on fourth Tuesday in the month of November.

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place in the city of Berlin, Wisconsin takes place on Third Thursday in the month of November, exactly a week before Thanksgiving.

The annual Parade of Lights in Jefferson city in Wisconsin takes place on first Sunday in the month of December.

The annual WinterDaze Holiday Parade takes place in in downtown Menomonie on second Thursday in the month of December.

The annual Midnight Magic holiday event in downtown Mukwonago takes place from morning till midnight on first Saturday in the month of December.

The annual Holiday Parade in Omro will take place on first Saturday in the month of December in Downtown Main Street. Other events taking place througout the day include Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Gift Basket Raffle, Buffet Dinner, etc.

The Holiday Light Parade in Sauk City takes place on third Friday in the month of November. Tree Lighting Ceremony also takes place on the same day.

The annual Main Street Memories & Holiday Parade takes place in Sheboygan Falls on first Saturday in the month of December in Downtown Main Street.

West Bend Christmas Parade takes place on last Sunday in the month of November in downtown West Bend.

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!