Ah, Green Bay in the winter. There’s nothing like it. All the snow, cold, and…more snow. I can’t speak on if it’s a winter wonderland or not, but I can tell you it’s cold. Don’t let that get you down! I’ve come up with 5 reasons to visit Green Bay in the winter.
People often mistakenly think that all there is to do in Green Bay, Wisconsin is watch the Packers. Well, that’s not true! Mostly because the Packers don’t play all year round, so certainly there are tons of other fun activities to do! Right?…Right?
Things To Do In Green Bay
Thankfully, the Detroit Lions have already played their annual game in Green Bay this season. In late September, or “early winter” as it’s probably known in Green Bay, the Lions beat the Packers 34-20 at Lambeau Field. Although, when you watched the game on TV, there were a lot of Honolulu Blue shirts in those frigid stands.
On Thanksgiving, it’s our turn to play host to the Packers. The game between the Lions and Packers will kickoff at 12:30pm on Thursday at Ford Field. Detroit has hosted a home game on Thanksgiving Day since 1934. If you plan on going to the game, there are many activities to enjoy before and after the game in and around Detroit.
Planning a days worth of activities for next year’s game in Green Bay proves to be a little more challenging. Green Bay is the smallest market city to have a professional team in any of the major sports. The team prides itself on building a great team from the ground up in the draft. The Packers don’t typically make a big splash in Free Agency. Packers fans would have you believing that’s because of culture and their front office’s skills in drafting and developing players. As true as that may be, I don’t think that’s the entire picture. Perhaps, there’s a chance that many athletes don’t want to sign in Green Bay because…there’s not a lot to do.
With all due respect, the two biggest names the Packers have had were Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. What do they both have in common? They wanted out of town. Again, maybe that’s because of the front office, or maybe it’s because they were bored and longed for any sort of excitement. Any at all. Here are five “fun” totally serious things to do when you visit Green Bay in the winter.