72 Things You Can Do to Enjoy a Wisconsin Winter

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Whether you like to spend your time outdoors or cozy up inside by the fire, you will find something here to brighten up this season. Make the most of the icy temperatures and snowflakes with our list of 72 things you can do to enjoy your Wisconsin winter!Facebook Share Image 12_10c

  1. Venture inside the warm and illuminated Domes
  2. Sip wine or drink a pint in front of County Clare fireplace
  3. Enjoy a romantic carriage ride Downtown
  4. Cross country ski in Grant Park
  5. Go sledding at Northpoint
  6. Toboggan at your favorite park
  7. Ice skate at Red Arrow Park
  8. Fondue!
  9. Warm up the tummy with delicious soup
  10. Hot chocolate at Colectivo
  11. Visit the MPS decorated trees at Cathedral Square Park
  12. Go ice fishing
  13. Snowmobile at your local park
  14. Build an igloo on the lakefront
  15. Take the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day
  16. Enter an ice sculpture contest
  17. Cruise around Winter Gallery Night and Day
  18. See the lights of Miller Valley
  19. Tour The Pabst Mansion
  20. Slurp some tasty matzo ball soup at Benji’s
  21. Take in the lights on Candy Cane Lane or Country Christmas
  22. See “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the First Stage Children’s Theater
  23. Cut down your own Christmas tree
  24. Celebrate Kwanzaa with your community
  25. Visit popup “Miracle” holiday bar at Tin Widow
  26. Erect a Festivus pole
  27. Go buy yarn and make your own scarf
  28. Buy a new snowboard at your local shop
  29. Go check out the domes above Cafe Benelux
  30. Take in the holiday scene at Holy Hill
  31. Brew your own beer
  32. Stay at home and snuggle up
  33. Help the St. Benedict ministries feed the hungry
  34. Make an ornament out of Popsicle sticks in memory of the good old days
  35. Find a bar with a fireplace in it
  36. Call your Grandma or Grandpa
  37. Drink mulled wine
  38. Snowshoe in Doctor’s Park
  39. See the Admirals skate at the UW-Panther Arena.
  40. Roast chestnuts on an open fire
  41. Go to a warm tavern, and drink up the cold High Life
  42. Watch early morning soccer at Highbury
  43. Ride The Hop around Downtown and stay warm inside
  44. Shop the new Christkindlmarket Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  45. See some hoops. Hit a Bucks, MU or UWM game
  46. Finally put those old photos in albums
  47. Swirl candy canes in your hot chocolate for a peppermint-chocolatey treat
  48. Shovel your elderly neighbor’s sidewalk
  49. Hitch your pup to a sled and take a free ride
  50. Play pond hockey on Lake Ernie in Franklin
  51. Treat your wind-burned skin to a day of pampering at a spa
  52. Invent a new snow sport. Snow croquet? Ice bowling?
  53. Go Christmas caroling
  54. Spark up a snowball fight with the neighbor kids
  55. Build a snowman
  56. Play some snow football
  57. Learn to curl
  58. Bake holiday cookies, or just buy some at the Public Market
  59. Donate to your favorite local charity
  60. Decorate your tree while listening to your favorite local bands
  61. Have yourself an Edgar Allan Poe moment and curl up with a spine-tingler from a local bookshop
  62. Make your own wine hot cocoa
  63. Wear the sweater Grandma got you last year
  64. Turn up the heat and have a Hawaiian party
  65. Play pond hockey on Lake Ernie in Franklin
  66. Order a delicious pie for your holiday
  67. Check into a B&B in Door County
  68. Go winter camping
  69. Frolic with your dog at a dog park
  70. Tour the Carmex factory and stock up for winter
  71. Drink some Lakefront holiday brew
  72. Be merry. Say hi to your neighbors. Be the change.

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Not everything in winter has to be about the cold temperatures. Enjoy yourself and your time by picking one or 72 of these activities to complete!


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