Though the temperatures may be falling, the holiday cheer in Oshkosh is not. If you and your family are looking for some winter fun, Oshkosh has you covered!
Here are some of the events Oshkosh has to offer in the month of November:
*Pricing and event details may very. Visit the website of each event to learn more.
Holiday Wonders Shopping Expo and Craft Fair
November 9 | 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Sunnyview Expo Center
Come do your holiday shopping with a purpose inside the Sunnyview Expo Center and browse the custom booths of more than 125 vendors selling a number of fantastic artisan goods. Admission is FREE and all donations will be given to Toys for Tots benefitting children in Northeast Wisconsin.
Downtown Holiday Parade hosted by Oshkosh Corporation
November 14 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Floats, lights, candy and more! The Oshkosh Holiday Parade has it all this year with its theme, “March of Toys.” Make sure to come a little early to secure your spot on the sidewalk or in one of the downtown shops and restaurants. This is a great event for the whole family and will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Nutcracker in the Castle
November 22 - January 6
Paine Art Center and Gardens
Walk the elegantly decorated halls of the Paine Art Center and follow along with the classic story of The Nutcracker. With more than 20 decorated areas and 70 trees, this scene is right out of a storybook. Be sure to end with a stop at the Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcake Café for a tasty treat.
Breakfast with the Grinch
November 23 | 8:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Oshkosh Convention Center
This festive event features a breakfast buffet, a showing of the original movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” kid-friendly activities, and a photo-op with the Grinch himself! Grab your tickets soon because this event is sure to sell out.
*Tickets are available until Nov. 15 or until sold out.
*There are no tickets available at the door.
5th Annual Whoville Holiday
November 23 | 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
For a continued day of Grinch-filled fun, downtown Oshkosh will be abuzz with events for people of all ages. These include FREE horse-drawn carriage rides, a photo station with the Grinch, a “Grinchmas Celebration” at the Public Library and a FREE showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Time Community Theater. These events are scattered around downtown Oshkosh throughout the day and are a great way to be right in the heart of holiday cheer.
Photos with Santa
November 23 | 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Christmas isn't complete without a picture with Santa so come get your photos with Santa and help support the Oshkosh Day by Day Warming Shelter. Photos are $5 per child and the goal is to beat the previous year’s contribution!
Deck the Halls
November 24 - January 5
Oshkosh Public Museum
The halls of the Oshkosh Public Museum will surely be a sight this Holiday season. Stroll through the historic home and enjoy Santa’s Workshop exhibit as well as other fantastic decorations. When you arrive, make sure to pick up a scavenger hunt map to find the sneaky elves which are hiding throughout the museum! Become a member and admission is FREE.
Celebration of Lights
November 29 - January 4
This Oshkosh favorite has become a holiday tradition as it makes its return for an 18th season! Take a cruise through Menominee Park and admire thousands of shining lights and other displays. If you bring a non-perishable food item you can get $1 off admission, and on Community Nights admission is FREE with a donation.
These are just a few of the amazing events happening in Oshkosh during November! If you know of any you would like us to include, please comment below.
Stay tuned for our December Holiday events post coming soon!
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