Annual Festival of Lights in Green Bay Spreads Holiday Cheer | WFRV Local 5

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at Lambeau Field.

The 15th Annual Festival of Lights was held on Saturday evening and featured a variety of holiday activities like Christmas movies and cartoons, holiday card making, performances by area high school choirs and, of course, photo ops with Santa Claus.

And while all that activity was nothing short of a good time, the star of the show had to be the giant tree lighting ceremony, the tree in question hailing straight from Green Bay.

This special 50-foot tree was decorated from head to trunk with holiday ornaments and featured approximately 10,000 lights. Two of the self-proclaimed Packers biggest fans from Germany say it was a sight to behold.

“We were in the Pro Shop store all afternoon. We were on our way to the car when we saw a group of people here and I read all about this tree and was lucky enough to see it right now. That’s really cool,” Packers fan David Young shared.

Next to Young, Sasha Marohn shared similar excitement: “Exactly, yeah, we came here to beat the bears.”

Additionally, during the event, families attending the Festival of Lights also donated new, unwrapped toys to help families in need this holiday season.

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