Winter Events


  • Taste of Christmas, December 6, 2014-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 6, 2014.  Visit Santa, treats, kids entertainment and Toys for Tots Collection. (715) 445-4005,
  • Pearl Harbor Day Program, December 7, 2014-Wisconsin Veterans Home King-(715) 258-4247,



  • Waupaca Polar Bear Plunge, January 1, 2014 - Quite a crowd gathers for this annual event on the shores of Limekiln Lake, Cty. Q, at Becker Marine. A pre-party begins at 10 a.m. at the Wheel House Restaurant and the plunge into the lake takes place at 1 p.m. The event is open to all.
  • Wintervergnugen Pond Hockey Classic, January 25-26, 2014, Pond hockey tournaments, winter sports and activities, warming tent with food and beverages.  Winter fun for all.  (715) 258-7343,
  • Candlelight Ski, Waupaca, January 25, 2014 - 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, Iola, February 1-2, 2014 - Come see a Scandinavian winter carnival complete with ski jumping contests, ice sculpting, ice fishing, lutefisk dinner and indoor craft fair, in Iola, 15 miles north of Waupaca on Hwy. 49. (715) 445-4005,
  • Fire on Ice Snowmobile Races, February 7-9, 2014- Oval track races, Sno-X, Kitty Cat Races, Vintage Racing, TLR Cup finals, vendors, raffles, food, beverages and entertainment, (920) 867-4567,


*Dates subject to change please call for more information*