Don't allow winter to keep you indoors—embrace the chilly charm and snowy landscapes of Greater Wausau with your loved ones. This winter round-up is your ideal insider's guide to crafting family memories.


One-Time Winter Events:

  • Opening Day | Granite Peak Ski Area | November 22
    • Hit the slopes for the first day of the season (weather dependent)
  • Small Business Saturday | Downtown Wausau | November 25
    • Shop local, enjoy in-store events, and find the perfect gifts for the holidays
  • Wausau's Annual Holiday Parade | Downtown Wausau | December 1
    • Find your holiday cheer at the annual holiday parade
  • An Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival | Willow Springs Garden | December 2-3
    • All-day festivities, including Christmas crafts and sleigh rides to get you in the Holiday spirit.
  • Holiday Makers Market | Whitewater Music Hall | December 9
    • Hand made items, live music, craft cocktails, holiday lights and good company awaits.
  • Family Festival #1: Holiday Spirit | Granite Peak Ski Area | December 15 – 17
    • Kick off the holiday spirit with our first ever Holiday Themed Family
  • Winter Solstice Celebration | Monk Botanical Gardens | December 21
    • Enjoy the shortest day of the year with a night hike, an activity to give back to nature, and traditional winter solstice candle & wreath activities. 
  • Winter Weekend | Downtown Wausau | Jan 26 – 27
    • A weekend filled with winter activities for the entire family!
  • Family Festival #2: Mardi Gras | Granite Peak Ski Area | February 9 – 11
    • Celebrate Mardi Gras on the slopes
  • Winter Festival (Snowmobile Show & Dog Sled Race) | Willow Springs Garden | February 17
  • Family Festival #3 Saint Patrick’s Day | Granite Peak Ski Area | March 15 – 17
    • The final family festival of the season is the weekend of Saint Patrick's Day with of course an Irish Theme.


On-going Winter Events:


 And when you are out and about, you can share all of your magical holiday gatherings and frosty festivals with us socially using #VisitWausau.

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