Northeastern Wisconsin Weekend Events Calendar December 13-15

December 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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WiStateOutlineWhat’s going on in our area this weekend?  Here’s a look at some of the  many events and activities going on.  Click the links to find out more information.

December 13

December 14

December 15

These are just some of the events going on.  Don’t forget to check the home page of Green Bay Consumer for more holiday fun ideas.

For events in the Fox Cities, be sure to check out Go Valley Kids.

Almost Free Fun: Green Bay Area Christmas Lights

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Did your parents drive you around town when you were little and make you look at Christmas lights?  Mine did, and I although I thought it was incredibly boring at the time, I now want to do the same for my kids!

Jennifer has a couple of areas to recommend:  The King of Arms subdivision always has a nice display of green and gold lights on the neighborhood-planted and symmetrical trees since a certain #92 lived in the neighborhood in the 1990s.  And of course, you all probably know about the house on the corner of Dousman Street and Platten that puts Clark Griswold to shame.

If the temperature ever reaches a tolerable level (maybe this weekend?), my husband and I plan on putting the kids in the wagon and taking them around the block.  Our De Pere neighborhood has done a nice job with the holiday decorations this year!  Our kids are completely obsessed with Christmas lights this year, so it doesn’t take much to make them happy, either!

Instead of driving around Green Bay aimlessly, you’ll be happy to know there is a website devoted to the best Christmas displays around town called Green Bay Christmas.   A lot of the content is user-submitted photos so you can decide for yourself  if the display is drive-by worthy and which area of town you might want to concentrate on.  It looks like, this year, their Facebook page is getting most of the photos, so you might want to check that out first.

(We say it’s “almost” free fun because you do have to pay for gas depending upon how long and far you go!)

Aldi deals of the week

December 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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aldiHere’s a look at what’s on sale at Aldi this week.

Things you need to know about shopping at Aldi:

  • You will need a quarter to use a cart.  They have their carts in a little “jail” and the quarter will release the cart.  When you are done shopping, return your cart and you’ll get your quarter back.
  • Aldi does not accept coupons.
  • Bring your own bags for groceries
  • Aldi does not accept credit cards.  They accept cash, food stamps/EBT cards, and PIN-based debit cards.

Meats

Appleton Farms Smoked Ham Shank portion $.99 lb

Appleton Farms Smoken Ham Butt portion $1.19 lb

Appleton Farms Spiral Sliced Ham $1.49 lb

Specially Selected Spiral Cut Double Glazed Brown Sugar Ham $1.99 lb (This was rated highly by Consumer Reports Shop Smart magazine)

Produce:

Navel Oranges 4 lb bag $1.99

Blackberries pint $.99

Cantaloupe $.99

Pears 2 lb bag $1.29

Clementines 3 lb $2.49

Pineapple $1.29

To see the complete Aldis ad, click here.

NEW Zoo Holiday Fest December 13-14

December 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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holiday-fest13The NEW Zoo is holding their Holiday Fest on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14.

On these two dates, the zoo will be open extended hours from 5pm – 8pm.  Walk the pathways of the zoo or, for $3, take a horse drawn wagon ride through the Reforestation Camp trails.  Kids can visit with Santa both evenings and parents can take advantage of the big savings at the Paws and Claws Gift Shop!

Regular admission rates apply:

  • Kids under 2:  Free
  • Children 3-15:  $4
  • Adults 16+:  $6
  • Seniors (62+):  $4

There will also be a Breakfast with Santa on December 14 at 8am.  There is an additional charge for this event.

For more information on the NEW Zoo’s Holiday Fest (and Breakfast with Santa), click here.

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