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December 2014

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  • Dec 1 - Mar 30 Mauston - Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Red Ridge Ranch. Horse-drawn sleigh ride through Wisconsin's winter wonderland! 250 acres of rolling countryside on a 40 minute tour. Each sleigh holds 10-15 people. Reservations are required, call for prices and availability. Red Ridge Ranch, W4881 Wisconsin 82. For more information call (608) 847-2273.
  • 2 - 24 Milwaukee - A Christmas Carol. Nineteenth century London comes to life when you and your family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the music, dancing, and timeless message of hope, as the Dickens classic masterpiece celebrates its 39th year at Milwaukee Rep! Milwaukee Repertory Theater. For more information call (414) 224-9490.
  • 12 - 21 Wisconsin Rapids - WR Community Theatre's . A humorous but faithful rendition of the Dickens classic. A faithful, authentic adaptation of the evergreen Christmas tale. 220 3rd Ave. S.. For more information call (715) 421-0435.
  • Dec 17 - Jan 11 Manitowoc - Christmas in the Mansion. The Vilas-Rahr Mansion is decked out for the Holidays. A stroll through the mansion can't help but put you in the holiday spirit. Free. Rahr-West Art Museum, 8th Street. For more information call (920) 686-3090 .
  • 19 - 21 Plymouth - A Celtic Christmas Concert. Beautiful Christmas concert featuring Celtic, English and traditional Christmas songs. Kerry Kraemer, Tom Clegg and Mandy Radloff with a wonderful choir accompanied by Freddie Noordyk, Ken Wilhite and Steve Vogt. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill, Plymouth, WI . For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 20 Appleton - Holiday Breakfast with the Grinch. Advanced tickets required. See website for more information. 100 W College Ave Appleton WI 54911. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 20 Johnson Creek - Visit with Santa at JCPO. Santa will be at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets ready to listen to children's wishes. He will be strolling the center and sitting in his chair near the information center December 20 from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome to come and visit with Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. For more information call (920) 699-4112.
  • 20 Madison - Festivus Bazaarus Solstice Reception. Help us celebrate the solstice at Marzen! Meet some of our featured artists, catch some live music, do some last minute christmas shopping and welcome the new lengthening of daylight! 2345 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704. For more information call (608)709-1454.
  • 20 Milwaukee - Better Me Better You. Ugly Who, LLC will be hosting a Health and Wellness event.it's to inspire conversation that will insight action to begin healthier lifestyles in our community. Understanding the effects of poorly managing our physical and mental health,and what we put in our bodies is only the beginning. 2819 w. Richardson Place. For more information call (414)207-8459.
  • 20 South Milwaukee - Stuff the Sleigh 5K. Stuff the Sleigh 5K Milwaukee is a 5K run/walk food drive. We are collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks during the holiday season. Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave.. For more information call (877) 651-2440.
  • 20 Trego - Santa's Pizza Party Train Ride. A family favorite. Enjoy a train ride with Santa including pizza, holiday cookie, hot chocolate and a special gift for each child. Train departs the Trego depot at noon. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Train Depot. For more information call (715) 635-3200.
  • 20 Wisconsin Dells - The Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Night Out at Crystal Grand. Come to the Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Night Out at Crystal Grand Theatre in Wisconsin Dells! Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 West Munroe Avenue,. Event starts at 3:00PM. For more information call (800) 696-7999.
  • 21 Glendale - Menorah Lighting Ceremony. The City of Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin and Bayshore Town Center will present the free Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony to celebrate Chanukah on Sunday, December 21 at 5 p.m. in the Bayshore Town Center Rotunda. Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive. For more information call (414) 961-6100.
  • 24 Appleton - Storybook Stars presents How the Grinch Stole.... Join us in Mielke Family Theater for listening to the story read-aloud, meeting the star of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. 100 W College Ave Appleton WI 54911. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • Dec 26 - Jan 2 Johnson Creek - What You Really Wanted Sale at JCPO. Didn't get what you wanted for the holiday. Treat yourself during the What You Really Wanted Sale. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will open early on Dec. 26. Enjoy extra savings on top of everyday savings of 25% to 65%. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. For more information call (920) 699-4112.
  • Dec 29 - Oct 2 Blue Mounds - Camp Brigham Family Fun Days. Join the Camp Brigham staff and celebrate the winter season with fun indoor & outdoor activities. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, winter playtime, seasonal stories, camp songs and camp snacks in the visitor center. Cave of the Mounds, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd. For more information call (608) 437-3038.
  • 29 Kenosha - Frost Fest - Surviving the Winter. Free, Monday, December 29, 1-4pm, Surviving Winter: Learn about animal adaptations for surviving in the cold and keeping warm all winter. Discover how people are able to live in some of the coldest places on earth. 5500 1st Ave. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • 29 - 30 St. Germain - Snowmobile Safety Class. DNR / Bo-Boen sponsored. Pre-registration required. First class starts at 9:00 AM at the St. Germain Community Center. Lunch furnished by Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club. St. Germain Community Center. For more information call (715) 542-3548.
  • 30 Kenosha - Frost Fest - Ringing In The New Year. Tuesday, December 30, 1-4pm; Ringing in the New Year: Get ready to ring in 2015! Create decorations, hats and noisemakers for your New Year's celebration. 5500 1st Ave. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Dec 31 - Jan 1 Plymouth - New Year's Eve Gathering & Big Cheese Drop. Join us for free entertainment by the Jamies, Elizabeth Cramer, and Celeste Benzschawel and we get ready to ring in 2015 with the "Big Cheese Drop" at midnight. Guests are invited to bring a snack, dessert, dish to share. Complimentary Sartori Cheese Table is available and a Cash Bar. Plymouth Arts Center. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 31 Portage - New Year's Eve at Cascade Mountain. Skiing and snow tubing until midnight. Fireworks and music will be provided by Cascade Mountain. Cascade Mountain, Cascade Mountain Rd. For more information call (608) 742-5588.

  • Earlier events that run through December:

  • Jan 11 through Dec 31 Kenosha - "Seeing the Elephant" A 360 Degree Movie Experience. The Civil War Museum is one of just a handful of venues nationwide implementing 360 degree movie technology. "Seeing the Elephant" a term Civil War soldiers used to say they saw battle, uses the new high-tech digital movie experience to allow visitors a glimpse at the "Elephant." Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave Kenosha, WI 53140. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Feb 28 through Jan 31 Oneida - World War I Exhibit. This exhibit highlights the involvement of the Oneidas who served in World War I. W892 Cty Rd EE. For more information call (920) 869-6539.
  • Oct 10 through May 15 Kenosha - Travel Adventure Series at Reuther Auditorium. Kenosha Public Museum presents Travel Adventure Series. Includes seven, 90-minute digital films shown on a large screen in the historic Reuther Auditorium. Each film takes viewers to worldly destinations, describing the art, music, architecture, culture & history from a first-person perspective. Professional filmmakers share experiences through movies and interactive discussions. Kenosha Public Museum, 58th St. & Sheridan Rd.. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Oct 11 through Jan 11 Kenosha - Picture a Book: The Illustrations of Renee Graef. Renee Graef has illustrated over 70 books for children including the American Girl collection, My First Little House books; as well as, books on American icons Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan. Get more info on adult workshops & family fun events including a tea party with your doll! 5500 First Ave.. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Nov 7 through Jan 11 Milwaukee - Liberace!. Born less than 10 miles from where Milwaukee Rep now stands, Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, flash, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Milwaukee Repertory Theater. For more information call (414) 224-9490.
  • Nov 27 through Jan 1 Racine - Holiday Mile Virtual Run. Pledge to run/walk at least one mile every day, from Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014 through New Year's Day, Thursday January 1, 2015 anywhere, usa. For more information call (877) 651-2440.
  • Nov 29 through Dec 20 Sturtevant - Christmas with Mrs. Claus at Borzynski's Farm & Floral Market. Visit with Mrs. Claus and one of Santa's elves, every Saturday beginning November 29th - December 20th from 1pm - 4pm. Your child will enjoy holiday crafts, free storytelling and, cookie decorating. 11600 Washington Ave . For more information call (262) 886-2235.

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