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OCTOBER 2019

Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019: Jones Market Italian Meatball Sub

Enjoy the seasonal Italian Meatball Sub from Jones Market.  In-house made 3-cheese stuffed meatballs, topped with Rassorio’s tomato sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Served on a toasted Bon Ton bun for $7.

Store hours

Jones Market, 601 Jones Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

shopjonesmarket.com/

920-563-2963

Oct. 31, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019: A Christmas Story – The Musical

Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. It is based on the classic 1983 movie that has become a holiday tradition that millions wait for every year. Featuring a funny and heartfelt score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who wrote music for the hit movie LA LA LAND (for which they won an Academy Award); the hit Broadway show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the new hit movie THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, A CHRISTMAS STORY The Musical captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

firesidetheatre.com/

800-477-9505

NOVEMBER 2019

Nov. 30, 2019 - Dec. 18, 2019: Santa House Visiting Hours in Watertown

Preparations are underway for Santa Claus to return to Watertown for his first official visit of 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 30 following the Christmas Parade of Lights. Santa’s House is located in the downtown plaza and is wheelchair accessible for all to enjoy!

The community is invited to visit Santa in his house on:

  • Saturday, Nov. 30, 7-8 p.m. (following the parade)
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Please note that these dates/times are subject to change due to weather conditions at the North Pole.

See list in description

Main Street Plaza, 5 E. Main Street, Watertown WI

watertownmainstreet.org/

920-342-3623

DECEMBER 2019

Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020: Lake Ripley Park Holiday Lights Display

Amaze the kids with a ride through Lake Ripley Park with majestic holiday light displays!  It gets bigger and brighter every year!

 

Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd. Cambridge, WI

cambridgecap.net/ripley-park/

(608) 423-8045

Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019: Watertown Window Wonderland

Watertown Tourism and the Watertown Main Street Program are proud to bring you “Watertown Window Wonderland.”  Over 20 downtown shops decorate their storefront windows in an attempt to win your vote as the best holiday window.  Ballots can be picked up at any of the participating shops.  Choose your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite, and drop off your ballot at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce or the Watertown Public Library.  Gather the family and stroll our historic downtown, enjoying the holiday displays made just for you.  It is sure to be Watertown’s most festive season yet! Voting starts December 1st ends on December 15th at 5pm.  Happy Holidays!

, E Main St, Watertown WI

watertownmainstreet.org/

920-261-6320

Dec. 1, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019: Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Please join the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce as we bring back Downtown Holiday Window Decorating! To spread the cheer, we ask businesses to decorate their windows with a festive theme of their choosing.

Contest Dates:

  • November 29: Deadline to enter the contest by emailing admin@jeffersonchamberwi.com with your company name
  • December 1: Your window must be completed & a photographer from chamber will take photo
  • December 1: Voting begins
  • December 15: Voting ends
  • December 17: Winners announced!

Decorating Criteria:

In addition to the People’s Choice Award, a judge panel will select a Grand Prize Window based on the following criteria: General Presentation – overall effect, display and placement of decorations, originality, & creativity. Workmanship – craftsmanship, design detail, effective use of color and material.

Contest Guidelines:

  • Email admin@jeffersonchamberwi.com with your company name to enter the contest by November 29.
  • Your window must be completed by Sunday, December 1, 2019. We strongly recommend that your window be lit up in some form, especially for nighttime viewings!
  • We will have a photographer come by no later than Sunday, December 1 to photograph your window, so the sooner you have it done, the better.

Voting:

  • Voting begins on December 1. We will post an album of all windows on Facebook and fans will be able to vote by “liking” their favorite window. Each voter that posts a photo with your window will be entered to win $50 Chamber Bucks. Voting ends on Sunday, December 15. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 17.

Prize:

  • A traveling trophy and bragging rights will be awarded to the winning businesses and a photo of their window will be featured in promotions for the contest next year.

 

 

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920-674-4511

Dec. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020: Live Music Foundation

The year ends with the Winter Nights, Rive Lights Holiday Light display the month of December at Rotary Park.

5:30pm

Rotary Park,

jeffersonchamberwi.com

920-674-4511

Dec. 5, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019: Scrooge’s Christmas Reader’s Theatre in Cambridge

Heartstrings Repertory Theatre presents: a Readers’ Theater performance of Scrooge’s Christmas.  Enjoy dinner theater at the Plow Restaurant in Cambridge!

Thursday, Dec. 5th– 5:45 p.m.  Small Plates Supper & Show $25
Saturday, Dec. 7th– 5:00 p.m. English Dinner & Show $45
Saturday, Dec. 7th– 7:30 p.m. English Dinner & Show $45
Sunday, Dec. 8th– 2 p.m. Desserts & Show $18

Get your tickets by emailing or calling Plow Restaurant at plowrestaurant@gmail.com or 608-423-2350

 

Hosted by Plow Restaurant

Plow Restaurant, 159 W Main St, Cambridge, WI 53523

(608)423-2350

Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019: Cambridge Classic Christmas

Experience Cambridge Classic Christmas in the Victorian village of Cambridge. Do a Day of Play in Cambridge with fabulous shopping,  free horse-drawn hayrides , visits and photos with Santa, Elf Shelf Kids Activities and Shopping, Caroling, Cookies,  Strolling Madrigal Singers, magical Holiday Lights Display at Lake Ripley Park , traditional tree lighting ceremony, CAP’s Breakfast with Santa, Pet Portraits with Santa and more.

Come celebrate the holidays in our quaint, welcoming village. The event runs from Friday evening through Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in December. It’s three festive days of holiday fun.

2019 Schedule of Events:

Thursday 12/5

5:45pm: Scrooge’s Christmas – Plow Restaurant
5pm-9pm: Holiday Light Display in Lake Ripley Park

Friday 12/6

3:30pm-9:00pm: Elf Shelf at Amundson Community Center
5:30-6:30pm: Caroling and tree lighting at Veterans Memorial Park Cambridge WI
6:00pm: Santa arrives on Fire truck with carolers at Veterans Memorial Park Cambridge WI
6:00pm: Tree lighting in Veterans Memorial Park Cambridge WI
6:45pm: Rick Allen’s Beyond Belief Show at Amundson Community Center
6:30-7:30pm: Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus and get pictures at Badger Bank
5pm-9pm: Holiday Light Display in Lake Ripley Park

Saturday, 12/7

8am-5pm: Elf Shelf at Amundson Community Center
9am-1pm: London Moravian Women’s Fellowship Cookie Walk at Amundson Community Center
9am-3pm: Ginger Bread House Building at The Keystone Grill
10am-3pm: Horse Drawn Hayrack Rides at Plow Restaurant
10am-3pm: PTO Cookie Decorating and Ornament Making at NMS Commons
11am-3pm: Cambridge Historic Museum open house/ornament making
11am-3pm: Visit and get pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus at Galleria 214
4:30pm & 7pm: Singing Christmas Tree at Willerup Church
5:00pm & 7:30pm: Scrooge’s Christmas at Plow Restaurant
5-9pm: Holiday Light Display in Lake Ripley Park

Sunday, 12/8

8am-12pm: Breakfast with Santa at Cambridge Elementary School
9am-3pm: Elf Shelf at Amundson Community Center
10am: Singing Christmas Tree at Willerup Church
2pm: Scrooge’s Christmas, Plow Restaurant
3pm: Bell Canto Choir at Grace Lutheran Church, ELCA-Cambridge, WI
5-9pm: Holiday Light Display in Lake Ripley Park

There are lots of events happening throughout the weekend at Cambridge Market, please check out the list of events at https://www.facebook.com/pg/cambridgemarket/events/

There are also special events happening at the Galleria 214 so please head over to see, https://www.facebook.com/pg/galleria214/events/

Hosted by Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

All day

Downtown Cambridge, Cambridge, WI 53523

cambridgewi.com

608-423-3780

Dec. 6, 2019 - Dec. 7, 2019: Watertown WELS Outdoor Live Nativity

Kick off the Christmas season with an outdoor live portrayal of the true story of Jesus’ birth. Get a glimpse into what it might have been like that very first Christmas – real animals and all!

Following the performance, meet the animals, warm up by a fire, or head indoors to enjoy some hot chocolate/coffee, cookies, and children’s activities.

Event dates:

  • Friday, December 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 7th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm

*Performances run every 30 minutes

 

Admission, parking, refreshments, and activities are FREE!

 

In case of inclement weather, performances will take place inside the school gymnasium. 

 

 

• Friday, December 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm • Saturday, December 7th from 3:00 - 7:00 pm

301 Clark St, Watertown, WI,

920-261-6320

Dec. 6, 2019: Whitewater Parade of Lights

Lighted holiday parade in downtown Whitewater with a winter market, family fun activities and holiday shopping.

4 – 6 p.m. Whitewater mini holiday market Main Street .
6 p.m. Whitewater Holiday Parade of Lights –  Main Street

6 pm

Whitewater,

downtownwhitewater.com/

(262) 473-2200

Dec. 6, 2019: Christmas Music Festival

Christmas music festival featuring the combined Maranatha choirs and orchestra presenting the Christmas cantata “Our Lord, Emmanuel.” Celebrate with us the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ through the eyes of a shepherd of Bethlehem. The shepherd’s story will show the life-changing power of the message of Christmas. Mark your calendar for this wonderful presentation on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church. There is no charge for admission.

7pm

, 792 Milford St, Watertown Wi

mbu.edu/

920-261-9300

Dec. 6, 2019: Little Sprouts Story & Strolls: Whistling Trains (Friday)

Trains…Gingerbread…Peppermint…Join us for December Delights!

Little Sprouts Story & Stroll classes include a story, theme-related learning activities, and a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory.

Little Sprouts programs are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Sign up for one class or an entire series. Ages 2-5 years with an adult.

 

10-11 a.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA

olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm#LittleSprouts

(608) 245-3648

Dec. 6, 2019: Community Tree Lighting in Lake Mills

A Classic Holiday weekend with caroling and Santa lighting the Community Tree Friday evening in Commons Park.

 

Hosted by Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce

5:30 pm

, Lake Mills, WI 53551

lakemills.org/

920-648-3585

Dec. 6, 2019: Gingerbread Day – Morning at the Museum

A program just for young families! Come make crafts, listen to a story, explore, and play in the Museum at your own pace. Snacks for children and coffee for adults will be provided. Free and open to 2-5 year olds, younger siblings, and their families. Preschool classes welcome!

Activities start at 8:30 a.m. and storytime at 9:00 & 9:45 a.m.

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

hoardmuseum.org

(920) 563-7769

Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC)
PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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