Rhinelander- the Northwoods City of Lights
Get in the holiday spirit and visit light displays in the Rhinelander area! There are several locations where you can find colorful lights and activities that are fun for the whole family this holiday season.
Lights of the Northwoods
Take a walk or drive through Hodag Park for the one-of-a-kind annual Lights of the Northwoods displays. Activities include visits with Santa, snacks and hot beverages, a warm fire and a special New Year’s Day fireworks display! Visit their website for more details and schedule of events. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Lights are on display nightly from December 1 – January 1, 5-9pm.
Hodag Park, 509 Rose Street, Rhinelander
Check out the decorations and festive storefronts in our downtown area on Brown Street. While you’re there, browse the wide variety of unique shops for holiday gifts or grab a bite to eat at a downtown establishment!
Brown Street, Rhinelander
Pioneer Park Historical Complex
Another great driving option is Pioneer Park Historical Complex. Drive to the park to see the historic train and museum complex area lit up, which you can view from dusk to dawn, Dec 1st – January 1st.
Also stop by during the Historical Complex for the Railroad Museum Christmas Open House event, where you can check out the holiday railroad displays in the Depot Museum and enjoy other family fun activities! Check their website or Facebook page for more details. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated.
Open House Dates: Friday December 1st, 4-8, Saturday December 2nd 10:30am-4, and Saturday December 9th 10:30am-5pm.
Martin Lynch Drive, Rhinelander
Take a drive past the Oneida County Courthouse to see the tiffany-inspired glass dome lit up at night. Or, visit during the daytime and see the colorful dome from inside the historic building. Be sure to go on the self-guided walking tour if you stop inside!
1 S. Oneida Avenue, Rhinelander
Visit the Christmas Wonderland at Rondele Ranch in Harshaw, which features over 1 million lights! There are both walking tours and driving tours available. Check their website for dates and times. The admission fee is $20 per vehicle.
8959 County Highway K, Harshaw