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					                          WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
                            MONTHLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                                 12/1/2004 - 12/31/2004

Apr 28 - May 1    Appleton/Collections & Recollections: Find out why people and museums
                  collect and explore seven remarkable collections held by the Outagamie County
                  Historical Society. OCHS is the proud recipient of a Certificate of Commendation
                  from the Wisconsin Historical Society for this "Exceptional" exhibition. 330 E
                  College Ave. Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. 920/733-
                  8445. www.foxvalleyhistory.org (Outagamie Co.)

Nov 12 - Jan 2    Appleton/Call to Duty: Outagamie County in World War II: Outagamie
                  Museum 10am-5pm Tues-Sat, 12noon-5pm Sun 920/733-8445.
                  www.foxvalleyhistory.org (Outagamie Co.)

Nov 16 - Dec 31   Madison/People of the Woodlands: Wisconsin Indian Ways: Permanent
                  exhibit, Wisconsin's earliest inhabitants. Wisconsin Historical Museum Tues-Sat
                  9am to 4pm; Closed Sun & Mon. Closed Holidays: Easter, Fourth of July,
                  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New
                  Year's Day. 608/264-6555. www.wisconsinhistory.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 7 - Dec 31    Sheboygan/Rhinestone Cowboy: Holy Jewel Home: Loy Allen Bowlin
                  embellished a complete wardrobe, his Cadillac and his entire home with glitter,
                  rhinestones and collage. His hometown came to know him first as an eccentric
                  dancer and entertainer. His home has been restored entirely along with elements
                  of his sequin-studded and hand-painted wardrobe and furniture as well as
                  photographs of the Rhinestone Cowboy for viewing. John Michael Kohler Arts
                  Center Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-5pm; Tue & Thur 10am-8pm; Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.
                  920/458-6144. www.jmkac.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Jan 1 - Dec 31    Appleton/The Work, Workers and Tools of the Lower Fox River, 1840-1950:
                  The lower level of the Museum features work places including an 1896 wire
                  weaving loom, a 1930s bank, and more. Pick up the phone and listen to the
                  memories of someone who worked in each place. Be sure to take a seat on our
                  saddle, buggy, Model-T, tractor, and milking stool in the "History by the Seat of
                  Your Pants" area. Outagamie County Historical Museum Museum hours: Tues-
                  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. 920/733-8445. www.foxvalleyhistory.org
                  (Outagamie Co.)

Jan 1 - Dec 31    Hudson/Historic Hudson Walking Tour: Showcases the town's stately homes,
                  including the Octagon House, a unique, eight-sided home built in 1885. Pick up
                  brochure for the self-guided tour at the Hudson Chamber. 800/657-6775.
                  www.hudsonwi.org (St. Croix Co.)

Jan 1 - Dec 31    La Crosse/Chateau La Crosse's 150 Year Jubilee: Half price tours, Victorian
                  Tea, Outdoor Champagne Garden, Mystery Dinners, Special Sales and more!
                  410 Cass St. 800/442-7969. www.chateaulacrosse.com (La Crosse Co.)




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Jan 1 - Dec 31    Sturgeon Bay/Scandinavian Glass Exhibit: On loan from Don and Carol
                  Wiiken and is on permanent display till further notice. Fairfield Art Museum Mon,
                  Thur, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, Tue & Wed by appointment. Mem
                  Day-LD 10am-5pm daily. 920/746-0001. www.fairfieldartmuseum.com (Door
                  Co.)

Jan 1 - Mar 31    Appleton/Edna Ferber: Her Own Words: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna
                  Ferber grew up in Appleton, and was the first woman reporter for the Appleton
                  Crescent newspaper. Among her famous books are Showboat, Giant, and
                  Cimarron. See her letters, photographs, and typewriters, and listen to a
                  recording of her voice. If you have time, spend an hour reading from one of her
                  many books as you relax in our reading room. Outagamie Museum & Houdini
                  Historical Center Museum hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun noon-5pm.
                  920/733-8445. www.foxvalleyhistory.org (Outagamie Co.)

Jan 1             Wausau/Hmong Art Study Collection: Hmong artisans have created this
                  collection of story cloths and needlework featured at the YWCA. More than just
                  an art form, the cloths tell the story of the Hmong people - their traditions, history,
                  beliefs and their journey to the United States. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Art
                  Study Collection, or contact the YWCA for a guided tour. YMCA 715/842-3381.
                  www.visitwausau.com (Marathon Co.)

Mar 11            Eau Claire/There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom: A pop culture phenomenon
                  comes to the musical stage! This musical review is based on the Emmy Award-
                  winning 1970's Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar,
                  math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs. The show is filled with
                  over two dozen songs from the series including Lollly, Lolly, Lolly", "Conjunction
                  Junction", "Elbow Room", and "I'm Just a Bill." Audiences will delight in this sure-
                  fire entertainment that is simply good, clean, and educational fun! Eau Claire
                  Childrens Theatre Fri Mar 11: 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 12: 1:30 pm 715/839-8877.
                  www.ecct.org (Eau Claire Co.)

Mar 20 - Jan 2    Green Bay/Hunters of the Sky: Explore the world of raptors-eagles, hawks,
                  falcons, owls, vultures via hands-on activities, audio-visuals, natural history
                  dioramas, models, specimens; includes myths and lore surrounding them.
                  Neville Public Museum 2004: Adults $4, Children 6-15 $2, 5 & under Free. All
                  School Groups: $1/person (students, teachers & chaperones). 920/448-4460.
                  www.nevillepublicmuseum.org (Brown Co.)

Apr 16 - May 29   Madison/Perspectives: African Art from the Bareiss Family Collection: This
                  exhibition features approximately sixty objects including masks, sculpture,
                  ceramics, metalwork, and textiles from about twenty cultural groups across sub-
                  Saharan Africa. The objects have been chosen for their aesthetic qualities and
                  how they illustrate ideas of performance, power, encounter, and design,; just four
                  of countless perspectives to regard the collection. Elvehjem Museum of Art
                  608/263-2246. www.lvm.wisc.edu (Dane Co.)




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May 1 - Dec 31    Manitowoc/Manitowoc in the Round: An 1890's View of the Clipper City:
                  This 18 foot panoramic photo taken by Otto Hagen portrays the City of
                  Manitowoc in the 1890's. Some of the exhibit's highlights include a white cat on a
                  roof, window washers, the Goodrich Docks, a fish market, and a 10th St
                  blacksmith's shop. 1701 Michigan Ave. 920/684-4445. www.mchistsoc.org
                  (Manitowoc Co.)

Jun 1 - Nov 1     Wausau/Saplings, Sticks & Branches: Patrick Dougherty: International artist
                  will construct a “shelter of transition,” a large-scale temporary sculpture using
                  tree saplings from north central Wisconsin. The sinuous, linear quality of young
                  trees is woven into nestlike structures that reference architecture, sculpture, and
                  landscape forms. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Tues-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat
                  & Sun noon-5pm; Closed Mon & Holidays. Open Tue until 8pm during Birds in
                  Art. 715/845-7010. www.lywam.org (Marathon Co.)

Jun 2 - Jun 1     Appleton/aka Houdini: Experience the Master Mystifyer's life and illusions and
                  try your hand at some of his best tricks in this interactive exhibit. NEW! June
                  2004. Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center Museum hours: Tues-
                  Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. 920/733-8445. www.houdinihistory.org
                  (Outagamie Co.)

Jun 8 - Mar 31    Milwaukee/Milwaukee Public Museum: Rockin' Student Exhibit: "Taken for
                  Granite": The four case exhibit, "Taken for Granite" was installed by the UW-
                  Milwaukee/Milwaukee Public Museum Studies Class of 2004. The first case,
                  Stone Soup, highlights stone in the kitchen. Second case, Rock My World, stone
                  effect in home decor without using actual stone. Third case, Beauty on the
                  Rocks, explores the little-known uses of stone in artwork. Fourth case, Stoops
                  and Streets, takes a look at the role stones play in recreation. 414/278-2700.
                  www.mpm.edu (Milwaukee Co.)

Jun 18 - Dec 16   Milwaukee/IMAX: Forces of Nature: Feel the power of earthquakes, tornadoes,
                  and volcanoes in "Forces of Nature." This film chronicles the damage done by
                  nature's most destructive storms and explores the ongoing scientific struggle to
                  predict catastrophes and save lives. Feel the rumble of earthquakes, journey with
                  stormchasers to "Tornado Alley", and climb to the rim of a bubbling volcano to
                  monitor the mountain's potential for eruption. Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater
                  414/319-4629. www.mpm.edu (Milwaukee Co.)

Jun 26 - Apr 17   Green Bay/Beyond the Cleavers: Life in the 1950's: Dioramas, fashions and
                  other items typical of the decade (Tupperware, for example) film clips of popular
                  TV shows and movies, music , photos and more will be used to engage visitors
                  throughout the exhibit. Neville Public Museum 920/448-4466.
                  www.nevillepublicmuseum.org (Brown Co.)




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Jul 4 - Dec 31    Milwaukee/Betty Brinn Children's Museum: Concours Motors Saab Super
                  Service Center: Mini mechanics will love the opportunity to tinker around in this
                  auto mechanic shop exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum starting July 4,
                  2004. The Concours Motors Saab Super Service Center joins the bank, post
                  office, farmer’s market, and more in the Museum’s A Trading Place exhibit area.
                  Put on a work shirt, open the tool box to select your tools, and perform tune-ups
                  and maintenance to a kid-sized Saab on a lift! Change the tires, pop the hood to
                  check the oil (listen for the “glug glug” sound), and use the “creeper” to slide
                  underneath and change the muffler. Need a part? Check the parts department or
                  order from the nearby loading dock. After a job well done, stop in at Café Eat for
                  lunch. 929 E Wisconsin Avenue. 414/291-0888. www.bbcmkids.org
                  (Milwaukee Co.)

Jul 7 - Dec 31    Beloit/A History of Mankind: Then and Now: This exhibit explains the cultural
                  stages represented by each of the 12 images of "primitive" life, and shows how
                  anthropological science has added to or reinterpreted the understandings of
                  human evolution since the murals were created. Logan Museum of Anthropology
                  Tues-Sun, 11am-4pm. 608/363-2625. (Rock Co.)

Jul 11 - Sep 19   Madison/A Natural Response: The Art of M.M. Pipkin: Mary Margaret Pipkin
                  presents her exuberant watercolors featuring over-scaled meticulously painted
                  flower blossoms. Olbrich Botanical Gardens Sun, 11am-5pm. 608/246-4550.
                  www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Aug 22 - Dec 5    Sheboygan/Judith Schaechter: John Michael Kohler Arts Center. 920/458-
                  6144. www.jmkac.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Aug 29 - Dec 12   Sheboygan/Julie Heffernan: John Michael Kohler Arts Center. 920/458-6144.
                  www.jmkac.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Sep 1 - May 31    Milwaukee/Architectural & Historical Walking Tours: A year-long series of
                  tours through many of Milwaukee's historic neighborhoods. Call or check Web
                  site for weekly tours and meeting places. Meet at the Grand Avenue Mall The
                  "Downtown thru the Eras" tour is offered daily June 1-Oct 15 ; the "Skywaukee
                  Sat" tour is offered Oct 16-Mar 31. 414/277-7795. www.historicmilwaukee.org
                  (Milwaukee Co.)

Sep 4 - Jan 2     Madison/Olbrich: Patterns & Textures: See the patterns and textures
                  prevalent in nature. Bolz Conservatory Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 10am-5pm.
                  608/246-4550. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Sep 9 - Sep 11    De Pere/Celebrity Icons: Performers revive the most famous celebrity icons
                  with their uncanny impersonations and dead-on vocals. SC Grand, Franks
                  Dinner Theatre 920/330-9901. www.sportscorner-scgrand.com (Brown Co.)




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Sep 17 - Dec 26   Milwaukee/Light in Darkness: Artists Comment on Politics, Nationalism and
                  War: Light in Darkness focuses on prints, drawings, photographs and artists’
                  books that provoke thought on both contemporary and historical political issues.
                  An important impulse in art that has gained momentum in the current postmodern
                  era, artwork that examines the meta-narratives of society manifests a range of
                  expression from apparent neutrality to radical polemicist. Artists can simply
                  present an issue for thought and debate or overtly take a stand. Work by
                  contemporary artists such as Leon Golub, Peter Saul, Vito Acconci and Roger
                  Brown will be on view with historical precedents, such as Goya’s critiques of the
                  Spanish monarchy in his series Caprices and the anti-Nazi imagery of German
                  artists George Grosz and Max Beckmann. The exhibition is organized by the
                  Milwaukee Art Museum and curated by Sarah Kirk, assistant curator of prints,
                  drawings and photographs. Milwaukee Art Museum. 414/224-3200.
                  www.mam.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Sep 18 - Jan 10   Milwaukee/IMAX: T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous: Travel 65 million years back
                  in time to the land of dinosaurs and come face to face with a roaring, hissing T.
                  rex. This film is made in conjunction with some of the world's leading
                  paleontologists, explains the most current theories of dinosaur evolution and
                  extinction and examines the science behind these fearsome prehistoric
                  creatures. Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater 888/700-6096. www.mpm.edu
                  (Milwaukee Co.)

Sep 18 - Jan 10   Milwaukee/Scenes of the Dinosaurs: Milwaukee Public Museum. 414/278-
                  2700. www.mpm.edu (Milwaukee Co.)

Sep 19 - Aug 1    Milwaukee/Milwaukee Art Museum: Stories to Tell and Retell: The Puppets
                  of Ashley Bryan: African and African-American folk tales are explored through
                  the puppets of Ashley Bryan. This exhibition includes approximately 25 puppets
                  and related works of art from MAM's Collection as well as a puppet theater for
                  children to create their own stories. 414/224-3200. www.mam.org (Milwaukee
                  Co.)

Sep 21 - Dec 5    Madison/Art Exhibit: Natural Wonders: Gifted fiber artists from the Madison
                  area share their woven creations that utilize a wide variety of unique materials.
                  Olbrich Botanical Gardens Open Sun, 11am-5pm. 608/246-4550.
                  www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Sep 26 - Dec 5    Madison/Olbrich Gardens: Gallery Sundays: The Olbrich Botanical Society
                  hosts free art exhibitions in the Evjue Commons throughout the year. 11am-
                  5pm. 608/246-4718. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)




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Oct 1 - Mar 31   Kenosha/Kenosha Public Museum Special Exhibit: Peter V. Bianchi: The
                 Art of Science: Peter V. Bianchi, a Kenosha native and artist, was an illustrator
                 for National Geographic for 14 years. Elizabeth Bianchi recently donated 37
                 original paintings by her late husband to the Museum. His artwork visually
                 documents many of the greatest moments in world history. Sun.-Mon. 12-5pm,
                 Tues.-Sat. 9am-5pm 262/653-4140. www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org (Kenosha
                 Co.)

Oct 2 - Dec 11   Madison/Kids in the Crossroads: Every Saturday from fall through spring, the
                 Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at
                 11am and 1pm. Performances feature storytellers, jugglers, magicians,
                 puppeteers, theater troupes, and multicultural artists. Kids in the Crossroads
                 takes place on the Rotunda Stage. Rotunda Stage, Overture Center for the Arts
                 Sat 11am & 1pm (1pm sign-language interpreted for the hearing impaired.)
                 608/258-4177. www.overturecenter.com (Dane Co.)

Oct 3 - Jan 9    Sheboygan/Ready to Wear: John Michael Kohler Arts Center. 920/458-6144.
                 www.jmkac.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Oct 7 - Dec 23   Fort Atkinson/"A Fireside Christmas": Now in its 13th year, this cherished
                 tradition offers a new and spectacular musical celebration that grows more
                 wondrous with each passing year. Fireside Dinner Theater. 800/477-9505.
                 www.firesidetheatre.com (Jefferson Co.)

Oct 7            Green Bay/Big Top Chautauqua: Musicians perform original music, lyrics
                 reflecting Wisconsin heritage. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, UW
                 Green Bay 7:30pm Thurs. 800/328-8587. www.weidnercenter.com (Brown
                 Co.)

Oct 8 - Jan 2    Milwaukee/Super Hits of the ‘70s: Photography from the Permanent
                 Collection: The 1970s are emerging as a golden age of American photography.
                 The medium pervaded popular culture, print and televised journalism, art
                 museums and university departments. In these diverse settings, photography
                 engaged with and departed from its privileged relationship to everyday life in
                 new, often provocative ways. The aesthetic and conceptual lines that had
                 separated such great modernists as Minor White from Robert Frank began to
                 blur. Many key figures of the 1970s – Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, William
                 Eggleston, Lee Friedlander – while directly inspired by their predecessors,
                 deliberately evaded categorization as either romantic or realist, expressive or
                 analytical. Their experimental work from the 1970s, which continues to influence
                 today’s art world, is well represented in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection.
                 Tune-in to Super Hits of the 70s for photographs by Linda Connor, Robert
                 Cumming, Joe Deal, John Divola, Richard Misrach, Stephen Shore, Jack Welpott
                 and many more. This exhibition is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and
                 curated by Britt Salvesen, associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs.
                 Milwaukee Art Museum 414/224-3200. www.mam.org (Milwaukee Co.)




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Oct 8 - Feb 6     Milwaukee/Eva Zeisel: The Playful Search for Beauty: Designer Eva Zeisel
                  has had a long and fascinating life. Born in Budapest in 1906, Zeisel studied at
                  the Royal Academy of Fine Arts but decided early on to become a potter. After
                  working in Hungary and then as a designer in Germany, she moved to the Soviet
                  Union in 1932 and began working in the ceramic industry there, against a
                  backdrop of turbulent political change. In 1936, Zeisel was arrested in a Stalinist
                  purge and imprisoned for 16 months, spending most of the time in solitary
                  confinement. After her release, Zeisel moved to Vienna but was soon forced to
                  flee the Nazis, and finally came to America. Here she created the work for which
                  she is famed today: Softly curving, intimate ceramics that marry the Surrealist
                  style of "biomorphism" with the clean modernism of the best mid-century design.
                  This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see many of her early designs and
                  some of her latest, many of which will be exhibited to the public for the first time.
                  Eva Zeisel: The Playful Search for Beauty is organized by the Design Lab at the
                  Knoxville Museum of Art. The exhibition is curated by Glenn Adamson, curator
                  of the Chipstone Foundation and MAM adjunct curator. Milwaukee Art Museum
                  414/224-3200. www.mam.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Oct 21 - Jan 15   Madison/Cool Breezes: Handheld Fans in 20th-Century American Folk Art,
                  Fashion, and Advertising: “Cool Breezes: Handheld Fans in 20th-Century
                  American Folk Art, Fashion, and Advertising” explores handheld fans as common
                  objects in American popular culture and presents a wide range of fan genres,
                  from sturdy folding fans built for daily use, to fragile and elaborately decorated
                  fans that served as fashion accessories and flirtation tools. Wisconsin Historical
                  Museum Tues-Sat, 9am until 4pm. 608/264-6555.
                  www.wisconsinhistory.org/museum (Dane Co.)

Oct 23 - Jan 30   Milwaukee/Masterpieces of American Art, 1770-1920: From The Detroit
                  Institute of Arts: This fall, the Milwaukee Art Museum presents some of the
                  greatest works ever produced by American artists when more than 90 paintings
                  and sculptures from the Detroit Institute of Arts arrive on tour. In its relatively
                  short history, America has produced a vibrant and diverse visual tradition of its
                  own, with fact, pragmatism, awe and a description of place at the heart of its
                  artistic production. European settlers in this new land sought to reinvent notions
                  of government, religion, society and even art, as they forged a uniquely American
                  style and definition of beauty. Visitors will have an unprecedented opportunity to
                  celebrate America’s best in a visually stunning exhibition of painting and
                  sculpture from the period in which American art was born and came into its own.
                  The exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and is coordinated at
                  MAM by Glenn Adamson, curator of the Chipstone Foundation and MAM adjunct
                  curator. Milwaukee Art Museum. 414/224-3200. www.mam.org (Milwaukee
                  Co.)

Nov 5 - Jan 9     Milwaukee/"Tomfoolery": Tom Lehrer, cult figure and musical comedy original,
                  gets his due in TOMFOOLERY, a musical tribute to his wickedly irreverent,
                  satirical sensibility. Remember THE VATICAN RAG and POISONING PIGEONS
                  IN THE PARK? Even if you don’t, you’ll love this show! Milwaukee Repertory
                  Theater. 414/224-9490. www.milwaukeerep.com (Milwaukee Co.)



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Nov 5 - Jan 16    Eau Claire/Christmas at Rudy's: Filled with the same fun and holiday magic as
                  Mr. Hodgins' other shows, CHRISTMAS AT RUDY'S centers around our hero
                  Rudy, a well-meaning, but slightly left of center, individual who has invited his
                  friend Art over for the holidays. Art is a widower; Rudy's mom is available. Put 2
                  and 2 together. But, you're dealing with Rudy so you're bound to end up with
                  one and half! 3919 Crescent Ave. Weekday @ 1:45 pm, Thur & Fri@ 8:30 pm,
                  Sat @ 7:30 pm 800/292-8026. www.fannyhill.com (Eau Claire Co.)

Nov 6 - Dec 31    Belleville/Artisan Gallery: Holiday Show: Ornaments, boxes and new jewelry
                  by Alicia Dolan. 608/845-6600. www.artisangal.com (Dane Co.)

Nov 7 - Jan 2     Neenah/Shades of Clay: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum 920/751-4658.
                  www.paperweightmuseum.com (Winnebago Co.)

Nov 10 - Dec 12   Milwaukee/Salute to the Silver Screen: The Collection of Dale E Kuntz:
                  Memorabilia including posters, lobby cards, photographs, autographs,
                  magazines, and other promotional items. Highlights include a collection of items
                  from "Gone with the Wind." Charles Allis Art Museum Wed-Sun, 1-5pm.
                  Opening reception: Wed, Nov 10th 5:30-7:30pm., with the film showing: "Smilin'
                  Through" at 7:30pm. 414/278-8295. www.cavtmuseums.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 12 - Dec 17   Cedarburg/Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement: Six-themed
                  Christmas celebrations in a Currier & Ives setting. Family fun with complimentary
                  cookies & cider, live holiday music, entertainment, a winter cookout, and winery
                  tours along with 30 unique shops. Cedar Creek Settlement & Winery Fri only, 5-
                  9pm. 800/827-8020. www.cedarcreeksettlement.com (Ozaukee Co.)

Nov 12 - Jan 9    Milwaukee/A Grand Avenue Christmas: Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion
                  414/931-0808. www.pabstmansion.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 13 - Jan 1    Manitowoc/Toys Ashore: A Dockside Christmas Celebration Wis Maritime
                  Museum: We're bringing back tradition with a special display of 150 vintage
                  nautical toys set under period Christmas trees. Come remember a bit of the spirit
                  of Christmas past! Wisconsin Maritime Museum 10am-5pm daily. 866/724-
                  2356. www.wisconsinmaritime.org (Manitowoc Co.)

Nov 17 - Dec 12   West/Friends of the West Bend Art Museum Annual Art Exhibition: A
                  diverse display of paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, photography and other
                  works submitted by 125 Friends of the West Bend Art Museum. Free admission.
                  West Bend Art Museum Wed-Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 1-4:30pm. Closed
                  holidays. 262/334-9638. www.wbartmuseum.com (Washington Co.)




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Nov 18 - Dec 19   Milwaukee/Next Act Theatre: "The Voice of the Prairie": Before talk radio,
                  before shock jocks, before Garrison Keillor, there was country boy Davey Quinn.
                  On the 1920s prairie, Davey's special storytelling grabs the ear of an early radio
                  hustler who puts him on the air, and...a star is born. Quinn's homespun yarns
                  become a hit with the hearts of America, including one whose childhood
                  memories are mysteriously stirred to life. An epic adventure of young love and
                  redemption that will enchant the entire family. 342 N Water St. 414/278-0765.
                  http://www.nextact.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 18 - Jan 2    Milwaukee/Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival: Animated lighting displays
                  come to life in three downtown parks. Many downtown buildings will feature
                  special rooftop lighting, and beautiful street decorations will adorn Wisconsin
                  Avenue and other downtown streets. Many holiday events, New Year's events,
                  theater, music, family fun, sporting events, exhibitions, shopping, dining &
                  nightlife and hotel packages available. Downtown Milwaukee. 800/554-1448.
                  www.milwaukeedowntown.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 19 - Dec 12   Madison/Tuesdays with Morrie: A constant on The New York Times Bestseller
                  List for more than four years, with over five million copies sold and an Emmy-
                  winning television film presented by Oprah Winfrey, Tuesdays with Morrie is the
                  autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely
                  by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Overture
                  Center for the Arts 608/256-0029. www.madisonrep.org (Dane Co.)

Nov 19 - Jan 1    Waukesha/Country Christmas Light Show: A holiday-in-lights extravaganza
                  featuring 250 displays lit with more than 500,000 lights in a 1-mile drive along a
                  wooded trail. 5pm-10pm. 262/970-5000. www.countryinnhotel.com (Waukesha
                  Co.)

Nov 20 - Dec 26   Milwaukee/Milwaukee Repertory Theater: "A Christmas Carol": One of
                  Milwaukee’s oldest and best-loved Yuletide traditions returns to the Pabst
                  Theater for the 26th consecutive year. Traditional Christmas carols, magnificent
                  costumes, and memorable characters are combined with Dickens’ timeless tale
                  of redemption to create a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. 144
                  E Wells St. 414/224-9490. www.milwaukeerep.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 20 - Dec 30   Janesville/Holiday Tours - Lincoln-Tallman House: Visit the Lincoln-Tallman
                  House, recently restored and dressed in it's holiday splendor. The tour includes
                  the 26-room Italianate villa-style 1857 mansion as well as the Tallman Horse
                  Barn and Wilson King Stone House. Lincoln Tallman House 608/756-4509.
                  www.janesvillecvb.com/calendar11.asp (Rock Co.)




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Nov 20 - Jan 23   Wausau/Cabinets of Curiosity: A Renaissance concept, “cabinets of
                  curiosities” refer to personal collections that often filled vast rooms and even
                  entire buildings. Contemporary furniture makers and wood turners collaborated to
                  create the 37 artworks in Cabinets of Curiosity, which expand upon traditional
                  ideas of presenting collections of valued keepsakes. These cabinets are anything
                  but ordinary and contain things as varied as tools and instruments, natural history
                  specimens, spinning tops, chalices, and assorted wondrous doodads. Leigh
                  Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Tue-Fri 9am-4pm. Sat, Sun noon-5pm. Closed
                  Mon and Hols. 715/845-7010. www.lywam.org (Marathon Co.)

Nov 23 - Jan 16   Appleton/Parade of Ornaments: A Victorian Christmas: Explore a Victorian
                  style Christmas with ornaments made by Fox Valley area students decorating
                  trees sponsored by local businesses. Hearthstone Historic House Museum
                  Tours begin at 10 am Tue-Fri; last tour begins at 3:30pm. Sun tours begin at lpm;
                  last tour begins at 3:30pm. 920/730-8204. www.hearthstonemuseum.org
                  (Outagamie Co.)

Nov 24 - Jan 1    Oshkosh/Celebration of Lights: Beautiful Menominee Park decked out in
                  holiday lights. Drive through this winter wonderland - it will amuse and delight the
                  entire family. Menominee Park. 6pm-10pm. 877/303-9200.
                  www.oshkoshcvb.org (Winnebago Co.)

Nov 25 - Dec 31   Sheboygan/Holiday Memories: Holiday exhibits and decorations at the Taylor
                  House, Log House and Main Museum Building. Window decorations in the
                  historic Prange store tradition. Sheboygan County Historical Museum Open
                  Tue-Sat 12-7, Sun 12-5, closed Mon. 920/458-1103. www.sheboygan.org
                  (Sheboygan Co.)

Nov 25 - Jan 1    Chippewa Falls/Christmas Village in Irvine Park: The day after Thanksgiving
                  Irvine Park takes on a whole new look, illuminated with over 75,000 Christmas
                  lights which turns the park into the Christmas Village. Life-size Christmas scenes
                  reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas. Irvine Park Open
                  7:00am to 9:30pm. 715/723-0051. www.chippewachamber.org (Chippewa Co.)

Nov 26 - Dec 19   Milwaukee/Cabaret: Cabaret, brings the seedy glamour of the legendary Kit Kat
                  Klub to life. The time - 1929. The Place - Berlin, before Hitler's rise to power.
                  Broadway Theatre Center 414/291-7800. www.skylightopera.com (Milwaukee
                  Co.)

Nov 26 - Dec 19   St Croix Falls/Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Clause: A wonderful holiday treat
                  - based on the true story of an 8-year-old girl who wrote to the editor of the New
                  York Times to ask the simple question "Is there a Santa Claus?" St Croix
                  Festival Theatre Thu, Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. A special 2pm performance
                  the second Thu of each run. 888/887-6002. www.festivaltheatre.org (Polk Co.)




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Nov 26 - Dec 26   Milwaukee/First Stage Children's Theater: A Christmas Story: A Christmas
                  Story follows the dreams of young Ralphie Parker, who wants nothing more than
                  a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas. Most
                  appreciated by all ages. Todd Wehr Theater of the Marcus Center for the
                  Performing Arts. 414/273-7206. www.firststage.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Nov 26 - Dec 30   Lake Geneva/Christmas in the Country in Lake Geneva: This Holiday
                  Season, visit Grand Geneva Resort where you'll find half-a-million Christmas
                  lights and interactive displays, delivering a warm welcome and the true spirit of
                  Christmas .... Country Style. As your coach winds its way to our AAA 4-Diamond,
                  Frank Lloyd Wright inspired rustic lodge, nestled in our 1300 acres of rolling
                  Kettle Moraine, the warmth and beauty of Christmas will embrace you. Upon
                  arrival at the Main Lodge, you'll be enthusiastically greeted and invited in to view
                  the wonderful gingerbread house displays and our amazing Christmas
                  Decorations. Then, you'll sit down to a delicious Holiday Dinner followed by our
                  outstanding Holiday Show and Holiday Tea. To complete your holiday
                  experience, you'll be invited to our main lobby where you'll sit by a roaring fire
                  and enjoy a beautiful choral presentation of International holiday music with
                  piano accompaniment. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa 800/558-3417.
                  www.grandgeneva.com (Walworth Co.)

Nov 26 - Dec 31   La Crosse/Rotary Lights: Tenth Anniversary! More than one million lights
                  illuminate La Crosse`s Riverside Park. Among the splendor is a 140 foot
                  Christmas tree, computerized drive through tunnel, live entertainment on select
                  nights, hayrides, carriage rides and animated light displays that fill the park. Live
                  Nativity Scene presentation for the first 4 weekends in December. Santa village
                  with live reindeer are here until Christmas Eve. Over two million visitors have
                  enjoyed this special holiday experience. Wisconsin’s largest holiday lighting
                  display on the banks of the Mississippi River. Riverside Park 5-10pm daily(5-9
                  p.m on Christmas and Christmas Eve). 800/658-9424. www.rotarylights.org (La
                  Crosse Co.)

Nov 26 - Dec 19   Milwaukee/Kimberly Akimbo: Fall in love with “sweet 16 and never been
                  kissed” Kimberly. In many ways she’s a typical teenager, but she also must live
                  with the fact that she has a rare condition that causes the body to age much
                  faster than it should. Forced to stay a step ahead of the law with her
                  hypochondriac mother, rarely-sober father, and a scam artist aunt, Kimberly is a
                  courageous survivor who experiences the infinite possibilities of youth and the
                  acceptance of age. It’s an original, touching story, sure to provoke stimulating
                  discussions. Called “the comedy of the year” by the New York Times, it stars
                  Ruth Schudson as Kimberly. Broadway Theatre Center, Studio Theatre
                  414/291-7800. www.chamber-theatre.com (Milwaukee Co.)




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Nov 27 - Dec 5    Fond du Lac/12 Days of Christmas Lamplight Tour: Tour this 30-room
                  Victorian mansion decorated for the holidays. Enjoy the tour's lantern lights,
                  vintage photographs, entertainment in the Parlor every night, and refreshments in
                  the Reception House. Blakely Museum also open for tours. Galloway House &
                  Village Thurs-Sat 5-8pm. Sun 1-4pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com/history
                  (Fond du Lac Co.)

Nov 28 - Dec 5    Kenosha/Christmas at Kemper/Gallery of Trees: The historic Durkee Mansion
                  and the Anderson Arts Center will feature holiday trees and decorations. The
                  Christmas at Kemper Opening Gala takes place November 27 from 6-10pm at
                  the Anderson Arts Center. Kemper Center and Anderson Arts Center Mon-Fri 1-
                  7pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm. 262/657-6005. www.kempercenter.com (Kenosha Co.)

Nov 29 - Dec 30   Sturtevant/Happy Hollerdays: Apple Holler's longest-running and most popular
                  show. Happy Hollerdays is a wonderful mixture of traditional and new Christmas
                  music, along with dancing, comedy and a few surprises. Apple Holler's Red Barn
                  Theatre Reservations required. Call ahead or visit web site for more details.
                  262/886-8500. www.appleholler.com (Racine Co.)

Nov 30 - Dec 3    Waupun/Avenue of Angels: Main Street lights up for the holidays. Enjoy live
                  music, the Angel Walk, Christmas tree decoration contest, cookie contest, and
                  crafts all week. The Santa parade is on Tuesday, followed by visits with Santa
                  and refreshments at City Hall. Downtown Waupun Tues 6:30 10pm, Wed 5-
                  9pm, Thurs 11-9pm, Fri 5-9:30pm, Sat 10-2pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com
                  (Fond du Lac Co.)

Nov 30 - Dec 5    De Pere/Christmas at the Grand: Celebrate Christmas, as only Frank's Dinner
                  Theater musical performers could do! Music and comedy about this favorite
                  holiday. Usually sold out every year, so order tickets early. Closed Mondays &
                  Thanksgiving Day. SC Grand, Frank's Dinner Theater Closed Mon &
                  Thanksgiving Day. 920/330-9901. www.franksdinnertheatre.com (Brown Co.)

Nov 30 - Dec 5    Green Bay/The King and I: Musical starring Sandy Duncan Weidner Center for
                  the Performing Arts, UW-GB 7:30pm Tue-Sat; 2pm matinees Sat& Sun.
                  800/328-8587 xTKTS. www.uwgb.edu/weidner (Brown Co.)

Nov 30 - Dec 25   Dodgeville/25/25/25: The 25/25/25 name comes from our holiday events taking
                  place throughout the 25 days in December, in a 25 Mile stretch from Spring
                  Green through Dodgeville to Mineral Point, plus Christmas, the 25th of
                  December. The three communities have many unique winter activities such as:
                  Holiday Plays, Carolers, Fireworks, Breakfast with Santa, Photos with Santa,
                  special shops for young kids to do their shopping, Holiday Art Festival, Winter
                  Fireworks, Ethnic Festivals at Folklore Village, etc., as well as unique shops and
                  stores. Dodgeville, Mineral Point and Spring Green Check websites for event
                  and date info: www.dodgeville.com-www.mineralpoint.com-
                  www.springgreen.com 608/935-9200. www.dodgeville.com (Iowa Co.)




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Dec 1            Oshkosh/Operation Aviation Family Mission: Form a family flight team and
                 take part in a 3-hour experience complete with simulated disaster-relief flight
                 mission. Recommended for ages 10 and up. AirVenture Museum 800/236-
                 4800. www.eaa.org (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 1 - Dec 23   Kohler/Christmas Kohler: A nostalgic collection of Yuletide delights: holiday
                 baking, Christmas shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides through peacefull Kohler
                 village, sumptuous holiday dinners and buffets, shops offering special holiday
                 gifts, caroling receptions where guests can share the holiday spirit. The
                 American Club Call for exact days and times. 800/344-2838.
                 www.destinationkohler.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 1 - Dec 31   Cornell/Christmas in Cornell: Mill Yard Park is decked out with thousands of
                 lights. Mill Yard Park. 715/239-3713. (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 1 - Jan 2    Superior/A Fairlawn Christmas: Enjoy tours of the beautifully restored 1890's
                 Fairlawn Mansion decked in magnificent holiday finery with guides in period
                 dress available daily. The month-long celebration also includes a variety of
                 Christmas teas, workshops and free community concerts. Fairlawn Mansion
                 Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm. Tours leave every hour on the hour with
                 the last tour leaving at 4pm every day. 715/394-5712.
                 www.superiorpublicmuseums.org (Douglas Co.)

Dec 1 - Jan 9    Milwaukee/"You Can't Take It With You": The holiday season will bring to The
                 Rep one of America’s most endearing comedies — YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH
                 YOU. Kaufman and Hart’s funny and sweet Depression-era classic celebrates a
                 wildly eclectic extended family and its eccentric passions. Milwaukee Repertory
                 Theater 414/224-9490. http://www.milwaukeerep.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 2            Eau Claire/Dickens of a Christmas: Join in the fun for a Dickens of a Christmas
                 celebration downtown! Events include dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the
                 lighting of the "official" Eau Claire Christmas Tree, free wagon rides, Madrigal
                 Singers, and shopping specials. 205 S Barstow St. Dinner from 5-6pm. Wagon
                 rides from 5:30-8:30pm. Program at 7pm. 715/839-4914. www.downtown-
                 eauclaire.com (Eau Claire Co.)

Dec 2            Fort Atkinson/Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony: Community tree-lighting,
                 sing-along, and a visit from Santa. Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital grounds
                 6:30pm. 920/568-5276. www.fortchamber.com (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 2 - Dec 4    Cedarburg/Christmas in the Country: Wisconsin's premier Christmas Arts &
                 Crafts Show, featuring 75 artists, located in a 150 year old former woolen mill.
                 Get an early start on Christmas shopping. Cedar Creek Settlement Wed
                 evening preview 5-8pm, Thur & Sat 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-8pm. 800/237-2874.
                 www.christmasinthecountry.org (Ozaukee Co.)




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Dec 2 - Dec 4    Cedarburg/Silverbell Marketplace (formerly "That Christmas Feeling"): A
                 one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza for items ranging from fun and
                 functional to unique and luxurious. Live demo's and special events. Savor a
                 delicious meal at the Silverbell Cafe. Cedarburg Community Center Thur 4-8:30
                 pm; Fri10 am-8 pm; Sat 10 am-5 pm 800/237-2874. www.cedarburgjuniors.org
                 (Ozaukee Co.)

Dec 2 - Dec 4    Eau Claire/Velveteen Rabbit: This play is an emotional journey through time
                 told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood. The play is
                 based on the classic story by Margery Williams in which the Velveteen Rabbit is
                 introduced to the idea of "becoming real" by the old Rocking Horse. The play
                 explores the rewards of loyalty, the poignancy of loss, and the wonderful,
                 surprising powers of love. The play is filled with action, humor, and wonderful toy
                 characters like a Rocking Horse, Toy Boat, and Train. This is a perfect holiday
                 treat for audiences of all ages. 2700 Mercury Ave. Thurs 6:30pm, Fri 7:30pm,
                 Sat 1:30pm 715/839-8877. www.info@ecct.org (Eau Claire Co.)

Dec 2 - Dec 5    Harshaw/Opal's Million Dollar Duck: Pinewood Dinner Theatre Please call for
                 reservations for there are evening and matinee times available. 888/674-6396.
                 (Oneida Co.)

Dec 2 - Dec 16   Chippewa Falls/Horse Drawn Wagon Rides: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
                 Downtown Chippewa Falls through Chippewa Village. Downtown. 4:30-7:30pm
                 on Dec 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 and 18. 715/726-2295. (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 3            Algoma/Christmas in the City: Events will include hayrides, visit from Santa,
                 Christmas caroling, refreshments and the official tree lighting ceremony.
                 Downtown Algoma. 920/487-5498. (Kewaunee Co.)

Dec 3            Monroe/Holiday Parade and Trolley Rides: A lighted holiday parade with floats
                 and bands announces the arrival of Santa. Held concurrently, trolley rides will
                 take folks around the historic square and through the streets to tour holiday-
                 decorated homes. Downtown on the Square Parade 5:30-7:30pm, trolley rides
                 6:30-9:30pm. 608/325-7648. www.monroechamber.org (Green Co.)

Dec 3            Shawano/Santa Parade and Holiday Stroll: 10th annual Santa Parade begins
                 at 6pm. The Holiday Stroll includes roasted chestnuts, live music, children's
                 activities and more! Downtown 6-9pm. 800/235-8528.
                 www.shawanocommerce.com (Shawano Co.)

Dec 3            Sparta/Children's Holiday Parade: Sparta's 3rd Annual Children's Hope For
                 The Holiday Parade! This parade includes many marching bands and floats,
                 including Santa! Downtown Parade begins promptly at 5:15pm. 800/354-2453.
                 www.spartachamber.org (Monroe Co.)




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Dec 3           Waupaca/Christmas on Main: Join us on Main Street for the holiday parade.
                Following the parade Santa will visit with children of all ages at the gazebo in
                front of city hall in Downtown Waupaca. Refreshments to warm you are available
                in the lobby area between city hall and the library. Downtown Starts at 6pm.
                888/417-4040. mainstreetwaupaca.org (Waupaca Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Appleton/The Nutcracker Ballet: The Moscow Classical Ballet will dazzle
                audiences again this holiday season with its production of Tchaikovsky's
                delightful composition. Europe's premier dance company is accompanied once
                again by the live orchestrations of the Fox Valley Symphony for this holiday
                classic. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm 920/730-3760.
                www.foxcitiespac.com (Outagamie Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Eagle/Christmas by Lamplight: Traditions observed by our immigrant
                ancestors are celebrated again in this after-hours lamplight tour. Old World
                Wisconsin 6-9pm. Reservations required. 262/594-6305.
                www.oldworldwisconsin.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Manitowoc/UW-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble: A Festival of
                Christmas. Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc. Two Rivers Band Shell
                913 S 8th St. 920/683-4733. www.lakeshorewindensemble.org (Manitowoc
                Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Milwaukee/Christmas in the Ward: Enjoy the holiday spirit of the Historic Third
                Ward with Santa, carriage rides, carolers, street entertainers and a variety of
                shops and galleries. Tree lighting Friday evening at 5:30pm, followed by
                fireworks at 6pm. Free parking. Historic Third Ward Fri 5-8pm, Sat 11am-4pm.
                414/273-1173. www.historicthirdward.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Plymouth/PAF Chamber Singers Christmas Show: The Plymouth Arts
                Foundation Singers group is comprised of local talent, male and female. A
                variety of shows are performed throughout the year, including a spring/summer
                musical revue and a Christmas/holiday show. The Christmas show features both
                religious and secular music, old favorites and new tunes. Plymouth Center
                Show times 8pm. Call ahead for ticket prices and show time confirmation.
                920/892-8409. www.plymouthwisconsin.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Random Lake/Nights of Lights: Celebration of Christmas: Enjoy community
                wide holiday decorations on hayrides around the Village, Christmas carolers in
                costume, hot chocolate, and more. Lakeview Community Library 5-8pm
                920/994-4825. (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Sheboygan/Maywood's Wishing for Winter: An indoor and outdoor program
                that features a self-guided evening hike along trails of twinkling lights, with
                entertaining holiday character encounters. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and hot
                cocoa around the campfire, festive decorations, storytelling, nature crafts and
                holiday music. 6-9pm 920/459-3906. www.gomaywood.org (Sheboygan Co.)




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Dec 3 - Dec 4   Stoughton/Victorian Holiday Celebration: This Victorian celebration offers tree
                lighting, carolers and musicians in costumes, trolley rides, church bazaars, arts
                and crafts fair, silent fire truck parade at dusk, and a Victorian Ball.
                Performances of the "Nutcracker Suite" will also be held. Come enjoy the
                festivities in historic downtown Stoughton. Downtown Victorian Holiday Arts and
                Craft Show, Sat from 9am-2pm at the River Bluff Middle School Cafeteria.
                Concessions available. Victorian Holiday Ball, Frievening, Stoughton Center for
                the Performing Arts. 888/873-7912. www.stoughtonwi.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Sturtevant/Elves On The Shelves: A charming children's musical story; Santa's
                elves help children be kind and good as they get ready for Christmas. Should put
                you in the holiday spirit. Apple Holler Red Barn Theater Sat & Sun shows only
                at 10am, noon & 1:30pm. 262/886-8500. www.appleholler.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   Washburn/Washburn's Merry Ol' Christmas: A Christmas Boutique at
                Washburn's Historical Museum & Cultural Arts Center, the lighting of the city's
                Christmas lights, a visit from Santa, sleigh rides, and a Lutefisk Supper. PO Box
                74. Begins Fri at 5pm. 800/253-4495. www.washburnchamber.com (Bayfield
                Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 4   West Bend/Downtown Holiday Stroll & Farmers' Market: Strolling carolers,
                free cookies & coffee at businesses, store & restaurant specials, and romantic
                carriage rides Fri night. Sat, wagon rides, pictures with Santa, and a kids' movie
                matinee at the West Bend Theater. Downtown West Bend Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat
                10am-3pm 262/338-3909. www.downtownwestbend.com (Washington Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Dodgeville/Dodgeville Merchants Holiday Open House: The Dodgeville
                merchants coordinate a weekend of festive seasonal activities. Downtown and
                North End. 608/935-9200. www.dodgeville.com (Iowa Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Green Bay/Green Bay Botanical Garden - WPS Garden of Lights: A holiday
                favorite featuring over 150,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other
                botanical themes. Walk the .8 mile trail or take a horse-drawn wagon ride
                (subject to availability). Indoor garden railroad also featured. Evenings, 5 pm-9
                pm. 920/490-9457. www.gbbg.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Green Lake/Old Fashioned Country Christmas: Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner
                followed by the Wisconsin Opry's musical Christmas show featuring The
                Dickinson Family. Pillsbury Hall, Green Lake Conference Center Dinner times
                are Fri at 6pm, Sat at noon & 6pm, Sun noon. 800/558-8898. www.greenlake-
                aba.org (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Kenosha/Carthage Christmas Festival: The annual Carthage Christmas
                Festival, a seasonal icon in southeastern Wisconsin, features ensembles,
                soloists, and readers from the Music Department and Theater Department. Fri.-
                Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 4pm 262/551-5859. www.carthage.edu (Kenosha Co.)




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Dec 3 - Dec 5   Lake Mills/Classic Christmas in Lake Mills: Saturday - Santa Comes To Town
                at 11am. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 11am-2pm. Santa's Workshop an Arts,
                Crafts and Antiques Show & Sale at the Community Center of the Lake Mills
                Municipal Building. Ninth annual Tour of Homes sponsored by the LD Fargo
                Library. 200 C Water Street 920/648-3585. www.lakemills.org (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Madison/Madison Symphony Orchestra: Christmas Spectacular: Capture
                the spirit of the season with this treasured family tradition! The sights and sounds
                of Christmas will surround you as a cast of hundreds warms your heart with
                traditional and contemporary holiday favorites, capped off with a carol sing-along.
                These concerts are sure to send your Christmas spirit soaring. ALL AGES
                WELCOME! Overture Hall Dec 3 at 7:30pm, Dec 4 at 8pm, Dec 5 at 2:30pm
                608/258-4141. www.madisonsymphonyorchestra.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Mayville/Avenue of Trees: Visit the decorated trees at the Mayville Pavilion.
                Cross the lighted footbridge from South Main Street. Remembrance Tree honors
                family and friends. Hot Chocolate. Caroling. Mayville Pavillion. Fri 5:30-8:30; Sat
                3-8:30pm; Sun 3-5pm. 920/387-1167. www.mainstreetmayville.com (Dodge
                Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Milwaukee/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Doc Severinsen's Holiday
                Pops: Experience a Milwaukee holiday tradition – Doc, the MSO and Milwaukee
                Symphony Chorus. Doc’s bringing back his trumpet and some jazzy
                arrangements of your favorite holiday tunes. Uihlein Hall 800/291-7605.
                www.milwaukeesymphony.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Oshkosh/The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Herdmans are absolutely the
                worst kids in the history of the world. They lie and steal and smoke cigars (even
                the girls). They talk dirty, hit little kids, cuss their teachers, set fire to Fred
                Shoemaker's old broken-down toolhouse and take the name of the Lord in vain.
                So no one is prepared when the Herdmans invade church one Sunday and
                decide to take over the annual Christmas pageant. Their interpretation " the Wise
                Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating" has a lot of
                people up in arms. Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, Barbara
                Robinson's 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' has been a favorite among
                families since 1972. Funny, memorable and outrageous, a family of incorrigible
                children discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else
                rediscover its true meaning. Featuring an all-local cast. 100 High Ave (Grand
                Opera House). Fri & Sat 7:30 pm. Sun 1pm 920/424-2350. (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5   Sheboygan/Festival of Trees: View decorated full-size and table-top trees,
                wreaths, gingerbread houses and stockings. Music and refreshments.
                Sheboygan Armory Fri & Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm. 920/457-3371.
                www.sheboyganfestivaloftrees.org (Sheboygan Co.)




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Dec 3 - Dec 5    Sparta/Holly Days Open House: What a wonderful way to experience Sparta
                 during the Christmas Season! Three full days of great store specials, sleigh
                 rides, music, food, decorating contests and so much more! 800/354-2453.
                 www.spartachamber.org or www.bikesparta.com (Monroe Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 5    Spring Green/Country Christmas in Spring Green: Gallery hopping, horse-
                 drawn carriage rides, caroling, Christmas tree lighting (Fri 6:30pm), breakfast
                 with Santa (Sat 9-11am), holiday tour of homes, fireworks (Sat 6:15pm) and
                 more. Fri 5-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 10am-9pm. 800/588-2042.
                 www.springgreen.com/countrychristmas/index.html (Sauk Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 12   Elkhart Lake/Old World Christmas Market: Traditional German Christkindles
                 market featuring European and regional vendors displaying hand-carved wooden
                 toys, blown glass ornaments and giftware. Dozens of evergreens, delectable
                 European cuisine and jolly old Saint Nicholas. Ostoff Resort 11am-6pm daily.
                 800/876-3399. www.osthoff.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 18   Janesville/Winter Wonderland Walk: More than 150,000 holiday lights will
                 illuminate your walk through the Rotary Gardens. Indoor entertainment and
                 refreshments each night. Rotary Gardens 608/752-3885.
                 www.rotarygardens.org (Rock Co.)

Dec 3 - Dec 18   Sparta/Holiday in the Park: More than 100,000 holiday lights decorate the park.
                 Carolers, concessions, warming house, walking tours, decorated wreaths and
                 trees, wooden Holiday cards, and visits with Santa. Evans Bosshard Park Fri &
                 Sat from 5-9pm. Christmas week the lights will be on every night. 800/354-
                 2453. spartachamber.org (Monroe Co.)

Dec 3 - Jan 16   Green Bay/Holiday Memories: Prange's Christmas Windows: Holiday Exhibit
                 of local department store's window displays. Neville Public Museum Sun noon-
                 5pm; Tues, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm; Wed & Thur 9am-8pm. 920/448-4460.
                 www.co.brown.wi.us/museum/ (Brown Co.)

Dec 3 - Apr 10   Milwaukee/"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change": A Musical Revue by:
                 Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts A Hilarious revue about the world of dating and
                 marriage. "It's Seinfeld set to music!" 5132 W Mill Rd. 414/358-2020.
                 www.foodspot.com/broadwaybaby (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 4            Abbotsford/Abbotsford Christmas Parade: The city's annual parade begins at
                 7:30pm; clowns on the street at 7pm. 25 floats and many walking characters.
                 Downtown 888/252-7594. www.clark-cty-wi.org (Clark Co.)

Dec 4            Algoma/Holiday Park of Lights & Parade: See over 30 Christmas trees
                 decorated by businesses and organizations; visit Santa; Christmas parade in the
                 early evening. Downtown Algoma 920/487-5498.
                 www.algoma.org/calendar/index.html (Kewaunee Co.)




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Dec 4   Ashland/Garland City of the North Christmas Parade: 42nd annual parade.
        Marching bands, clowns and floats. Bundle up and come see Santa. Downtown
        800/284-9484. www.visitashland.com (Ashland Co.)

Dec 4   Bayfield/Holiday Weekend Magic II: Bring the kids for a visit from Santa on the
        ferry. Wasail dinner concerts continue through Dec 18th. Bayfield Pavilion
        800/447-4094. www.bayfield.org (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 4   Birchwood/Bluegill Christmas Festival: Holiday gifts, arts & crafts, and music.
        See the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Downtown Starts at 10am 800/236-
        2252. www.washburncounty.org (Washburn Co.)

Dec 4   Brantwood/Finnish Independence Day: Celebration of Finnish independence
        from Russia. 4:30 pm dinner of mojakka (beef stew) cooked outdoors in large
        iron kettle. Program of Ethnic songs, poetry, history & music. Brantwood
        Community Center 4:30pm stew cooked served; 7pm songs/music, dance,
        poetry, & history program. 800/269-4505. www.pricecountywi.net (Price Co.)

Dec 4   Cable/Christmas in Cable: Start the day with "Breakfast with Santa" at
        Lakewoods Resort. Head to Telemark Resort for the big Christmas Arts & Crafts
        Fair. Then on to Cable for the Trinity Lutheran Church Bazaar & Luncheon.
        Cable area 800/533-7454. www.cable4fun.com (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 4   Cassville/Christmas in Cassville: Christmas event with holiday open houses at
        area businesses, decorated buildings at Stonefield State Historic Site with arts &
        crafts items, homemade cookies, candy and chili for sale as well as a variety of
        gift items for Christmas. Bell choir and caroling. Stonefield State Historic Site 9
        am to 4 pm 608/725-5855. www.wisconsinhistory.org/sites/stone/ (Grant Co.)

Dec 4   Chilton/Christmas Parade of Lights & Celebration: Parade (at 5pm) features
        bands, floats, lights plus Santa and his Reindeer. After the parade (6-11pm),
        head to the Eagles Club for a community celebration with music, a magic show,
        Santa and his reindeer, food and refreshments. Downtown 920/849-4541.
        www.chiltonchamber.com (Calumet Co.)

Dec 4   Chippewa Falls/Bridge To Wonderland Parade: A magical holiday evening
        with this illuminated and musical parade. Free hot beverages are available
        during the parade. Before the parade visit the petting zoo that includes, eight tiny
        reindeer, camels, and mini-horses (3-5pm). Downtown Parade starts at 6pm.
        715/723-6661. www.chippewafallsmainst.org (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 4   Clintonville/Christmas Parade: Holiday floats, marching bands, elves and
        Santa! Main Street Parade starts at 9:30pm. 715/823-4606.
        www.clintonvillewi.org/chamber (Waupaca Co.)

Dec 4   Cornell/Potpourri Show: Crafts, antiques, tackle, guns, pictures with Santa and
        more. Cornell Community Center. 715/239-6458. www.cityofcornell.com
        (Chippewa Co.)



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Dec 4   De Pere/Handel's Messiah: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. 7:30pm.
        800/328-8587. www.greenbaysymphony.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 4   Edgerton/Snowflake Craft Show: Craft Fair presented by the Edgerton High
        School Council. Edgerton Middle School 9am-3pm 608/884-4313.
        www.hobbyfarmpottery.com (Rock Co.)

Dec 4   Elkhorn/Elkhorn Christmas Card Town Parade: Approximately 100 entries
        from Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Thousands attend this great
        parade to see the many floats, bands, media personalities, unique novelty acts
        and, of course, Santa Claus. Downtown Parade starts at 1:30pm. 262/723-
        5788. www.elkhorn-wi.org (Walworth Co.)

Dec 4   Ephraim/Christmas in the Village: Shops, galleries and country inns are
        festively aglow for the holidays. Tour decorated inns, decorate gingerbread
        cookies, shop for special gifts, then relax at one of our cozy country inns.
        800/527-3529. (Door Co.)

Dec 4   Ephraim/Ephraim Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony: Tree lighting at 4pm.
        Wetlands Park, Hwy 42. 800/527-3529. (Door Co.)

Dec 4   Green Lake/Christmas By The Lake: Musical entertainment in the historic
        Thrasher Opera House, Festival of Wreaths, Auction, Raffle, Craft Fair, Horse-
        drawn Rides, Cookie Decorating, Storytime-Lunch-Picture taking with Santa,
        Caroling and a Tree Lighting Ceremony at dusk. Downtown 10am-5pm.
        800/253-7354. www.visitgreenlake.com (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 4   Iron River/Holiday Shopping Extravaganza & Family Fun: Annual tree
        lighting, holiday specials, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Christmas caroling, hayride & craft
        show in downtown Iron River. Downtown Iron River 800/345-0716.
        www.iracc.com (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 4   Jefferson/A Merry Christmas with Dallas Brass: A dynamic brass and
        percussion ensembel performing beautiful holiday music. www.dallasbrass.com
        Jefferson Performing Arts Center 7:30pm 920/674-2179.
        www.councilfortheperformingarts.org/ (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 4   Kenosha/Kenosha History Center Holiday Open House: The History Center
        will be elaborately decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy live music and
        refreshments while you explore our exhibits and browse our gift shop for unique
        Christmas gifts. 1-3pm 262/654-5770. www.kenoshahistorycenter.org
        (Kenosha Co.)

Dec 4   Kenosha/Kenosha Public Museum International Holiday Festival: Live
        performances by ethnic entertainers. Cultural displays, treats and crafts from
        many different ethnic groups. Free family activities. 12pm-4:30pm 262/653-
        4140. www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org (Kenosha Co.)



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Dec 4   Kenosha/UW-Parkside Arts & Crafts Fair: Dozens of vendors and hundreds of
        great gift ideas, just in time for the holidays! 10am-4pm. 262/595-2278.
        www.uwp.edu (Kenosha Co.)

Dec 4   Lake Geneva/Children's Christmas Parade: A beautiful array of lights with
        cartoon characters, floats, bands, horses, clowns, and Santa & Mrs. Claus. A
        scavenger hunt for kids precedes the parade. Downtown Parade starts at 5pm.
        800/345-1020. www.lakegenevawi.com (Walworth Co.)

Dec 4   Lake Mills/Holiday Tour of Homes: Tour several of Lake Mills' beautiful and
        historic Victorian homes. Ticket includes admission to the Fargo Mansion
        Antiques, Craft, and Gift Show. Tours 10am-4pm. 920/648-5969.
        www.lakemills.org (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 4   Lake Mills/Santa's Workshop: Third annual "classic" Christmas quality art &
        craft sale. Enjoy a horse drawn ride through "legendary" Lake Mills. Municipal
        Building Santa's Workshop open at 9am to 5pm. 920/648-3585.
        www.lakemills.org (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 4   Manitowoc/2nd Annual Maritime Christmas Market: Find the perfect gift in the
        museum store or check out merchants with unique nautical items for the
        holidays. 75 Maritime Dr. 866/724-2356. www.wisconsinmaritime.org
        (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 4   Manitowoc/Christmas for the Birds: Tour the Nature Center. Woodland Dunes
        offers wild bird seed for sale along with bird feeding advice. Nature related gifts
        on sale. Crafts and refreshments. Hwy 310 west of Two Rivers 9am-4pm
        920/793-4007. www.woodlanddunes.com (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 4   Manitowoc/Holidayfest: Downtown Manitowoc celebrates the holiday season
        with food and fun for everyone. Streets of downtown Manitowoc 800/627-4896.
        www.downtownmanitowoc.org (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 4   Medford/Holly Jolly Day: Area Children can participate in holiday fun sponsored
        by the Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses 888/682-9567.
        www.medfordwis.com (Taylor Co.)

Dec 4   Mercer/Holiday Craft & Bake Sale: Many Christmas holiday crafts and other
        Christmas items plus baked goods, breads and candies. Sponsored by the
        Women of the Mercer United Methodist Church. Coffee & dessert will also be
        available for your enjoyment. County J and Margaret Street 9am-12pm
        715/476-2170. www.mercercc.com (Iron Co.)




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Dec 4   Mineral Point/Gallery Night: 13+ Artist studios and galleries in Mineral Point
        feature new work in four evening gallery events each year. Held the first
        Saturdays in April, June, August and December. Quality art from some of
        Wisconsin's best known artists in a very friendly and charming small town.
        888/764-6894. www.mineralpoint.com (Iowa Co.)

Dec 4   Minocqua/Christmas in Torpy Park: Santa visits with kids in Gaslight Square;
        live music; official lighting of the Christmas village in Torpy Park; ice skating at
        the public outdoor rink; holiday shopping; Christmas Stocking Giveaway
        registration! Torpy Park 12pm-4:30pm. 800/446-6784. www.minocqua.org
        (Oneida Co.)

Dec 4   Mountain/Christmas in the Northwoods: Family fun, wagon rides to the tree
        farm for a Christmas tree, coloring contest, caroling, food and more. Riverview
        Town Hall 11am-3pm. 715/276-6500. www.lakewoodareachamber.com
        (Oconto Co.)

Dec 4   Neenah/Community Christmas Event: See a live reindeer, take a trolley bus
        ride and tour Neenah's attractions in all their Christmas splendor. Downtown
        Neenah and nearby attractions. Downtown Neenah and nearby attractions.
        11am-4pm. 920/722-1920. www.foxcities.org (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4   Neillsville/Holiday Tour of Homes: Modern and Victorian homes decorated for
        the holidays. 715/743-6444. (Clark Co.)

Dec 4   New Glarus/St. Nicholas Day / Craft & Cookie Sale: Cookie sale at Swiss
        Church. Craft show at the Grade School. St. Nicholas Day shopping downtown.
        New Glarus Elementary School 800/527-6838. www.swisstown.com (Green
        Co.)

Dec 4   Omro/Breakfast with Santa: Children of all ages are invited to join St. Nick and
        his wife for breakfast, photos for all children Omro Area Community Center.
        920/685-0380. (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4   Omro/Holiday Parade & Open House: Parade of lights (4:15pm start), followed
        by a tree lighting ceremony, specials and treats. Downtown 4:15pm tree
        lighting. 920/685-7000. (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4   Phillips/Pleasant View Health Care & Countryside Artists Round Robin
        Open House: Countryside artists winter show with holiday theme; display & sale
        of arts & crafts of artists at various locations, maps available, food &
        refreshments. Begins at the annual open house of price county health care
        corporation, 585 Peterson Drive. Various locations in the Phillips area 9 am to 3
        pm 800/269-4505. www.pricecountywi.net (Price Co.)




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Dec 4   Port Washington/Christmas on the Corner: An opportunity to experience a
        small town feel, while you search for those unique gifts. Carolers, a living
        Nativity, a visit from St. Nicholas and Black Peter, evening shopping hours, and
        more, all contribute to a pleasant holiday experience away from the malls and
        crowds. Downtown. 800/719-4881. (Ozaukee Co.)

Dec 4   Ripon/Tour of Ripon Homes: A look at some of Ripon's unique homes and
        decorating vision of owners. Tour brochures & maps provided. You set your own
        pace. Part of the Dickens of a Christmas weekend. Throughout the city. 10 am-
        4 pm. 920/748-6764. www.ripon-wi.com (Fond du Lac Co.)

Dec 4   Sheboygan/Stephanie H Well Center: Signature Sound Quartet: Gospel
        music performance. Stephanie H Well Center 2pm & 7pm. 800/246-9324.
        www.gospelmusicwisconsin.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 4   Sheboygan Falls/Main Street Memories: Celebrate Christmas with carriage
        rides, carolers, Santa, children's activities, and more. Downtown 10am-5pm.
        920/467-6206. www.sheboyganfalls.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 4   St. German/Brunch with Santa: Childrens' activities at the Community Center
        from 9:30am until 12:00 noon. Community Center. 9:30am until 12 noon
        800/727-7203. www.st-germain.com (Vilas Co.)

Dec 4   Stevens Point/Frostbite Road Race/Winter Walk: One-mile fun run at 11am,
        five or ten-mile competitive run or five-mile winter walk at noon. Door prizes,
        refreshments and awards. Stevens Point YMCA Rag 9-11am, fun run at 11am,
        5 & 10-mile races and 5-mile winter walk at noon. 715/342-2980 x300.
        www.spymca.org (Portage Co.)

Dec 4   Sturgeon Bay/Door Cancer Holiday Homes: People open their hearts and
        homes to you. Tour five homes from 11am-4pm. Tickets/donations are available
        starting November 1st at cut Hut, Oscar's and the main offices of Bay lake Bank
        and Associated Bank. All proceeds go to Door Cancer. Citywide. 11am-4pm.
        920/743-8492. (Door Co.)

Dec 4   Two Rivers/Woodland Dunes: Christmas is for the Birds: Event for kids of all
        ages. Kids activities, questions answered by the experts. They will be discussing
        bird feeders, seeds, & how to attract birds. The kids will string food for the birds
        to eat and will be able to take them home. 9am-noon. 920/793-4007.
        www.woodlanddunes.com (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 4   Wales/Kettle Moraine Holiday Craft Fair: Holiday craft festival featuring quality
        handcrafted items. A variety of live holiday music throughout, activities for
        children including "Breakfast with Santa". 8am-4pm 262/646-8606.
        www.kmsd.edu (Waukesha Co.)




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Dec 4           Waukesha/Art Crawl: The work of more than 60 local artists is featured on a
                tour of seven art studios and galleries. Music, food and trolley rides. Downtown
                4-10pm. 262/549-6154. www.visitwaukesha.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Bayfield/Annual Ski Swap: Mt. Ashwabay's annual ski swap. Buy and/or sell
                new and used ski equipment (cross-country and downhill) as well as
                snowboarding equipment. Mt. Ashwabay, Bayfield 715/779-3227. (Bayfield
                Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Cable/WSA Sno Cross Northwoods Challenge: Snowmobiles race on man-
                made jumps on Mt Telemark. Telemark Resort 715/746-4521.
                www.northwoodschallenge.com (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Cambridge/Cambridge Country Christmas: Experience a Dickens-inspired,
                old-fashioned Christmas weekend with strolling carolers, Victorian revelers,
                merchants in Victorian garb, street lamps wrapped in garlands, hayrides and
                roasted chestnuts. Annual tree lighting on Friday evening. Downtown Sat 9am-
                5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. 608/423-3780. www.cambridgewi.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Chippewa Falls/Victorian Open House: Savor the season at the Cook
                Rutledge Mansion filled with Victorian Christmas decorations, caroling and old
                fashioned treats. 505 W Grand Ave. Sat 6-9pm, Sun 1-4pm. 715/723-7181.
                www.chippewachamber.org (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Coon Valley/Norskedalen Old Fashioned Christmas: Experience Norwegian
                holiday traditions with favorite foods, entertainment, a bake sale, decorated
                pioneer homestead, raffle, cake walk, gift shops, wagon rides, Candy Cane Land,
                Santa and more. 10am-4pm. 608/452-3424. www.norskedalen.org (Vernon
                Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Eagle/Pioneer Christmas: Enjoy characters from Christmas past and seasonal
                traditions from a century ago. Visit house-to-house and enjoy ethnic Christmas
                festivities. Dress for the weather. Old World Wisconsin noon-4pm 262/594-
                6300. www.oldworldwisconsin.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Eagle/Swiss Christmas Celebration: Take an afternoon stroll through the Old
                World Wisconsin Village. Then ring in the holidays with a sumputous Swiss
                dinner, music and entertainment. Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin
                2:30-7pm 262/594-2922. www.friendsoww.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Fond du Lac/Christmas Art & Craft Show: A juried arts & crafts show featuring
                unique gifts and home decorating ideas. Fairgrounds Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-
                3pm. 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com (Fond du Lac Co.)




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Dec 4 - Dec 5   Lebanon/Country Christmas Cookie and Craft Sale: The largest Christmas
                cookie and candy sale in Wisconsin with more than 100 varieties of cookies and
                candies available for $6 per pound. Many craft booths display homemade gifts
                and crafts. St Peter's Lutheran Church Sat 8am-3pm; Sun 9am-1pm. 920/925-
                3342. (Dodge Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Oshkosh/Oshkosh Public Museum Holiday Open House: Annual event
                hosted by the Museum Auxiliary featuring special displays, activities, music,
                decorations and traditional holiday refreshments. Sat 1-7pm, Sun noon-4pm.
                920/424-4731. www.publicmuseum.oshkosh.net (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Oshkosh/Sites of the Season: View the historic mansion dressed in holiday
                finery as area designers, artists and florists transform the mansion into a winter
                wonderland. Paine Art Center and Gardens Sat 1-7pm; Sun noon-4pm.
                920/235-6903. www.thepaine.org/events/sites-season.html (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Pickett/Santa on the Farm: Children can visit with Santa. Activities will include,
                face painting, cookie decorating, ornament making and you can write a letter to
                Santa. You can also have your picture taken with the holiday ponies. Pickett
                Fences 11am to 3pm 920/589-3102. www.pickettfences.com (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Prairie du Chien/1890s Christmas Holiday at Villa Louis: Holiday visitors to
                the mansion will find it decorated in three seasonal scenes: a visit from St.
                Nicholas, Christmas morning, and a New Year's open house. This is the first
                Christmas event since the mansion's top-to-bottom restoration. Villa Louis Open
                10am-4pm Sat & Sun, plus Fri after Thanksgiving. 608/326-2721.
                www.wisconsinhistory.org/villalouis/ (Crawford Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Stevens Point/Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra: Symphony
                Orchestra 1800 Northpoint Dr. 56th Concert Season Opener-Sat. Oct. 9,
                7:30pm Sun. Oct. 10, 4pm. The Messiah-Sat. Dec. 4, 7:30 pm Sun. Dec 5, 4pm.
                A Jazz Event - Sat. Feb. 26, 7:30pm Sun. Feb. 27, 4pm - Located at Wisconsin
                Rapids PAC - Featuring double Grammy nominee jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson.
                Season Finale Featuring Michael Keller - Sat. Apr 16, 7:30 pm Sun. Apr, 4pm.
                715/345-2976. www.cwso.org (Portage Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Tomah/Christmas in the Country at This Old Barn: Come experience "This
                Old Barn" in its Christmas Finery. Enjoy Christmas Caroling, Warm Apple Cider,
                Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides and SANTA! At "This Old Barn" Tues-Sat 10am-
                5pm; Sun noon-4pm. 608/374-3330. www.thisoldbarngiftshop.com (Monroe
                Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 5   Wisconsin Rapids/Nutcracker Annual Presentation, The: The 7th Annual
                production of "The Nutcracker" performed by students of Academie de la Danse,
                Inc. Guest artists include dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet Company. 1801
                16th St S. 715/424-5585. www.academiedeladanse.com (Wood Co.)




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Dec 4 - Dec 18   Elkhart Lake/Home for the Holidays: Enjoy special holiday workshops creating
                 seasonal gifts, join in horse-drawn carriage rides, hearthside Christmas caroling
                 and sip hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Ice skating, sledding, cross country
                 skiing available. Osthoff Resort Sat only. 800/876-3399. www.osthoff.com
                 (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 19   Green Bay/Twas the Night Before Christmas: Tour this historic site decked out
                 in a Christmas of the past. Heritage Hill State Historical Park Sat & Sun only, 4-
                 8 pm. 800/721-5250. www.heritagehillgb.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 19   Mount Horeb/Small Town Holidays: Downtown Mount Horeb Weekends
                 during Dec. 888/765-5929. www.trollway.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 31   Arcadia/Arcadia's Avenue of Lights: Holiday lights among the park's Avenue
                 of Memorials. On Dec 4, a live nativity scene highlights the display's opening.
                 Memorial Park 5-10pm daily. 608/323-2319. www.arcadiawi.org (Trempealeau
                 Co.)

Dec 4 - Dec 31   Madison/Olbrich's Holiday Express: Twinkling lights, festive poinsettias, tiny
                 landscapes, and large-scale model trains: all aboard for Olbrich's Holiday
                 Express! Using large-scale model trains Olbrich's horticulture staff will showcase
                 miniature landscapes amidst the colorful poinsettias. Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun
                 10am-5pm. 608/246-4550. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 5 - Dec 3    Shawano/Historic Downtown Shawano's Holiday Stroll: Numerous children's
                 activities, roasted chestnuts, music, parade and merchant sales. Downtown
                 800/235-8528. (Shawano Co.)

Dec 5            Amery/Amery Holiday Stroll: A leisurely stroll down mainstream of Amery as
                 the first day of extended hours for the holidays begins. Sleigh rides, Santa visits,
                 refreshments. Proceeds go to the local food shelves. Keller Ave. in downtown
                 Amery 715/268-8101. (Polk Co.)

Dec 5            Fond du Lac/Victorian Christmas Mansion Tour: Get a glimpse of a Victorian
                 Christmas at this restored Queen Anne Mansion. Trees decorated with German,
                 Italian, and around-the-world hand blown glass ornaments. Cookies and cider
                 provided. The Painted Lady- Ebert Estate 2-5pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com
                 (Fond du Lac Co.)

Dec 5            Fort Atkinson/Holiday Open House: Stroll the historic hallways filled with
                 traditional craft displays, while local performers entertain with holiday music.
                 Children's activities and refreshments, too! Hoard Historical Museum Open
                 9:30am-3:30pm Tue through Sat. 920/563-7769. www.hoardmuseum.org
                 (Jefferson Co.)




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Dec 5            Janesville/Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra Concert: Musical
                 Performance performed by full orchestra. Janesville Performing Arts Center July
                 2nd, 6:30pm; Oct 9, Mar 19 & Apr 16, 7:30pm; Nov 7, 4pm; Dec 5, 1pm.
                 608/363-2554. www.beloit.edu/~bjso/index.htm (Rock Co.)

Dec 5            Milton/Milton Annual Historic Christmas Walk: 2nd annual walking tour of
                 Milton's historic homes seasonally decorated. Refreshments. The Gathering
                 Place 4-8pm. 608/868-6222. miltonareachamber.com (Rock Co.)

Dec 5            Milwaukee/Orphans in the Attic Doll-Toy-Bear Show & Sale: Dealers from
                 several states will be selling antique & collectible dolls, toys bears, original artist
                 dolls and original artist bears, reproductions, limited edition dolls & bears, doll
                 clothes, doll furniture, paper dolls, patterns, books, Barbies@vintage & new,
                 Toner@Dolls, Gene@Dolls, Jan McClean@Dolls, hard plastics, compositions,
                 antique bisque dolls, stands, shoes, wigs, eyes and many other items will be
                 offered for sale from the early 1900's to present day collectibles. Serb Hall
                 10am-3pm. 920/563-0046. www.officialmilwaukee.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 5            New Holstein/New Holstein Country Christmas: Girl Scout chili dinner 3pm,
                 tree lighting 5:15pm, Christmas Parade 5:30pm, free horse-drawn carriage rides
                 in the park with choral music in the pavilion 6-8pm. Refreshments, a bake sale,
                 and a chance for the kids to visit Santa. Downtown 920/898-9095.
                 www.newholstein.org (Calumet Co.)

Dec 5            Wausau/Wisconsin Off Road Series: Mountain bike events in Central
                 Wisconsin. Races for everyone from recreational riders to experts. Call or visit
                 website for dates and times. 715/592-5095. www.wors.org (Marathon Co.)

Dec 5 - Dec 26   Madison/Olbrich's Holiday Concerts: Enjoy festive holiday music with this
                 concert series in Olbrich's Evjue Commons. As a bonus, Olbrich's Holiday
                 Express, a flower and model train show, is open daily. Concerts Sun only at
                 2pm. 608/246-4550. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 6            Boscobel/Christmas Parade: Holiday floats, marching bands, Santa.
                 Downtown Parade starts at 4:30pm. 608/375-2672.
                 www.boscobelwisconsin.com (Grant Co.)

Dec 6 - Dec 7    Burlington/Santa's Chalet: Santa and Mrs. Santa spend time in their Chalet,
                 their home away from home at the North Pole, to visit with children. Parents bring
                 your cameras. Wehmhoff Square. Fri6pm-8pm. Sat and Sun 2pm-4pm.
                 262/763-6044. www.burlingtonareachamber.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 6 - Dec 7    Sauk City/Sauk Prairie Holiday Open House: Enjoy the holiday season with
                 specials in our retail stores, cake walks, bake sales, light displays, and electric
                 light parade Saturday night. 207 Water Dr, Suite D. 800/683-2453.
                 www.saukprairie.com (Sauk Co.)




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Dec 6 - Dec 7    Wausau/Nutcracker: Celebrated annual performance of the holiday classic by
                 the Central Wisconsin School of Ballet. Guest dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet
                 grace the stage along with students of the School. The Grand Theater Call for
                 performance times. 888/239-0421. www.onartsblock.org (Marathon Co.)

Dec 7            Green Bay/Kathy Mattea Christmas: 2420 Nicolet Dr. 7:30p 920/465-2217.
                 www.weidnercenter.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 7            La Crosse/Lorie Line in Concert: America's favorite pianist plays with a holiday
                 flavor. La Crosse Center 608/789-7400. www.lacrossecenter.com (La Crosse
                 Co.)

Dec 7            Stoughton/Stoughton Opera House - Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas
                 Music 7:30pm. 608/877-4400. www.stoughtonoperahouse.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 7 - Dec 12   De Pere/Christmas at the Grand: Celebrate Christmas, as only Frank's Dinner
                 Theater musical performers could do! Music and comedy about this favorite
                 holiday. Usually sold out every year, so order tickets early. Closed Mondays &
                 Thanksgiving Day. SC Grand, Frank's Dinner Theater . 920/330-9901.
                 www.franksdinnertheatre.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 7 - Dec 23   Milwaukee/Latino Arts Las Posadas Quilt Exhibit: Beautiful handcrafted quilts
                 made by the elderly of the UCC Senior Center and their teacher Regina S.V.
                 Gruenke. Quilts available for purchase. Mon-Thur 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-8pm
                 414/384-3100. www.latinoartsinc.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 7 - Mar 6    Madison/Olbrich: Celebration of Nature: Watercolor artwork by members of
                 the Madison Watercolor Society will be displayed in the Evjue Commons. Sun
                 11am-5pm. 608/246-4550. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 8            Appleton/Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: This
                 performance, featuring the world-renowed Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
                 and choral voices, will excite, delight, thrill and inspire music lovers young and
                 old with powerful musical memories that will be treasured for years to come. Fox
                 Cities Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm 920/730-3760. www.foxcitiespac.com
                 (Outagamie Co.)

Dec 8            Green Bay/Cherish the Ladies-Celtic Christmas: 2420 Nicolet Dr. 7:30pm
                 920/465-2217. www.weidnercenter.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 8 - Dec 12   La Crosse/The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket: At twelve years old, Daniel
                 really can fly. His rise to fame and glory speaks to the dreamer in all of us, and
                 to our fear and distrust of the exceptional in our world. Frederick Theatre Dec 8-
                 11 @ 7:30pm. Dec 12 @ 2:00pm 608/785-8522. uwlax.edu (La Crosse Co.)




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Dec 8 - Feb 6    Milwaukee/Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum: Attempts at a Unified
                 Theory: Tapestries by Sheila Held: Admission to the Museum: $5 Adults/$3
                 Seniors and Students. FREE to Members and Children 12 and under 800/554-
                 1448. www.cavtmuseums.org (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 9            Green Bay/Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary - Christmas for the Birds: Feeding
                 birds is fun and can be done by people of all ages. At this program you will have
                 the chance to make a couple of simple feeders to take home to feed the birds in
                 your yard or at the Sanctuary. Pre-registration is required. 6:30 pm 920/391-
                 3671. www.baybeachwildlife.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 9 - Dec 12   Harshaw/Opal's Million Dollar Duck: Pinewood Dinner Theatre Please call for
                 reservations ,evening and matinee times available. 888/674-6396. (Oneida Co.)

Dec 9 - Dec 12   Hurley/Red Light Snowmobile Rally: 24th annual rally. This first snowmobile
                 ride of the season features a parade led by Santa, famous poker run, scavenger
                 hunt, snow dance, live music, entertainment, cash and prizes. Downtown
                 715/561-4334. www.hurleywi.com (Iron Co.)

Dec 10           Oshkosh/A Dallas Brass Christmas: The Dallas Brass have really grown to be
                 a favorite, with a unique blend of traditional brass instruments and a full
                 complement of drums and percussion. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes
                 classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic
                 music and, in this December concert, you can look forward to a holiday program
                 with traditional carols as well. This includes a special Friday afternoon show in
                 addition to the evening show. Again, a favorite for music-lovers of all ages!
                 Children 12 and under are half price when purchased with an adult ticket. 100
                 High Ave. 7:30pm 920/424-2350. www.grandoperahouse.org (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 10           Sheboygan/Maywood's Wishing for Winter: An indoor and outdoor program
                 that features a self-guided evening hike along trails of twinkling lights, with
                 entertaining holiday character encounters. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and hot
                 cocoa around the campfire, festive decorations, storytelling, nature crafts and
                 holiday music. 6-9pm 920/459-3906. www.gomaywood.org (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 10           Whitewater/A Celtic Christmas: Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas
                 recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in
                 Ireland. Neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the
                 laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances. Long before
                 Riverdance, ordinary Irish men and women knocked sparks off the flagstone
                 floors with jigs and reels, as the rafters rang with the firey music of the fiddle, tin
                 whistle, and the mesmerizing uilleann pipes. A Celtic Christmas brings to life just
                 such a night - with some of the most gifted talents of the Celtic arts performing
                 today. 930 W Main St. 7:30 pm 800/395-8687. www.uww.edu/youngauditorium
                 (Walworth Co.)




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Dec 10 - Dec 11   Bayfield/Christmas Dinner Theater: A wonderful tradition in Bayfield. Enjoy the
                  festivities of the holiday season with spirited holiday music, wonderful food and
                  entertainment that will get you in the holiday mood. 800/447-4094.
                  www.bayfield.org (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Bayfield/Holiday Weekend Magic III: Christmas Dinner Theater Fri & Sat.
                  Wassail dinner concerts continue through Dec 18. Bayfield Pavilion 800/447-
                  4094. www.bayfield.org (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   De Pere/Holiday Pops (GBSO & Dudley Birder Chorale): The Chorale of 150
                  adult singers from Northeast Wisconsin perform choral masterworks, sacred and
                  secular contemporary and classical choral compositions. 2420 Nicolet Dr.
                  7:30pm. Holiday concert with the Green Bay Symphony. 888/867-3342.
                  www.weidnercenter.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Eagle/Christmas by Lamplight: Traditions observed by our immigrant
                  ancestors are celebrated again in this after-hours lamplight tour. Old World
                  Wisconsin 6-9pm. Reservations required. 262/594-6305.
                  www.oldworldwisconsin.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Green Bay/Green Bay Symphony Orchestra: All GBSO masterworks concerts
                  are held at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UWGB campus,
                  unless otherwise noted. Subscription packages, student rush tickets. Weidner
                  Center for the Performing Arts All concerts at 7:30pm 920/435-3465.
                  www.gbsymphony.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Green Bay/Holiday Pops: Weidner Center, UW Green Bay 7:30pm. 800/328-
                  8587. www.greenbaysymphony.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Mt Calvary/Live Christmas Nativity Program: Depiction of Christian Christmas
                  story using real animals along with costumed play actors and live music by choir
                  and soloists. Soup, sandwich meal with desserts served, along with Christmas
                  crafts and bakery. Villa Loretto Nursing Home 5:30pm 800/937-9123.
                  www.fdl.com (Fond du Lac Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 11   Portage/Yuletide at the Portage: Two Weekends full of festivities of the season
                  in Historic downtown Portage. The Annual Downtown Historic Living Windows
                  highlights the unique history of Portage through costumes and sets, live actors
                  and entertainers that fill the windows with Yuletide magic. Following the evening
                  of free entertainment and 'treats on the streets' we invite you to participate in the
                  Annual Historic Tour of Homes. Don't miss this trip back in time to an era of
                  grandeur and colorful history complete with guided tours. Explore several private
                  historic homes and the infamous Surgeons Quarters and Indian Agency House
                  both examples of early Wisconsin settlements. Downtown Portage Dec 10:
                  Downtown Historic Living Windows, 6-9pm. Dec 11: Portage Historic Tour of
                  Homes, 10am-5pm. 608/742-5054. mainstreetportage.org (Columbia Co.)




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Dec 10 - Dec 12   Green Bay/Green Bay Botanical Garden - WPS Garden of Lights: A holiday
                  favorite featuring over 150,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other
                  botanical themes. Walk the .8 mile trail or take a horse-drawn wagon ride
                  (subject to availability). Indoor garden railroad also featured. Evenings, 5 pm-9
                  pm. 920/490-9457. www.gbbg.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 12   Green Bay/NEW Zoo - Spectacular Christmas Lights!: Thousands of twinkling
                  holiday lights fill the zoo with a festival glow. 920/434-7841.
                  www.co.brown.wi.us/parks/newzoo (Brown Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 12   Green Lake/Old Fashioned Country Christmas: Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner
                  followed by the Wisconsin Opry's musical Christmas show featuring The
                  Dickinson Family. Pillsbury Hall, Green Lake Conference Center Dinner times
                  are Fri at 6pm, Sat at noon & 6pm, Sun noon. 800/558-8898. www.greenlake-
                  aba.org (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 12   Mayville/Downtown Holiday Heritage Fest: Professional ice sculptures, horse-
                  drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, Christmas Parade with Santa (4:30pm),
                  children's activities, food, museum open, potato torte (special chocolate cake)
                  cafe, cookie walk, and concert (7pm). 10am-3pm. 920/387-1167.
                  www.mainstreetmayville.com/ (Dodge Co.)

Dec 10 - Dec 12   Phillips/Northwoods Players Madrigal Dinner: Dinner, fun and frolic
                  Renaissance style. 6:30 p.m. each evening. Reservations required. Westwood
                  Cocktails & Casual Dining, Phillips Westwood Cocktails & Casual Dining, 6:30
                  pm. Dinner, fun and frolic Renaissance style. Reservations required. Contact:
                  715-339-3908. 800/269-4505. www.angelfire.com/musicals/nwp (Price Co.)

Dec 11            Chippewa Falls/A Walk Through the Park: Hundreds of people go caroling
                  through Christmas Village in Irvine Park. The Christmas Village has over 50,000
                  lights and displays. Irvine Park Caroling at 6:30 pm Park closed to vehicular
                  traffic 6-8 pm 715/723-0051. www.chippewachamber.org (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 11            Green Lake/Holiday House: Holiday House weekends feature Breakfast with
                  Santa, Horse Drawn Rides, Christmas Cookie Workshop, High Tea, Christmas
                  Caroling and our Giant Gingerbread House. Heidel House Resort 800/444-
                  2812. www.heidelhouse.com (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 11            Manitowoc/2nd Annual Christmas Tree Ship Celebration: Celebrate the days
                  when many Wisconsin families bought their Christmas trees from the deck of
                  sailing schooners moored along the waterfront. Give Santa a hearty send-off in a
                  ship loaded with trees. Activities to follow. Wisconsin Maritime Museum 9am-
                  5pm. 866/724-2356. www.wisconsinmaritime.org (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 11            Manitowoc/Holiday in History: Celebrate the Holiday Season with music, food,
                  crafts, activities at beautiful Pinecrest Historical Village. Pinecrest Historical
                  Village 10am-4pm 920/684-4445. www.mchistsoc.org (Manitowoc Co.)




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Dec 11 - Dec 12   Eagle/Pioneer Christmas: Enjoy characters from Christmas past and seasonal
                  traditions from a century ago. Visit house-to-house and enjoy ethnic Christmas
                  festivities. Dress for the weather. Old World Wisconsin noon-4pm 262/594-
                  6300. www.oldworldwisconsin.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 12   Eagle/Swiss Christmas Celebration: Take an afternoon stroll through the Old
                  World Wisconsin Village. Then ring in the holidays with a sumputous Swiss
                  dinner, music and entertainment. Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin
                  2:30-7pm 262/594-2922. www.friendsoww.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 12   Lake Geneva/Best Western Holiday Bazaar: Lighthouse Ballroom in Best
                  Western 10am-5pm 262/248-9181. www.bestwestern.com/harborshores
                  (Walworth Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 12   Madison/The Nutcracker: Madison Ballet Presents The Nutcracker,
                  choreography by W. Earle Smith, for the first time ever in the new Overture Hall,
                  with all new sets, costumes and choreography. Madison Civic Center Show
                  times: 12/11 2pm & 7:30pm. 12/12, 2 pm. 12/17 and 12/18 7:30pm. 12/19 2pm
                  608/258-4141. www.madisonballet.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 12   Sheboygan/Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra: The Sheboygan Symphony
                  Orchestra performs. Stefanie H Weill Center 7:30pm 920/452-1985.
                  www.weillcenter.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 12   Sturtevant/Elves On The Shelves: A charming children's musical story; Santa's
                  elves help children be kind and good as they get ready for Christmas. Should put
                  you in the holiday spirit. Apple Holler Red Barn Theater Sat & Sun shows only
                  at 10am, noon & 1:30pm. 262/886-8500. www.appleholler.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 13   Milwaukee/Artists' Wreaths: Creative wreaths made with and out of unusual
                  materials by area artists. Gallery 218 Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-
                  5pm 414/270-1043. www.gallery218.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 11 - Dec 13   Stoughton/Madrigal Dinner: Food, dancing, music, and more. 600 Lincoln St.
                  608/873-7912. (Dane Co.)

Dec 11 - Feb 27   Madison/David Klamen: Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors: Chicago-
                  based artist David Klamen fuses op-art effects with art historical images to create
                  high impact and engaging artworks. Looking like obsessive crosses between bar
                  codes, puzzles, and old master paintings, these works plead to be interpreted
                  through a dizzying kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. Elvehjem Museum of Art
                  608/263-2246. www.lvm.wisc.edu (Dane Co.)

Dec 11 - Mar 6    Madison/Olbrich Gardens: Gallery Sundays: The Olbrich Botanical Society
                  hosts free art exhibitions in the Evjue Commons throughout the year. 11am-
                  5pm. 608/246-4718. www.olbrich.org (Dane Co.)




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Dec 12            Eau Claire/O'Neill Brothers Holiday Piano Concert: Don't miss Tim and Ryan
                  O'Neill on two grand pianos with their guest musicians for an incredible night of
                  holiday entertainment! State Theater 3pm. 952/891-5821.
                  www.pianobrothers.com (Eau Claire Co.)

Dec 12            Fond du Lac/Victorian Christmas Mansion Tour: Get a glimpse of a Victorian
                  Christmas at this restored Queen Anne Mansion. Trees decorated with German,
                  Italian, and around-the-world hand blown glass ornaments. Cookies and cider
                  provided. The Painted Lady- Ebert Estate 2-5pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com
                  (Fond du Lac Co.)

Dec 12            Manitowish Waters/Christmas for the Town: Join family & friends at the
                  Manitowish Waters Community Center for lunch, baked goodies, kids' raffle and
                  special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Manitowish Waters Community Center
                  11am-1pm 715/543-8488. (Vilas Co.)

Dec 12            Waukesha/Milwaukee Miniature Motors & Toy Show: Collectible, antique to
                  new model automobiles, toys. Buy, sell, trade. Waukesha County Expo Center
                  10am-2pm. 262/646-4114. www.visitwaukesha.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 12            West Allis/Speed Skating: Holiday Classic: Pettit National Ice Center
                  414/266-0100. www.thepettit.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 12 - Dec 14   Burlington/Santa's Chalet: Santa and Mrs. Santa spend time in their Chalet,
                  their home away from home at the North Pole, to visit with children. Parents bring
                  your cameras. Wehmhoff Square. Fri6pm-8pm. Sat and Sun 2pm-4pm.
                  262/763-6044. www.burlingtonareachamber.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 12 - Jan 22   Manitowoc/Get Real: This selection includes a variety of printmaking media:
                  lithography, screen-printing, etching, digital inkjet printing and woven silk
                  tapestry. Photorealism developed in the US in the late 1960's and early 1970's as
                  a response to issues raised by modernism and especially Pop Art. Thirty years
                  later the subjects seem tame and perhaps even nostalgic, but the images
                  continue to intrigue with their revealing look at some of the more mundane
                  aspects of popular culture and the world around us. Rahr West Art Museum
                  920/683-4501. www.rahrwestartmuseum.org (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 13            Madison/A Scottish Christmas with Bonnie Rideout: A Scottish Christmas
                  features some of the most legendary Celtic musicians from both North America
                  and Scotland, blending the sounds of the fiddle, bagpipes, uilleann pipes, border
                  pipes, Celtic harp, Celtic frame drum, guitar and voice. Overture Center for the
                  Arts 7:30 pm 608/258-4141. www.overturecenter.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 13            Oshkosh/Christmas in the Air: EAA's annual holiday open house with free
                  museum admission, musical entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa.
                  EAA AirVenture Museum Starts at 2:30pm; ends at 8pm. 920/426-6869.
                  www.eaa.org (Winnebago Co.)




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Dec 13            Sheboygan/O'Neill Brothers Holiday Piano Concert: Don't miss Tim and Ryan
                  O'Neill on two grand pianos with their guest musicians for an incredible night of
                  holiday entertainment! Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts. 7:30pm.
                  888/966-3455. www.pianobrothers.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 14            Madison/Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel: The Passion and
                  Poetry of Chopin. Keyboard Conversations are concerts with lively commentary.
                  Each work on the program is performed in its entirety, preceded by a brief
                  discussion about the music and composer. The concert concludes with a
                  question and answer session, offering the audience an opportunity to participate.
                  Mills Hall 7:30pm. 608/262-2202. www.union.wisc.edu/theater (Dane Co.)

Dec 14            Madison/Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s A Creole Christmas: Ring in the
                  holidays with the band the San Francisco Enquirer hails as “the best jazz band in
                  the land.” Direct from New Orleans, the band offers a festive celebration featuring
                  New Orleans jazz, holiday tunes, and spirituals. Overture Center for the Arts
                  7:30 pm 608/258-4141. www.overturecenter.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 14 - Dec 16   Stoughton/Stoughton HS Madrigal Dinner: Stoughton High School Madrigal
                  Singers, the Singers of St. Cecilia and other musical groups provide an evening
                  of entertainment during a multi-course dinner in a medieval atmosphere.
                  608/877-5600. www.stoughton.k12.wi.us.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 14 - Dec 19   Appleton/Evita: Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva
                  Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Peron. Eva Peron, blessed with
                  charisma, captivated a nation by championing the working class. The exuberant
                  Latin, pop and jazz influences create a gripping theatrical experience as told
                  through a compelling score by Andrew Lloyd Webber Fox Cities Performing Arts
                  Center 920/730-3760. www.foxcitiespac.com (Outagamie Co.)

Dec 14 - Dec 19   De Pere/Christmas at the Grand: Celebrate Christmas, as only Frank's Dinner
                  Theater musical performers could do! Music and comedy about this favorite
                  holiday. Usually sold out every year, so order tickets early. Closed Mondays &
                  Thanksgiving Day. SC Grand, Frank's Dinner Theater 920/330-9901.
                  www.franksdinnertheatre.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 15 - Dec 22   New Richmond/Rock the Halls with Buddy & Holly II: Happy Holidays from all
                  of us here at the Old Gem! Disaster struck last year when Dick Clark was
                  expected in the audience and Holly got laryngitis. Maybe this year they'll get it
                  right! Singing sweethearts tussle and spar in this hilarious musical parody of a
                  1950's Rock 'n Roll Revue! Old Gem Theater Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun & Wed 2pm.
                  800/886-8035. www.oldgemtheater.com (St. Croix Co.)




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Dec 16            Whitewater/Creole Christmas: Clap your hands and kick up your feet - the
                  music's gonna be as hot as Creole cookin' tonight! The Preservation Hall Jazz
                  Band comes direct from New Orleans to deck the halls with their Creole
                  Christmas musical celebration. Their assorted repertoire of New Orleans jazz,
                  holiday tunes, and southern spirituals create a festive show. Each night seven
                  musicians make traditional New Orleans jazz come alive and they're bringing it
                  here as a Christmas present to you! Irvin L Young Auditorium 7:30pm 800/395-
                  8687. www.uww.edu/youngauditorium (Walworth Co.)

Dec 16 - Dec 18   Harshaw/Opal's Million Dollar Duck: Pinewood Dinner Theatre Please call for
                  reservations for there are evening and matinee times available. 888/674-6396.
                  (Oneida Co.)

Dec 16 - Dec 19   Kenosha/Ye Olde Englishe Christmasse Feaste: Step back in time and enjoy
                  exciting sights, beautiful sounds and tantalizing aroma of a nine course
                  Renaissance Christmas Festival Banquet. Tremper High School Thurs.-Sat.
                  7pm, Sun. 3pm 262/652-6948. (Kenosha Co.)

Dec 17            Menomonie/Master Singers, The: The Master Singers choral musicians will
                  present a glorious Christmas performance with selections from their CDs "A
                  Christmas Gift" and "Lessons and Carols; a Holiday Gift." Mabel Tainter Theater
                  8pm. 715/235-0001 x13. www.mabeltainter.com (Dunn Co.)

Dec 17 - Dec 19   Green Bay/Green Bay Botanical Garden - WPS Garden of Lights: A holiday
                  favorite featuring over 150,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other
                  botanical themes. Walk the .8 mile trail or take a horse-drawn wagon ride
                  (subject to availability). Indoor garden railroad also featured. Evenings, 5 pm-9
                  pm. 920/490-9457. www.gbbg.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 17 - Dec 19   Madison/The Nutcracker: Madison Ballet Presents The Nutcracker,
                  choreography by W. Earle Smith, for the first time ever in the new Overture Hall,
                  with all new sets, costumes and choreography. Madison Civic Center Show
                  times: 12/11 2pm & 7:30pm. 12/12, 2 pm. 12/17 and 12/18 7:30pm. 12/19 2pm
                  608/258-4141. www.madisonballet.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 17 - Dec 23   Madison/A Christmas Carol: Travel through time with Scrooge and learn just
                  how much the actions of one person can affect the lives of others. Experience
                  the holiday spirit in true Dickens style with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a trio of
                  eye-opening ghosts. UW Union Theatre 608/258-4141.
                  www.madisonfamilytheatre.org (Dane Co.)

Dec 18            Brookfield/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops: Young and old will
                  share the spirit of the season as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs
                  an extended version of their popular holiday concert. Sharon Lynne Wilson
                  Center for the Arts 8pm. 262/781-9520. www.brookfieldcvb.com (Waukesha
                  Co.)




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Dec 18            Green Lake/Holiday House: Holiday House weekends feature Breakfast with
                  Santa, Horse Drawn Rides, Christmas Cookie Workshop, High Tea, Christmas
                  Caroling and our Giant Gingerbread House. Heidel House Resort 800/444-
                  2812. www.heidelhouse.com (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 18            Jefferson/Dutton Family's Christmas Special: The DUTTON FAMILY returns
                  by popular demand. Enjoy your favorite Christmas carols and more with this
                  talented family of singers and dancers. Each member plays a variety of
                  instruments, from the fiddle and banjo, to the mandolin, harmonica and guitar.
                  Sponsored by Fort Community Credit Union; VBS, the Burish Group; Humphrey
                  Floral & Gift; Del Chmielewski CPA and Advisors; and Zignego Ready Mix.
                  www.theduttons.com 700 W Milwaukee St. 7:30pm 920/674-2179.
                  www.councilfortheperformingarts.org/ (Jefferson Co.)

Dec 18            Manitowoc/Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra: Manitowoc Symphony
                  Orchestra. 2004-05 Season. "Handel's Messiah" Part One First Presbyterian
                  Church. Capitol Civic Centre Concerts begin at 8 pm at the Capitol Civic Centre
                  except Sat, Dec 18, Handel's Messiah that takes place at the First Presbyterian
                  Church 502 N 8th St. 920/793-2027. www.cccshows.org (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 18            Two Rivers/Bluegrass - Pine Mountain Railroad: Pine Mountain Railroad
                  Bluegrass band from Tennessee appearing at Two Rivers High School
                  Auditorium 4519 Lincoln Avenue. 7:30pm 920/793-7258. (Manitowoc Co.)

Dec 18 - Dec 19   Green Bay/Victorian Christmas: Visit this historic ten-room mansion decked
                  out for the holidays - festooned with flowers, fruit, garland and greenery. Also
                  see an interesting selection of 19th and 20th century children's toys. Hazelwood
                  Historic House Museum 1-4pm. 920/437-1840. www.browncohistoricalsoc.org
                  (Brown Co.)

Dec 18 - Dec 19   Sturtevant/Elves On The Shelves: A charming children's musical story; Santa's
                  elves help children be kind and good as they get ready for Christmas. Should put
                  you in the holiday spirit. Apple Holler Red Barn Theater Sat & Sun shows only
                  at 10am, noon & 1:30pm. 262/886-8500. www.appleholler.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 18 - Dec 22   West Allis/US Speed Skating Long Track Championships: Pettit National Ice
                  Center 414/266-0100. www.thepettit.com (Milwaukee Co.)

Dec 19            Eagle/Breakfast with Father Christmas: Visit with Father Christmas (circa
                  1800s) over breakfast. Face painting, balloons and old-fashioned goodies for all
                  children. Photos available. Old World Wisconsin 9am-noon. Reservations
                  required. 262/594-6320. www.oldworldwisconsin.org (Waukesha Co.)

Dec 19            Fond du Lac/Victorian Christmas Mansion Tour: Get a glimpse of a Victorian
                  Christmas at this restored Queen Anne Mansion. Trees decorated with German,
                  Italian, and around-the-world hand blown glass ornaments. Cookies and cider
                  provided. The Painted Lady- Ebert Estate 2-5pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com
                  (Fond du Lac Co.)



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Dec 19 - Dec 21   Burlington/Santa's Chalet: Santa and Mrs. Santa spend time in their Chalet,
                  their home away from home at the North Pole, to visit with children. Parents bring
                  your cameras. Wehmhoff Square. Fri6pm-8pm. Sat and Sun 2pm-4pm.
                  262/763-6044. www.burlingtonareachamber.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 19 - Jan 30   Milwaukee/Charles Allis Art Museum: Wisconsin Masters Series: Todd
                  Boppel: Wed-Sun: 1-5pm. 414/271-3656. www.cavtmuseums.org (Milwaukee
                  Co.)

Dec 21 - Dec 23   De Pere/Christmas at the Grand: Celebrate Christmas, as only Frank's Dinner
                  Theater musical performers could do! Music and comedy about this favorite
                  holiday. Usually sold out every year, so order tickets early. Closed Mondays &
                  Thanksgiving Day. SC Grand, Frank's Dinner Theater 920/330-9901.
                  www.franksdinnertheatre.com (Brown Co.)

Dec 23            Green Bay/Green Bay Botanical Garden - WPS Garden of Lights: A holiday
                  favorite featuring over 150,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other
                  botanical themes. Walk the .8 mile trail or take a horse-drawn wagon ride
                  (subject to availability). Indoor garden railroad also featured. Evenings, 5 pm-9
                  pm. 920/490-9457. www.gbbg.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 24            Bayfield/Festival of Carols for Christmas Eve: Christ Episcopal Church 2pm
                  715/779-3401. (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 26            Green Bay/Green Bay Botanical Garden - WPS Garden of Lights: A holiday
                  favorite featuring over 150,000 lights crafted in flowers, butterflies, and other
                  botanical themes. Walk the .8 mile trail or take a horse-drawn wagon ride
                  (subject to availability). Indoor garden railroad also featured. Evenings, 5 pm-9
                  pm. 920/490-9457. www.gbbg.org (Brown Co.)

Dec 26 - Dec 29   Green Bay/Victorian Christmas: Visit this historic ten-room mansion decked
                  out for the holidays - festooned with flowers, fruit, garland and greenery. Also
                  see an interesting selection of 19th and 20th century children's toys. Hazelwood
                  Historic House Museum 1-4pm. 920/437-1840. www.browncohistoricalsoc.org
                  (Brown Co.)

Dec 26 - Dec 30   Oshkosh/Kids' Days: Annual family event at the museum, with special activities
                  and presentations, along with discounted admission prices for young people.
                  EAA AirVenture Museum 920/426-4800. www.eaa.org (Winnebago Co.)

Dec 27 - Dec 28   Princeton/Brenner's Christmas: Thousands of ornaments, lights, santas, and
                  other Christmas antiques on display in period settings. 10am-5pm. 920/295-
                  3009. www.christmasinprinceton.com (Green Lake Co.)

Dec 28 - Dec 30   Kenosha/Kenosha Public Museum Frost Fest: Special seasonal activities and
                  crafts. Free family activity. Advance registration is not required. Museum
                  galleries will be open all day. 1pm-3:30pm 262/653-4140. (Kenosha Co.)



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Dec 29            Fond du Lac/Octagon House Holiday Candlelight Dinner and Tour: Three-
                  course candlelight dinner followed by a tour of this historic house featured on the
                  History Channel's 'Secret Passageways'. 6pm 800/937-9123. www.fdl.com
                  (Fond du Lac Co.)

Dec 29            Merrill/Council Grounds State Park Candlelight Walks: Walk a route lit with
                  400 candles. Walks begin at dusk. 715/536-8773. www.merrillchamber.com
                  (Lincoln Co.)

Dec 29 - Dec 30   La Crosse/Bi-State Wrestling: One of the most competitive wrestling
                  tournaments in Wisconsin. More than fifty schools compete in this Holiday
                  tournament. La Crosse Center 608/789-7400. (La Crosse Co.)

Dec 29 - Dec 31   Harshaw/Opal's Million Dollar Duck: Pinewood Dinner Theatre Please call for
                  reservations for there are evening and matinee times available. 888/674-6396.
                  (Oneida Co.)

Dec 31            Bayfield/Gala New Year's Concert: Annual New Year's Concert Christ
                  Episcopal Church 10:45pm 715/779-3401. (Bayfield Co.)

Dec 31            Burlington/Burlington Liars Club: December 31 Burlington Liars Club World
                  renown club chooses the Championship Lie for 2002. Watch the media for
                  winning announcement. To submit your tall tale, send $1.00 with your entry to
                  Burlington Liars Club, John Soeth, 179 Beth Court, Burlington, WI 53105. 112 E
                  Chestnut St . 262/763-6044. www.burlingtonareachamber.com (Racine Co.)

Dec 31            Chippewa Falls/Heyde Center Arts/New Year's Eve Party: Celebrate the New
                  Year at the Heyde Center for the Arts at parties throughout the afternoon and
                  evening. The final party features a live band, dancing, art show, silent auction.
                  Events for the whole family. 3 High Dr. 715/726-9000. www.cvca.net
                  (Chippewa Co.)

Dec 31            Egg Harbor/New Year's Eve Candlelight Ride: Fun filled, two hour ride
                  throughout the woods of Door County. After the ride, enjoy a cup of hot cider or
                  some wine and champagne around the fireplace. Ride leaves at 4pm.
                  Reservations required. Kurtz Corral. 920/743-6742. www.kurtzcorral.com
                  (Door Co.)

Dec 31            Elkhart Lake/New Year's Eve Gala: 101 Osthoff Ave. 800/876-3399.
                  www.osthoff.com (Sheboygan Co.)

Dec 31            Hayward/New Year's Eve Celebration: Live music, drawings, free hors d'
                  oeuvres, free champagne at midnight. Tickets on sale in Casino gift shop. LCO
                  Convention Center 7pm-1am 800/526-2274. www.lcocasino.com (Sawyer Co.)




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Dec 31           Kenosha/Dairyland's New Year's Eve Extravaganza: Ring in the New Year
                 with some fast pace excitement. Dairyland features a live doubleheader of
                 greyhound racing. During the evening races, the Clubhouse dining room features
                 Dairyland’s ever-popular New Year’s Eve Buffet. The evening race features a
                 mandatory payout of Dairyland’s Twin Trifecta and Tri-Super Jackpots. Stay for
                 Dairyland’s "After The Races Party" and ring in the New Year with the Rock ‘n
                 Roll sounds of The Class of ‘62/Surfboys. 1 and 7:15pm post-times 800/233-
                 3357. www.dairylandgreyhoundpark.com (Kenosha Co.)

Dec 31           La Crosse/Fireworks at the Bluff: Midnight fireworks on Grandad Bluff light up
                 the Mississippi Valley. Folks watch from the bluff, downtown, while ice fishing on
                 the river, cross-country skiing or sledding. Early show for kids at 6pm. Grandad
                 Bluff 608/782-2366. www.explorelacrosse.com (La Crosse Co.)

Dec 31           La Crosse/Skyrockers New Year's Eve Fireworks: Fireworks display Grandad
                 Bluff. 6pm and mid 800/658-9424. (La Crosse Co.)

Dec 31           Madison/US Bank Eve 2004: U.S. Bank Eve is Madison's time-honored
                 community celebration of the New Year. Don't miss this family-oriented, alcohol-
                 free event that's filled with fun activities for all ages. With performances by Rick
                 Wilcox, Ken Lonnquist, T.R. Loon, Od Tapo Imi and Goongoo Peas, the party
                 promises music, magic, and big, bouncy things for the kids to burn off their
                 energy. Make-your-own party hats, New Year's Eve masks and space alien
                 cookies add up to loads of hands-on fun for the entire family. Held around
                 Madison at: U.S. Bank Plaza, Monona Terrace®, Olbrich Gardens, Madison
                 Children's Museum, the Wisconsin Historical Museum and UW Space Place.
                 Various Locations. 800/449-9eve. www.visitmadison.com (Dane Co.)

Dec 31           Pleasant Prairie/New Year's Eve Family Celebration: Everyone is welcome to
                 celebrate New Year's Eve Family Style at the RecPlex. Enjoy food, fun and
                 family activities. The public is welcome to attend. LakeView RecPlex 7pm-
                 11:30pm. 262/947-0437. www.kenoshacvb.com (Kenosha Co.)

Dec 31 - Jan 1   Milwaukee/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: New Year's with Big Bad
                 Voodoo Daddy: Uihlein Hall swings like never before when the jazziest cats in
                 the land, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, ring in 2005 with the MSO. This eclectic mix
                 serves up plenty of musical attitude with genre-bending, cross-generational hits.
                 Uihlein Hall. 800/291-7605. www.milwaukeesymphony.org (Milwaukee Co.)




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