Christmas at Old World Wisconsin Special Event

An Old World Christmas

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

10am - 4pm

EnlargeA horse-drawn bobsled carries visitors past a snowy Old World Wisconsin farmstead.

Horse-Drawn Bobsled Ride

A horse-drawn bobsled carries visitors past a snowy Old World Wisconsin farmstead.

Video: An Old World Christmas

View highlights of what you'll see during An Old World Christmas YouTube video.

Stroll through the 1880s  Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations!  Enjoy a horse-drawn ride offered from 12pm to 3pm around the village, but keep a watchfdul eye out for the Krampus near the bonfire!  We hope you've not been naughty! 

Guests will celebrate the season with a visit to Old World Wisconsin, where traditions from our rich ethnic heritage come to life throughout the Crossroads Village.  Travel back in time, seeing preparations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities in the late 19th century.  You will encounter figures from Christmas stories, like St. Nicholas, Jultomte, Krampus and of course, Santa Claus.  Hear live, traditional, Holiday brass carols, join in a Hymn Sing, learn about the origins of the Christmas Tree, and keep warm with cider or a cup of wassail!

For even more holiday cheer, purchase tickets to our scrumptious Old World Holiday Breakfast.

Planning on attending this year's Old World Christmas?  Here are some tips to make your visit a great one.

Next Event in This Series

The next event in this series takes place on December 9 -10.


Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119-9503

Location Information

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.

Accessibility Information

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.