Extended Lights Viewing 2023 Event

Friday, December 1, 2023 – Sunday, January 1, 2024
5pm – 9pm

Hodag Park (509 Rose St., Rhinelander, WI)

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Celebrate the holiday season with a festive display of lights at Hodag Park. Lights will be on nightly from 5 pm – 9 pm starting Friday, December 1st 2023 through Sunday, January 1st. 2024. Enjoy the lights with newly added holiday music and warming bonfires along our lakeside walking path, or choose to view the displays in the comfort of your vehicle by taking the lighted driving path through the impressive tunnel of lights.

Free admission. Collections of food and/or monetary donations will be at the end of the driving path and other locations at the park. Your donations support area food pantries and improve the event success for years to come. Portable restrooms are available for guest use throughout the park.

3 Weekends of Activities & Events

Friday, December 1 Saturday, December 2
Friday, December 8
Saturday, December 9

Friday, December 15 – Saturday, December 16
5pm – 8pm
Hodag Park Pavilion

For three weekends in December, enjoy additional activities in the indoor pavilion next to the Boat Landing Parking lot including a visit with Santa and photos by Jack Flint* plus concessions provided by GFWC Rhinelander Woman’s Club like hot beverages, snacks, sweets, etc. Outside the pavilion, enjoy music and a warming bonfire.

*Santa will be available for visits and photos all 6 evenings of December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 5pm – 8pm.

New Years Day Fireworks Display

Monday, January 1, 2024
Hodag Park (590 Rose St., Boom Lake Boat Landing)

Arrive early for a good parking spot!

Start the New Year with a BANG! Fireworks will launch from the center of the park at 7pm sharp. Please arrive early to allow time for parking and follow the event parking staff instructions. The light display, including the driving path and the walking path, will be shortened during this time to accommodate the fireworks site area.

*Please note the fireworks are scheduled for the evening of New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1) not New Year’s Eve.