Marshfield Rotary “Winter Wonderland”!

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Gracing our Christmas 2013 home page and email is an image from the “Marshfield Rotary Winter Wonderland” in all of its evening splendor! Here’s the back story on this famous Wisconsin attraction.

2013 marks the eighth year for Marshfield Rotary Winter Wonderland – a holiday lights display in Wildwood Park and Zoo located in our home town of Marshfield, Wisconsin. This event serves two important purposes: collecting non-perishable food items for local pantries and providing a fun holiday experience for all who visit. In fact, Rotary Winter Wonderland’s huge light displays and activities attract thousands of visitors; many return time and again with friends and family.

Winter Wonderland 8There is no admission fee for Rotary Winter Wonderland; however, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items. In the past seven years, over 296,000 items have been collected and distributed to 22 food pantries in Marshfield and surrounding Wisconsin communities.

None of this would be possible without the help of the estimated 800 volunteers (including some Figi’s employees) who help the Rotary club set up and staff this event. Partner organizations providing financial and other support include youth groups, civic groups, and local businesses, including Figi’s Companies Inc. Volunteers begin setting up lights and displays in late October and complete their work just before the grand opening – the day after Thanksgiving. All lights and displays come down after New Year’s Eve.

Winter Wonderland 4As in years past, Rotary Winter Wonderland will continue to offer multiple breathtaking animated displays using over 1,000,000 LED lights set to holiday music. Even though over a million LED lights are used, electrical use is minimal because LED lights use a small fraction of the energy of conventional lights bulbs. The entire park’s energy consumption equates to only $10 per evening!

Winter Wonderland MapRotary Winter Wonderland is open from November 29th through New Year’s Eve, 5PM – 9PM nightly. Visitors may walk through, or drive through, the displays (see the map above).  In addition to awesome light displays, visitors are treated to many fun activities such as photos with Santa, Christmas tree lighting, scavenger hunts, karaoke, live music, snow sculpting and assorted children’s activities. Horse drawn carriage rides are also available on Saturdays from 6:00PM – 8:30PM.

Winter Wonderland 6Does your community have a similar event or holiday display? Let us know about it in our comments field. Thanks again for reading Gourmetmarket.com!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2014 from your friends at Figi’s Gifts in Good Taste!

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21 Comments

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21 responses to “Marshfield Rotary “Winter Wonderland”!

  1. Voni Ferguson

    Awesome!

  2. Martha

    My HAM and goodies DID NOT get delivered Xmas as expected. I had to go out and purchase ANOTHER ham, and start baking on Xmas Eve. I will
    NOT use Figi again. M. In. Birmingham, Al

    • Hi Maratha – we’re really sorry to hear about your order. I can get you in contact with someone to investigate this. Please email us your pone number and Figi’s order and customer numbers and we will contact you ASAP. Respectfully – Figi’s Marketing.

  3. jerry tippens

    thanking you for a wonderful ligt show and grate service jerry in calhoun ga.

  4. JoAnna Dibble

    Thanks for the greeting it was nice. I love you guys and have always been happy with your products. My recipients have also enjoyed there gifts. Thanks again
    JoAnna Kay Baltimore MD

  5. wanda

    I am disappointed In Figi’s this year , always order relatives items to be shipped before Christmas , they did not receive. The weather was not bad for the items to be not deliverd.

    Wanda Bond
    LaVergene, Tennessee

    • connie rae shoemaker

      I am so disappointed in Figi’s. I ordered a Christmas gift for my 80 year old sister because she loves your chocolate covered cherries. They never came. When I called a few days before Christmas to see where the order was I!was told they had no order me
      I called that order in myself. How does a company loose an order.??????

      myself….how does sn

      order just fret lost when phoned in.

      • Good evening Connie. If you haven’t already contacted customer service, I would be happy to help. Please email us at marketing@figis.com with your order and customer number, along with phone number. I will send that information to customer service contacts I work with and they will research your account / order and contact you ASAP. Thanks – Figi’s Marketing.

    • Hi Wanda – we would like to help you resolve this. Could you please email us at marketing@figis.com with your order and customer numbers? Include your email so we can call you. We’re very sorry to have disappointed you. Respectfully – Figi’s Marketing

  6. I ordered 4 items. Supposed to receive a free gift, did not receive. Was disappointed with content’s size. For the price of these products, I will not order from Figi again. Very disappointed!

    • Hi Candice. If you haven’t already contacted customer service, I can help facilitate that. Please email us at marketing@figis.com with your order and customer number, along with phone number. We’ll research your account / order and contact you ASAP. We’re sorry you weren’t satisfied and want to help make things right. Thanks – Figi’s Marketing.

  7. Ruthie Randall Venice,Fl

    I was very happy with my orders…Everyone knows they are getting something delicious when they receive a package from Figi’s

  8. marilyn rushing

    i order never got it nane is marilyn rushing phone 239 285 8799 address 376014avene naples fla 34120

  9. My Christmas gift I ordered. was a mess. Reciever afraid of it. The gift had not been sealed proper to go through mail. Called Fifis ask to speak to a maneger, would not let me. No one has contacted me from the company I was treated very rude.

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