5 things to do this weekend: November 15-17, 2019

Christmas trees are lined up Dec. 4, 2017, during the Festival of Trees at the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon (WLUK/Lauren Kalil)


1. Festival of Trees at the National Railroad Museum

The annual tradition of decking the halls of the National Railroad Museum returns for another season! Among enjoying the exhibits and the trains, you can enjoy the decorations during the Festival of Trees! More than 40 unique trees are decorated by local businesses and non profit organizations.

The Festival of Trees beings this Friday, November 5th, and will be up all the way through January 5th, 2020! Admission is just $5.00. For more information, head to the National Railroad Museum website.

2. Santa's coming to Green Bay!

Santa Clause returns to the Bay Park Square for the holiday season this Friday night! Children can give him a warm welcome as they light they with complimentary glowing bracelets along the Food Court entrance to Santa's Wonderland in the South Wing. There will also be activities, crafts, hot chocolate and of course... pictures with Santa! Be sure to arrive no later than Santa, at 5:30 that evening! For more information, click here.

3. Fox Valley Roots Festival

Support Wisconsin-wide music this weekend in downtown Appleton! Celebrating roots, you can enjoy bluegrass, hard blues, folk rock, Americana and more!The festival will take place at various venues in the area, from Thursday, November 14th - Sunday, November 17th. For the full musical line-up and participating venues, click here, and for ticket information, click here!

4. Merry Time Festival of Trees

Sail into the holiday spirit at the Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse this weekend, as the Merry Time Festival of Trees continues! Dozens of beautifully decorated trees are scattered throughout the museum's galleries. These trees have been decorated by local businesses, organizations and residents. But the fun isn't just in viewing, a tree could go home with you this holiday season! With your admission, you are entered into the tree raffle drawing, which will be drawn on December 10th during the event's final gala "Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle."

If you can't make it this weekend, no worries. The festivities will continue daily until December 10th. For more information on the Merry Time Festival of Trees, head to the Door County Maritime Museum website.

5. Frozen II Fest

No we just can't let it go! This Saturday, November 10th, grab the kiddos and head to the Brown County Library for Frozen II Fest! Sing-along with your favorite characters, enjoy games, craft and snow/ice-related activities! Costume dress-up is of course welcomed, and don't forget your camera! The event runs from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, click here!