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It’s a holly, jolly weekend across the northwoods.

Christmas festivals and bazaars, holiday parades, tree-lightings and much more will kick off December. And on Wednesday, Antigo will hold its huge all-day celebration, with chili, Santa and much more.

A look at events, taken from the advertising columns, follows.

CHILI, PARADE

Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce will open the holidays Wednesday with a full day of activities.

The morning begins with the 20th annual chili cookoff, with chefs on the street starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in traditional and roughneck divisions. Chili sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m. join Of Chorus! and Mayor Bill Brandt at the Yesterdays Sign Park for the lighting of the community tree and caroling.

After the chili roasters are emptied and the tree is lit, the 2017 community Christmas parade will wind down Fifth Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. Theme is ‘Christmas Future and there will be a mix of civic, business, family and club entries. The Antigo High School Band will perform and will also give a holiday concert in the firehouse afterwards.

The parade will mark Santa’s official arrival to town He will ride in a place of honor to conclude the procession.

After a few days devoted to other activities, St. Nick will take up residence at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum for regular visits with good little boys and girls and maybe a few who weren’t so good but want to make amends. Hours are Friday, Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, Dec. 18 through Dec. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.; and concluding Saturday, Dec. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.

Other upcoming events include:

—Breakfast with Santa, Set., Dec. 9, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge.

—A community holiday movie, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. at the Palace Twin Theater.

—Holiday swim, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2 to 7 p.m., Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.

—and the ongoing Winter Wonderland display at the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING, FESTIVALS

It’s Christmas at Frisch Greenhouses! The store is offering 40 percent off all Christmas decorations and gifts. Roping, ruscus, boughs and wreaths are available now.

Antigo Visual Arts will host a holiday open house at the AVA Gallery located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum tonight, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be free wine and cheese along with hot mulled cider and a chance to browse the creative talents of local artists. Take part in the judging of the handmade Christmas tree ornaments, which will be available for sale with proceeds to Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary.

Hickey’s Floral and Gifts is bursting at the seams with new Christmas decor, mixed fresh roping, wreaths, boughs and gift ideas. Holiday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The sixth annual Christmas craft bazaar will be held on Saturday at the Elcho Community Pavilion. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring an item for the Elcho Food Pantry and receive an entry for a door prize, with hourly drawings. Food and drink will be available all day.

Faith United Church of Christ will hold its annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. There will be homemade breads, candy and cookies, handcrafts and second-chance booths. The menu will include chicken soup, pork barbecues and pies.

Antigo United Methodist Church will begins its Advent worship sermon series, Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break, this Sunday at 10 a.m. The Mission Store will pay a visit to Ryland Hall Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, with many unique, handcrafted gifts available.

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color will host a Christmas Walk Fund-raiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County on Saturday. Tour the beautiful Victorian home of Carl and Danny Goodrich-Gonzalez, 208 E. Fifth Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. There will be refreshments and raffle baskets. A small donation will be accepted to visit the home, with proceeds to benefit the club.

Do some holiday shopping at the new linen sale at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. It will be held Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the large conference room. Get great deals on ultra plush blankets, quilt sets, Sherpa throws, and 900 and 1200 series bed sheets.

Need a gift idea for the animal lover on your list who has everything? Adopt a cage at the Langlade County Humane Society. A name plate will be prominently displayed on each adopted cage. For details, call the shelter at 715 627-4333.

HOLIDAY MUSIC

Antigo Community Band and Of Chorus! will celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of the Year a the annual holiday concert Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. in the Volm Theater. The concert list includes a mix of traditional and modern holiday tunes. Raffle items will be on display before the concert. Refreshments will be available at the intermission. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Antigo High School bands will hold a holiday concert with A Christmas Flourish on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater. The jazz ensemble, wind ensemble and symphonic bands will all perform. There will also be a band booster raffle and refreshments at intermission.

Classic Hits 98.7 FM and 900 AM is now playing Christmas music around the clock starting on Monday.

WOLF RIVER OPEN HOUSE

Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department will say thank you to the community when it holds its annual holiday open house on Saturday at the fire station in Langlade. From noon to 4 p.m., volunteer firefighters will conduct tours of the station, snap pictures of junior firefighters in fire trucks and load sand for spreading on icy steps for those who bring their own buckets. The holiday event also features the Firefighters’ Chili Cook-off and home-baked holiday treats. Donations of canned goods and 9-volt smoke alarm batteries collected at the event go to the local food pantry.

WHITE LAKE TREE-LIGHTING

Christmas events are coming in White Lake this afternoon.

The community will host its annual Christmas sing-along and tree-lighting at the White Lake Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. The White Lake Community Choir will be performing along with Evergreen 4-H Club and White Lake Girl Scouts.

The menu will include chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with hot chocolate, cider, coffee and cookies. Cost is adults, $3; students six through 12 $2, and youngsters five and under, free.

At 6 p.m., the tree-lighting at the Community Christmas Tree and at the Depot Museum will take place.

This event is sponsored by White Lake Area Historical Society and the White Lake Christian Food Pantry.

CHRISTMAS IN MATTOON

Santa is coming to Mattoon tonight, with a big Christmas parade starting at 7 p.m. down Main Street.

The fun continues on Saturday with a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Mattoon Community Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at noon. There will be door prizes, a cake raffle, and youth fun table. Food and soups will be served all day with proceeds to go to the long road of recovery for Stacey Zarda.

The celebration is sponsored by the village of Mattoon.

HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCES

The Antigo Elks Lodge will hold a memorial service to honor absent members on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge. There will be a simple and reverent ceremony followed by dessert and refreshments.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital will hold a remembrance service on Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., in the conference room.

MOVIES

Now showing at The Palace Twin Theater are Coco, and Wonder, both rated PG.

For showtimes, go with www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

THEATER

Wausau Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, an 11-year tradition, Dec. 8 through 10 at the Grand Theater in Wausau.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Tickets in advance are $22 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, college students and active military members, and $14 for youth. Tickets will also be available for $3 more.

SPORTS

The Wisconsin Badgers football team will take on archrival Ohio State Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Big 10 Championship game, and Not Bob’s is the place to watch the fun. There will be drink specials throughout the evening, as well as for the Packers game on Sunday.

Potawatomi Carter Casino also has Green and Gold game day specials on Dec. 3, 10, 17, 23 and 31. Enjoy pizza, wings, brats and French fries along with buckets of beer and Bloody Marys.

Little Lady Red Robins Basketball Camp, for girls in grades one through four, will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, at the Middle School multi-purpose gymnasium. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per family. Register on day one from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The camp is sponsored by the high school girls basketball program with Dale Lenzner as head coach.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum has switched to winter hours. It is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The complex includes the Carnegie library building, Deleglise Cabin and 440 locomotive and caboose. It is located at 404 Superior St.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Winter hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

Give blood and help save a life this holiday season. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold its monthly blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the conference room. For details, call the blood center at 1-866-566-5900. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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It’s a holly, jolly weekend across the northwoods.

Christmas festivals and bazaars, holiday parades, tree-lightings and much more will kick off December. And on Wednesday, Antigo will hold its huge all-day celebration, with chili, Santa and much more.

A look at events, taken from the advertising columns, follows.

CHILI, PARADE

Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce will open the holidays Wednesday with a full day of activities.

The morning begins with the 20th annual chili cookoff, with chefs on the street starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in traditional and roughneck divisions. Chili sampling will begin at 5:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m. join Of Chorus! and Mayor Bill Brandt at the Yesterdays Sign Park for the lighting of the community tree and caroling.

After the chili roasters are emptied and the tree is lit, the 2017 community Christmas parade will wind down Fifth Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. Theme is ‘Christmas Future and there will be a mix of civic, business, family and club entries. The Antigo High School Band will perform and will also give a holiday concert in the firehouse afterwards.

The parade will mark Santa’s official arrival to town He will ride in a place of honor to conclude the procession.

After a few days devoted to other activities, St. Nick will take up residence at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum for regular visits with good little boys and girls and maybe a few who weren’t so good but want to make amends. Hours are Friday, Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m.; Monday through Friday, Dec. 18 through Dec. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.; and concluding Saturday, Dec. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.

Other upcoming events include:

—Breakfast with Santa, Set., Dec. 9, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge.

—A community holiday movie, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m. at the Palace Twin Theater.

—Holiday swim, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2 to 7 p.m., Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.

—and the ongoing Winter Wonderland display at the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING, FESTIVALS

It’s Christmas at Frisch Greenhouses! The store is offering 40 percent off all Christmas decorations and gifts. Roping, ruscus, boughs and wreaths are available now.

Antigo Visual Arts will host a holiday open house at the AVA Gallery located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum tonight, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be free wine and cheese along with hot mulled cider and a chance to browse the creative talents of local artists. Take part in the judging of the handmade Christmas tree ornaments, which will be available for sale with proceeds to Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary.

Hickey’s Floral and Gifts is bursting at the seams with new Christmas decor, mixed fresh roping, wreaths, boughs and gift ideas. Holiday hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The sixth annual Christmas craft bazaar will be held on Saturday at the Elcho Community Pavilion. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring an item for the Elcho Food Pantry and receive an entry for a door prize, with hourly drawings. Food and drink will be available all day.

Faith United Church of Christ will hold its annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. There will be homemade breads, candy and cookies, handcrafts and second-chance booths. The menu will include chicken soup, pork barbecues and pies.

Antigo United Methodist Church will begins its Advent worship sermon series, Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break, this Sunday at 10 a.m. The Mission Store will pay a visit to Ryland Hall Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, with many unique, handcrafted gifts available.

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color will host a Christmas Walk Fund-raiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County on Saturday. Tour the beautiful Victorian home of Carl and Danny Goodrich-Gonzalez, 208 E. Fifth Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. There will be refreshments and raffle baskets. A small donation will be accepted to visit the home, with proceeds to benefit the club.

Do some holiday shopping at the new linen sale at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. It will be held Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the large conference room. Get great deals on ultra plush blankets, quilt sets, Sherpa throws, and 900 and 1200 series bed sheets.

Need a gift idea for the animal lover on your list who has everything? Adopt a cage at the Langlade County Humane Society. A name plate will be prominently displayed on each adopted cage. For details, call the shelter at 715 627-4333.

HOLIDAY MUSIC

Antigo Community Band and Of Chorus! will celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of the Year a the annual holiday concert Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. in the Volm Theater. The concert list includes a mix of traditional and modern holiday tunes. Raffle items will be on display before the concert. Refreshments will be available at the intermission. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Antigo High School bands will hold a holiday concert with A Christmas Flourish on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater. The jazz ensemble, wind ensemble and symphonic bands will all perform. There will also be a band booster raffle and refreshments at intermission.

Classic Hits 98.7 FM and 900 AM is now playing Christmas music around the clock starting on Monday.

WOLF RIVER OPEN HOUSE

Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department will say thank you to the community when it holds its annual holiday open house on Saturday at the fire station in Langlade. From noon to 4 p.m., volunteer firefighters will conduct tours of the station, snap pictures of junior firefighters in fire trucks and load sand for spreading on icy steps for those who bring their own buckets. The holiday event also features the Firefighters’ Chili Cook-off and home-baked holiday treats. Donations of canned goods and 9-volt smoke alarm batteries collected at the event go to the local food pantry.

WHITE LAKE TREE-LIGHTING

Christmas events are coming in White Lake this afternoon.

The community will host its annual Christmas sing-along and tree-lighting at the White Lake Community Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. The White Lake Community Choir will be performing along with Evergreen 4-H Club and White Lake Girl Scouts.

The menu will include chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with hot chocolate, cider, coffee and cookies. Cost is adults, $3; students six through 12 $2, and youngsters five and under, free.

At 6 p.m., the tree-lighting at the Community Christmas Tree and at the Depot Museum will take place.

This event is sponsored by White Lake Area Historical Society and the White Lake Christian Food Pantry.

CHRISTMAS IN MATTOON

Santa is coming to Mattoon tonight, with a big Christmas parade starting at 7 p.m. down Main Street.

The fun continues on Saturday with a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Mattoon Community Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at noon. There will be door prizes, a cake raffle, and youth fun table. Food and soups will be served all day with proceeds to go to the long road of recovery for Stacey Zarda.

The celebration is sponsored by the village of Mattoon.

HOLIDAY REMEMBRANCES

The Antigo Elks Lodge will hold a memorial service to honor absent members on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge. There will be a simple and reverent ceremony followed by dessert and refreshments.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital will hold a remembrance service on Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., in the conference room.

MOVIES

Now showing at The Palace Twin Theater are Coco, and Wonder, both rated PG.

For showtimes, go with www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

THEATER

Wausau Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, an 11-year tradition, Dec. 8 through 10 at the Grand Theater in Wausau.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10.

Tickets in advance are $22 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, college students and active military members, and $14 for youth. Tickets will also be available for $3 more.

SPORTS

The Wisconsin Badgers football team will take on archrival Ohio State Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Big 10 Championship game, and Not Bob’s is the place to watch the fun. There will be drink specials throughout the evening, as well as for the Packers game on Sunday.

Potawatomi Carter Casino also has Green and Gold game day specials on Dec. 3, 10, 17, 23 and 31. Enjoy pizza, wings, brats and French fries along with buckets of beer and Bloody Marys.

Little Lady Red Robins Basketball Camp, for girls in grades one through four, will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, at the Middle School multi-purpose gymnasium. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per family. Register on day one from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The camp is sponsored by the high school girls basketball program with Dale Lenzner as head coach.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum has switched to winter hours. It is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The complex includes the Carnegie library building, Deleglise Cabin and 440 locomotive and caboose. It is located at 404 Superior St.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Winter hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

Give blood and help save a life this holiday season. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold its monthly blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the conference room. For details, call the blood center at 1-866-566-5900. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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