Don't miss the live nativity and petting zoo, festival of trees and the holiday treat shoppe. If there is a little chill in the air, you can head to the bonfire, where yes, you will find marshmallows and plenty of music.
What makes the Taste of Christmas even more special is that the event benefits many local charities.
Sure, decorating the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast to get ready for the holiday season is a sure way for me to start getting into the Christmas spirit. I always put on the Christmas music and pour a cup of hot chocolate--marshmallows and a candy cane a must!
A newer tradition for me that I enjoy, to help kick off the Christmas season, is to go to the Taste of Christmas at Spencer Lake. This year it is held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 10am-5pm. I love to spend a part of my day in this very festive atmosphere. It is a lovely setting, right on the shore of Spencer Lake in Waupaca, WI, and if there is some softly falling snowflakes, even better!
If you want to start off the holiday shopping season in an enjoyable, no stress, and less hurried way than what the mall shopping and big box stores offer, plan to see what Waupaca, Wisconsin's, "Classic Christmas" is all about. The small town charm, welcoming and helpful storekeepers, twinkling lights, music, unique specialty items, treats, specials, discounts and more, will not disappoint and will fill you with the Christmas spirit.
The last two weekends of November and the first weekend of December, you will find a unique and festive shopping experience throughout the Waupaca, Chain 'o Lakes (King), and in between area.
From clothing, jewelry, home decor, books, antiques, holiday items and more, it is wonderful to explore.
Grab lunch at Little Fat Gretchen's or the Secret Garden Cafe downtown or The Freckled Frogg while in the King area of Waupaca, some of my personal favorites!
I love it when the stores offer complimentary gift wrapping, Christmas cookies and hot chocolate, which many of them do!
Wonderful finds at Embellishments in downtown Waupaca
What is really fun is when a group of friends decide to make an event out of Classic Christmas and spend the night at the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast. Time with friends is a wonderful present to yourself.
Come to the Inn after a day of Christmas shopping and dining, get into our fluffy robes, finish wrapping presents in front of the fireplace and pour yourself a hot cider while visiting and sharing Christmas plans and ideas.
Hope to see you in Waupaca for Classic Christmas. The holidays will soon be here!
Oh, it is not just the hunters that look forward to the opening of the Wisconsin deer hunting season. The Deer Widows Weekend, beginning November 22nd, is the time to leave the hunters in the fields and head out for some fun, friends, and festivities.
Tradition states that art and craft sales are usually an important part of this weekend. If this is true for you, Waupaca should be your destination! If you go to our Chamber website listing/brochure/map of all the art & craft sales in the area, it will give you all of the information to plan your weekend.
In addition to spending some great time with friends, it is a great way to jump start your holiday shopping. You will find many wonderful handmade one-of-a-kind items for that hard to find person on your shopping list.
A favorite in the area that you should not miss is the Scandinavian Christmas boutique. This is located in Waupaca's Fox Valley Technical College. There you will find art & crafts but also live demonstrations, woodworking, rose maling, treats, and more.
There will be plenty of bake sale items to purchase throughout the area, so you can pick up some goodies to enjoy with the venison that your hunter will be sharing with you?!
Why not make a weekend out of it with your friends and stay the night at the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy some complimentary beverages and appetizers alongside a warm fire when you return from shopping, and let us recommend some great places for dinner (or order some pizza and stay in!). Get a restful night sleep in one of our comfortable rooms with nice amenities, and let us serve you a full homemade breakfast in the morning, before you leave to enjoy the next day in the Waupaca area! Happy "hunting" everyone!