Winter Wonderland lights up Marshfield Zoo - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Winter Wonderland lights up Marshfield Zoo

Posted:
  • Most Read StoriesMost Read StoriesMore>>

  • Radar Alert

    Stormy night in central Wisconsin

    Stormy night in central Wisconsin

    A few scattered light showers through early afternoon, then heavier rain and storms possible toward evening.More >>
    A few scattered light showers through early afternoon, then heavier rain and storms possible toward evening.
    More >>
  • Newsline 9 says goodbye to Cami Mountain

    Newsline 9 says goodbye to Cami Mountain

    (WAOW) -- It's a bittersweet day at Newsline, as we say goodbye to Cami Mountain. Cami is leaving us to start an exciting new chapter in her life as a mother.Friday morning, hundreds of you left your well wishes on our Facebook page. And we gave her a special surprise for her last day on air. We are happy to announce Paige Hulsey will be taking over the chair on Tuesday.More >>
    (WAOW) -- It's a bittersweet day at Newsline, as we say goodbye to Cami Mountain. Cami is leaving us to start an exciting new chapter in her life as a mother.Friday morning, hundreds of you left your well wishes on our Facebook page. And we gave her a special surprise for her last day on air. We are happy to announce Paige Hulsey will be taking over the chair on Tuesday.More >>
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.More >>
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.More >>
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -

There may not be much snow in Marshfield yet, but there's certainly no shortage of holiday cheer.

The 7th annual Winter Wonderland is underway, featuring one million holiday lights.

At Marshfield's Wildwood zoo, animals aren't the only things on display.

"It gets better and better every year," Cosette Kaster from Hewitt said.

The zoo is covered with more than a million holiday lights.

"This is probably the best I've ever seen it," Kaster said.

"I think the community is very proud of this event going on, it attracts a lot of attention," Winter Wonderland chair Scott Larson said.

A lot of attention, for a good cause. The display is free, but visitors are asked to donate food to help local pantries.

"This is one way for us to be able to help them keep their pantry shelves full and help people in the area," Larson said.

Besides the light, there's music. That's something Kaster helped make a reality.

"It's an amazing feeling--wow, I designed that," Kaster said.

Kaster's programming class at Marshfield High School helped make the lights dance to some classic holiday songs.

"It's an opportunity to add some extra cheer and joy to the holiday season," Larson said.

It's not just people from Marshfield enjoying the festive display.

"A lot of people from in and around not only central Wisconsin but in and around the state and other states as well," Larson told Newsline 9.

And it looks like some of them will keep coming back.

"I know we'll probably come here 3-4 times this year," Kaster said.

---

http://www.rotarywinterwonderland.com/

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.