New London’s Holiday of Wonder is an annual event
held the first Friday night and Saturday morning in December. In
2014, the festivities will begin Friday night with the Reindeer Run
hosted by the New London Parks & Recreation Dept. Typically, all ages are
welcome to participate in this 1 mile fun run / walk.
The Reindeer Run begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington
Center Gym, 600 W. Washington St. Participants are
encouraged to wear imaginative and fun holiday décor. Participants
run the parade route just prior to the start of the parade and
finish downtown at Wisconsin St. where they can enjoy the parade.
As the run / walk ends downtown, due to Municipal Code 9.41 pets are not
allowed in the run / walk.
At 6 p.m. local groups, individuals and
businesses join in the street parade, which starts on S. Pearl St.
and disbands in the Wolf River Plaza parking lot. All are welcome
to participate. Interested groups are asked to complete the parade
entry form; a link to the form can be found in the upper right hand corner of
Attendees can also enjoy a variety of family entertainment
including; Gingerbread House contest, old fashioned Black Smith
demonstration, live Nativity in Taft Park and horse drawn
wagon rides with family or friends.
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Land in New London’s Grand Cinema Theatre
Friday, from 6:30 ‘til 9 p.m. Santa will have a special treat for
each child. Professional photos are taken and
each family receives one
free 4-inch-by-5-inch print of their kids’ special time with Santa.
Additional photos are available for
$2 each (or take
your own). Friday's festivities wind down with a FREE movie in the Grand
Cinema Theatre at 9:15 p.m. The featured film in 2014 is "The
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be back on Saturday morning from 10 a.m.
'til 12 p.m. - noon at the Grand Cinema Theatre to greet all the children.
Following a visit to Santa, the
movie "The Box Trolls" will be shown at 12:15 p.m. FREE of charge.
of Wonder Photos Through the Years
December 7, 2012
December 7, 2012
Photos courtesy of Ross Bielema of
December 4, 2011
December 5, 2008
December 7, 2007
For more information call (920) 982-5822