This weekend is jam-packed with holiday fun!

2 Friday

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

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

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: 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 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and holidays, $20/carload. thecountrychristmas.com

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

3 Saturday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa: Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Dine with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Participate in holiday music sing-alongs. A special gift for each child!

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. milwaukeezoo.org

Breakfast with the Reindeer: Kids will love meeting Santa’s amazing flying friends while enjoying a special treat of complimentary doughnut holes, milk and hot cocoa.

Delafield Fish Hatchery Grounds and Building, 417 Main St., Downtown Delafield. 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Free admission. visitdelafield.org

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister: A Pfister tradition that creates lifelong memories, share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom.

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $45/Adults, $20/Children ages 3-10, Free/Children 2 and under. thepfisterhotel.com

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: Come dressed up in your holiday attire, and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child. Reservations are required.

Watts Tea Shop, 761 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee. 9 a.m. $25/person. 414-290-5700. wattsteashop.com

Breakfast with Santa at Newcastle Place: Pictures with Santa, coloring contest, raffle prizes, pancakes and sausage. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. $7/adult, $4/child. 262-387-8840

Celebrate the Holidays at Jelly Belly: Join us for a holiday celebration, and meet Santa in a spectacular candy wonderland. Enjoy family activities!

Jelly Belly Visitors Center, 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie. jellybelly.com

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 2 listing.

Christmas in the Ward: 12 to 2 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

Christmas Train: Enjoy a 30-minute train ride from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop at the Elegant Farmer.

East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m, and 2 p.m. $15/adult, $17.50/child age 0 to 11, $10/member. 262-642-3263. easttroyrr.org

Electric Christmas Parade: The theme of Lake Geneva’s 41st annual parade is “Celebrate your inner elf.”

Downtown Lake Geneva

Parade routes start at Williams & Marshall Street, south on Broad Street, west on Main Street, and north on Cook Street

5 p.m.


European Village Alive: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

Homemade Holidays: Bring your children to create homemade gifts from natural, recyclable and reusable projects. Children can make and take three different projects for the admission fee (additional projects are $1). Stop by anytime during the Open House hours to make your works of art.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6/Child, $5/Friends of Wehr members. friendsofwehr.org

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: Listen to the story of the gingerbread man and create your own miniature gingerbread house. Bring your family, your imagination and creativity. Registration required.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 414-286-3011. mpl.org

An Old World Christmas: Join us for a daylong, 19th-century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring Old World storytelling, live performances by holiday characters, free horse-drawn bobsled rides, caroling and hymn singing, food sampling, and many, many more holiday activities.

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10/Adult, $7/Child age 5-17, Free/Child 4 and under. oldworldwisconsin.org

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30, 7 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

Santa Hustle Milwaukee 5K: See Milwaukee unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images and so much more.

Veterans Park for the start and finish line, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 8:30 a.m. santahustle.com

Tamarack Waldorf School Winter Fair

Tamarack Waldorf School, 1150 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 414-277-0009. tamarackwaldorf.org

Tippecanoe Festival of Lights: Learn about holidays all over the world, and make and take home fun arts and crafts. Enjoy a holiday tea party with sandwiches, cookies and tea.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 1 to 2 p.m. for crafts, 2 to 3 p.m. for tea party. mpl.org

4 Sunday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 2 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

Gingerbread Christmas Book Tour: Presented by Boswell Books, well-known children’s author Jan Brett will be on-hand to talk about her latest book, “Gingerbread Christmas.”

Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. boswellbooks.com

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Tropical Holiday: Surround yourself in the colors and patterns, flora and fauna, of nature. Paint from live flowers and sculpt a hummingbird. Enjoy sounds of the season as you make creations that are perfect to keep – or to share as a holiday gift.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $17/Adults, $15/Students with I.D., Seniors ages 65+, Free/Kids 12 and under. mam.org

An Old World Christmas

See December 3 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

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