Winter Events


  • Taste of Christmas, December 3, 2016-Spencer Lake Christian Center-An annual celebration kicking off the season with all the traditional sights, sounds, and tastes of Christmas. (715) 258-5707,
  • Iola Lioness Christmas Parade, Iola - December 3, 2016.  Visit Santa, treats, kids entertainment and Toys for Tots Collection. (715) 445-4005,
  • Pearl Harbor Day Program, December 7, 2016-Wisconsin Veterans Home King-(715) 258-4247,



  • Waupaca Polar Bear Plunge, January 1st - Ring in the new year with an icy dip in the Chain 'O Lakes.  Proceeds benefit the Waupaca Fire Department.  This annual event is held on the shores of Limekiln Lake, Cty. Q, at Becker Marine/ Wheel House Restaurant and the plunge into the lake takes place at 1 p.m. The event is open to all.
  • O'so Pond Hockey Classic, January 30-31, 2016, Pond hockey tournaments, winter sports and activities, warming tent with food and beverages.  (715) 258-7343,
  • Candlelight Ski, Waupaca, January 30, 2016 - An annual event at Hartman Creek State Park, weather permitting. One and one-third mile tracked cross-country ski trail, plus one mile hiking trail lighted with candles. Willow sticks for roasting snacks, charcoal grills and concessions provided. 5-9 p.m. (715) 258-2372.
  • Norseman Challenge XC Ski Race, Iola - Annually held the last Sunday in January. Here you'll find some of the best cross-country trails in the state. They are groomed for skating and classical skiing, with 20 kilometers of cross-country trails (4 miles under the lights!) For more information please call: (715) 445-3411.


  • Iola Winter Carnival & Lutefisk Supper, Iola, February 6-7, 2016 - Ice carving contest on State Street; Norwegian lutefisk supper and craft sale at the High School; twilight snowshoe race, Nordic combined cross-country ski race and ski jumping at the Iola Winter Sports Club.  Iola is only 15 miles north of Waupaca on Hwy. 49. (715) 445-4005,
  • Fire on Ice Snowmobile Races, February 13-14, 2016- Oval track races, Sno-X, Kitty Cat Races, Vintage Racing, TLR Cup finals, vendors, raffles, food, beverages and entertainment, (920) 867-4567,
  • A Night of Romance Rotary Valentine's Dance & Celebration- Waupaca, February 12, 2016- 7-11pm- Evening will include world's biggest chocolate fountin in the ticket price and every girl receives a rose that night.


*Dates subject to change please call for more information*