Holiday Events

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Date: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Organization: 
Appleton Boychoir
Location: 
Lawrence University Memorial Chapel, Appleton
Phone #: 
955-2224

Modeled after the historic festival at Kings College, Cambridge, the ceremony includes beautiful seasonal music, and readings that tell the Christmas story from Advent to Epiphany. The concert is accompanied by the spectacular Brombaugh organ in one of the Fox Valley’s most glorious concert halls, the Lawrence University Chapel.  Sing the well-known hymns of the season while the Boys soar above on breathtaking descants.  For many, Christmas begins with A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols!

Merry-Time Festival of Trees

Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Organization: 
Door County Maritime Museum
Location: 
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay
Phone #: 
743-5958

Visitors are invited to see a grand extravaganza of trees. The trees can be viewed during regular museum hours and many special events are planned throughout the nearly month-long festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle in the hopes of winning their favorite tree. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments or “goodies” appropriate to its sponsor.

Other special events planned during the Festival of Trees include “Tree Tales,” a children’s story hour, “A Writing Adventure” in collaboration with Write On, Door County and Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Children’s Choir performance on Saturday, Nov. 15. Back by popular demand, Ministry Door County Medical Center’s “Pirate Day” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29. The always popular “Santa on the Tug” with a book signing and story time for “The Night Before Christmas”, by Carol Davis, is planned for Saturday, Dec. 6.

The DOOR CANcer Holiday Home Tour will also be held Saturday, Dec. 6. Tour homes beautifully trimmed for the holidays including the Merry-Time Festival of Trees display. Tickets are available at the museum for $30.
 
The event culminates with the “Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle” on Tuesday, Dec. 9 offering food and other festivities. Silent auction bidding will run throughout the festival. Winners of the silent auction as well as the raffle drawing for trees will conclude the evening.
 
For businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring a tree or any questions related to the event call Trudy Herbst or Amy Paul at the museum at (920) 743-5958.

Freaky 5K Run/Walk

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am
Organization: 
Fox Cities YMCA
Location: 
Pierce Park, Appleton
Phone #: 
954-7658

The walk/run is open to children and will also feature a costume contest. Participants recive a t-shirt, Halloween good bag and chip timing. Kids run starts at 8am. and 5K starts at 8:30am. For more information go to www.ymcafoxcities.org/ymca/programs/yraceinfoFreaky5K.asp

Neenah's Most Haunted

Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Organization: 
Youth Go
Location: 
Old City Garage, Neenah
Phone #: 
722-1435

Get spooked at Neenah's haunted house full of gore, scares and fun. Proceeds go to area youth who attend Youth Go.

Zoo Boo

Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Organization: 
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park
Location: 
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, Green Bay
Phone #: 
662-2400

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume where kids 12 and under can trick or treat
throughout the NEW Zoo, and don’t forget your treat bag! The entire Zoo will be filled with festive Halloween decorations, two giant inflatables, Children’s Maze, live Swamp Monsters, and for the brave, a horse-drawn, haunted wagon ride through our ‘Freaky Forest’ during the first two weekends of the event. Special Moments DJ will also be on hand to rock the night away. New this year, Zoo Boo Glow Zip.

UW-Green Bay Messiah with Chorale and Concert Choir

Date: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Organization: 
UW-Green Bay Music
Location: 
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay
Phone #: 
465-2726

The UW-Green Bay Concert Choir and Chorale perform Handel's Messiah.

Christmas Open House

Date: 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Organization: 
Navarino Nature Center
Location: 
Navarino Nature Center, Shiocton
Phone #: 
(715) 758-6999

Kids make and take craft activities 11am to 2pm. Craft stations will be set up so that your child can make and take 3 Christmas
crafts and decorate Christmas cookies.

Midweek Matinee

Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Organization: 
Kimberly Public Library
Location: 
Kimberly Public Library
Phone #: 
788-7515

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the movies! This month's movie, A Christmas Story, is a family classic. In 1940s Indiana, 9-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. But when gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. He encounters a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. Refreshments will be provided. Rated PG.

Christmas at the Chapel

Date: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Organization: 
newVoices
Location: 
Lawrence University Memorial Chapel, Appleton
Phone #: 
832-9700

Join us for one of the most joyous Christmas traditions in the region as we present a concert of seasonal sacred music.  Celebrate the true meaning of the season with 75 voices lifted in praise and joy! We will feature your most-loved Christmas songs, audience sing-alongs and candle-lit finale throughout the beautiful Lawrence Chapel. Make this memorable concert part of your family’s Christmas tradition!

Christmas Stars 2014

Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Organization: 
Christmas Stars
Location: 
Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, Appleton
Phone #: 
733-8840

Christmas Stars features a cast of over 250 performers (ages five to senior citizen) in a dazzling holiday musical revue featuring favorite Christmas tunes, traditional carols sung by our 120-voice choir, eye-popping production numbers including a recreation of New York’s Christmas parade and a stunning “Living Nativity” finale to bring home the true “reason for the season.” Over one thousand gorgeous costumes, beautiful sets, lighting & staging make Christmas Stars one of the Midwest’s premiere holiday attractions.

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