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.
Ray Nitschke Field, opened in 2009, has been a great addition to the training camp experience. The facility, named in honor of the Hall of Fame linebacker, offers the football team a state-of-the-art practice field and fans a safer, more enjoyable experience taking in practice.
The Packers' outdoor practice fields, both Nitschke Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, were formally named to honor the Packers greats in July 1997 by former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf. Hinkle Field is the team's original, long-established practice field along South Oneida Street, in use since 1958. The team's indoor facility, the Don Hutson Center, was named in honor of the legendary end and was dedicated in July 1994, at a ceremony presided over by the then 81-year-old Hutson himself.
Among the most noteworthy components of Nitschke Field are the new permanent seating structure for approximately 1,500 fans on the field's east side, a 170-yard natural grass field incorporated with DD GrassMaster, the same surface featured on Lambeau Field and Clarke Hinkle Field, a heated portion of the playing field for late-season practices and permanent lighting for night practices.
Gates will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled practice time and will close 30 minutes after the completion of practice. Concessions will be available for purchase. Carry-ins are permitted, but items such as coolers must be personal in size and not exceed a reasonable amount of space. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
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