Holiday highlights

December, 2017

Shops of Grand Avenue

Through Dec. 30

Shops of Grand Avenue hosts the Warming House for the Jingle Bus in the Center Court Nov. 17-Dec. 30.

  On the first floor starting Nov. 16, Maestro Leonard Bearstein and his animatronic orchestra of bears perform every hour, on the hour.

  And on Nov. 18, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade officially ends in front of The Shops of Grand Avenue. 275 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 224-0384 grandavenueshops.com

 

The Mitchell Park Domes

Through Jan. 7

   As the weather turns colder, this is the place to visit the "rainforest," "desert" and "flower show."

   In the show dome, the Flower Power display continues through Nov. 5, then Nov. 6-17 that dome is closed until the Saturday, Nov. 18, opening of the Naughty or Nice holiday floral show. The holiday show runs through Jan. 7.

   From Nov. 4 through April 14, 9am-1pm enjoy the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market in the Greenhouse Annex at the Domes, where local vendors sell fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products.

524 S Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5611

The Country Christmas

Through Dec. 31

Each year, the Country Springs Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. Admission to Wisconsin’s largest drive-through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. $15/carload Sun.-Thurs; $20/carload Fri.-Sat. & holidays, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd, Pewaukee

 

Festive Friday Eves

Through Dec. 22

An exciting series of free, family-oriented evening events held at Cedar Creek Settlement on six Fridays, leading up to the holidays. Dec. 8 Santa's Workshop. Visit with Santa Claus in his winter wonderland. Live music featuring "Songs of the Season" by David HB Drake. Children's holiday ornament craft and cookie decorating. Wine tasting. Complimentary cider and cookies. Free. Dec. 15 - A Taste of Christmas. A night for grown-ups to leisurely shop in a festive atmosphere. Complimentary munchies and wine tasting. Live holiday music. Cedarburg High School carolers. Dec 22 - Countdown to Christmas. Enjoy the Christmas spirit while you shop. Live music, wine sampling, carriage rides.

Cedar Creek Settlement, Cedarburg

 

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