We’re fortunate to have a large number of local events happening on a regular basis in Green Bay. Some of them are up and coming, some are annual events we all look forward to. The staples that we always bring the friends and family to, have a cup of hot chocolate and reflect on our past year. It’s nice being in the same place once a year remembering these things.
So here are a few of December’s local offerings:
GREEN BAY BOTANICAL GARDEN — WPS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
Event Date Detail
Nov 23, 2018 – Dec 30, 2018. 5-9pm. Open Wed & Thur the last weekend, Dec 26 & 27.
Green Bay Botanical Garden
2600 Larsen Rd – Green Bay, WI 54303
Cookies & Coloring with Santa
Join Santa for Cookies & Coloring at Santa’s Winter Wonderland in Bay Park Square Mall. In addition, Mischief & Magic will be face-painting and blowing up balloons. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.
Dec 2 from 9-11AM
Festival of Lights
Enjoy this special and FREE family event at Lambeau Field Atrium with cookie decorating, a holiday card making workshop, face painting, build-your-own hot chocolate bar, photo opps with Santa and area high school choirs performing holiday music. At 6:30PM the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the Christmas Tree. (Optional: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots for a less fortunate child this holiday season.)
Dec 9 from 5-7PM
Younkers at Bay Park Square Mall will be hosting this fun, shopping event where kids can visit Santa for free, enter for a chance to win some prizes, enjoy free hot chocolate and make a holiday craft. The celebration will take place in the kids’ department where children can take “Selfies with Santa”(bring your camera or smartphone!). Parents can save 30% on their entire kids’ apparel and accessories purchases at Younkers the entire day.
Dec 2 & 9 from 11AM-3PM
Hazelwood’s Heritage Holidays
Take a step back in time with the Brown County Historical Society! Celebrate the holiday season by visiting Hazelwood Historic House for our ethnically inspired event: Hazelwood’s Heritage Holidays. Discover the similar and different customs that many cultures have during the holidays. Journey through Hazelwood and see it all decked out for the festivities, with the rooms decorated by several local ethnic groups. Visitors will taste ethnic holiday foods, hear traditional stories, listen to songs, and learn about time-honored celebrations!
Dec 9 & 16 from 12-4PM & 5-8PM
Cost: Adults 18+ $6, Kids 5-17 $4, Kids 4 & under FREE
Santa in the Park
Santa Claus is coming to Bellevue! Boys and girls will get the opportunity to meet Santa, have their picture taken and participate in a fun, holiday craft. Bring your camera for a very unique photo opportunity. This is an outdoor event at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Rd), so dress accordingly! Event is from 6-7:30 and line will stop forming at 7PM.
Dec 14 from 6-7:30PM
Breakfast with the Gingerbread Man at Green Bay Children’s Museum
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Gingerbread Man, special story time and crafts! Event sells out quickly and pre-registration is required by calling 920-432-4397 or click here.
Dec 2 at 9AM
Cost: $15 per person (non-members)
Breakfast with Santa during Holiday Fest at the NEW Zoo
Get into the holiday spirit at the NEW Zoo! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Breakfast with Santa from 9 to noon. Free activities & animal encounters for kids and families from 10-3 in the education and conservation center. Horse drawn wagon rides through the forest from 10-2 ($2.25 per person). New this year: come wearing an ugly holiday sweater and get a special gift! Zoo admission required in addition to breakfast tickets.
Dec 9 from 9AM-4PM
Cost: Zoo Admission $9 (adults 16-61), $6 (kids 3-15); Breakfast $6 adults 16+, $4 kids
Breakfast with Santa at Beja Shrine Center
Come enjoy breakfast and meet Santa with the Beja Shriners! There will be plenty of pancakes, scrambled eggs, pork sausages, applesauce, OJ, milk and coffee.
Dec 10 at 8:30AM-11AM
Cost: $7 per person ages 13+, $4 per child ages 6-12, kids 5 & under FREE
Brunch with Santa at Hagemeister Park
Enjoy a huge assortment of hot and cold buffet items and a dessert table and get your picture taken with Santa. Make your reservations at Hagemeister Park by calling 920-884-9909.
Dec 17 from 9AM-1PM
Cost: $17 per person ages 13+, $10 per child ages 5-12, kids 4 & under FREE
I hope you can make some of these dates! It’s always nice to have your community offer free or cheap events such as this to keep everyone in the spirit. We are a very lucky city with a lot to offer, and if you’re fortunate enough to be a part of it you are usually welcomed with open arms.
Thanks again, and if you ever need anything mortgage related you know you can contact me via the website or by the contact information below!
- C) 920-530-4484
- O) 920-490-8823
- F) 920-490-8967
909 . E Walnut Street
Green Bay WI 54301