Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is helping illuminate some of the most cherished traditions for families and friends this holiday season. The company and its foundation are sponsoring holiday light displays across northeast and north central Wisconsin throughout December. Create magical memories by experiencing these dazzling displays before they “glow” away!
WPS Garden of Lights — Green Bay Botanical Garden
Dates: Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-Dec. 23; Dec. 26-30
WPS has proudly powered the WPS Garden of Lights at the Green Bay Botanical Garden for more than 25 years. WPS Garden of Lights features 350,000 lights arranged in 40 different nature-themed displays across a nearly mile-long path. Take in the glistening sights by walking through each display or hopping on a horse-drawn wagon ride through the lower portion of the show. Visitors also can purchase refreshments at the WPS Foundation Plaza, write letters to Santa or have their picture taken with him on select nights.
Lights of the Northwoods — Hodag Park in Rhinelander
Dates: Dec. 1, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024
Now in its seventh year, Rhinelander’s Lights of the Northwoods brightens the spirits of all those who attend as well as those in need. Visitors can walk or drive through more than 1 million lights arranged throughout Hodag Park, and visit Santa on select weekends. The WPS Foundation is glad to help sponsor Lights of the Northwoods, which also collects food and monetary donations to support food pantries in Rhinelander, Elcho and Tomahawk.
Delightfully Calumet — Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton
Dates: Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-31
Admission: Canned food donation for local food pantries
Delightfully Calumet, sponsored by the WPS Foundation, is a fun and festive way to celebrate the season while filling food pantry shelves in Calumet County. Visitors drive through more than 140,000 lights arranged in 14 delightful displays throughout the Calumet County Fairgrounds and Hobart Park, each synchronized to holiday music.
Making Spirits Bright — Evergreen Park in Sheboygan
Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 31
Admission: Free. Canned and non-perishable food item donations are encouraged.
The WPS Foundation is again supporting Making Spirits Bright, celebrating its 12th year of delivering holiday cheer in Sheboygan. More than a mile of beautiful sights await visitors to Evergreen Park, with each display choreographed to music. Families and guests can drive through the show on their own or take a ride on an old-fashioned trolley. Beyond providing a fun family event, Making Spirits Bright also supports those in need. Visitors are encouraged to bring food items to donate to the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
Winter wonderland sights aren’t limited to large events. If you’ve got the brightest house on the block or are still decking the halls this holiday season, check out our holiday lighting tips. They’ll help you keep your home glowing efficiently throughout the most wonderful time of the year.