Tri-County Area Holiday Lights: Park, Zoo, Shops & Nature Center
One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit can be as simple as driving past a house twinkling with lights swirled around the trees in the front yard or wrapped around porch rails. Not only do Tri-County neighborhoods light up with fun during the holiday season, but we are host to some of the most sparkling spectacles in the state that are sure to impress even the grinchiest member of your family.
In 1959, Aluminum Specialty Company, in Manitowoc, WI, developed a ‘space-aged’ Christmas tree design that took over the country. Not only did this company manufacture more than 1 million trees, another 40 aluminum companies, including Mirro, in Manitowoc, produced their own version of the tree, ranging from the fairly common 2′ size to 4′, 6′ and the more rare 7′ and even 8′ tree in a variety of colors!
The most common color is silver, but occasionally gold, green, blue, and pink trees can be found on resale sites such as eBay. Prices vary according to rarity and condition, but a quick check will reveal few prices as low as the $100 range and some trees selling in the $1000’s.
Most of the trees in this display are from the private collection of a Manitowoc native who has always had an interest in the Aluminum Trees and the value of a solid downtown district.
With these two goals in mind, the Manitowoc City Center Association proudly teamed with his enthusiastic goal to ‘make the downtown shine’ and presents to you, “Evergleams on Eighth” in your favorite storefronts, throughout the downtown!
There is no charge, but pick up a map at any participating member location, so you don’t miss anything!
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends in the warmth of your vehicle when you drive the 1.1 mile route through the forested part and experience a festive lights show choreographed to holiday music. Visit once or as many times as you want!
Admission is free, however food pantry donations are taken to help local pantries and cash donations support future growth of the event.
Also stop across the street at the Quarryview Center to enjoy entertainment, concessions and a visit with Santa!
Get your holidays off to a twinkly bright start with a drive-thru tour of holiday wonder!
This year’s fifth annual Lights in Lincoln Park show will be an amazing show of lights! Make your plans now to head through our brilliantly lit tunnel, be dazzled by more than 40 lighted displays, and stop by to give Santa your wishlist!
Join your community in holiday joy, and add Lights in Lincoln Park to your family’s list of traditions. Thank you for supporting the ongoing projects of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society.
Visit Santa in his North Pole Cabin #1 every Friday night, and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with your friends and family
Back by popular demand, the magic of Maywood comes alive with festive decorations, holiday music, a delightful self-guided trail walk with many special features. A great family event and a perfect gift for friends who have not yet discovered Maywood.