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In our most recent blog post, we talked about all of the fun Christmas

Enchanted Forest

Photo Credit to WAOW

happenings taking place around the state of Wisconsin. Did you participate in any? If not, you’re in luck! The fun actually continues right up until December 25.


December 18

The Altenburgh’s Christmas Extravaganza has become a tradition in Wausau. After last year’s sold out event, John Altenburgh is back at the Grand Theatre with friends, Janet Planet, Randy Sabien, Mitch Viegut, Chris O’Keefe and Otis McLennon. Don’t miss out on seeing this brand new Christmas program! Ticket prices range from $39 to $52.

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the elaborately decorated rooms of the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee. Kurt Eckroth and Megan Kell will perform Christmas music throughout the evening and light refreshments will be served. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $9 for children at the door. Admission for children under 6 years old is tree. Tours will be happening on Friday night from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Celebrate the season with the music of Sawyer Brown at the Eau Clair Arts Center. This travelin’ band was founded back in 1981 and has played more than 4000 shows. After recently releasing their new album, the band shows us that the wheels are still turing and the road is wide open. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets range in price from $34 to $54.

December 19

Commemorate your German heritage in Dodgeville at their annual German Christmas Tree Lighting. The village brings in a 13-foot fir tree for a traditional tree lighting with real candles. Christmas carols will follow the light celebration and easy dances will be led around the tree. A potluck dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Founded in 2012, the Play It Forward concert series was inspired by Bo Johnson, a young Sister Bay resident who passed away from leukemia. The 2015 concerts will focus on the light and warmth of the holiday season and feature local performers. The series benefits local, regional and international causes. Admission is free, but goodwill donations are encouraged.

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Heritage Hill State Historical Park from 12 pm to 6 pm. At the Spirit of Christmas Past, visitors will be able to participate in horse-drawn wagon rides, historic dancing, cooking and crafts. Plus, local musicians will be performing throughout the village during the day.

Month-Long Events

If you’re looking to admire beautifully decorated Christmas trees, look no further than Rosholt’s Enchanted Forest. Located only two and a half miles away from Lions Pride, the Enchanted Forest has entered its 21st year. There are over 50 trees on display in the Youth Exhibition building in the Portage County Fairgrounds. This weekend will be the last weekend to catch a glimpse of these awe-inspiring trees. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

It’s hard to believe that we are only a week away from Christmas. We understand that there is so much to get done in such a small window of time. It is our hope you included the Lions Pride Endowment Fund on your list. Please take some time to enjoy all Christmas and the New Year have to offer!