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Children dressed as elves hold the sponsors banner for the start of the Elkhorn Christmas Parade Sat., Dec. 1 in downtown Elkhorn. Photos by Terry Mayer.
Melvin Pratt, known as the "Wacky Wheeler," rolled through downtown Elkhorn dressed as a Christmas elf.
Children display past winning Elkhorn Christmas card entries in Elkhorn's Christmas Parade.
Santa Claus waves to parade-watchers in during Elkhorn's Christmas Parade last Saturday.
Mascots, stilt walkers and the man of the season himself were all part of Elkhorn's Christmas Parade Saturday, making the season merry and bright for parade watchers downtown.
For more Elkhorn Christmas Parade photos, see the Dec. 9 print or e-edition of Walworth County Sunday.
But you're not too late to catch a Christmas parade. A Victorian Christmas Evening includes a horse-drawn, lighted carriage parade, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 7 in downtown Sharon. For more information, call (262) 736-6246.
Burlington is hosting its 31st annual Christmas Parade, also at 6:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 7. This year’s theme is Christmas Down Memory Lane. Contact the chamber for more information (262) 763-6044.
Other upcoming events to get you in a holiday mood:
Thursday, Dec. 6:
Love Lite ceremony, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. with music from Delavan-Darien High School string choir. After the lighting, refreshments will be served. Bulbs may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one. (262) 741-2924
Friday, Dec. 7:
Holiday Skits and Carols, Dec. 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eagle Municipal Building, 820 E. Main St., Eagle. Waukesha Civic Theater Senior Players present holiday skits and Christmas carols. Refreshements served. www.alicebaker.lib.wi.us
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9:
“A Christmas Carol,” presented Dec. 7-9, by the Creative Outlets Community Theater Group at the Milton Historical Society. Call (608) 868-7772 or (262) 473-3209.
Saturday, Dec. 8:
Waffles with Santa, Dec. 8, with breakfast served from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and photos with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gift basket raffles and vendor tables. Tickets at Lakeland School, W3905 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. (262) 741-4118.
Holiday Open House, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hoard Historical Musical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. Pianist Kim Westby will entertainment. Refreshments. (920) 563-7769, email@example.com
Walworth County Alliance for Children hosts Mistletoe Madness Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a fundraiser for the alliance. Find a treasure trove of luxury gift items from local stores and artisans, refreshments, entertainment, silent auction and local fashions. Located at the Geneva National Golf Club ballroom, 1221 Geneva National Avenue South, Lake Geneva. Contact Margaret Downing at (262) 215-1357, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yuletide Artisan Market, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington, (262) 763-2153, www.burlingtongardencenter.com.
East Troy Family Community Resource Center hosts annual craft and vendor fair, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gym at East Troy High School, 3128 Graydon Ave., East Troy. Entertainment by the Middle School Ensemble and Cork and Cleavage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, plus children’s activitie, bake sale
Children’s Holiday Ornament workshop, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Help make ornaments to be placed on a tree or to take home. (262) 249-5299, www.lakegeneva.lib.wi.us
A Leahy Family Christmas, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., featuring eight brothers and sisters singing, dancing and playing a mix of Celtic medleys and Christmas carols at Young Auditorium, UW-Whitewater, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. (262) 472-2222, www.uww.edu/youngauditorium
The Dance Factory presents the “Nutcrcacker Suite Ballet,” Dec. 8, at Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Reservations at (262) 728-7950
Our Redeemer annual Cookie Walk, Dec. 8, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m., 416 W. Geneva St., Delavan. Sold by the dozen, plus baked goods, crafts, white elephant sale.
Pictures with Santa Dec. 8 at Bradley’s Dept. Store, 222 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Children tell Santa their wishes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your camera. (262) 728-3405
Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Delavan Legion Hall, 111 S. Second St., Delavan. Tickets available at Delavan’s Piggly Wiggly or call Deb Gasser at (262) 949-5387
Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Esker Dining Hall, UW-Whitewater Campus, at the corner of North Prairie and E. Lauderdale Drive, near the Wells Hall complex. sponsored by the Optimist Club. (262) 473-4904, (262) 949-3397
Meet and Greet with Santa and his reindeer, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the corner of Main and Center streets (Starbucks, 685 Main St.,) Lake Geneva. (262) 248-4416, www.lakegenevawi.com
Christmas Express Santa Train, Dec. 8-9, with departures from the Elegant Farmer at 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Ride the rails with Santa, at The Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6774, www.elegantfarmer.com or at the East Troy Railroad Museum, 2002 Church St., East Troy, (262) 642-3263, www.easttroyrr.org
Sunday, Dec. 9:
Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lakeland Health Care Center, east of Elkhorn on County Highway NN. (262) 741-3600.
Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Frontier Restaurant, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Reservations at (262) 728-7950