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The winter weather has definitely arrived! Stay warm and festive with these activities in the week ahead!

12 Monday

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Let's have fun while listening to an excerpt from one of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books, by playing games and making a craft! You might even get to roll someone up in tissue!

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

mpl.org

13 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 12 listing.

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.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee

6 p.m.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

6 p.m

mpl.org.

14 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 12 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 13 listing for details.

East Library at 6:00 p.m.

2320 N. Cramer St.

Milwaukee

Forest Home Library at 6:00 p.m.

1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

Milwaukee

15 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 12 listing.

Library Chill: Come hang out in the library, bring your friends, and unwind after school. Each session will include an activity, like gaming or an art project -- or just relax, snack and chat!

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

mpl.org

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

16 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See December 12 listing.

The Nutcracker: The magic, mayhem and music of Milwaukee's most popular holiday tradition continues to delight and inspire new generations of dance lovers. With a cast of more than 200 dancers and students from the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, "The Nutcracker" fills hearts with festive spirit and memories that last a lifetime.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

7:30 p.m.

Call 414-902-2103 or 414-273-7206 or visit ticketmaster.com

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See December 15 listing for more details.

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