Events December 2011
December 3, 2011- Sugar Plum Saturday. A special day just for families! Many shops will host a special kids shopping day with kid-friendly prices. Downtown Baraboo.
December 03, 2011- Christmas Parade of Lights, 6:00 PM. 2011 Theme – “Winter Sleigh Ride”, Grayside Ave, Division St, and State St, Downtown Mauston. 608-847-4142 (Sponsored by the Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce)
December 3 & 4, 2011- Winter Sleigh Ride, Sat- 1:00 PM, Sun- 8:00 PM, Juneau County Historical Society Presents It’s Annual Christmas Open House. Refreshments, Raffle, Donations Accepted. Boorman House, Juneau County Historical Society, 211 North Union Street, Mauston, WI 608-847-3294
December 4, 2011- Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train of Lights at Amtrak Depot, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. A family fun event highlighting a visit and stop by the CP Railways 14 car & locomotive Holiday Train. Train arrives at 2:45 p.m. Entertainment, Santa Claus, food & holiday beverages. Happy Acre Sleigh Rides from 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Raffle for great prizes including Packer tickets. Show including Santa from the train. All local donations and proceeds benefit the CWCAC Food Pantry. No Charge. Donations Welcome. Amtrak Depot, 200 LaCrosse St, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 254-8321, Ext. 102 www.dellsholidaytrain.com
December 4 – 18, 2011 Humane For The Holidays – Swiss Maid Fudge. Fundraiser for the Columbia County Humane Society. Customers bring in a money donation or item donation and receive a free box of fudge. Swiss Maid Fudge, 743 Superior Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 254-8529
December 6, 2011- St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Book Fair. 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM. www.stclare.com
December 9, 2011- MADISON BRASS BAND-Free Holiday Concert. Presented by Concerts on the Square and ART Friends – Part of the Lively Arts Series. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI www.alringling.com
December 9, 2011- Fish Fry at St Joseph Church. 5:00-7:00pm, All You Can Eat Cod Fish Fry; senior pricing, kids menu, and carry outs available. Also, delivery to homebound by calling parish office day of event. St. Joseph School Gym. St. Joseph Parish Office 608-356-4773 ($11 All You Can Eat; $10 carry outs; $9 Seniors; $5 kids) www.stjosephbaraboo.org
December 9- 10, 2011 Very Merry Holiday Fair, Fri 5-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm, “Artisans, Authors and Purveyors of good things to eat.” A fresh idea for holiday shopping. Local potters, bakers, jewelers, glass artists and so much more. Area artisans in a historic festive setting! One-of-a-kind, made-in-Wisconsin gifts. Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St, Baraboo. 608-356-9048 www.theverymerryholidayfair.com
December 9 – 10, 2011 Victorian Weekend in Downtown Baraboo. Sauk County Historical Society Holiday Open House, Very Merry Holiday Fair, Carolers in the streets of Downtown Baraboo, and shopping!
December 10, 2011 Cookie Walk, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Downtown Baraboo. Saturday, Cookie Boxes $10 each. A limited number of boxes available for pre-purchase at The Frameworks or Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Boxes available on Dec 10 in the lobby of the East Main Street Plaza (117 E Main Street).
December 10, 2011- Jerrod Niemann at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 8:00 PM, ($25.95, $29.95 & $35.95) 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999
December 11, 2011- CAL Center Presents Midwest Vocal Express, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1100 S. Albert, Reedsburg. (Adults $14, Students (K-12) $10)
December 12, 2011- St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary Festival of Love & Light, 5:30 -6:30 PM, St. Clare Hospital, Lower level Ringling Room and treelighting in the St. Clare Hospital Healing Garden. www.stclare.com
December 14, 2011- Living Windows, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Bring your family and stroll the historic streets of beautiful downtown Reedsburg, while visions of the past come to life in the windows. Carolers, warming stations, hot drinks and treats
December 14, 2011- Event at St Joseph Church, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols: A combination of seven titles for the coming Messiah from the Hebrew Scriptures and music for each. This opportunity is a prayerful preparation for Christmas. 304 East St, Baraboo, St. Joseph Parish 608-356-4773. www.stjosephbaraboo.org
December 17, 2011- Oak Ridge Boys at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, Show Times: 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Admission Fee: $25.95 & $35.95. 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999
December 17, 2011- Snocross Racing – “Ark”tic Freeze at Noah’s Ark Waterpark, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Snocross racing at its best! Watch snocross racers from across the state compete in high-flying, corner-rubbing fun! New racers are always welcome to join in – ages 4 – 50+! It’s sure to be an exciting family-friendly event that displays a great passion for the sport of snowmobiling! Noah’s Ark Waterpark, 1410 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 963-3404. www.gnssracing.com
December 18, 2011- A Sinatra Christmas with Steve Lippia-(Part of the Lively Art Series), Matinee at 4:00pm. Steve Lippia is quite simply the foremost showman in the Frank Sinatra tradition performing today. He has sold out performances from casinos to symphony orchestras. Steve’s youthful energetic talent and powerful shows create a perfect blend of “classic” with ‘today.” His shows introduce a new generation to this timeless music, while appealing to long-time listeners. This show is a wonderful blend of holiday cheer and fond memories. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 608-356-8864 www.alringling.com
December 26 – 28, 2011 ABR Invitational Holiday Camp at The Wisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort. Monday: 3 pm – 10 pm, Tuesday: 8 am – 10 pm, Wednesday: 8 am – 1pm. 3-day 9U-18U baseball instructional and evaluation camp. 9 hours of instruction/evaluation, Instructors will be college coaches, former professionals and respected baseball personnel. Players will also compete in four simulated games. Players will have access to all hotel amenities. Discounted rates will be available for parents and families. (Day Camper $250; Overnight Camper $350.) Wisconsin Dells Center, 2100 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI (708) 675-1500, Ext 109. www.amateurbaseballreport.com