Through December 27, 2015 – A Wonderful Life – The Musical

A Wonderful LifeFrank Capra’s story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls has brought hope and inspiration to millions. The Fireside continues its long tradition of bringing you the finest in Christmas entertainment with a stunning, live stage version of this beloved film. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy winner Joe Raposo, A WONDERFUL LIFE captures all the magic of the film and so much more with the true spirit of Christmas.

Fort Atkinson – Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave


Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday


December 4-6, 2015 – Legendary Classic Christmas

Many great event happen this weekend around Lake Mills.  Friday night will be the Tree Lighting in  Commons Park with Santa visits for the children.

Saturday start with the EMS Breakfast, Two craft shows in town on at 505 Reed St. and the other one at the Rock Lake Activity Center.  If you need cookies stop at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for their Cookie Walk.  Rock Lake Activity Center will also hold their annual Tour of Homes, if you need lunch the Trinity Lutheran Church hosts it Holiday Luncheon.

Sunday take time for the Moravian Advent Concert.  For the most up to date information and times check out our website.

Lake Mills – all over town – see the Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce online calendar for additional details and locations.



December 4-6, 2015 – A Christmas Carol

A Christmas CarolThis is the premier performance of Rock River Theatre Guild. Dicken’s Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, will be directed by Trudianne Thom and stars Sean Alwin as Scrooge.

NBC 15’s Christine Bellport will introduce Saturday’s performance and will be available at intermission for photos.

Also on Saturday, Paddy’s is offering a pre-dinner menu. Salad, Beef Tenderloin, and Dessert for $40 (or choose Salmon for $30).

Or join us Sunday for Tea and Goodies during intermission (donation requested).

Tickets to the show only $10 for adults and $7 for children.

Purchase tickets at Tixato or call 920-563-7811 (ex. 1119).

7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday

Fort Atkinson – Fort Atkinson High School

Rock River Theatre Guild


December 4-6, 2015 – 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,  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, CAP’s Breakfast with Santa,  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 – Downtown Cambridge, WI 53523
Through the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce


Cambridge Classic Christmas


December 4, 2015 – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

santa4Bring the family downtown for the Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce’s 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 gazebo after the Tree Lighting!


Lake Mills – Lake Mills, WI



December 5, 2015 – Annual Parade of Lights

20th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, downtown Jefferson @ 5:30 p.m.

Refreshments, entertainment and Santa will be available after the parade. Sponsored by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

5:30 pm

Jefferson – Jefferson, WI



December 5, 2015 – Holiday Open House

Looking for some unique Christmas gifts? Fort Atkinson is offering a one day event to shop locally downtown from various vendor booths. Check out the beautiful handmade crafts and foods people put together with their talents. It may be that special gift for a loved one or someone special!

This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life in Fort Atkinson.” Enjoy refreshments, in-store specials, strolling carolers, trolley rides and hayrides with Santa while finding gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at area retailers for a chance to win over $1500 in prizes. Purchases made on December 5 will support this year’s Merchants Making a Difference recipient – The Council for the Performing Arts in Jefferson/Jefferson County.

In addition to the Holiday Open House festivities, the 8th Annual Winter Farmers & Art Market will take place in downtown Fort Atkinson at the Soulful Toad, Fort Atkinson Club Community Center and the First Congregational Church from 9am-3pm with over 60 farmers and art vendors. Get all of your holiday party needs and find original holiday gifts from local artisans. Enjoy live music, teen art gallery, kids arts projects, community groups, food, prizes and much more! Play the Shopping Bingo game for a chance to win over $500 in prizes by visiting participating market vendors and retailers to get your Bingo card stamped.

11:00am – 5:00pm

Fort Atkinson – Main Street

(920) 563-3210

Fort Atkinson Wonderful Life


December 5-6, 2015 – A Farmhouse Christmas 

Farmhouse ChristmasEnjoy the 2nd Annual Farmhouse Christmas at a beautiful family farm in Waterloo on December 5 and 6. Find all handcrafted and local items including jewelry, scarves, socks, mittens, ornaments and Christmas decorations. Also for sale: Christmas cookies and lefse. There will be free apple cider and ornament making for the kids. Some of the proceeds will go to the Empty Stocking Club and the Jefferson Christmas Neighbors funds.

Waterloo – N8248 Hwy O at the BeefnBeaks Farm


December 6, 2015 – 2015’s 22nd Annual Parade of Homes

Holiday Open House2015’s 22nd Annual Parade of Homes
First Sunday of December
December 6, 2015
1:00pm – 5:00pm
This year’s featured homes are:

913 Shamrock Lane
1412 Country Club Lane
W7018 Provimi Rd. (at roundabout & Hwy L)
407 Riverwood Ct.
1080 Boughton St.

Bonus tour location: Immanuel Lutheran Church – 204 N. 10th St.

Purchase $12 advance tickets at these locations:

Tribeca Gallery Café & Books
The Willows Home & Boutique
Piggly Wiggly-Watertown Store

Tickets also available day of the event for $15

Proceeds to benefit Watertown Main Street Program and the Watertown Hometown Missions

1pm – 5pm

Watertown, WI


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.