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Start Date: 12/1/2012
End Date: 12/2/2012
Event Times: Noon-4 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: oww@

Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.
Fax: 262-594-6342

The Spirit of Christmas Past

We've decked our halls for this festive Christmas event. Stroll the 1870s Crossroads Village, house to house, shop to shop, as you learn the origins of many of today's beloved holiday customs.

Many of the village buildings will be busy with holiday preparations: a Christmas dinner will be in the making at the Sisel House; the table will be set for a festive evening meal in the Sanford House; a Christmas tree will take center stage in the Benson House; they'll be singing Christmas carols in St. Peter's Church; and the Thomas General Store will be stocked with special items for the holidays.

Weather permitting, you may enjoy a cheery sleigh ride for a small additional fee per person, and we will be visited by jolly Santa, as he was imagined by Thomas Nast.

This event is also offered Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9.

Ticket Info: $5 per person (toddlers 4 and under free)

Location Description: 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.

Venue: Old World Wisconsin

Address: W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69

City: Eagle

Accessibility Info: Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Trams are equipped to transport visitors using wheelchairs during regular museum operating hours. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.

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