PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI (DECEMBER 2023) – All are invited to join in the holiday spirit of what has quickly become a beloved festive family tradition – the Pleasant Prairie Christmas Holiday Lights Tour and Contest!
Earlier this month, Village residents submitted their decorated and lighted-up properties. All residents who submitted their home were invited to attend a VIP Tour Kickoff Event, complete with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, that took place on Tuesday, December 12 as a thank you for their participation.
The tour stops have been curated to highlight the best of the homes that were submitted, as well as neighborhoods and routes that festively light up the night sky for drive-by enjoyment as tour-goers vote on their favorite homes from December 12-26. Both the map and voting can be found on the Visit Pleasant Prairie Christmas Holiday Lights Tour webpage.
NEW THIS YEAR
Every individual who votes will be entered for the chance to win a $100 gift card to a local business and a Visit Pleasant Prairie prize package! The top five voted homes and all giveaway winners will be announced on December 30.
The tour’s final list features 28 homes, a dozen of those is first-time tour stops, each showcasing a stunning array of holiday decorations. Among the highlights are towering 30-foot inflatables, a front yard covered with a collection of vintage Holiday décor, and two homes featuring flashing light displays synchronized to holiday music. The variety of festive elements along the tour will captivate visitors of all ages.
The tour takes approximately 80 minutes from start to finish, and it is highly recommended to follow the curated tour list in order. The tour list has also been segmented into three smaller groups via Google Maps, each taking between 20-30 minutes to complete, and can be enjoyed at everyone’s own pace!
FREE HOSPITALITY AND EXPERIENCES
- On Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8 PM, Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets will host free Indoor Family Movie Nights for tour goers to enjoy in Suite 49, located near Reebok. The movie night on Wednesday, December 20 will feature Home Alone, along with photo ops, a hot chocolate bar, and holiday treats. Come early to snap photos with Santa and sing along with the Lola Bard Carolers before the movie from 3:30-5:30 PM.
- On Wednesday and Thursday nights, tour-goers are encouraged to visit local businesses offering complimentary treats from 4-8 PM, with pointed stops at: Shelby Campbell’s Eatery and Bar with hot cocoa, DoubleTree by Hilton with a cookie for each tour participant, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott with eggnog. During this time, Shelby Campbell’s Eatery & Bar will also offer exclusive drink specials for those who mention the Holiday Lights Tour when ordering.
- On Saturdays, Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets will also host Family Fun Days from 2-4 PM, offering crafts and activities for kids as well as the opportunity to take photos with Santa and sing carols with the Lola Bard Carolers.
- Every day of the tour, festive photo op spots are available at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets (outside the Eatery Building), Iguana Wana Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar, and Pleasant Prairie History Museum. Visitors are encouraged to stop at each and capture memories along the Pleasant Prairie Christmas Holiday Lights Tour.
“We love hearing about the traditions that have developed around families and groups coming out to enjoy the unique experience Pleasant Prairie is able to offer,” says Sarah Howard, Visit Pleasant Prairie Executive Director. “We are so grateful to our residents and local business that share our enthusiasm for the holidays!”
For more information about the Christmas Holiday Lights Tour, visit www.visitpleasantprairie.com/holiday-lights-tour.
ABOUT VISIT PLEASANT PRAIRIE
Visit Pleasant Prairie is proud to represent our community as its official destination development and marketing organization. We are a 501(c)6 nonprofit, primarily funded by hotel and short-term lodging tax. Established in October 2018, we are recognized as an economic catalyst for the hospitality industry within the region.