Local Area Holiday Events


Oxford Lighted Christmas Parade 2022

The annual Oxford Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 6:00pm.  This popular event will feature a variety of lighted entries parading west down Orms-by Street (Hwy 82) through the downtown area to celebrate the Christmas season. 

Entries must be lighted and no live Santas will be allowed.  They will have a live Santa on a fire truck and don’t want to confuse the kids! This parade is all about the kids and the season of giving to all.

Lineup will begin at 5:30pm on S. Smith Street, staying north of East Chauncy, as well as on East Vallette St. going east towards S. John’s Lutheran Church.  (Rain date is Sunday, December 4th.) See their Facebook event page for more information.


Neshkoro Community Chorus Presents “Lights of December” Concert on December 3rd!

The Neshkoro Community Chorus presents its annual Christ-mas concert “Lights of December” on Saturday, December 3rd, at 5:15 pm.  The concert will be held at St. James Place in Nesh-koro.  This concert is dedicated to the memory of former co-director/co-founder of NCC Marilyn Brockopp, who passed away in 2020.

After a three year break due to the pandemic, we are very ex-cited to resume the tradition of performing Christmas concerts to our community and loyal audience! 

Established in 2005 the NCC is made up of members who live in and around Neshkoro.  A number of our members travel from as far as Wautoma, Berlin, Princeton, Montello, Plainfield, Princeton, Redgranite and surrounding communities to participate in the choir.

This year’s concert features classics like ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Let There be Peace on Earth’, ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ and more! To add fun and audience participation, we sprinkle some favorite audience sing-along favorite Christmas carols throughout the program.

Supported by the Neshkoro Enhancement committee and our audience members, we are constantly amazed by the response from the community and their attendance at our concerts.  Concerts are free to the public (a free will offering is taken at intermission).  Our audience knows to arrive early to find a good seat as we pack the house! A Christmas cookie and coffee reception will be held following the concert. We hope you can make time to be with us this year as we celebrate the season with beautiful choral music!


Montello Christmas Parade is Saturday!

The Montello Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm sharp.  Please line up at 5:00 pm. 

Start at high school parking lot across from nursing home on Forest Lane, west on Forest Lane to Douglas St, south on Douglas St. to Park St., and west on Park St. to Doty St., north on Doty St, east on North Street, east on North St., turn south on Douglas Street, turn east on Forest Lane back to the same parking lot, ending at the school parking lot. The more lights and music the better!

Theme is the Candy Land, but you can do anything you would like. Let’s come together for some hometown cheer and make Montello an even better destination! We are looking to get at least 10 or more entries. Please submit your entry before November 30th. For more information, con-tact Tami Stansbury at 608-369-2723 or Montello Candy Land themed Christmas Parade 2022 on Facebook.


Montello Chamber lists holiday events

Montello Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to their annual sponsored Holiday Events.

Tree Lighting Friday, December 2, at Daggett Memorial Park by Kwik Trip. At 5:30 the Montello Choir will lead us in caroling, with Santa arriving on the fire truck prior to the tree lighting at 6:00.

Kids Christmas Sunday, December 4, at Montello City Park. This will be a drive-thru only event from Noon - 1:00 for ages up to 12. The first 100 children will receive a gift.   Santa will be on site to greet the kids.

Decorating Contest The Chamber is again sponsoring a decorating contest December 1-31 for homes and businesses in the Montello Area. Please contact Debbie Daniels to sign yourself or a friend up. Judging will take place the last week in December by the MACC board members.  Prizes will be for the top 10 winners $20.00 of Chamber Bucks. Winners will be announced at the January MACC Holiday social.

For any and all details or questions, feel free to contact Debbie Daniels at 608-572-1123 or danielsd@firstweber.com. Also, check out the new Montello Chamber website: https://montelloareachamberofcommerce.com.


Christmas in Coloma has something for everyone!

The 2022 Christmas in Coloma event on Saturday, December 3rd has many events going on all day to please all ages. 

The day begins with a Holiday Joy Flow Yoga Class from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in Sensational Stems, taught by Kind Human Yoga. The 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Anna Follet Memorial Center from 9:00 to 3:00 with a lunch option brought to you by the Coloma Quilters Club.

From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. you can enjoy sign making with Front Street Creations at the Coloma Hotel, or Gingerbread House Judging at Sensational Stems. There will be a Bloody Mary Bar offered at Coloma Hotel from 10:00 to 4:00. The Hotel is also offering a Potato Bar starting at 11:00 a.m. Kids can enjoy a Christmas Dragon Hunt throughout Coloma from 9:00 to 3:00.

Also from 9:00 to 3:00 are Cappuccino and Ice Cream Specials at Sensational Stems. While you’re there, be sure to purchase tickets for the raffle baskets! Come to Coloma Elementary School for kids’ activities from 2:00 to 4:00. Sweet Artisan Love features a Chocolate Tree Pinata for kids 12 and under from 3:30 to 4:30. Coloma Liquors will have liquor tastings at the store. Also be sure to check out the various specials being offered at Coloma’s local businesses!

The Lighted Christmas Parade gets going at 5:00 p.m. on Front Street. Following the parade will be the annual Tree Lighting and pictures with Santa in the Coloma Hotel Gazebo. Enjoy hot chocolate and hot dogs on the Coloma Hotel deck, as well.


Coloma Gingerbread House Building Contest

Coloma will hold a Gingerbread House Building Contest on Saturday, December 3rd, as part of the Christmas in Coloma event. The contest is sponsored by Flyte Family Farm, Flyte’s Fieldstones, and Thrivent. Entries should be dropped off at Sensational Stems to qualify. They are accepting entries Friday, November 25th, from 9:00 to 5:00; and Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd from 8:00 to 8:59 a.m.

Entries must fit on an 18”x18” base. Apart from the base, all entries must be 75% edible with the major components (such as walls and roof) made of gingerbread or similar cookie-like material (such as graham crackers). Four winners, as selected by the judges and community, will receive a prize. Two winners will be selected from each category. For more information, please call Carrie at (715) 228-2304.