Holiday jingles are creeping onto the radio and Christmas lights are popping up around towns and neighborhoods. Finally, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you love Christmas events and getting into the holiday spirit then come to Whitewater this season for one of several great events!
You can catch the nationally acclaimed musical ‘A Christmas Story’ at the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson every weekend until Christmas. Follow the story of Ralphie, a young boy in the 1940’s midwest who really wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. You may know the plot, you may have seen the movie, but until you watch the story unfold before your very eyes through a series of passionate musical numbers, you haven’t experienced the true magic of this holiday classic.
You’ve waited long enough to put up your holiday decorations and the time is finally here! Build snowmen in the yard, hang lights around the house, and place an inviting wreath on your front door. If you want to make your home feel extra cozy this holiday season then head to The Terra Home & Gift Barn for their Wreath Making Class on November 23rd. Their decor experts will help you pick your winter foliage and decorations to make a stunning wreath that will welcome you home every day this season.
On December 6th, Whitewater officially turns into a holiday haven. Starting at 4 o’clock on Friday night, the annual winter market will take over the town while people hop from shop to shop looking for the perfect gifts. At 6 o’clock grab a warm cup of cocoa and watch as the Parade of Lights illuminates Main Street with holiday cheer. There will be several festive activities in stores and through the streets so keep an eye out!
The annual Gala Holiday Concert is the perfect time to visit the gorgeous Young Auditorium on the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater campus. Join the UW-Whitewater Music Department for an evening of music, fine dining, a silent auction, and holiday cheer. Nearly every student ensemble will be playing throughout the building allowing you to experience a wide range of holiday music. All proceeds from the dinner and concert benefit the scholarship fund to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence.
To get into the holiday spirit, Alpine Valley Resort is hosting a Mountain Top Beer Fest to fundraise for the Holiday Help of East Troy Program. You can head to this fun ski area and make some laps and drink a couple of crisp brews knowing that all of your money spent is going right back into the loving community of East Troy.
Immerse yourself in European folklore and tales at Old World Wisconsin. For only two weekends a year, these historical grounds come alive with the spirit of the holidays, but you won’t be meeting Mr. & Mrs. Claus at this event. Krampus will be wandering around looking for mischievous children! There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, educational lessons to learn about Old World holiday traditions, and lots of activities to keep you busy all day long.From holiday concerts to beer fests and light parades, Whitewater is one of the best places to visit during the holiday season. Come for a weekend, stay for a while, and relish in the most wonderful time of the year. Want to visit Whitewater this holiday season? Book a stay at the lovelyHamilton House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Whitewater, just minutes from Kettle Moraine State Park.