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Celebrate the joy of the season with Santa, parades and caroling

(Published Nov. 28, 2007,11:21 a.m.)

Terry Mayer/The Week
The Elkhorn Christmas parade will hit the streets on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m.

November
1-Dec. 23—A Fireside Christmas at the Fireside Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson. The Fireside’s Christmas show continues its long history of beautiful singing, breathtaking dancing, gorgeous costumes, rib-tickling fun and a deeply spiritual commitment to the real meaning of the holiday. For more information, call (800) 477-9505.

19-Dec. 28—Christmas in the Country, Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva. This glorious festival of lights, music, theater, cuisine and merriment begins with the illumination of a half million lights across the resort’s 1,300 acres of rolling countryside, (800) 558-341723

23—Christmas Tree Lighting, at 5:45 p.m. in Tower Park, Delavan, with the Delavan-Darien High School Choir and Santa arriving on a fire truck.

24—Historic Downtown Delavan Holiday Open House, with pictures with Santa, carriage rides and refreshments.

24-25—“A Dickens of a Christmas” by the Lakeland Players at 4 p.m. at the Sprague Theater, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn with dining specials at the Monte Carlo Room, 720 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. For more information, call (262) 723-3013.

30—Whitewater Christmas Parade in downtown Whitewater after dark.

30—Community Tree Lighting ceremony on the downtown square, 6:30 p.m., Elkhorn. Join Santa for a reception at the Matheson Memorial Library. (262) 723-4200.

30— A Musical Christmas with Bob Wang by the Good Company at Chapel on the Hill, N2440 Ara Glenn Drive, Lake Geneva. For more information, call (262) 245 9122.

Terry Mayer/The Week
?Lake Geneva’s 32nd annual Great Electric Children’s Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

December
1—Santa on the Village Square and the Schuster’s Train departs the Elegant Farmer at 5 p.m., Highway ES to East Troy. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves arrive on the East Troy Electric Railroad at the Division Street crossing at approximately 6:30 p.m. Visits with Santa will take place on the Village Square at 6:45 p.m. (262) 642-3770.

1—Gala Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium. (262) 472-2222

1—14th Annual Holiday Cookie Sale, 10 a.m. until sold out,hosted by the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 76 S. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Pick out your own Christmas cookies sold by the pound. (262) 723-3246.

1—26th Annual Christmas Card Town Parade in downtown Elkhorn, 1:30 p.m., (262) 723-5788.

1—East Troy Housewalk, noon-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by St. James United Methodist Church, 2945 Main St., East Troy. (262) 642-7642.

1—25th Anniversary of the Holly Ball benefiting Geneva Lake Conservancy, (262) 275-5700.

1—32nd Annual Great Electric Children’s Christmas Parade, downtown Lake Geneva, 5 p.m., (262) 248-4416.

1—Sixth Annual Woods School Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Woods School, Snake Road and Highway 50, two miles west of Lake Geneva. Admission is $1 and includes a free raffle ticket. Food will be available.

1—Holiday Tea at 2 p.m. at the Delavan United Methodist Church. Entertainment will be dances from “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by Bethann Grace. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $16 and are available at Remember When, Bradley’s Department Store and Another Time, all in Delavan. For more information, call 728-8670.

1-Children’s Holiday Ornament Workshop from 10 a.m.-noon at the Lake Geneva Public Library. Children will make ornaments to be placed on a holiday tree in the Youth Services area of the library, as well as to take home. For more information, call the library at 249-5299.

1-2—Holiday Express at the East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Trains depart hourly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Story reading and special guests, (262) 642-3263

1-2—“A Dickens of a Christmas” by the Lakeland Players at 4 p.m. at the Sprague Theater, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. For more information, call (262) 723-3013.

1-2—A Musical Christmas with Bob Wang by the Good Company at Chapel on the Hill, N2440 Ara Glenn Drive, Lake Geneva. For more information, call (262) 245 91221.

2—Broad Street Concert Series, 4 p.m., nine lessons and ccarols, performed by an ecumenical choir from several area churches, Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3522.

2—Christmas Concert: Gloria in Excelsis! A delightful program of classical and popular holiday selections, at George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay, 7 p.m.

2—Compassionate Friends Tree Lighting, 7 p.m. on the downtown square, Elkhorn. Reception to follow at St. John in the Wilderness Church, 13 S. Church Street. (262) 742-3566.

2—Nativity Walk from noon-3 p.m. at Triune Lutheran Church, N1584 County Road K, Sharon. There will be soup and sandwiches served. Adults are $6.50 and children are $5. For more information, call 882-4000.

2—Live Nativity at the Cravath Lakefront Park, Whitewater from 5-7 p.m. There will also be a petting zoo, camel rides, refreshments and a warming fire. Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church in Whitewater, LaGrange United Methodist Church in LaGrange and Richmond United Methodist Church. For more information, call Anne Gibson at 473-2131.

4—An Old Fashioned Christmas at Barrett Memorial Library, Williams Bay, from 1-6 p.m. with the tree lighting at 7 p.m. The library is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

7—Cosmic Bowling with Santa from 9:30-11:30 p.m. at Towne and Country Lanes, 264 S. Pine St., Burlington. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, call 763-7333.

Terry Mayer
?Sharon’s Victorian Christmas is Friday, Dec. 7 in downtown Sharon and will feature a lighted carriage parade.

7—Victorian Christmas Evening in downtown Sharon, 6-9 p.m. Spend an evening in one of Wisconsin’s most historical outside events. Time period entertainment: magician, bell ringers, musical entertainment, strolling carolers, Victorian dancers; unique eateries: roasted chestnuts, the soup wagon, wassail, spiced cider, “the Kettle Corn Man, main courses foods, homemade Victorian sweets; old time photos with our Victorian Santa; artisans selling their wares; horse-drawn carriage rides; fireworks; and the best lighted horse-drawn carriage parade. (262) 736-6246.
        
7—Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Burlington. Santa’s Chalet opens after parade, caroling and cookies in Wehmhoff Square.

8—Bowl with Santa from 2-5 p.m. at Delavan Lanes, 509 S. Seventh St., Delavan.Cookies and milk served. Pictures available; $3 per game with free shoe rental. (262) 728-9477.

8—Holton-Elkhorn Band Holiday Concert, Walworth County Performing Arts Center (Sprague Theatre), 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, 7:30 p.m. Free tickets available at the Elkhorn Chamber office, 114 W. Court St., Elkhorn.

8— “The Nutcracker”, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium. (262) 472-2222.

8-9—Holiday Market at the Elegant Farmer, Inc., 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770.

8-9—Holiday Express at the East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy, Trains depart hourly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Story reading and special guests, (262) 642-3263.
        
9—”Symphonic Colors” Lake Geneva Community Orchestra at 3 p.m. at the Elkhorn Area High School, 482 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn. (262) 248-1198.

9—Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m.-noon at 3143 Graydon Avenue, East Troy, with crafts and musical entertainment featuring East Troy Middle School musicians and singers. The cost is $5 for those 10 and over and $3 for children 2-10. (262) 751-6658.

14—The Lettermen Christmas, 7:30 p.m., UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium, (262) 472-2222.

15-16—Holiday Market at the Elegant Farmer, Inc., 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6770.

15-16—Holiday Express at the East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy, Trains depart hourly, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Story reading and special guests, (262) 642-3263.

16—Christmas Caroling, 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Band Shell, Delavan.

16—Christmas Sing-a-Long and Chili Dinner, 4-6 p.m., sponsored by St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, 13 S. Church St., Elkhorn, (262) 723-3123.

25—Christmas Dinner, 2 p.m., sponsored by the Elkhorn Kiwanis Club. Free with a goodwill offering.

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