The first Saturday in December normally brings a multitude of Holiday activities across the City of Marinette. The pandemic has eliminated many of those events this year, but one event still on the schedule is the Christmas Craft Show at the Community REC Center from 9am to 3pm. It features 70 vendors from across the area, according to City Director of Tourism and Marketing, Melissa Ebsch.
It’s a great chance to shop for Christmas and support local businesses. Masks and social distancing will be required. There is no admission, but there will be food, coat, and pajama drives to which you can contribute.
There will a showing of Home Alone in the Turf area of the REC Center at 6pm with an admission of $3.00 per person or $10 for a family of 5.
Many of the other popular events will not take place this year, including the Christmas Parade. Community Development Specialist Jan Kust says there was plenty of interest shown for the parade from businesses.
The traditional tree lighting at Stephenson Island at dusk will be held virtually, and will be shown on City’s Facebook page.
There will be an Outdoor Christmas Celebration at Peshtigo River Park Saturday from Noon to 3pm, sponsored by the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce, Peshtigo Women’s Club, Peshtigo School District, and City of Peshtigo. In addition to the big tree lighting, guests can take part in pictures with Santa until 2pm. There will also be special treats, including cookies and hot chocolate, to enjoy and music provided by Christmas carolers.