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Christmas comes to Antigo on Wednesday.

The annual chili cookoff and Christmas paradeâ€a true highlightâ€leads the events calendar as December and the holiday season arrives with a roar.

A look at events, featuring Antigo Daily Journal advertisers, follows:

PARADE AND CHILI

The 22nd annual chili cookoff takes place Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. throughout the downtown. There are categories for traditional and roughneck varieties and everything must be prepared on the street.

Free samples will be handed out after 5:30 p.m. and awards and prizes presented.

As the chili gets consumed, stop by Yesterday's Sign Park for the community tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Santa will arrive in Antigo at the annual community Christmas Parade, which gets rolling at 6:30 p.m. Theme is “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.”

AVA RECEPTION

Stop down at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum for Antigo Visual Artists' holiday arts and crafts sale now through Dec. 28. There are truly unique items you'll find nowhere else, produced by AVA artists of all ages. Most are priced under $100 and many under $50.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy wine courtesy of bbJacks, Sartori cheese and finger food prepared by the artist.

The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHITE LAKE TREE LIGHTING

The White Lake Area Historical Society will host the community's tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Depot Museum.

Prior to the ceremony, enjoy a chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. There will also be hot chocolate, cider, coffee, cookies and bars. Cost is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

OPEN HOUSE

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home will hold an open house and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

The event is open to anyone who would like to join together in memory of a loved one. No RSVP is necessary. Call with questions.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Antigo Elks Lodge will hold a memorial service to honor absent members on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge.

The simple and reverent ceremony will be followed by dessert and refreshments.

SHOPPING

Stop by Frisch Greenhouses for its holiday opening today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy coffee and cookies while browsing beautiful displays of Christmas decor. Roping, ruscus, boughs and wreaths will all be available.

Also this weekend, check out the countdown to Christmas at Schroeder's. There will be special prices on Christmas merchandise, select shoes and boots and candles.

Bevy, 719 Fifth Ave., is closing its door with a sale today and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get 75 percent off ticketed prices.

Looking for a truly unique gift? Check out the online auction at North Central Sales Auction for a wide array of gold coins, silver bars, sporting goods, tin toys, antiques and much more. Go to www.northcentralsales.com for details.

MORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

This Christmas, remember someone special with a Love Light. Blue, white and red group lights are on sale now in the Aspirus Langlade Hospital lobby, with funds earmarked for LeRoyer Hospice and other hospital auxiliary projects.

The city of Antigo Park and Recreation Department is once again hosting the annual Winter Wonderland, featuring life-sized holiday cards, in the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds. Clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals are all invited to participate. Call the city at 715 623-3633, extension 154 or 131 to register or for more information. You can also visit the website at antigo-city.org/parks-recreation.

The Antigo High School band will perform its Christmas concert on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater at the high school.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Not Bob's, just south of the Antigo city limits, is open daily and offers a great respite from the woods. Stop in on Saturday for music with Crazy Nights from 8 p.m. to midnight.

HISTORY, THE ARTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum 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 society is in the midst of a major fundraising campaign to install an elevator and make other necessary and aesthetic improvements. Stop by the museum to pick up a brochure.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOVIES

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “Frozen II,” and “Playing with Fire,” both rated PG.

For showtimes and a full movie listing, go to www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

On Sunday, enjoy a special Christmas movie sponsored by the Antigo Optimist Club and the palace.. It's free admission with donation on a non-perishable food item.

OTHER EVENTS

The HeART Program offers a range of senior technology help. It includes Tech Tuesdays on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Antigo Public Library.

Rick's 45 Roadhouse north of Antigo is again offering Tuesday Trivia Nights. It starts at 7 p.m. Check out Ricks45Roadhouse.com for all the details.

Give blood and help save a life. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold a blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital conference room. Call the blood bank toll free at 1-866-566-5900 for more information. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Christmas comes to Antigo on Wednesday.

The annual chili cookoff and Christmas paradeâ€a true highlightâ€leads the events calendar as December and the holiday season arrives with a roar.

A look at events, featuring Antigo Daily Journal advertisers, follows:

PARADE AND CHILI

The 22nd annual chili cookoff takes place Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. throughout the downtown. There are categories for traditional and roughneck varieties and everything must be prepared on the street.

Free samples will be handed out after 5:30 p.m. and awards and prizes presented.

As the chili gets consumed, stop by Yesterday's Sign Park for the community tree lighting at 6 p.m.

Santa will arrive in Antigo at the annual community Christmas Parade, which gets rolling at 6:30 p.m. Theme is “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.”

AVA RECEPTION

Stop down at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum for Antigo Visual Artists' holiday arts and crafts sale now through Dec. 28. There are truly unique items you'll find nowhere else, produced by AVA artists of all ages. Most are priced under $100 and many under $50.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy wine courtesy of bbJacks, Sartori cheese and finger food prepared by the artist.

The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHITE LAKE TREE LIGHTING

The White Lake Area Historical Society will host the community's tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Depot Museum.

Prior to the ceremony, enjoy a chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. There will also be hot chocolate, cider, coffee, cookies and bars. Cost is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

OPEN HOUSE

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home will hold an open house and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

The event is open to anyone who would like to join together in memory of a loved one. No RSVP is necessary. Call with questions.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Antigo Elks Lodge will hold a memorial service to honor absent members on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge.

The simple and reverent ceremony will be followed by dessert and refreshments.

SHOPPING

Stop by Frisch Greenhouses for its holiday opening today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy coffee and cookies while browsing beautiful displays of Christmas decor. Roping, ruscus, boughs and wreaths will all be available.

Also this weekend, check out the countdown to Christmas at Schroeder's. There will be special prices on Christmas merchandise, select shoes and boots and candles.

Bevy, 719 Fifth Ave., is closing its door with a sale today and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get 75 percent off ticketed prices.

Looking for a truly unique gift? Check out the online auction at North Central Sales Auction for a wide array of gold coins, silver bars, sporting goods, tin toys, antiques and much more. Go to www.northcentralsales.com for details.

MORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

This Christmas, remember someone special with a Love Light. Blue, white and red group lights are on sale now in the Aspirus Langlade Hospital lobby, with funds earmarked for LeRoyer Hospice and other hospital auxiliary projects.

The city of Antigo Park and Recreation Department is once again hosting the annual Winter Wonderland, featuring life-sized holiday cards, in the Peaceful Valley Festival Grounds. Clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals are all invited to participate. Call the city at 715 623-3633, extension 154 or 131 to register or for more information. You can also visit the website at antigo-city.org/parks-recreation.

The Antigo High School band will perform its Christmas concert on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Volm Theater at the high school.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Not Bob's, just south of the Antigo city limits, is open daily and offers a great respite from the woods. Stop in on Saturday for music with Crazy Nights from 8 p.m. to midnight.

HISTORY, THE ARTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum 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 society is in the midst of a major fundraising campaign to install an elevator and make other necessary and aesthetic improvements. Stop by the museum to pick up a brochure.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOVIES

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “Frozen II,” and “Playing with Fire,” both rated PG.

For showtimes and a full movie listing, go to www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

On Sunday, enjoy a special Christmas movie sponsored by the Antigo Optimist Club and the palace.. It's free admission with donation on a non-perishable food item.

OTHER EVENTS

The HeART Program offers a range of senior technology help. It includes Tech Tuesdays on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Antigo Public Library.

Rick's 45 Roadhouse north of Antigo is again offering Tuesday Trivia Nights. It starts at 7 p.m. Check out Ricks45Roadhouse.com for all the details.

Give blood and help save a life. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold a blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital conference room. Call the blood bank toll free at 1-866-566-5900 for more information. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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