November Thanksgiving weekend guide

Thanksgiving Weekend Guide





Hartland Lights December 2019

Enjoy Caroling by the Tree, Free Trolley Service, Free Downloadable Photos with Santa, Crafts, Refreshments, Music, Henna Tattoos and so much more.

Thanksgiving weekend is here! Have you seen our Thanksgiving Guide to Lake Country for those celebrating locally? It’s filled with tips leading up to the holiday, restaurants, what’s open/closed and how to spend Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday as well as opting outside over the weekend. Be prepared that the weekend’s forecast is calling for rain and snow, so dress and plan appropriately and pray the weather is wrong 🤞🏽 PS. if you are traveling, did you see that you can pack a whole cooked turkey in your carry on luggage? 😲 It’s TRUE!

Speaking of holidays, after Thanksgiving it is on like Donkey Kong in terms of celebrating Christmas (if your family celebrates). There are 4 holiday tree lightings going on Friday – Sunday just this weekend. Plus, there are  2 Christmas parades this weekend as well: Watertown and Menomonee Falls.

Plus, our favorite community event this time of year is finally here: The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc. We go every year with friends to visit Santa, take a carriage ride, and sometimes win a Masskrugstemmen contest to win a trip to NYC. Maybe that will be you this year! 

To not miss out on the fun, please pin, bookmark, save our HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE. You’ll find parades, tree lightings, all things Santa, Christmas tree farms, a shop small guide, where to find the best Christmas lights and holiday shows and MORE!

Be sure to tag us in your festive holiday fun this weekend if you are partaking, and we’ll be sure to share in our Facebook or IG stories! Thank you to the many that tagged us last weekend 🤗

One more thing – ’tis the season for giving back if you’re able. You can find our Holiday Volunteer Guide here with 11 +1 reader recommended place/idea/event to give back with your kids. Join the conversation on Facebook or Instagram.  So, if you have ideas to add to our Volunteer Guide – shoot us a message!

Lastly, Lake Country Family Fun did our research, like we do, and found all the fun things for you and your family to do this weekend, too.

German Christmas Market
Seeing Santa at the German Christmas Market in November 2017. Visit him this weekend!

For a full listing of events for the day, check out our CALENDAR. To find out more details on the specific weekend day, click the toggle below for each date.

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Find All the Saturday Fun HERE

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Find All the Sunday Fun HERE

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  • Looking for November fun? I can’t believe it’s nearly over!
  • Looking for our latest giveaways?
    • The Waukesha Silver Bells Carriage Ride giveaway ends November 29.
    • The Country Christmas by the Ingleside Hotel car pass ticket giveaway starts today and runs through December 5!!
    • An Old World Christmas at Old World Wisconsin starts on December 7. Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets. The giveaway ends on December 5.
    • Marcus Theatres Black Friday giveaway is coming this weekend! Enter to win a $60 Gift Card, $20 Snack Cash and one Ultimate Popcorn Tub for 2020! The giveaway ends December 5!
    • The Joy of Christmas and Ice Castles ticket giveaways are coming up!
  • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: 2019-2020 SEASON has begun! Check out our LINE UP of speakers.
    • The next event is Tuesday, December 3! (In 5 days!)
    • Tickets and memberships have been on sale and the December tickets are already flying out the door. Only a couple tickets remain!
    • As part of our mission statement, Lake Country Family Fun is super excited about this networking opportunity for online creatives in the Waukesha County area.
    • Read more about the fun and all the details HERE.  
  • The EAST TROY RAILROAD MUSEUM is open for the season and you can find more winter and holiday train fun through the link!
  • Looking to have family pictures taken this fall and don’t know where? Don’t worry! We have a guide for that! Local Photographer extraordinaire, JULIE COLLINS guest authored and updated our BEST LOCAL FAMILY PHOTO LOCATIONS GUIDE to find you to perfect spot! 
  • Looking to have photos with Santa?
  • Looking to save a dollar? We updated our KIDS EAT FREE GUIDEFind out where the specials are for kids eating free (or cheap) each day of the week. *Sponsored by Chick-fil-A Pewaukee.
  • New things are coming to Brookfield!
    • Changes are coming to BelAir Cantina at the Corners of Brookfield!
      • BelAir Cantina is getting bigger!
      • Le Macaron is coming!
      • Have you seen the new Sendik’s remodel? I attended the Sendik’s Gala and loved the new space. CHECK IT OUT!
    • When was the last time that you were at Brookfield Square? I’ve been A LOT in the past month!
      • First of all, you must try these yummy macarons from Woops!, featured in our SHOP SMALL GUIDE under Yummy Eats. Don’t worry, they deliver and you can order to pick up as well!
      • Have you checked out Movie Tavern? Tell us about it HERE!
  • How have your health goals been this year? Less than 2 months left of 2019 – less than 2 months left in THIS DECADE! Keep your goals through the holidays!
  • In need of a mom group? When it gets cold, people tend to hibernate in their homes, and hibernation can lead to isolation. Please reach out! Please build a group of moms you can call in a pinch. Please accept the invitation when you are invited by a fellow mom or two 💗
    • Start here: our MOMS GROUPS AND PLAY GROUPS GUIDE to the Waukesha County area for mom groups is a list compiled of 30+ community, church, and library play groups. Look over the list HERE, and many thanks to Crosspoint Community Church for their Moms by Design Group that started on Tuesday, September 10 and runs through May 2020.
    • Do you have a village of moms/friends/family that you can count on? We posed this question to our Facebook page last week and love the answers coming through from both people seeking a village and those that are so grateful for their village. It’s our goal for everyone to feel connected and a part of a village that fits their lifestyle. 
  • Lake Country Family Fun has updated our INDOOR PLAY GUIDE to categorize the 30+ local play places into 7 categories to help you better find the best fun for your little one! 
    *Sponsored by Chiropractic Company – Oconomowoc.



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