• Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce To Host Holiday Events for Community

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    October 18, 2021
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two holiday events this winter, along with several Santa visits.  

    Wednesday, November 24th Rekindle the Spirit: 5:45PM
    Rekindle your holiday spirit the day before Thanksgiving! Gather downtown at Veteran’s Memorial Park for the annual Lighting Ceremony at 5:45PM. Then, get cozy and enjoy a merry and bright parade along the Grand Avenue Bridge (starting at 3rd Ave. and ending at Lincoln St). After the parade, bring the little ones for a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause at McMillan Memorial Library.

    “We are so proud to host this cherished community event,” said Hannah Ashbeck, Events & Marketing Director at the Heart of Wisconsin. “There certainly is some magic in their air when Santa comes through to greet children at the end of the parade.”

    Rekindle the Spirit also serves as the kick-off to Small Business Saturday; the nationwide movement to support local businesses during the holiday season. www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

    Saturday, December 4th Nekoosa Hometown Christmas: 5:15PM
    Bundle up for an exciting evening, starting with a lively parade! Find a spot along the route which starts at the Nekoosa Library and ends at Goodfella’s Pizza. When the parade is finished, head to Riverside Park and enjoy the Drive-Thru Light Display and Light Up the Sky fireworks show (sponsored by the City of Nekoosa and Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa).

    “Nekoosa Hometown Christmas is a wonderful event for guests of all ages” commented Krista Coon, Vice President of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking forward to seeing it all come together with the help of our business community.”

    The festivities continue through the month of December with the Holiday Drive-Thru Light Display running dusk to dawn until January 1st. Bring your camera and see the schedule below for additional visit opportunities with Mr. & Mrs. Claus at Riverside Park!
    Sunday, December 5th  5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Thursday, December 9th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Friday, December 10th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Sunday, December 12th 5:00PM – 7:00PM

    Thursday, December 16th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Friday, December 17th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Saturday, December 18th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Sunday, December 19th 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    If you are interested in sponsoring a light display at Riverside Park,
    please contact vp@wisconsinrapidschamber.com
    Visit wisconsinrapidschamber.com to view more information for the Heart of Wisconsin.
    Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic investor organization comprised of non-profit, educational, government, and small and large businesses. The mission of the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of place. By following our mission, our vision is to be the first choice of investors by providing resources, opportunities, and advocacy.
    Hannah Ashbeck, Events and Marketing Director
    communications@wisconsinrapidschamber.com, (715)422-4859