Special Event

An Old World Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018


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Old World Christmas


Bring the whole family and jingle all the way to the 1800s!

This year Old World Christmas is bigger than ever with more early immigrant homes welcoming guests, animals, shopping and more! Stroll through the bustling Yuletide Village and hear live holiday music, take your photo with Victorian Santa in his busy workshop, and climb onto a horse-drawn ride bedecked with jingle bells. Sample traditional sweets from our cozy kitchens,  help prepare Vanocka (a traditional braided bread), and sip on hot cider and wassail. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for Krampus!

Don't forget to pick up a pocketful of Time Travel Tokens to make your visit even more festive! 

Tokens are available at the Museum Store ($5 each) and can be used to shop in the General Store or Blacksmith Shop, for a horse-drawn ride, and NEW this year, make your own Victorian greenery decoration (a "swag") to take home.

Thank you to our generous event sponsor: Old World Foundation.

Are you attending the Annual Ethnic Holiday Dinner?  For more information on this annual fundraiser hosted by the Old World Foundation, can be found here.



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.