This holiday season has arrived, and that means Santa is making a few early appearances in central Wisconsin! Check out where you can find Santa in the Stevens Point Area, with our guide to Santa Sightings for 2021. Read on to learn more about places to see Santa this season!



Tomorrow River Christmas Parade

Bundle up and head outdoors where there is plenty of room to spread out and find a spot to watch the Tomorrow River Christmas Parade. Some elves let us know that Santa will be making an appearance during the parade! 

When: December 3, 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: Starts at St James Catholoic Church and ends at The Tomorrow River School District
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Ransbottom's Christmas

Drive up and enjoy a free computerized light show set to music (with the one-and-only Rockin' Elf). On weekends, you can even see special appearances from Santa! Donations are collected on-site to support the VFW's Local Veterans Relief Fund.

When: Weekend appearances, times vary
Where: 2570 Truman Avenue, Plover, WI 54467 
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Other Mothers

Grab the kids and head to see Santa at Other Mothers. Guests are asked to bring with them a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of a local food pantry. Complimentary photos will be provided by Randy Rusin Photography, which will be available for pick-up beginning December 15.

When: December 11, 2:30-4pm
Where: 1917 Post Road, Plover, WI 54467 

Pizza Ranch

Santa will be stopping by the Plover Pizza Ranch to spread holiday cheer. Enjoy some pizza, chicken, and some cactus bread before asking for your Christmas wishes with the man in the red suit. 

When: December 14, 5-7pm
Where: 1300 Commerce Place, Plover, WI 54467 


Rudolph's Country Christmas

Safely celebrate the holidays outdoors this year at the Rudolph Christmas Market. Enjoy your time outdoors with craft and food vendors, a pop-up bar, live music, a hot chocolate bar, and Santa visits (all socially distanced)! Then, don't miss the fireworks at 5:50 pm and the parade right after at 6 pm.

When: December 11, 2-7pm
Where: Main Street in Rudolph, WI
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Enchanted Forest

Head out and see the Enchanted Forest, a Christmas light show at the Rosholt Fair Park. Leading up to Christmas, the fairground will have a lights display as well as special events changing each week. Looking to just visit Santa? He will be there on Saturdays from 6 to 8 pm. 

When: Santa visits on Saturdays from 6-8pm. Event held December 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19 open 5 - 8 pm.
Where: Rosholt Fair Park
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Breakfast with Santa

Stop by for breakfast and enjoy a visit with Santa at the Olympia Family Restaurant this year. 

When: December 18, 10am-12pm
Where: 200 Division Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Central Wisconsin Children's Museum

Visit Santa is a different environment this season during the Sensitive Santa event at the Children's Museum. The event allows children with disabilities to come and visit Santa. There are no lines for Santa, children can play and then stop to visit. You'll have access to the whole museum and the event is free. 

When: December 3, 5-7pm
Where: 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Downtown Christmas

Enjoy the season with this event, featuring holiday activities, crafts, indoor and outdoor markets, plus a visit with Santa and his reindeer!

When: Santa available from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on December 11 (on the square). Full event runs from 10am to 4:30pm
Where: Downtown Stevens Point
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Gepetto's Workshop

Join the fun and catch Santa at Gepetto's Workshop this holiday season! Santa Claus will be visiting to collect the local children's Christmas letters. Be sure to wave to Santa through the big storefront windows while delivering your letters!

When: December 4, 11, & 18 from 1 to 4pm
Where: 1121 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481




Clean Slate Coffee House

Join the Christmas in July Charity and Clean Slate Coffee House for a visit with Santa! Pictures will be taken and posted in an album on Facebook to download. They will be collecting toys and taking free-will donations for the children at the Marshfield Children's Hospital.

When: December 5, 10am-1pm
Where: 1027 E. Grand Avenue, Rothschild, WI 54474
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Chet & Emil's

Stop in at Chet & Emil's this holiday season and shop from all kinds of local vendors with a variety of items from handmade crafts to baked goods. Don't leave before noon as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving! Bring the kids, take pictures, and leave with a goodie bag in hand. 

When: December 11, 9am-2:30pm
Where: 388 Main Street, Birnamwood, WI 54414
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Holiday Parade Warming Party

Stop in at the Great Hall after the Holiday Parade for a warming party. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while you visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

When: December 3, 6pm parade start, Santa afterwards until 8pm
Where: Parade starting at Marathon Park, Santa at Great Hall
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Check out our full Holiday Gift Guide, filled with Wisconsin-inspired gifts or read our guide to shopping local this season in the Stevens Point Area. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out perfect cozy spots for a family getaway and order a Visitors Guide to start planning for when the time is right. 

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