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.
A number of parking lots close to Lambeau Field are also available for those who wish to reserve spaces for their cars, recreational vehicles, or busses, on an individual game basis. For information on obtaining individual game reserved parking in an outlying lot, please contact:
Game-Day Parking Information
P.O. Box 10567
Green Bay, WI 54307-0567
In addition to the reserved parking options listed above, free parking is available on many residential streets within walking distance of the stadium, and many private property owners in the vicinity offer parking for a fee.
As this area will be very congested in the immediate hour(s) after the game, it will not be designated as a post-game pick up zone. Drivers should arrange to meet their passengers at an alternate location after the game.
Excerpt from City of Green Bay Ordinance 24.14(1)
"All open burning is prohibited within the City of Green Bay, except for: (a) Outdoor-Cooking Fires. Open or closed cooking grills (charcoal and propane fuel only)...."
Several stadium rest rooms are accessible from the parking lot and are available to tailgaters from the time the parking lot opens (four hours prior to kickoff) until one hour prior to kickoff. These rest rooms are located on the north, northwest and southwest sides of the stadium.
Anyone experiencing a problem with lost, stolen, damaged or forgotten game tickets is encouraged to visit the windows labeled "Ticket Problems". Depending on the circumstances, tickets may be reissued.
Oneida Street between Lombardi and Potts will only be open to those with reserved Lambeau Field parking passes before and after the game. (Oneida will be closed to all through traffic.) Motorists with parking passes will be required to enter the parking lot at the north or south Oneida Street entrances. They will be required to leave via the same gate. No traffic will be allowed on Oneida Street between the two entrances.
Ridge Road will be closed to all through traffic following the game. Traffic leaving the stadium parking lot will be allowed to exit. Vehicles using the north driveway will be directed northbound on Ridge Road, while vehicles using the south exit will be directed southbound. Through traffic will resume when pedestrian traffic has cleared the area with that determination made by officers on site.
Valley View Road from Lambeau Field to Ridge Road will be open to vehicular traffic, but the road will be divided to create a pedestrian walkway.
Armed Forces Drive at Oneida Street will close three hours before kick-off. The remainder of Armed Forces Drive will be closed to vehicles one hour before game time due to the heavy volume of pedestrians. Armed Forces Drive will remain closed until pedestrian traffic clears after the game.