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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.
  • 3 - 7 Green Bay - The Polar Express. The train...the story...the MAGIC. Find out if you truly believe in Santa during this traditional family Christmas event at the National Railroad Museum. Hear a dramatic reading of the Polar Express, ride the Polar Express to the North Pole and enjoy the perfect hot chocolate. National Railroad Museum/ 2285 S. Broadway. For more information call (920) 437-7623.
  • 3 Milwaukee - Holiday Cooking and Cocktail Class. Get in the holiday spirit with MOTOR's Annual Holiday Cooking & Cocktail Class. The holidays will never be the same. 400 W. Canal St.. For more information call (414) 287-2778.
  • 5 - 7 Blue Mounds - Caroling at the Cave. Caroling at the Cave offers visitors good cheer through a serenade by local choir groups. This charity event is an intimate convert with limited seating options. Holiday shoppers will enjoy extended hours in the amazing Rock & Fossil Shop. Children can enjoy free holiday crafts and activities in the festively decorated Visitor Center. Cave of the Mounds, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd. For more information call (608) 437-3038.
  • 5 - 6 Stevens Point - Joan North Designs Jewelry Show . Scarabocchio Art Museum will feature the jewelry of Stevens Point metalsmith, Joan North. Scarabocchio Art Museum . For more information call (715) 345-0945.
  • 6 - 7 Appleton - Sacred Heart Parish Sweet Stroll. Christmas cookie and candy sale. 222 E. Fremont St.. For more information call (920)739-3196.
  • 6 - 13 Danbury - A North Woods Noel. A Christmas Noel! At the Forts Folle Avoine Historic Park. Dec 6th, 7th & 13th. Saturdays, 11:00am - 6:00pm. Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm. Featuring: Horse drawn sleigh rides, Mr. & Mrs.Santa Clause, Eleves Store, silent auction, music & food. 8500 County Road U. For more information call (715) 866-8890.
  • 6 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 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.
  • 6 - 7 Madison - 2014 Holiday Shopping Expo. The Alliant Energy Center transforms into a Winter Wonderland of over 300 Gift Sellers for your shopping pleasure. Entertainment & Fun for the whole family. Advance Ticket pricing. Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way. For more information call (920) 912-6451.
  • 6 Mineral Point - Gallery Night with Candlelight Shopping. 12 returning studios and galleries plus 3 new artists w/candlelight shopping. Six restaurants and pubs plus hot chocolate and chestnuts roasting on the sidewalk. Come early and stay late. main shopping. For more information call (608) 987-3201.
  • 6 - 7 Oconomowoc - Carpenter's Christmas. This show will ring in the holiday season with singer-playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece band paying tribute to the music and life of Richard and Karen Carpenter. The group will perform the Carpenters most memorable holiday hits. 641 East Forest Street. Event starts at 2:00PM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (262) 560-3172 .
  • 6 Phillips - Barn Quilts. Join Jeanie Heizler, life-long fabric quilter and owner of Custom Outdoor Covers, for an afternoon of learning the tradition of making and displaying barn quilts. Then create a mini-sized version of a quilt for your home or mailbox. Patterns and supplies are provided. Registration fee required. Wisconsin Concrete Park; N8236 South Hwy. 13. Event starts at 1:00PM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (715) 339-7282.
  • 6 Reedsburg - 3rd Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Bazaar. The Voyageur Inn in Reedsburg is hosting the 3rd Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Bazaar. The event has 50+ arts & crafts booths. Door prizes. Lunch available for purchase. Voyageur Inn. Event starts at 9:00AM and ends at 3:00PM. For more information call (608) 524-8652.
  • 6 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.
  • 7 Columbus - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Columbus at 10:30 PM on December 7, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Amtrak Depot. Event starts at 10:30PM.
  • 7 Franklin - Breakfast with Santa, Craft Fair and Cookie Walk. Breakfast with Santa, Craft Fair and Cookie Walk on Sunday, December 7th. Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00. Breakfast $8.00 adults; $5.00 children 2-12 and seniors. Kids under 2 FREE! Craft Fair and Cookie Walk 8:00 - 2:00. For more information call 414/425-9200. 7933 S. 116th Street, Franklin. 7933 S. 116th Street. For more information call (414) 425-9200.
  • 7 Hartland - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Hartland at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Avenue and Pawling Avenue.
  • 7 Milwaukee - Breakfast with Santa & Gingerbread Houses. Bring the kids down to the Harley-Davidson Museum for a special MOTOR breakfast with Santa! In this annual tradition, parents and children have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa and build their very own gingerbread house. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at H-D Museum. Event starts at 10:00AM and ends at 2:00PM. For more information call (414) 287-2778.
  • 7 Milwaukee - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Milwaukee at 6:50 PM on December 7, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. 433 West St. Paul Avenue, Amtrak Depot.
  • 7 Monona - Holiday Bazaar at Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Find unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts while supporting local artisans and a good cause @ ALNC's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar! This year's bazaar features over 25 local, sustainable artists and vendors in a festive, holiday atmosphere. 330 Femrite Drive. For more information call (608) 221-0404.
  • 7 Sturtevant - Breakfast with Santa Borzynski's Farm & Floral Market. Join us for a delicious Breakfast with Santa. This is sure to be an event you'll remember forever, so pack your camera and capture the moments! Three seatings available: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, & 12:00 noon. Cost is $6.95 Children (2-10 yrs.) and $8.95 Adults. 11600 Washington Ave. For more information call (262) 886-2235.
  • 7 Sturtevant - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Sturtevant at 5:15 PM on December 7, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. 9900 East Exploration Ct., Amtrak Depot. Event starts at 5:15PM.
  • 7 Verona - Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dane County. Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. The event features a 5k and a 10k run/walk that benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Verona Area High School 300 Richard St.. For more information call (608) 221-9800.
  • 7 Wisconsin Dells - Maggie Mae Christmas at Crystal Grand Theatre. See Maggie Mae Christmas 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.
  • 8 La Crosse - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in La Crosse at 9:00 PM on December 8, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. 601 Saint Andrew Street.
  • 8 Mauston - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Mauston at 4:15 PM on December 8, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Division Street Railway Crossing. Event starts at 4:15PM.
  • 8 Portage - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Portage at 1:15 PM on December 8, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Amtrak Station, 400 West Oneida Street. Event starts at 1:15PM.
  • 8 Sparta - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Sparta at 6:40 PM on December 8, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Corner of South Water Street and Milwaukee Street. Event starts at 6:45PM.
  • 8 Tomah - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Tomah at 5:30 PM on December 8, 2014. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Amtrak Depot. Event starts at 5:30PM.
  • 8 Wisconsin Dells - Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train. The Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will be traveling across Canada and the United States in an effort to raise money for local food banks this holiday season. The Holiday Train will be stopping in Wisconsin Dells at 1:30 PM on December 8, 2014 at the Amtrak Depot on La Crosse St. The train is a beautiful sight featuring thousands of Christmas Lights. There will also be food and drinks for sale as well as live entertainment and children's activities. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation. Amtrak Depot, 100 La Crosse St,. Event starts at 1:30PM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (608) 254-8353.
  • 11 Appleton - Santa Sale. The first 100 customers in our store will receive gift bags and free family photos will be taken with Santa from 1pm to 5pm. Also, 30% off all merchandise and 50% off toys. 1924 W. College Ave.. For more information call (920)-739-1679.
  • 11 Baraboo - Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Showtime is 7:00 P.M. Celebrate the holidays with the classical favorite, Handel's Messiah, with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra led by Maestro Andrew Sewell and Chorus. Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass. Chorus: WCO Chorus, UW Madrigal Singers, Festival Choir of Madison. Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th Ave.. Event starts at 7:00PM. For more information call (608) 356-8864.
  • 12 - 13 Baraboo - Very Merry Holiday Fair. Featuring 45 working Artisians - artists/craftsmen/authors/food folks. Holiday events and festivities also provided in Baraboo. Baraboo Arts Building, 202 E St # 200.
  • 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.
  • 13 Chippewa Falls - Holiday Vendor/Craft Fair. Come to one place & get all your Christmas shopping done in one day! Great way to show support to all of our local Home Based businesses, crafters & artisans! Free admission. Proceeds raised for travel for Chi-High's Fallin' Soldiers trip to The Eastern Seaboard. 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. For more information call (715)726-0939.
  • 13 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 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.
  • 13 Madison - 10-11-12-13-14 Walk. Register at 9:30 am for this Dairyland Walkers 6K/10K walk at 10:11 on 12-13-2014. Maps and directions will be provided. Cost is $2/$3. Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll. For more information call (608) 695-6449.
  • 13 Racine - Nearly Naked 5K. Shed your winter layers with the Nearly Naked 5K! Layer up as you have a blast during this unique 5K clothing drive. John's Dock, Dodge Street. For more information call (877) 651-2440.
  • 13 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.
  • 17 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.
  • 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 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 - 1 Kenosha - Family Friendly New Years Eve Events . Bring in the family Noon to 8pm before you head out for your big New Years Eve night. Action Territory has amazing family-friendly New Years Eve Specials! Action Territory, 12345 75th Street. Event starts at 12:00PM and ends at 8:00PM. For more information call (262) 857-7000.
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Oct 27 through Dec 15 Madison - Meditation at Monona Terrace. Join us on Mondays (Oct 27- Dec 15) from 11:45am - 12:30pm to engage in meditation which will be led by Sarah Moore M.D., a mind-body practitioner, therapist, and physician at the Dean Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr. Event starts at 11:45AM and ends at 12:30PM. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • 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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