Big Event Blog: Celebrating Christmas past
What are your plans this December weekend? Why not visit with Santa in Burlington, Delavan or Lake Geneva; have waffles with Santa in Elkhorn or join in old world holiday traditions in Eagle?
The Janesville Art League's Holiday Art Show and Sale reception, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St. An encore showing of the artwork will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 10. Art for sale, cash bar, live music by pianist Charlotte Hawley and Rivers Edge Dulcimer Players. Frree, open to the public. 608-289-8532
Visit with Santa in his chalet, Dec. 9-11; Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wehmhoff Park, 166 E. Jefferson St., Burlington. 262-763-6044, BurlingtonChamber.org
Living Nativity, Dec. 9-11, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Narration, music and caroling at the Christian Arts Centre of Chapel on the Hill, N2440 Ara Glen Road, Lake Geneva. Tickets at 262-245-9122, or BrownPaperTickets.com.
Visit with Santa, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Bradley's Dept. Store, 222 E. Walworth St., Delavan.
Visit with Santa, Dec. 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Live holiday music from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Grand Geneva, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva. 800-558-3417
Snowshoe hike, Dec. 10 at Big Foot Beach State Park, 1550 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva. Meet at ClearWater Outdoor, 744 W. Main St., Lake Geneva to pick up snowshoes, then meet at pavilion just past ranger shack at the park for hike to start at 11 a.m. Reservations required: 262-348-2420, ClearWaterOutdoor.com
Elkhorn Ballroom Dance, Dec. 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Elkhorn Recreation Center, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Couples and singles. Casual dress or dress to impress.Ice supplied, you may bring own nonalcoholic refreshments. 262-741-5114
WGTD Radio Theater performance of Orson Welles' “Another Christmas Variety Show,” Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan. Picking up on Lake Lawn's history of hosting radio broadcasts during the 1940s and 1950s, the programs will air on 91.1 FM. Area visitors and guests are invited to sit in on the live broadcasts as part of the in-studio audience for an inside look at the action. Tickets at 262-725-9155, LakeLawnResort.com
Black Point Estate winter lecture program Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Horticulture Hall, 330 Broad St. in Lake Geneva. Author Rochelle Pennington will discuss the Edmund Fitzgerald. For more information, call 262-248-1888.
Waffles with Santa, Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Photos with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lakeland School, W3905 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. 262-741-4118
An Old World Christmas, Dec. 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 19th-century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, performances by holiday character and horse-drawn bobsled or wagon rides. Tickets at 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org.
Old World Foundation's Polish Holiday Dinner, Dec. 10-11, with 19th century celebration of Polish food, beverages, decorations and entertainment in the historic Clausing Barn loft. Includes admission to Old World Christmas. Tickets at 262-594-2922, WisconsinHistory.org
“A Christmas Carol” performed Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday by the Creative Outlets Community Theatre group at the Milton House Museum, 18 S. Janesville St., Milton. Tickets: 608-868-7772
Christmas Express train, Dec. 10-11, East Troy Electric Railroad Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Magical train ride takes you to Santa's workshop located at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. Tickets: 262-642-3263, EastTroyRR.org
Corks & Canvas, Dec. 11, from noon to 3 p.m., Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, 262-348-9100, StudioWinery.com