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Downtown La Crosse celebrates Winter Days this weekend

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La Crosse didn’t have its traditional Winter Rec Fest in 2020, but a celebration downtown this weekend could make up for that. 

The Downtown Mainstreet Inc., is putting on ‘Winter Days’ beginning Friday night and running through Sunday, with many downtown merchants having special events for customers. 

DMI director Robin Moses says having ice skating and snowman-building in Riverside Park will add to the festivities at restaurants and stores.

“We do hope that we can perhaps partner with some other organizations, and have someone kind of take that on to be something special,” said Moses.  

Winter Days also coincides with the Boat, Sports and Travel show happening at the La Crosse Center.

The retail open house hours at stores on Friday will run 4-8 p.m. 

Winter Days will also include a ‘hot cocktail’ trail at nine different bars and restaurants during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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