Join the fun this winter in the Stevens Point Area with some of the best holiday events, breweries, outdoor activities, and more fun! Check out our list of 30+ things to do this Winter while visiting the Stevens Point Area!
1. Tomorrow River Christmas Craft Show
Find a day filled with holiday cheer at the Tomorrow River Christmas Craft Show. At the event, you'll find shopping raffles, baked goods, music, and more while visiting the Lettie Jensen Community Center!
2. Iverson Park
Head over to Iverson Park for outdoor winter fun. There, you can find sledding and snowboard hills for those of all ages! Take a break and head into the warming house for hot chocolate when you are done!
3. Allen F Blocher Planetarium
Visit the Allen F Blocher Planetarium on the UW-Stevens Point campus for different winter programs. Jump into the future and explore the solar system in the year 2096 with Destination Solar System on December 5th. Then, take a tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune with Voyager Encounters on December 12th.
4. Point Brewery
Stop at one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in the world and a local favorite since 1857, the Stevens Point Brewery. Be sure to taste the Snow Pilot or a Pistachio Nut Brown Ale for a winter favorite.
5. 46th Annual Frostbite Road Race & Winter Walk
Join the YMCA for a winter road race this December, competing in the race virtually or in person. The virtual race runs from December 4th through the 11th where you can self-track your miles and log them at the end of the week. The in-person race will be held on December 4th. Embrace the cold, beat the winter blues, and join the community to run for a good cause!
6. Children's Museum
Indoor fun for children aged 6 to 12 can start at the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. Enjoy interactive exhibits, activities, and obstacles or hit the art room all while visiting the Children's Museum.
7. Live Music
Find warmth with some live music, indoors! Live music can be found regularly at many spots around town, including Sunset Point Winery and Rookies. Or, check out the offerings with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and UW-Stevens Point.
8. Schmeeckle Reserve
Head out for a winter hike through Schmeeckle Reserve where you can enjoy meandering through 5 miles of trails and boardwalks. Then, make a stop and visit the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center which is the headquarters of the Green Circle Trail for more information on winter activities.
9. Stay active indoors
From curling at the Stevens Point Curling Club to yoga at the Stevens Point Yoga Lounge or Ana Marie Yoga, you will be sure to find ways to stay active indoors. Join a league at the SentryWorld Fieldhouse for fun all winter long with many things to do from pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and more fun to stay active!
Find more ways to stay warm and active in our blog 4 Indoor Activities to Keep Active this Winter.
10. Santa Sightings
Come wave to Santa and drop off your letters outside of Gepetto's Workshop this holiday season Saturday's from 1 to 4 pm. Does visiting Santa seem scary? Visit the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum on December 3rd for their Sensitive Santa event. The event allows children with disabilities to visit Santa without lines where they can also play throughout the museum.
Can't make it to those Santa visits? Don't worry! Find more Santa Sightings in our blog here.
Take a deeper dive into the history at the Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Then visit the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in the Visitor Center at Schmeeckle Reserve. At the hands-on museum, you can learn more about the story of conservation in Wisconsin through time.
12. Ice Skating
Grab your skates or rent a pair at select locations for fun on ice this winter. Check out outdoor skating rinks at Iverson Park, Goerke Park, and downtown at The Square. Prefer indoor skating? Head to the K.B. Willet Ice Arena where they host open skate times.
13. Downtown Stevens Point Christmas Crawl
Put on your favorite ugly sweater and Christmas onesies and get ready to crawl. Visit a variety of downtown bars during Christmas Crawl and try drink specials at all participating bars and enter to win door prizes. The event will go rain or shine so get ready for fun! (Must be 21+ to participate).
14. O'so Brewing
Head to O'so Brewing for a taste of Wisconsin-made products! Take a seat at the cozy bar or stop in and listen to live music. Be sure to try their Infectious Groove ale, a kettle sourced blonde ale that is refreshingly tart and ends with a light dry finish.
15. Enchanted Forest
Head out to the Rosholt Fair Grounds this winter to view the Enchanted Forest Christmas light show on display the first three weekends in December. Visit with Santa on Saturdays, explore their petting zoo on select weekends, view their live nativity scene, and watch the parade on December 11th.
16. Shopping in downtown Stevens Point
Head to downtown Stevens Point to find an abundance of shopping. For the children or children at heart, Gepetto's is a favorite. There, you can shop through toys and play while you are at it. If you're in the mood for a new outfit, check out Assembly Shop. For home decor, you can't miss out on Real Deals on Home Decor where you will be sure to find the perfect statement piece.
17. McZ's BrewPub
In downtown Rosholt, you can find local flavor and homemade food at McZ's Brew Pub. Be sure to get a taste of the homemade pizza with beer dough and grab a flight to get a little taste of the beers brewed on-site!
18. New Years Bashes
Check out our event calendar as fun New Year's celebrations are added each week, to help you find the perfect spot to ring in 2021 in the Stevens Point Area.
19. Green Circle Trail
Head out on the Plover River segment of the Green Circle Trail for cross-country skiing, when conditions exist. Or, find your fun on other areas of the 27-mile trail that are open for hiking and exploring!
20. Sculpture Park
See art from local, regional, national, and international artists in the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. Stroll through the 20 acres and discover the unique connection between nature and art!
Head indoors and find fun at Putt-n-Play. Hit the Northwoods-themed 18-hole mini-golf course before grabbing a bite to eat. Then hit the arcade room for games or grab a board game for some family fun.
22. Division and Brawley Events
Looking for a night to get creative? Check out any one of the many fun events put on by Division and Brawley. They host events from Christmas wreath making to gingerbread house date nights.
23. Ice Age Trail
For a long walk, head over to the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile footpath that traces the state's rich glacial features. If the conditions exist, try snowshoeing along the trail!
24. Sunset Point Winery
Grab a tasty glass of wine and grab a seat in a swing while visiting the tasting room at Sunset Point Winery. Even take a tour for $10 on Saturdays at 3:30 pm and bring your souvenir glass home with you!
25. UWSP Arts Bash
Head to the Noel Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point for Arts Bash. Join an evening of visual art, design, dance, and theatre all while supporting students at the University by building scholarships. See the art, take part in raffles, catch student performances, and more!
26. Delicious Coffee Shops
In the Stevens Point Area, you can't miss out on the plethora of local coffee shops that are located all over the county. In downtown Stevens Point, you can find Ruby Coffee and Emy J's.
Learn more about the best places for coffee in our blog, Insiders Guide: Coffee Hot Spots.
27. Movie Theatre
Grab the popcorn, your favorite drink, and take a seat at one of the Stevens Point movie theatres this winter. For only $5, catch that new release you have been dying to see on Tuesdays at Rogers Cinema.
While in the Stevens Point Area, don't miss out on the local art that covers the area. Start with the murals located on the campus on UWSP. Then, head downtown and take a look at the murals that color the walls throughout. Don't miss out on the canvas trash bins that are located throughout too!
29. "The Shadow Box" at UWSP
Head to the UWSP Noel Fine Arts Center as the Theatre and Dance Department presents "The Shadow Box". The show is about three families coming to terms with the inevitability of death in an eloquent, humorous, haunting play. The show will be on February 10-11 at 7:30 pm.
Find tickets for the event here.
30. Stevens Point Diners
For a cozy, like-home atmosphere, visit a diner in the Stevens Point Area. From a tasty breakfast at Rock-n-Roll Cafe or a homemade treat at Cozy Kitchen to comfort food and a delicious bloody mary at Ambrosia Pub and Grill in Amherst, you can be sure to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a diner in the Stevens Point Area!
Learn more about diners in the Stevens Point Area in our blog, A Dozen of the Stevens Point Area's Best Diners.
31. Central Waters Brewing
Head to an environmentally sustainable brewery in Amherst, Central Waters Brewing, and take a seat inside the rustic taproom with a cold brew in hand. Coffee lovers, don't miss the Brewhouse Coffee Stout, a stout that is infused with coffee that is specially roasted by Emy J's. Want to join a tour? Stop in Saturdays at 3 pm.
32. Bloody Mary
With many great bloody mary stops in the Stevens Point Area, try them all and pick your favorite. For a local favorite, stop at Rusty's Backwater Saloon for their bloody mary that is topped with cheese and a beef stick!
On the search for your favorite while in the Stevens Point Area? Learn more in our blog, Three to Try: Bloody Marys.
33. Galaxy Comics
Head indoors for comics, games, and more at Galaxy Comics in downtown Stevens Point. Don't miss out on the Hidden Cafe, nestled in the back of the store, for a bite to eat during or after you find your fun with games!
34. CWSO Concerts: Holiday With the CWSO
Enjoy original arrangements of holiday classics sung and performed by Danny Mitchell at Woodlands Church. Listen to holiday favorites with fresh, new arrangements done by Mitchell himself.
Find ticketes for the event here.
35. Standing Rocks Park
Gain a little speed this winter and enjoy cross country skiing at Standing Rocks Park. Or, head out and enjoy the fat tire and snowshoe trails throughout the park. Need rentals? The park offers rentals at the Behnke Olson Outdoor Recreation Center (BOORC).
For trail conditions, call 715-346-1433.
36. Local Flavor
Get a taste of Stevens Point this winter from vegan options at Wicked Willow, tapas-style at Father Fats, or a tasty breakfast at the Wooden Chair. Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Check out the outdoor igloos - "Guu-zebos" - at Guu's on Main.
37. UWSP Athletics
Head indoors for some live-action and catch some University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point athletics. From men's and women's hockey, basketball, and wrestling to swim and dive or indoor track and field, you will be sure to find your sports fix while in the Stevens Point Area. Learn more about where and when you can catch these events with the UWSP Athletics calendar of events.
Hit the lanes this winter in the Stevens Point Area! At Point Bowl, Opi's Five Star Lanes, and Skipp's Bowling you can be sure to find an open lane. Looking for something more competitive? Be sure to check out their bowling leagues offered throughout the week as well.
39. Mullins Cheese
Calling all cheese lovers! Stop by Mullins Cheese for 50 varieties of fresh cheeses, a take and bake pizza and even deep-fried cheese curds!
Looking for more cheese curds? Feltz's Dairy Farm is a local favorite with fresh, squeeky cheese curds daily!
40. Indoor Farmers Market
All winter long you can head to the indoor farmers market at the Boys and Girls Club in Stevens Point. There you can find fresh fruits, veggies, produce, and more! Stop by and grab a fresh breakfast between 8 am and 12 pm on Saturdays!