Wisconsin Holiday Light Displays | Festive Car Rides

Six Merry & Bright Christmas Light Drives

Take a Festive Car Ride in our 199ride.com List of Wisconsin Light Displays through the Holiday Season

Jump in your car and head to one of 199ride’s must-see joyful and glimmering holiday light shows in Wisconsin. Celebrate all the area has to offer from the comfort of your cozy car during these holiday months.

1. Celebration of Lights

Menominee Park, Oshkosh, WI


Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Celebration of Lights Facebook Page

Drive through Menominee Park’s one-mile stretch of glittery holiday light displays along Lake Winnebago. Through New Year’s Eve, the park will feature a 100-foot lit tree, animated light displays, sculpture presentations, and Santa’s Workshop. Each year, the event attracts over 13,000 vehicles and supports the community with food for community organizations. Admission is $10/carload, or $9/carload with a non-perishable, in-date canned food donation. Check out free admission nights here.


2. Lakeside Light Show

Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, WI


Photo courtesy of FDLLights Facebook Page

Head to the Lakeside Light Show from now through January 3rd, between 5 and 11 p.m., for a spectacular 25-minute light show. This year’s show will star Elsa, Dominic the Donkey, the Chipmunks, and more. Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to enjoy the twinkling lights from the comfort of your warm car. The show is always free, but donations are greatly appreciated.


3. Lights in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc, WI


 Photo courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoological Society Facebook Page

Until December 26, drive through an impressive exhibition of over 40 gleaming light displays at Lincoln Park Zoo. Warm up with creamy hot cocoa and sugary cookies on Friday nights, and visit Santa in the North Pole Cabin #1! The cost is $5/carload.


4. Making Spirits Bright

Evergreen Park, Sheboygan, WI


Photo courtesy of Making Spirits Bright Facebook Page

Drive through this 1.1-mile route of festive light displays in Evergreen Park in Sheboygan. Throughout your experience, you’ll discover a light show choreographed to holiday tunes and a twinkling tunnel for the whole family to enjoy. Admission is free, but food and cash donations are welcomed!


5. La Crosse Rotary Lights

Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI


Photo courtesy of Rotary Lights La Crosse Facebook Page

Experience over four million glimmering lights that illuminate Riverside Park in La Crosse. From the 140-foot Christmas tree to animated light displays and a live Nativity scene, join the nearly 300,000 visitors that enjoy this holiday tradition each year. There is no charge to drive or walk through the park.


6. Local Neighborhood Lights

Your neighborhood?


Photo courtesy of These Lights Ruel house in Appleton, Wisconsin

Make a new family tradition by checking out your local neighborhood light shows. Each year, thousands of families take the time to show their holiday spirit by putting up their own glimmering decorations. Whether the lights dance to nostalgic holiday jingles or are creatively hung on rooftops with love, it’s always a thrill to see holiday spirit in your own community. Go Valley Kids’ Lights!, sponsored by Scheels, provides an updated list of all the best displays in the area.


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