Through December 23, 2012 – SCROOGE The Musical

For two decades The Fireside Theatre has been the number one choice for Christmas entertainment for hundreds of thousands of happy theatre-goers. So who but The Fireside could present this merry, sparkling, tuneful, boisterous, big Broadway musical version of the world’s most beloved Christmas story – Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL? Based on the popular musical movie starring Albert Finney, SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tells this time honored tale of redemption and love as only The Fireside can – with a beautiful and rousing musical score (including the well-known “Thank You Very Much”), breath-taking dancing, beautiful period costumes, uproarious comedy, and heart-warming drama – performed by some of the country’s finest Broadway and regional performers. If you have to choose only one Christmas show this season you must come see SCROOGE THE MUSICAL at The Fireside. Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30am, Thurs eve arrive 5:15pm, Sat eve arrive 4:45pm, Sun midday arrive 2:30pm.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue
(800) 477-9505 –


November 30-December 2, 2012 – Cambridge Country Christmas 

Experience the original Country Christmas in the Victorian Village of Cambridge. Fabulous shopping in Victorian storefronts, enjoy free horse-drawn hayrides, take pictures with Santa and his real live reindeer, Elft Shelf Kids Activities, and shopping, caroling, cookies, cocoa, strolling Madrigal Singers, visits and photos with Santa, a Holiday Lights display at Lake Ripley Park. Traditional tree lighting ceremony and more. Win a free Cambridge gift basket.

Cambridge – downtown Cambridge
(608) 423-3780 –

December 1, 2012 – Cram the HSJC Shelter Van

Dexter and Austin, Boy Scouts from Troop 148 in Lake Mills, are making it a bit easier for you to help the Humane Society of Jefferson County this holiday season! They invite you to stop by the Sentry Foods parking lot in Lake Mills, between the hours of 9am and noon, to help CRAM the shelter’s van with items from the shelter’s Wish List. Dexter and Austin will be ready and waiting to help you unload the items into the van. Can’t make it on this particular day? No worries! They have placed drop boxes at Sentry Foods and Ace Hardware for your convenience!

Please check out our Wish List and help Dexter and Austin (and the Humane Society of Jefferson County) out if you can!

Lake Mills – Sentry Foods – (920) 674-2048

December 1-12, 2012 – The 12 Days of Christmas Shopping Promotion

Shop at participating merchants in Lake Mills, and for every purchase you make, fill out an entry form and put it in the decorated Christmas box. After the 12th, all boxes will be collected and 12 names will be drawn for fantastic prizes. You might just win a Christmas gift – for yourself!

Presented by the Lake Mills Main Street Program and the Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce.

Lake Mills – (920) 648-6721 –

December 1, 21012 – Merchant’s Holiday Open House

Holiday Shopping Made Easy – Find it in Fabulous Fort Atkinson during the Merchant’s Holiday Open House. You’ll find wonderful gift ideas while visiting many festive shops. Enjoy refreshments served by shopkeepers, strolling carolers, and hayrides with Santa. Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at participating merchants for a chance to win Chamber Gift Certificates and the Merchant’s Giant Gift Box Give Away.

Fort Atkinson – Participating Retail Establishments
(920) 563-3210 –

December 1, 2012 – A Classic Christmas in Lake Mills

The first Saturday in December is always a big day in Lake Mills. Many area churches, community organizations, the Chamber and the Lake Mills Main Street Program have events and activities planned to keep you busy and happy all day. From a Cookie Walk at St. Francis Catholic Church, to several area craft fairs, to the famous Tour of Homes, and a great holiday plan, you will be sure to have a wonderful day in Lake Mills today!

Click here for a full calendar of events – which actually covers community activities from November 30 to December 12.

Lake Mills –

December 1-2, 2012 – Holiday Open House

Holiday shopping extravaganza throughout Whitewater. 11am-4pm.

Whitewater – (262) 473-4005

December 1, 2012 – Lioness Christmas Parade

The parade will begin at 5pm. Enter your float in the parade – the more the merrier! Chili sale, free hot cocoa, cookies and coffee offered by the Palmyra Lioness Club.

Palmyra – Main Street – (262) 495-2503

December 1, 2012 – 17th Annual Parade of Lights 

Annual Christmas parade held downtown at 5:30pm. Refreshments, entertainment and Santa will be available after the parade.

Jefferson – downtown – (920) 674-4511 –


December 2, 2012 – Christmas Band Concert 

Concert begins at 7pm at the Palmyra United Methodist Church.

Palmyra – 122 North Fifth Street – (262) 495-4406

December 2, 2012 – Holiday Parade of Homes

From 1-5pm, visit homes that are all decked out for the holidays. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12, or $15 the day of the event. Call or email for ticket sales locations –

Watertown – various locations around town – (920) 261-6320

December 2, 2012 – Breakfast with Santa 

Welcome in the holiday season with this special event. Enjoy breakfast, pictures with Santa, holiday music, crafts and more! All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the Cambridge area. This event is sponsored by the CAP, the Cambridge Fire Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the CHS girl’s basketball team. 8am-11am. Fee: $6 per plate.

Cambridge – Cambridge Elementary School Commons, 802 Water Street (Hwy PQ)
(608) 423-8108 –

December 7-15, 2012 – Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol

Enjoy a comic twist to an old favorite, and sample wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate. Call about holiday parties!
December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 – 7:30pm – $15

Lake Mills – Lewis Station Winery
(920) 648-5481 –

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.