While this may be an unconventional holiday time this year, the spirit of the season still lives on. Celebrate the magic with us with these activities and events all across Racine County that will spark warm memories to last a lifetime:

Wonderland of Lights at the Racine Zoo through January 3rd

Wonderland of Lights Racine Zoo

Marvel at the sight of dazzling illuminations from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle! Drive through our enchanting light displays of delightfully decorated trees, charming characters, a 96 ft. tunnel with an incredible show of dynamic designs, and more. Drive through the Zoo's enchanting light displays with holiday charms perfect for guests of all ages on Wednesdays – Sundays 5PM – 9PM. Only $5 per person and FREE for children ages 2 years and younger! (Cash or credit card accepted at the gate only)

Click here to learn more.

Downtown Racine's Kris Kringle Tour December 7th

Kris Kringle Tour

Join the Downtown Racine Corporation for their annual Kris Kringle Tour, December 7th from 10 am - 5 pm. At this FREE event, over 40 participating locations will have kringles from O&H Bakery to sample--make sure you get there in time before they are gone!

This event celebrates a Racine delicacy, the kringle, and great shopportunities at downtown businesses. Many businesses will be hosting specials and promotions just in time to get last-minute gifts for the holidays.

For all the locations and to download the map, click here.

Christmas Carnival of Lights through December 31st

Carnival of Lights

Once again, families can see one of Wisconsin's largest drive-through light display filled with 1.5 million twinkling lights through December 31st (with the exception of Christmas Day). The display can be seen in your own vehicle or from Santa's open-air sleigh. The Carnival of Lights is organized and run by local, family-owned and operated Jellystone Park in Caledonia.

Hours are 5–9 p.m. Sunday–Thursday and 5–10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The entry fee for carloads with up to eight people is $20, $30 for limos, minibusses and large passenger vans, and $35 for greyhound and other large buses, and large motor homes.

 Click here to learn more.

Racine Art Museum Make and Take Workshops

Wustum Thread

Family Art Kit: “Glass” Prism Ornament 

Create ornaments for the holiday season! Spend time creating together, making art and creating memories. Each kit contains supplies for ten ornaments, instructions, link to video instructions and a few other surprises.Create hanging transparent prism ornaments using plastic and sharpies. Great for hanging as décor, or use as a small gift box for a special surprise.

$25 per kit

Pick up dates:
Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28
Noon – 4:00 pm

Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5
Noon – 4:00 pm

Kits are available for pickup at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue.

Holiday Workshop | Ages 7–13 

Masks must be worn at all times. Registration is limited to eight students to promote safe social distancing.

Fees: $28 Members   $35 Non-Members

Online registration closes two days before class begins.

Click here to see RAM's full calendar of events and classes.


Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Apple Holler

The horse-drawn sleigh ride experience at Apple Holler’s family farm will make you feel as though you stepped inside of a glistening winter snow globe. The magical sleigh rides are pulled by their beautiful Haflinger horses and take you on a private orchard tour.

Within the enchanted forest, you will marvel at the charming hardwoods, many of which are over 100 years old. The sound of the horses’ hooves traveling through crisp, white snow along with longings of simpler times makes our sleigh ride adventure a true winter wonderland experience.

Advanced reservations are required. Click here to learn more.