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Enjoy the start of the Christmas season by seeing "A Christmas Carol" or "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer." Then take a drive through the light display at Country Springs or celebrate Christmas in the Third Ward.

28 Monday

Country Christmas: Admission to Wisconsin's largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem.

Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. 5 to 9 p.m. $15/carload. thecountrychristmas.com

Up North Holiday: The BMO Harris annual holiday display opens to the public. 150 life-sized Steiff animals will be displayed in the bank's lobby, where they will be ice-fishing, playing hockey, figure skating, cross-country skiing and having a snowball fight.

BMO Harris Bank Lobby, 770 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Runs through January 2. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; special hours on December 10, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day

29 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to life onstage. Runs through December 24.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12.50-$55. 414-224-9490. milwaukeerep.com

Country Christmas: See November 28 listing.

Elephant and Piggie Goodbye Party: Say "goodbye" and "thank you" to the beloved characters Gerald and Piggie as we celebrate all of the laughter and fun of the "Elephant and Piggie" book series by Mo Willems.

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. 5 to 6 p.m. mpl.org

30 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing for details.

Country Christmas: See November 28 listing.

Elephant and Piggie Goodbye Party: See November 29 listing for details.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee. 5 to 6 p.m. mpl.org

1 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Country Christmas: See November 28 listing.

2 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas in the Ward: Fireworks, reindeer and Santa kick off a festive weekend of holiday shopping.

Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. 5 to 8 p.m. historicthirdward.org

Country Christmas: 5 to 10 p.m. $20/carload.

European Village Alive: Discover European holiday traditions of the past. See holiday artifacts not usually on display, talk with costumed enactors and interpreters, and participate in fun, interactive activities.

Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with regular admission prices. mpm.edu

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and returns to First Stage this holiday season.

Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12-$37.50. firststage.org

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