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A Small Town in Wisconsin Turns Into an Elaborate Winter Wonderland Every Year

If you and your family love driving around looking at homes decorated with Christmas lights during the holiday season, consider road-tripping to Hayward, Wisconsin, for an entirely new lighted experience.

The small town may only have a population of 2,317 people, but it boasts an impressive annual Christmas event, called A “Lure” of Lights, which is run solely by volunteers.

Each year, the town of Hayward is “painted” in lights, and volunteers run family-centered events on the weekends, including parades, light shows, contests, and the beloved Hot Chocolate Crawl—which is happening twice this year!

A “Lure” of Lights was first started in 2010 by two friends who wanted to spread their love of Hayward to both their community and to visitors, according to the organization’s website.

This year, A “Lure” of Lights will be begin with a Kick Off Lighting and Santa Paradeon Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m. See the schedule below for some of the other events that will be taking place this year:

A “Lure” of Lights Kid Day

Saturday, November 25 at 12 p.m.

Santa’s Reindeer and Sleigh Rides

Saturday, November 25 at 1 p.m.

Hot Chocolate Crawl (Round 1)

Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m.

Light Your Engines! Parade

Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Hot Chocolate Crawl (Round 2)

Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17

Chill Cook Off

Saturday, December 23 at 3 p.m.

Beer, Cheer, and Lights!

Saturday, December 23 at 3 p.m.

This article was taken from: http://www.countryliving.com/life/news/a45681/hayward-wisconsin-lure-of-lights/