Dec 4 – Dec 5, Dec 11 – 12, and Dec 18 – 19 10 AM – 4 PM
About the Event:
Stroll through the site's Crossroads Village, decked in holiday greenery and full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Explore how a rich mosaic of ethnic traditions continues to be part of our contemporary celebrations and learn the stories behind them.
See preparations for different holiday festivities in the late 19th century. Gather in the warmth of the church for a reading of "Christmas on the Banks of Plum Creek", listen to traditional holiday brass carols, join in a Hymn Sing, and sip a hot cup of cider or wassail. Enjoy a horse-drawn ride around the village, and keep a watchful eye out for the Krampus! If you’ve been nice, make sure to stop by Santa’s workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo.
Old World Wisconsin is the perfect spot to meet friends and family from across the region to enjoy a day of warmth and discovery as you create your own holiday traditions. Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes will make history come to life as we connect in new ways.
General Admission (13+): $19.99
Children (12 and under): $13.99
Children under 5: Free w/ no ticket required
Society members receive a 10% discount
Know before you go:
Only the Crossroads Village will be open for this event. Trams will NOT be running as part of this event. Restrooms are available. Paths are brick, earth, or gravel, and may be uneven or snow-covered. The event is held in all weather unless severe weather causes a cancellation. Please dress for the weather. Event lighting is low. The event takes place both in historic structures and outside, with thresholds and steps in some areas. The museum store will be open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A daily handout will include times and locations for live musical performances, descriptions of the homes and activities, and the menus for warm food and drink will be available.