The fest in this Milwaukee suburb includes Friday-night fireworks, ice sculpting, Ojibwe snow-snake games, ice bocce, a penguin-egg hunt and tobogganing on the lighted run in Lowell Park.
There's nothing better than skiing (or snowshoeing or hiking) through a twinkling forest or across a luminary-lined lake. There's usually a bonfire and hot chocolate to enjoy afterward.
This town along the Wisconsin River, next to a hydroelectric plant, offers guided bus tours, live birds of prey programs and kids' activities.
This year, the festival is virtual, with some live programs and some pre-recorded.
In this Mississippi River town, there's live-eagle presentations, Native American activities, demonstrations and viewing on the river.
This year, all indoor activities will be virtual.
The festival in this Brainerd Lakes town on the Paul Bunyan State Trail features snow sculpting, an ice-fishing contest, penguin plunge, kids' games and Saturday fireworks.
The National Mississippi River Museum hosts this indoor-outdoor festival, which includes ice-harvest and ice-rescue demonstrations, snow sculpting, a live-raptor program and youth ice fishing.
No license is needed for fishing in Wisconsin or on its side of the Mississippi River and lakes Superior and Michigan.
Take a kid younger than 16 spear- or ice-fishing this holiday weekend, and you can fish for free.