The Holiday Season is here and we are ready to celebrate!

Be sure to pick up some world famous chocolates at Hughes Chocolates and Oaks Candy How about some fabulous craft beer at Wagner Market in Downtown Oshkosh or check out a delicious wine selection at Gardina's Market.  Support local and purchase beer from one of our local breweries. So many sweets to treat everyone on your list, check out Tamara's the Cake Guru, Caramel Crisp Cafe, OshPop and more!  

The Oshkosh Farmers Market has moved inside at the Oshkosh Convention Center and at the Oshkosh Arena.

Oshkosh Convention Center (located at 2 N. Main St.) -- 2024 dates: January 6, January 27, March 30 and April 6.

Oshkosh Arena (located at 1212 S. Main St.)-- 2023 dates: December 9, December 30 -- 2024 dates: February 17, March 9, and April 20.

Shop local this holiday season & be sure to check out awesome dining options in Oshkosh including dine-in, carry out & delivery! 

Check out these great events happening this season that will turn any Grinch into a believer.  Come for the day or stay awhile at one of many lodging options in Oshkosh!

Nutcracker in the Castle

Now - January 8th, 2024
The Paine Art Center and Gardens invites you to journey through the “castle”, elegantly decorated to tell the beloved Nutcracker fairytale. The tale will be revealed as you venture through each room and be dazzled by the sights and sounds that will instantly make you feel like you’re in the fairytale yourself. From the opening party scene to the Land of the Sweets, come and follow the adventure of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. Learn more here!

Nutcracker Grand Hall Entrance at Paine Art Center and Gardens


Oshkosh Celebration of Lights

Now - December 31st
Celebration of Lights has been an Oshkosh tradition for many years - now at the beautiful EAA Grounds. This light show attracts thousands of vehicles each year of families who come to be amazed by 1.2 miles of twinkling holiday sights and sounds. Expect to see a 100 foot tree, 120 plus trees filled with lights, sculptured scenes, animated light displays, special event nights, wagon rides and so much more! Santa will be visiting on selected dates, delivering presents with his reindeer. Community Nights offer free admission for guests, so make sure to check out the calendar and see when those dates will be.  Otherwise, general admission is $20.00 per carload with a $5 off when you bring a sealed hygiene item or a non-perishable in-date donation. Plan your visit here!

Celebration of Lights 2023


Downtown for the Holidays

Now - December 31st
Enjoy holiday happenings and activities in Downtown Oshkosh all season long. We can't wait for you to join us in celebrating the holidays downtown and supporting local this holiday season.  Click here for all of the details including shopping, holiday decor, dining, letters to Santa and so much more!  Support local in Downtown Oshkosh this season. 

Downtown for the Holidays 2023


The Holiday Elf Quest

Now - January 6th
Elves have a habit of hiding around the Oshkosh Public Museum every holiday season! This beloved family tradition is back this year, with a twist. Available beginning December 1, 2023 through January 6, 2024. The Oshkosh Public Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday 1-4:30. Learn more here!

Elf Quest at the Oshkosh Museum



There is so much to celebrate this Holiday season so make sure to follow along at and tag us in your Oshkosh adventures on Facebook and Instagram.  

Stay the night in Oshkosh—click here for overnight options!