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An Old World Christmas
December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
Move over Santa, Krampus is coming to town! This mischievous holiday creature from Central European folklore is just one of the many traditions that will be explored this December at Old World Wisconsin’s “An Old World Christmas.” Guests will immerse themselves in engaging and interactive experiences inspired by holiday customs brought to the state by the diverse cultures that helped shape the traditions many Wisconsin families continue to practice today. Old World’s 1880s Crossroads Village will be decked in holiday greenery and full of buildings bustling with holiday preparations.
Guests can help prepare Vanocka, a traditional braided bread; listen to live music, carols, and hymns; learn about holiday traditions like St. Nicholas and English Boxing Day; enjoy a scenic horse-drawn ride; take a photo in Santa Claus’ Victorian workshop and in front of the largest Yule Goat in North America; and visit with a few of the site’s four-legged residents in the barns. Remember to watch out for Krampus, who will be wandering around the site taking selfies with guests. Hot beverages are available for purchase.
This event occurs on the first two Saturdays and Sundays in December. Old World Wisconsin is grateful to the Old World Foundation for Sponsoring the 2019 An Old World Christmas holiday event.
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Enter to Win 2, Family 4-packs of Tickets to An Old World Christmas Event:
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED FOR 2019.
Giveaway runs 11/29 through 12/5. Winners will be selected and notified on 12/6.
About Old World Wisconsin:
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
LAKE COUNTRY FAMILY FUN at An OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS
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An Old World Christmas offered the perfect combination of entertainment, education, and holiday spirit. Plus, an opportunity to get some fresh air in this sunshine + 40 degree weather! 🌲 It felt as though there was a joyful suprise in each building between spotting Santa in his workshop, discovering Brass Knuckles playing in the Club Hall, and spying sheep grazing in the distance while the sound of bells from the horse drawn rides are heard in the distance. The experience was a fun as it was relaxed + low key. 🌲 Must do: Of course you'll say "hi" to Santa, but don't forget about Krampus! If you see him on the street, don't be afraid to say hello! 🌲 Know before you go: 🐑Wear boots or footwear you don't mind getting dirty. 🐑You may want to bring cash to purchase treats in some of the buildings-the credit card machine happened to be down today. 🌲 Find out more about Old World Wisconsin in this weekend's guide-they're the sponsor! . . . #lovelcff @travelwisconsin @discoverwisconsin @wisconsinhistoricalsociety @wisconsin.stories #oldworldwisconsin #travelwisconsin #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinstories #wisconsinwinter #wisconsinhistoricalsociety #anoldworldchristmas #santasworkshop #oldworldchristmas #milwaukee #mke #madisonwi #madisonwisconsin #waukesha #lakecountrywi #wisconsinfun
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Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.