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What's Happening: December 1 to December 8

12/01/2008- 01/15/2008
"The Art of the Gift" Holiday Gift Show

Almont Gallery features its exhibition pieces in our vast gallery windows. Over 15 artists create a wide variety of fine art and fine crafts, including one-of-a-kind gift ideas and wearable art.  Almont Gallery, Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 10-6 M-Th 10-8 Fri, 10-4Sat, 12-4 Sun -- www.almontgallery.org -- 262-542-1522

12/01/2008- 12/31/2008
Country Christmas

Wisconsin’s largest and most spectacular drive-through holiday lights event.  Country Springs Hotel-- 5:00pm- 9:00pm -- www.thecountrychristmas.com -- 800-247-6640

12/02/2008
Christmas Pops - A Russian Christmas

The splendid choirs from Waukesha West, Waukesha North and University Lake School join the WSO in a sparkling evening of Russian Holiday classics: from Carol of the Bells to great moments from the Nutcracker, to the "other"great Russian Holiday ballet, Alexander Galzunov's wistfully beautiful "The Seasons" Our usual favorite carols, for audience and orchestra, complete the evening. Shattuck, Carroll University-- 7:30 - www.waukeshasymphony.org - 262-547-1858

12/06/2008
White Christmas

More than 30 artists show their holiday warming art to spice up your home or for gifts. River's End Gallery-- 4pm-10pm -- www.riversendgallery.com -- 262-896-8875

12/06/2008
Art Angel Art Crawl

Over 18 Artists Galleries and Studios open their doors and invite all to enjoy fine art and fine crafts, live music and refreshments.  Historic Downtown Waukesha-- 4-10pm -- www.redhotartspot.com -- 262-893-9227

12/06/2008
Holiday Festival

visit from Santa, trolley rides, games and snacks, live reindeer Clark House Museum, Pewaukee--  -- www.pewaukeechamber.org -- 262-691-8851

12/06/2008- 12/14/2008
The Spirit of Christmas Past

Discover the origins of our favorite holiday traditions. Join in storytelling, caroling, historic games and holiday treats while experiencing the romance of the season. Old World Wisconsin-- weekends- Noon-4:00pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org -- 262-594-6300

12/06/2008- 12/14/2008
Irish Holiday Dinner

Learn how Irish immigrants celebrated Christmas.  Begin your visit at the Crossroads Village, then gather at the festively decorated Clausing Barn for a traditional Irish celebration of dinner, music and dancing.  Reservations required. Old World Wisconsin-- weekends- 2:30pm-7:30pm -- www.oldworldwisconsin.org -- 262-594-2922

In light of the snow falling:
Be the first to enjoy the snow season by visiting any one of Waukesha County Parks. Nothing can quite compare to the rush of sledding, skiing or snowshoeing for the first snowfall.

Sledding Hills:

Menomonee Park
Minooka Park
Mukwonago Park
Nashotah Park

Snowshoe Trails:
Fox River Park
Menomonee Park
Minooka Park
Mukwonago Park
Muskego Park
Nashotah Park
Retzer Nature Center (snowshoe rentals available)

Cross Country Skiing Trails:

Fox River Park
Menomonee Park
Minooka Park
Muskego Park
Nashotah Park
Retzer Nature Center

For more information:
www.waukeshacountyparks.com
262-548-7801

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