The family-themed event, free to the public, will take place in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, photo opportunities with Santa Claus and area high school choirs performing holiday music.
Volunteers will also be on hand during the event to collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots. Families attending the Festival of Lights are encouraged to donate new or gently-used toys to help families in need this holiday season.
Later, the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the tree. Mills Fleet Farm is providing the lights for the tree.
Congratulations to the 15th Honoree into the Fan Hall of Fame, Edward Fritsch of Sheboygan, Wis. Fritsch will receive four club seats to a 2013 Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2013 Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.
A season ticket holder since the 1950s, Fritsch was selected by fans from 10 finalists during a voting period that ran from Jan. 28 through Feb. 22. More than 30,000 votes were cast from throughout the United States and countries around the world. - Read More
The first professional football team to have a hall of fame, the Green Bay Packers enhanced that distinction in 1998 by establishing a Packers Fan Hall of Fame. It was founded for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan.
The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. In recognition of being selected to the FAN Hall of the Fame, the winner receives four club seats to a Packers home game; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a Packers away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations; and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus.
The honoree also will have his name permanently displayed in a place of honor in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
|Packers Fan Hall of Fame Inductees|
|2012 - Edward Fritsch, Sheboygan, WI|
|2011 - Rick Steele, Greensburg, PA|
|2010 - Tom Little, Mount Sterling, IL|
|2009 - Jim Becker, Racine, WI|
|2008 - Allan Hale, Green Bay, WI|
|2007 - Richard "Ike" Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa, WI|
|2006 - Rich Barbera, River Vale, NJ|
|2005 - Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee, WI|
|2004 - Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee, WI|
|2003 - Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee, WI|
|2002 - Wanda Boggs, Brookfield, WI|
|2001 - Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay, WI|
|2000 - Ed Jablonski, Wausau, WI|
|1999 - Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls, WI|
|1998 - Mel Knoke, Appleton, WI|