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Ways to Celebrate Valentine's in the Willmar Lakes Area

Even though Valentine's Day lands on a Tuesday this year, don't let that get you down. That just means the many Valentine events and activities can be spread out over two weekends! The most common and one of the easiest ways to celebrate is by going out for a...

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New Year + Fresh Snow = Lots of FUN!

There's nothing quite like a winter in Minnesota, especially after a big snowstorm! The Willmar Lakes Area was recently blessed with plenty of snowfall and locals and visitors alike are excited to get out and enjoy it while it's here! One of the most popular winter activities in Minnesota...

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Looking Forward to the 2023 Spicer WinterFest

From the middle of January through the first week of February, the town that is “nicer” will host their annual WinterFest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. The celebration...

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Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit

Does one of your holiday traditions include checking out the holiday lights in the neighborhood? Why not expand on that and plan a trip to see the “Celebrate the Light of the World” Christmas light display in the Willmar Lakes Area? This free event is so popular that...

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November in the Willmar Lakes Area

We've been fortunate this year that the warm weather of fall stuck with us longer than usual. But now that November has arrived, so have the colder temperatures. However, don't let the cooler weather damper your girl's weekend or a Thanksgiving getaway this month. There are plenty of...

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Girls Fall Getaway Weekend

Whew, you made it! Summer is over, and the kids are back in school; it’s time to start planning your girls getaway weekend. For the ladies that like to golf, the Willmar Lakes Area is a great option for a fun and fabulous golf getaway. Play a round at...

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Time to Update Your Wardrobe for Fall

As the days get shorter and the weather begins to cool, we know that autumn is right around the corner. We'll soon be saying goodbye to warm summer nights and hello to hometown football games, pumpkin-spice lattes, and cute, cozy sweaters. Although the nights spent listening to the...

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