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FEATURED EVENTS

Winter Wonders Holiday Light Show 2020

Gather your family and friends to celebrate the wonders of the season with light! This spectacular drive-through holiday lights display is back for its second year! The show has been re-imagined by theatrical lighting designer “Laser Bob” Mullins and his talented team. Enjoy a variety of dramatic lighting techniques and new displays throughout the forests and fields of the Boerner Arboretum and Whitnall Park. Best part? It is COVID-19 safe - you can enjoy it all from the comfort and safety of your own car!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Line opens at 4:30 p.m., Last entry at 9:30 p.m.
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Location:

Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park - Franklin, WI
Enter at Whitnall Park Golf Course, 6751 S. 92nd Street
Franklin, WI, 53132
United States

Phone:

866-888-2555

Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

A (virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds at Artpark

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise. Add a new twist to your holiday tradition—gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
8 pm
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ONLINE ONLY

Order A (video) Visit With Santa!

One of the most enchanting moments as a child is a visit with Santa Claus. 2020 may look different this year, but Christmas isn’t cancelled. A personalized video from Santa is the perfect way to have your kids experience the magic of Christmas from the comfort and safety of your home. For a $15 donation, Santa will send a personalized message to your family. Simply go to our website, fill out the form and the Elmwood Village Santa will send you a video by December 21st from Santa@ElmwoodVillage.Org. All proceeds go to the Elmwood Village Association. Thank you for your continued support!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
all day
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Milwaukee Makers Market at Discovery World

Join us for the return of the Milwaukee Makers Market. Meet Milwaukee jewelry makers, artists, designers, and other skilled artisans. Shop one-of-a-kind, locally-made products including ceramics, women’s clothing, leather goods, candles, and more. The market will be held in The Pavilion at Discovery World. All tables will be socially distant and face coverings must be worn to attend. Explore the market, have fun, meet amazing artists and artisans, shop, and support independent maker spirit in Milwaukee.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
10 AM – 4 PM
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Location:

500 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
United States

Phone:

414.765.9966

Texas Virtual Christkindl Market

While we will not have a physical location this year, please enjoy our website and follow us on our social media channels from November 27th through December 23rd, where everyone is invited to experience the German tradition of our Texas Christkindl Market! You’ll discover holiday cheer, decorations, recipes, and one-­of-­a-­kind finds and gifts from your favorite vendors through our vendor listings. You’ll see how to create German holiday treats with authentic recipes and video demonstrations. Live performances from local choirs and dancers will be broadcast through our social media channels, and children (and adults alike) will get surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. While it is not the way we intended to have the market this year, we hope it still brings you a bit of holiday cheer! See you online and Frohe Weihnachten!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
Please see website for details
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
12/12/2020
12/19/2020
See website for details.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Kapco’s Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland

Experience holiday joy and excitement from the comfort of your car at Kapco’s Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland, Wisconsin’s new, ultimate, drive-thru holiday destination in Grafton. This family-friendly event is more than a light show, it is bringing communities together to collect toys for children in need and spread holiday cheer with one-of-a-kind attractions.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
See website for details.
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Organization:

Kids 2 Kids Toy Drive

Location:

Corner of Cheyenne Avenue and Hwy 60
Grafton, WI, .
United States

Phone:

262-377-6500

New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights 2020

Relax in the safety & comfort of your own vehicle as you wind your way through our campground's winter wonderland, book your seat in Santa's sleigh or take a ride in our NEW Golf Cart Holiday Train for a unique experience. Enjoy Christmas in the country with lights on all sides that are high above in the trees and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays featuring elves, reindeer, forest friends, beloved children's characters, Santa himself and more, you'll feel like you've stepped into one of your favorite Christmas movies.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
See website for details.
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Location:

Jellystone Park™ Campground & Resort, 8425 HWY 38
Caledonia, WI, 53108
United States

Phone:

262.835.2565

Register To Zoom With Santa! (Meetings on Nov 28 and Dec 19)

Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, the changing zones and subsequent restrictions, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has needed to redirect our Santa event this year. In an effort to maintain some sort of normality and connect with our local community the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is happy to announce that after speaking with Santa and his head I.T. Elf, Santa has agreed to a special ZOOM meeting with Santa! Santa's head I.T. Elf will be on the call to help facilitate (Santa isn't too good with ZOOM yet, I mean... he still makes lists he has to check twice.) Santa will read a story, join in a sing-a-long, play Christmas games, and hear all about your Christmas wishes!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
10 am - 3:30 pm with 1 hour timed appointments
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Santa Hustle 2020 VIRTUAL

Santa Claus is an incredible man but unfortunately, he can’t be everywhere at once. However, he does want you to be a part of the jolliest race series of the year! So why not run virtually? A virtual Santa Hustle® run can be 3.1, 6.2, 13.1, or 26.2 miles, your choice of location, any duration of time, during the designated dates of December 1 through December 31. Run by yourself or with a group, just get out and have a fun time!
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
All day.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
Buy online anytime!
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

A Christmas Carol (Virtual) at Shea's

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Your ticket purchase helps sustain Shea’s while our stages are dark! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”
Dates: 
11/28/2020
Available to stream for 24 hours from Nov 28 - Jan 3
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
8:00AM
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Candy Cane Lane 2020

Candy Cane Lane is festively decorated houses and trees wrapped like candy canes. Over the years, Candy Cane Lane has raised over 2.2 million dollars for the MACC Fund!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
See website for details.
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Location:

Candy Cane Lane - West Allis, Wisconsin
- 96th Street to 92nd Street - Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue
West Allis, WI, .
United States

Phone:

414-955-5830

Visit the Hispanic Society Museum & Library VIRTUALLY - Dec 1 at 6pm Eastern from Danbury Library

Take a live, virtual, and interactive journey through history with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library! Explore the museum’s collections of objects, indigenous art, and maps as we travel through the Ages of Discovery and Exploration from the 1500s all the way through today. Then create your own masterpiece! All you need is paper and a pencil! Free! For all ages. Registration required to receive a zoom invitation. Please note, this is a LIVE event presented on Zoom. Details will be sent to the email provided during registration.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
6pm EDT / 5pm CDT / 4pm MDT / 3pm PDT / 2pm AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY