What’s for Winter?

Whats for Winter?

Austin McGuff

During the Holiday season, you may find yourself sitting inside, staring longingly out the window into the abyssal cold mist, without purpose or drive to do much of anything. You feel as if you are simply waiting for Winter to be over to get back out on the town. However, there are actually many things to do during Winter if you live in the Racine area. Andrew Ward, the Event and Public Relations Manager of the downtown Racine corporation has recently released the schedule of events ready to be enjoyed by the general public over the holiday season.


From December 7th – December 13th, Marcus Renaissance Theater in Sturtevant, Wisconsin is showing Christmas classic movies for only $5 per ticket. The three movies they are showing are Miracle on 34th street, The Polar Express, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Showtimes can be found here: http://www.marcustheatres.com/theatre-locations/renaissance-cinema-sturtevant


From Mid- December to Mid-March, temperature permitting,  there will be an ice skating rink open in Monument Square of Downtown Racine. The rink is open 7 days a week and is free to public use. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, ice skate rentals will be provided free of charge, otherwise you have to bring your own skates.


From November 24th to December 31st, the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights is happening at Jellystone Park in Caledonia. The experience includes a drive through experience with more than a million lights illuminating the entire campground. It is an annual event for the campground, and an experience any Southeastern Wisconsinite shouldn’t miss. The price for each car is $20.


To wrap up the holiday season, the Downtown Racine corporation has scheduled a “Fire and Ice Festival”, in which artists will come to make extraordinary sculptures out of ice. This will e conjoined with free skate rentals, food vendors, and a bonfire. This will all take place on January 19th from noon to 5 PM on Monument Square. This event is the perfect one to wrap up the Winter season, as it joins art with the cold weather every Wisconsinite is too comfortable with.