Let me preface this with a spoiler alert – I’ll be mentioning how many days are remaining until Christmas. If you’re good with knowing, continue on. If not, my apologies. 🙂
Even though the unseasonably warm temperatures of late aren’t making it feel like Christmas is 21 days away, there it is – three weeks from today is December 25. So how to get in the spirit of the season when Mother Nature isn’t helping with the visual aspect? Get out and do all the holiday-related things that are happening around Delavan, of course! And are there things happening… Lights and Santa and shows, oh my!
Regardless of having a white covering of snow, viewing holiday lights should always be on the list of activities. Head to Rosewood, turn your car radio to 92.9 FM, and enjoy ‘Listen to the Lights’ nightly, offered every 20 minutes from 5 – 11 pm. Watch as Rosewood’s entire facility lights up to the sounds and music of the holidays. Can’t get enough of it? Then it’s a good thing ‘Listen to the Lights’ is available from now ’til Jan. 2!
Wanting to make sure Santa knows you’ve been good this year and what’s on your wish list? There are plenty of opportunities to see Santa, so no worries! Check out the options:
Dec. 8 |6 – 8 pm | Visit with Santa at La Monarca Restaurant, Downtown Delavan
Dec. 9 & 23 | 11 am – 1 pm | Visit with Santa at Bradley’s, Downtown Delavan
Dec. 16 | 8:30 – 10 am and 10:30 am – 12 pm | Have breakfast with Santa at Lake Lawn Resort
Dec. 16 | 10 – 11:30 am | Visit with Santa & make Holiday ornaments at Aram Library, Downtown Delavan
Holiday shows of so many different types are happening, that there’s sure to be one, or more, that gets you in the holiday spirit! Remember all the songs, hymns, and carols that make this a magical time of year with Rosewood’s ‘Christmas Remembered’ show. Add to each performance delicious food, be it brunch, lunch or dinner, and what a combination! Below are the options:
Lunch & Show: December 5, 14, 15, 18, & 21 | 12:30 pm
Brunch & Show: December 10 & 17 | 11:30 am & 1 pm
Dinner & Show: December 7 & 20 | 5 pm cocktails, 5:30 pm dinner
Is tinsel and glitter one of your favorite things about decorating for the holidays? Then the rhinestones and glitter of the ‘Holiday Magic’ show at the Dancing Horses Theatre will be sure to captivate you! Billed as possibly their most spectacular show of the year, it includes both a visit from Santa and their resident unicorn. Show days/times are available from now through mid-January:
Wednesdays, Dec. 6 – Jan. 10 | 1 pm
Saturdays, Dec. 9 – Dec. 30 | 1 & 7 pm
Sundays, Dec. 10 – Jan. 14 | 1 pm
Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 13 | 1 pm
Forget about iHeart Radio or Sirius XM, and let’s go old time radio! ‘The New Andy Williams Holiday Show’ will mimic the old time radio shows of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, complete with actors and sound effects. Performed and broadcast in real time at Lake Lawn Resort on Dec. 9 at 10:30 am, go early to partake of the breakfast buffet package that includes the show. Inspired by the true stories of former Wisconsin School for the Deaf students and based on ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Clement C. Moore, attend the original production of ‘It Happened at WSD’, on Dec. 14 at 7 pm. See a fun twist on a holiday favorite, as edited by Nell Fleming, WSD staff member. Another holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker Suite Ballet’, will be performed by the Dance Factory, a local dance school, at Lake Lawn Resort, on Dec. 17 at 2 pm. Make a day of it, with the Champagne Brunch Buffet and Show option.
Looking for unique gifts and enjoy making things yourself? There’s plenty of time and several opportunities available to make one-of-a-kind gifts for the people on your gift giving list. Gifts in a jar is a tried and true favorite in creating something homemade and Aram Library will help you in making one on Dec 5 from 5:30 – 7 pm. There are two different options (spa experience or dessert delicacy) to choose from, with all the materials and directions provided. If painting is more your thing, experienced or not, check out these options:
Dec. 9 from 12 – 2:30 pm | ‘Christmas Cheer’ Paint & Sip | The Watershed Saloon
Dec. 12 from 6 – 8:30 pm | ‘Let It Snow’ Paint ‘n Sip | Ol’ Wisco Bar & Grill
Dec. 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Wine/Pint Glass Painting | Pirate’s Cove
As it gets closer to the Christmas, how about an opportunity to blow off a little holiday steam? Whiskey Ranch Bar & Grill is having an ‘Ugly Holiday Outfit’ party on Dec. 23, from 11 am – 2 pm. If you feel the magic and mystique of the holiday has faded with maturity and age, then go enjoy some lighthearted fun and maybe even win a prize for your ugly holiday outfit.
If your desire in wanting to listen to Christmas music is limited to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but you still love music in general, then you’re not to be disappointed in the options for live music. The hardest part of this will be choosing whom to go listen to! Here are just a few options:
Dec. 9 from 7 – 9 pm | Open Mic Night at Delavan Lake Store
Dec. 9 from 8 pm – 12 am | Exit Plan at Whiskey Ranch Bar & Grill
Dec. 9 from 8:30 pm – 12:30 am | BCT at New Horizons
Dec. 9 from 9 pm – 1 am | Kevin Kennedy at Lake Lawn Resort
Dec. 16 from 7 – 9 pm | Ken E. Curtis at Delavan Lake Store
Dec. 16 from 9 pm – 1 am | Don Collins & the Night Shift at Lake Lawn Resort
Dec. 16 from 9 pm – 1 am | The Brothers Quinn at The Watershed Saloon
Dec. 23 from 9 pm – 1 am | Kevin Kennedy at Lake Lawn Resort
No matter how you choose to get out and partake of the many holiday happenings
going on in Delavan, have fun most of all while doing it!
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