In the spirit of the holidays
Celebrate the season with these community holiday events:
Breakfast with Santa, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. 262-725-9155
An Old World Christmas, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 19th century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring Old World storytelling, live performances by holiday characters from our immigrant past, free horse-drawn bobsled rides (or wagon rides, if there's no snow on the ground), caroling and hymn singing, food sampling from cherished recipes and more activities that capture the merriment of the season. The 1880s village will be trimmed for the holidays with wood-fired stoves and bonfires. Santa will be available for holiday photos. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Elkhorn tree lighting, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Watch Santa light the tree on the square, then go to the library to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 262-723-5788
The Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Volunteers host the 29th annual Love Lite program, Dec. 3, 4 p.m., main entrance lobby of the hospital at W3985 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. Celebrate with seasonal music and after the lighting, refreshments will be served. Donate a light in honor or remembrance of someone special in your life, and new this year, your favorite pet. A special blue bulb in honor of servicemen or women is also available. 262-741-2747.
Holiday concert, Dec. 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. 262-723-2678, Elkhorn.lib.wi.us
Christmas in the Country, Nov. 22-Dec. 31; Celebration of lights, music, theater, cuisine and merriment begins with the illumination of a million and a half lights at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22, across the Grand Geneva Resort's 1,300 acres — one of the Midwest's largest lighting displays. Holiday teas, gingerbread houses and breakfast with Santa.
Festival of Lights kick-off ceremony, Dec. 4, with a holiday story time and tree lighting ceremony with Santa in Flat Iron Park. 262-729-9872
Christmas in downtown Lake Geneva, Dec. 5, 1 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Santa, his elves and live reindeer at Starbucks, east end of town. Sit on Santa's lap with your wish list and see his reindeer up close and personal. Bring your own camera for free photos or purchase a professional photo. Stores will be offering a multitude of Christmas shopping deals. 262-729-9872
Victorian Christmas Party, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission for all at the Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. Decorated trees, cookies, games, arts and crafts and music. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Palmyra's Christmas Parade, Dec. 5 beginning at 5 p.m. on Main Street with tree lighting to follow at the museum at 112 N. Third St., Palmyra. 262-495-8775, VillageOfPalmyra.com
Christmas concert, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St., Palmyra. 262-495-8775, VillageOfPalmyra.com
Christmas Parade of Lights, Dec. 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a parade at 6 p.m., downtown Whitewater. DowntownWhitewater.com