Weekend Guide, November 22-24

THE WEEKEND GUIDE FOR LAKE COUNTRY

AND THE GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY AREA HAS ARRIVED

FILLED WITH THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS!!

PLEASE THANK OUR WEEKEND GUIDE SPONSOR: 

SPEECHWORKS LLC

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Are you concerned that your child isn’t saying as much other children the same age?  Do you have a hard time understanding what your child says?  Did your child not qualify for speech services in the public school?  SPEECHWORKS can help.  Our state licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists can evaluate and provide therapy for children from toddlers to teens.  SPEECHWORKS has been serving Lake Country families since 2013.

It’s warmed up! I mean it’s still cold, but more normal November temps than the past two weeks with single digits. And after the rain/snow, we’re looking forward to partly sunny skies for the majority of the weekend! 🌞

Speaking of things that make me happy and shiny, hello holiday lights and festive feelings! There are 4 holiday tree lightings going on Thursday – Saturday. Plus, the Waukesha Christmas parade is on Sunday! ’tis the season! 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!

We did not forget about Thanksgiving, in fact, we just wrote a guide about it: 2019 Thanksgiving Guide. Anything else to add? Let us know!

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. (And yay – I love it when the hubby surprises me. I was out of town last weekend on a conference for LCFF, and he took the kids on a service project for our local snowmobile club.) So, if you have ideas to add to our Volunteer Guide – shoot us a message!

***If you are local to the Hartland area or love dogs, you most likely have met or heard of Emma Claire Mertens, an 8 year old with a passion for animals. Sadly, she lost her fight against a brain tumor and passed away this week. There will be a service for Emma on Saturday and/or you can donate to her cause and keep her love of dogs alive here.***

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.

Waukesha Christmas Parade
Enjoying the Waukesha Christmas Parade in November 2018. See it this Sunday!

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.

Find All the Friday Fun HERE

Highlighted Weekend Fun:

TURKEY HUNT AT THE DELAFIELD LIBRARY

  • Until 4:30 pm

DELAFIELD TREE LIGHTING

  • A favorite tradition of ours and then we grab dinner in downtown Delafield!

DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA TREE LIGHTING

  • A fan-favorite event of LCFF readers!

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL BROOKFIELD: OPEN SWIM

  • $5/child or $15/family
  • Must register through link above​

PECK AND BUSHEL WINTER MARKET

  • Hot mulled cider and a hot chocolate bar
  • Colgate, WI

Find All the Saturday Fun HERE

Highlighted Weekend Fun:

STORYBOOK FROZEN CELEBRATION

  • Alice Baker Library in Eagle
  • Reservations required to this free event.

FROZEN 2 FAMILY PARTY

  • Various Marcus Theatre/Movie Tavern locations
  • The party is free. It’s recommended to buy tickets to the movie in advance for this beloved sequel!

PECK AND BUSHEL WINTER MARKET

  • Hot mulled cider and a hot chocolate bar
  • Colgate, WI

THE CORNERS OF BROOKFIELD TREE LIGHTING

  • Ooh! We went to the first annual tree lighting and the Corners knows how to throw an event. It’s even bigger now!

Find All the Sunday Fun HERE

Highlighted Weekend Fun:

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES WITH SOMEONE WITH A SMALL HEART AT E AND S SWEETS

  • Bring your camera!
  • Mukwonago

FROZEN 2 FAMILY PARTY

  • Various Marcus Theatre/Movie Tavern locations
  • The party is free. It’s recommended to buy tickets to the movie in advance for this beloved sequel!

Frozen 2 Movie + Princess Meet and Greet

  • Silverspot Cinema at the Corners of Brookfield
  • Kid’s Lunch available

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL BROOKFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FAMILY SWIM

  • Celebrate Movie Series
  • $5/child or $15/family
  • Must register in advance through the link above.

PECK AND BUSHEL WINTER MARKET

  • Hot mulled cider and a hot chocolate bar
  • Colgate, WI
  • Santa’s Reindeer are coming at 11:00 am.

WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS PARADE

  • Magical!
  • We attended this downtown parade last year. The kids loved it! Just be sure to bundle up!
  • Arrive early for better parking. It really fills up!

Lake Country Family Fun's Promotions and Announcements

  • Looking for November fun?
  • Looking for our latest giveaways?
    • The Waukesha Silver Bells Carriage Ride giveaway ends November 29.
    • The Country Christmas by the Ingleside Hotel ticket giveaway is coming up!
    • The Ice Castles ticket giveaway is coming up!
  • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: 2019-2020 SEASON has begun! Check out our LINE UP of speakers.
    • The next event is Tuesday, December 3!
    • Tickets and memberships have been on sale and the December tickets are already flying out the door. 
    • 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!
      • 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 3 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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