5 Safe Winter Activities For Winter Break

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Winter is back in full force in Wisconsin. With the holidays here and UWM’s winter break beginning, there are usually so many activities to look forward to. However, due to COVID-19 this year we feel limited in what we can do. Here are some safe, outdoor activities to consider between now and the beginning of the spring semester. Grab whoever you live with, your coat, boots, and mask, and head outside!

Country Christmas Drive-Through Lights Display

Hop in the car and head to The Ingleside Hotel for their County Christmas lights display! It’s Wisconsin’s largest outdoor drive-through display. You can enjoy the Country Christmas Trail, Christmas Village, and the Streets of Bethlehem. The display runs November 27th-January 2nd.

Head Out to the Trails

Grab your boots, snowshoes, or cross-country skis and hit the trails! We are close to so many beautiful Wisconsin trails. The Kettle Moraine Forest is highly recommended.

Go Sledding

Waukesha County and the surrounding areas are full of great parks and sledding hills! Here is a full list of sledding hill options. Bundle up, grab your sled, and be sure to practice social distancing!

Skiing and Snowboarding

We’re lucky to be near some great skiing hills within an hour from Waukesha: Alpine Valley Resort, Sunburst, and Little Switzerland. No matter your winter sport of choice, they have an option for you! Face coverings are required indoors along with social distancing.

Lake Geneva Ice Castles

In January (weather permitting), the Ice Castles are coming back to Lake Geneva! These castles are amazing to witness. “The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more.” They do ask that you maintain social distancing and wear masks in common areas.