The weekend before Christmas


Once again it looks like it's going to be a picture perfect white Christmas in the Northwoods. After  a very scary meltdown, the plummeting temperatures turned the thermometer around and brought several inches of white beauty to the Northwoods. The forecast for the next 10 days looks like it will be even a whiter and a more glorious Christmas!

To add to the festivities, here are a few holiday events some of the communities are offering the public to make the season even merrier!

Eagle River: On Dec. 18, Thursday night from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, the Northwoods Chlidrens Museum invites children and their fathers to attend the free "Fun with Fathers" evening. There will be a dinner and planned activities so it is requested that reservations be made no later than the day before. Call 715-479-4623 or visit to make reservations.

Don't forget to take a break from shopping in downtown Eagle River and hop on a sleigh ride offered by the downtown businesses on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

The Sno-Eagles, weather permitting, will leave the Old Train Depot at 9:00 AM for a Christmas Eve ride. This is a superb time to snowmobile pristine trails at a very low traffic time.

Presque Isle: What child doesn't want to spend time with Santa Claus this time of year? A Children's Christmas with Santa begins with a sleigh ride at the intersection of County highways B and W at 6 PM. It's onto the Presque Isle Community Center where the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and Library host the children's party complete with caroling, an Advent walk and, of course, a visit by Santa! For more details call 715-686-2910 or 888-835-6508 or check out the website at:

Minocqua: For last minute shoppers, The Gaslight Square shops will be open until 7:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 19.  Shop locally for that perfect gift and support the community!

Head to the Campanile Center for the Arts Friday Night, Dec. 19, for "A Magical Grassical Christmas" at 7:00 PM. Enjoy holiday music with a bluegrass touch with the Depue Brothers.Saturday, Dec. 20 , is the start of Christmas Craft Days at the Minocqua Public Library beginning at 9:00 AM and will continue through the New Years break. Visit for more details.

Woodruff: There will be a "Centerpiece Making Class" at JJ Acres on Highway J at 1:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 19. Please call 715-356-6865 at least 24 hours in advance for reservations.

We wish you all the best the Christmas season ever!


Picture from the Campanile Center for the Arts website.



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