By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Nov 12, 2021 at 5:09 PM

This article is sponsored by Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market.

There’s something to be said about the rush and chaos of the final days leading up to Christmas. The forgotten ingredient for Christmas dinner, last minute presents and parcels to collect, risking your life in the mall parking lot, or mailing your Christmas letters knowing full-well that they will arrive after New Years … again. As much as we may try to avoid it, the rush is inevitable and all too familiar each year.

Assuming you’ll find yourself in at least one of the above situations at some point in late December, do yourself a favor! Offset your future, frantic state with a present, plan-ahead moment and organize your family’s Christmas outing ahead of time.

If you’re nodding along so far, we can make a recommendation as well: Noel Light Park and Christmas Market is coming to the Wisconsin State Fair Park from Nov. 27 until Jan. 2.

This event promises to be unlike anything else in the area over the Holiday season. Where some light shows are an in-and-out affair, Noel’s layout will have you discovering new sections of their dazzling winter wonderland, with surprises hidden around every corner. Interactive games and crafts are great for the kids and grownups alike, while the over-21 crowd can enjoy live entertainment into the evening with a beverage of their choice including signature Christmas cocktails and spirits. Christmas shopping is covered by great local vendors and artisans (skip the headache of delayed and lost packages), food and drink choices are abundant, and the atmosphere of Christmas cheer is second to none.

Back to our point of planning ahead, Noel has been a sellout event wherever it goes in years past, especially on weekends and the days closest to Christmas. To avoid the rush, they have opened up their ticket calendar well in advance so that you can pick a day and time that works with your schedule. The event has recommended entry time-slots to help ensure the park is never too crowded, but guests are welcome to stay as long as they like. Better yet, Noel is offering their best deals yet for families and group bookings! With a Noel Family Pass, 2 adults and up to 3 youth can attend Noel for the price of 2 adults and 1 and a half youth, that’s more than $25 in savings! Even families of 4 will save when they buy the Noel Family Pass.

Have a larger group that wants to attend? When purchasing 10 or more tickets at a time, you qualify for a 10% discount for everyone, and a 20% discount for groups over 20. Get the extended family or pick-up basketball team together and make a day of it at Noel.

Not sure where to host your annual Christmas event? Get in touch with Noel to discuss custom accommodations for special events that are fun for the whole the team and their families. Your team Christmas photos will be the envy of your competitors for years to come (especially if you go with an ugly Xmas sweater theme).

There is no time like the present to plan ahead for Christmas, especially because we know you haven’t planned your presents yet … visit to prove everyone wrong this year!

Noel knows that the world can throw curveballs. Book with confidence knowing that Noel does have a refund or or exchange policy for guests who test positive Covid, or for any state or local regulation changes that impact a guest's ability to attend. Find full details on the Noel website.