Through December 23, 2016 – Fireside Dinner Theatre presents A Fireside Christmas

Since it first debuted in 1993, over a million people have enjoyed our twenty special editions of A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS.  This tradition has made The Fireside the number one choice for Christmas entertainment for guests from around the nation and around the world.  Join us as we present another all new edition of A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS, bringing you a show that will re-kindle the true Christmas spirit in all of us. Through songs, stories, and dances – both traditional and original – we commit ourselves to capturing the very heart and essence of the holiday season. Each show is new and exciting, with gorgeous new costumes and sets, new songs and dancing, and new ways to tell the familiar stories of the season. What never changes is our faithfulness to the traditions and memories of this most joyous of seasons.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave


Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday


December 2, 2016 – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

christmas-tree-lightingBring the family downtown for the Lake Mills Main Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. St. Nick will make a special appearance to “magically” light the tree. The event starts at 5:30pm in Commons Park with St. Nick arriving shortly after the start. Enjoy music, cookies and candy canes. And bring your Christmas wishes – Santa will be taking “requests” from the children in the park shelter after the Tree Lighting!


Lake Mills – Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce and American Family/Brad Glassel Agency



December 3, 2016 – Santa at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

Bring your wish lists and visit Santa near Guest Services. Free event.


Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets – 575 W. Linmar Lane

(920) 699-4111


December 3, 2016 – Fort Winter Farmers & Art Market, and Merchant’s Holiday Open House

fort-winter-marketFind locally made holiday treats and handcrafted gifts at the 9th Annual Winter Farmers & Art Market in downtown Fort Atkinson. Over 70 farmers and arts vendors. Enjoy Open Houses at our Fort Atkinson merchants – festivities include trolley rides, live music, strolling carolers, walking tours, children’s arts activities, community groups, Fort Atkinson High School Art Show, food vendors, prizes and more. Play the Shopping Bingo game for a chance to win prizes.

Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at participating merchants for a chance to win Chamber gift certificates and the Merchants Giant Gift Box Give Away. Purchases made at participating merchants on December 3 will support this year’s Merchants Making a Difference Recipient the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry.


Fort Atkinson – Chamber of Commerce – Main Street



December 3, 2016 – Holiday Essential Oils

Join us for a presentation on the use of Essential Oils during the holidays. Create an ornament and sample foods made with Essential Oils. Class size is limited to 12 so call 920-674-7733 ext. 3 and reserve your spot.


Jefferson – Jefferson Public Library – 321 South Main Street


December 3, 2016 – Classic Christmas in Lake Mills

santa-3Spend your day in Lake Mills – a craft show at the Rock Lake Activity Center, other craft shows around town (watch for signs), a Cookie Walk at St. Francis, Tour of Homes, and so much more!

All day

Lake Mills – downtown



December 3-4, 2016 – Cambridge Classic Christmas

cambridge-country-christmasExperience 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,  a Fat Tire Ride, Elf Shelf Kids Activities and Shopping, Caroling, Cookies,  Strolling Madrigal Singers, magical Holiday Lights Display at Lake Ripley Park , traditional tree lighting ceremony, Breakfast with Santa by CAP,  Pet Portraits with Santa and more.

This annual event is one of the keystone events for Cambridge, Wisconsin. 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.

All day

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce



December 3-4, 2016 – A Farmhouse Christmas

Cookies, fudge, lefse, holiday decorations and so much more! Activities for the kids – all on a working farm in Waterloo. Holidays done right!


Waterloo – N8248 Hwy O



December 4, 2016 – Watertown Holiday Parade of Homes

holiday-home-tourThis annual event showcases five to six beautiful Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best. Event also features a raffle and benefits the Watertown Main Street Program.





December 5, 2016 – “Guitarcheology” Music for the Holiday Season

Join us for some holiday music performed by The New Fort Atkinson Guitar Ensemble “Guitarcheology.” Be inspired and entertained with a selection of popular and traditional carols.

4:30-5:30 pm

Jefferson – Jefferson Public Library – 321 South Main Street

920-674-7733 ext. 3

Katie Otto is a freelance writer who provides JCTC with some spectacular content and information. She's previously held the role of Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council, has assembled our Monthly Newsletter and was the Executive Director for the Lake Mills Main Street Program, a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.