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There's plenty going on in the Fox Cities every month of the year. The events calendar is packed with live Broadway Theater, art exhibits, family events, community festivals, or museum exhibits. Come see all that's happening!

If you are an event organizer and would like to submit information to our Events Calendar, please complete our event submission form.

Nearby CommunitiesThe Nearby Communities include the City of Seymour, the Towns of Freedom and Mackville and the Villages of Black Creek, Shiocton and Wrightstown. These communities are located outside of our Fox Cities, but offer many fun, family-friendly annual events.

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Play: The Golden Age of Toys

August 18, 2016 - August 31, 2018

11am-4pm Tuesday through Sunday

History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Explore the history of classic and locally-made toys in a whimsical exhibit about the golden age of toys. Play offers children, parents, and grandparents an opportunity for intergenerational learning and fun!

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Asylum Out of the Shadows Exhibit

November 18, 2016 - June 03, 2018

Tuesday - Sunday 11am-4pm

History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Features the history of the Outagamie County Asylum.
It focuses on the people who lived and worked at the facility.
The exhibit shows the evolution of mental health treatment going back more than a century.

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Searching for Excellence

September 09, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 10AM–4:30PM
Thursday 10AM–4:30PM
Friday 10AM–4:30PM
Saturday 10AM–4:30PM
Sunday 1–4:30PM


Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass
165 N. Park Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956

Searching for Excellence an exhibit exploring how collectors assist museums with building collections. See work by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, Lino Tagliapietra and many more contemporary artists. Free admission for everyone always.

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Square Dancing for Fitness, Fun and Friendship

September 10, 2017 - January 21, 2018

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for September 10 and 17

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. each Sunday afterwards

Community Care Center
3375 W. Brewster
Appleton, WI 54914

Learn to dance, get some exercise and have fun with the Romeos and Calicos Square Dance Club every Sunday this Fall and Winter.

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Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

October 27, 2017 - May 31, 2018

Fridays- 5:30pm and 6:15pm
Saturdays- 5:30pm and 6:15pm
Sundays- 10:00am and 10:45am

Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956

Come enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn wagon ride around the Bridgewood Resort grounds and golf course every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Cost is $10/person (children under 2 years are free)

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Frosty Forest Scavenger Hunt

November 10, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Thursdays - 4-8pm
Friday-Sunday - 11am-2pm

*Special hours on November 10th for Light-Up Night 4-7pm

Houdini Plaza
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

The Frosty Forest, located on the third floor of The Fox Cities Building for the Arts, features a Holiday Scavenger Hunt for kids. Kids will be given a map as they enter the Frosty Forest for the scavenger hunt. They will be looking for special holiday items along the way. Once they are finished, they will receive a small gift, a holiday cookie and have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa!

Admission is $5/child
Adults and children under 2 are free.

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Santa at the Fox River Mall

November 12, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Monday – Saturday: Noon–8pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm
Special Hours:
12/16 – 12/23: 9am–9pm
12/18: 9am–8pm
Christmas Eve: 8am-6pm (Break: 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
*Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.
Photos with Santa is sponsored by Crazy 8 and Tiny Prints.

Fox River Mall
4301 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54913

Make a reservation to see Santa and spend less time in line. Plus, save 30% on your photos by pre-ordering a package online. Visit before December 9 to save an extra $5.
Receive a coupon for $30 to spend towards Tiny Prints. Visit the Santa photo checkout area for details. See terms and conditions.

Reservations and photo purchases are not required to visit Santa.

Pet Night with Santa
NOW - DEC 12 Monday evenings

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Laser Holidays

December 01, 2017 - December 29, 2017

Every Friday and Saturday in December at 7pm

Barlow Planetarium
1478 Midway Rd.
Menasha, WI 54952

Laser Holidays is a fun holiday laser light show set to classic holiday music. Fun for the whole family!

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Streets of Bethlehem

December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017

5:30-9:00pm

Appleton Alliance Church
2693 W Grand Chute Blvd
Appleton, WI 54913

You, along with your family, friends, and neighbors are invited to walk the Streets of Bethlehem. As you stroll the village streets and shops at your own pace, you will see, hear, smell, touch, and taste what life was like the night of Jesus’ birth. This event is free and open to the community.

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An Evening of Holiday Mischief

December 14, 2017

Doors open 6pm
Performance 7pm. 

Lawrence Memorial Chapel
510 E College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911

An Evening of Holiday Mischief features singer-songwriter Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, the Appleton Boychoir and many other guests as they ring in the Holiday season. Tickets are $25. Presented by Mile of Music Productions. 

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Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914

800-236-6673

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