The holidays are upon us and what better way than to celebrate and make memories with the children in your life!  Check out this list of ideas happening in Oshkosh all season long! 

Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Cafe' at the Paine Art Center & Gardens


November 19, 2021–January 9, 2022

Fridays | 5:00–7:30 pm (closed Dec. 24, 31 & Jan 7)

Saturdays | 11:00 am–7:30 pm (closed Dec. 25 & Jan 1)

Sundays | 12:30–7:30 pm (closes at 3:30 pm on Dec. 12, Jan. 2 & 7)


Additional Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café hours between the holidays:

Dec. 22 & 23 | 5:00–7:30 pm

Dec. 27–30 | 11:00 am–7:30 pm


Sugar Plum Fairy Cafe at The Paine

Location: Located in the Conservatory at the back of the Paine property

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Celebration of Lights


Dates: November 26th - January 1st from 5:30 - 9 pm

Location: Menominee Park in Oshkosh

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Additional Details: Santa’s Workshop is available for visits November 26 thru December 23rd from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Christmas Eve he will be out with his reindeer to deliver presents.


EAA Christmas in the Air

Date: Saturday, December 4th from 10 am - 3 pm

Location: EAA Aviation Museum

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The Gibson Social Club Dinner and a Movie Family Event

Gibson Social Club Dinner and Movie


Dates: Saturday, December 4th | Dinner from 5-7pm | Elf at the Time Theater 7pm

    Elf-inspired dinner created by Chef Kyle Hoopman & Thunderbird Bakery. 

Location: The Gibson & The Time Community Theater

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Howard Holiday Market + Photos with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 5th at 10am - 4 pm

Location: The Howard

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Selfies with Santa

Dates: Saturday, December 11th at 9-11am

Location: The Oshkosh Arena - 1212 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI

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Additional Details: Bring your letters for Santa and camera to get that lasting Christmas photo with Santa.


Lunch with the Grinch

Date: Saturday, December 11th at 11 am - 1 pm

Location: Ground Round at River’s Edge in Oshkosh

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Santa Meet & Greet

Date: Saturday, December 11th at 12 - 2 pm

Location: Oshkosh Public Library

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Reindeer in the Square

Date: Saturday, December 11th at 12 pm - 3 pm 

Location: Opera House Square - 315 N Main St 

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