Wisconsin’s Best Holiday Attractions

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This year, get into the spirit of the season with COVID-friendly activities and events that promise fun for the entire family. Here are some of the best holiday attractions to enjoy in Wisconsin.

Daddy D’s Christmas 2020

Daddy D Production celebrates its 14th year of performing traditional holiday favorites with a dash of contemporary flair for dinner shows all throughout the month of December. Cast includes Michael Blair, Angela Thielke-Zuidmulder, Cody Borly, Ryan Sette, Emily Sculliuffo, Kevin Van Ess, Alicia Michelle, and Darren and Shelly Johnson. For more information, visit daddydproductions.com

Knights on Broadway Christmas concert

The Knights on Broadway of St. Norbert College’s annual Christmas concert will go on but not with in-person audiences. For the first time in its 13-year history, the group will perform virtually for its “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” shows. Student performers, under the direction of Kent Paulsen, will wear masks and be socially distanced as they perform traditional carols and new arrangements. The livestream will be available Dec. 11 to Dec. 17. For more information, visit snc.edu/knightsonbroadway.

Festival of Trees

This annual showcase of more than 40 holiday trees will be decorated by local businesses, organizations and nonprofits, each with a different theme.The decorative event will be on display through Jan. 3 at National Railroad Museum. For more information, visit nationalrrmuseum.org

Santa’s Rock N Lights

This drive-through holiday light display will feature approximately 100,000 lights on metal frames programmed to Christmas music that guests can listen to on their car radio as they travel a route just shy of a mile. Features include 700 feet of lighted tunnels, 20-ft. tall dinosaurs and 20-ft. wide peacocks on display through Jan. 3 at Brown County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit santasrocknlights.com

Swing for the Holidays

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music has taken its 6:30 Concert Series virtual for the 2020-21 season. Concerts, each about 60 to 90 minutes, are live streamed from the Weidner Center on the performing arts center’s YouTube channel. The program for the annual holiday concert will be announced closer to the performance date, which is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. For more information, visit uwgb.edu/music/6-30-concert-series.

A Frank’s Christmas

Let me Be Frank Productions presents its 21st annual holiday show. This year’s comedy musical finds Mrs. Claus hiring a diversity trainer named Frank Frost to modernize Santa and his crew with “Santa School sessions.” Cast includes Frank Hermans, Pat Hibbard, Amy Riemer, Lisa Borley, Tom Verbrick, Sarah Galati, Dennis Panneck, Tony Pilz and Andrew Klaus. The event will take place at Meyer Theatre all throughout December. For more information, visit ticketstaronline.com.

Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay

This exhibit features the animated figures that once adorned the H.C. Prange’s department store windows, along with the Enchanted Forest, Snow Babies and forest animal collections. Bruce the Spruce, the talking Christmas tree beloved for chatting with Prange’s shoppers, is back this year as well but with limited hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and Jan. 6; 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, Jan. 2 and 9. The Children Only Shop is online with curbside pickup. The event will take place at Neville Public Museum of Brown County all throughout the month of December. For more information, visit nevillepublicmuseum.org.

WPS Garden of Lights

This season, Green Bay Botanical Garden will be transformed with more than 300,000 lights in nature-inspired displays viewed along one and a half miles of paths traveled by foot or horse-drawn wagon. Returning favorites for this year’s 24th event include the Icicle Forest and giant walk-through caterpillar, along with new attractions: a 60-ft. oak that rotates through the seasons in light, a winter wonderland of blues and purples in the Johnson Woodland garden and multicolor lights on trees in several areas. The lights will be on display on varying dates all throughout December. For more information, visit gbbg.org/wpsgardenoflights.

Winter Jubilee Light Show

The seven-minute mix of holiday-themed lights, animation, lasers, fireworks and music is projected on the west facade of Lambeau Field. It’s the centerpiece of the Titletown District’s annual Winter Jubilee celebration, which also includes Ugly Christmas Sweater Night Dec. 15 on the ice rink and holiday music performed by local musicians 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in December on the east side of the rink. For more information, visit titletown.com.

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