There's no need to travel far from home to fill your weekend plans. WaukeshaNOW.com in conjunction with the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau present these weekly community events and highlighted attractions for you and your family to enjoy.
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Areas largest outdoor Christmas light show. Country Springs Hotel; ; 262-547-0201; www.thecountrychristmas.com
World's Greatest Cookie Sale
Marks the 20th year! Choose from home-made holiday cookies and baked goods in every variety imaginable from 30 participating non-profit organizations. All proceeds benefit the specific non-profit groups you purchase from. The event also features holiday music performances, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows, cupcake decorating and face painting. Enjoy a wonderful event for the whole family while you support your favorite causes! Country Springs Hotel; 262-547-0201; www.countryspringshotel.com
Almont Gallery presents, "The Art of the Gift"
Annual Holiday Show Gifts & Giving for Everyone- (All Artists Featured) Opening Reception- (“Art Angel” Art Crawl) December 4th 4-10pm
. Almont Gallery- Historic Downtown Waukesha; ; 262-542-1522; www.almontgallery.org
Silver Bells in Historic Downtown Waukesha
Every Saturday afternoon enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers in the streets and candy cane tales and holiday carrols. Shop historic downtown Waukesha and enjoy the galleries, antiques, bouties and things to eat & drink.. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 1pm-4pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com
Pictures with Santa
Bring your own camera or a photographer will be available to capture your child's special moments with our Jolly Santa. Cuddles/Martha Merrell's Books; 1pm-4pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com
Deer Hunters Widows Weekend
The perfect gift for everyone you know! Receive a raffle ticket for prize drawings. Take advantage of the 25+ shells that are 50% off; Miche Bag Divas of Wi, LLC, 2325 Parklawn Dr, Suite R, Waukesha; 262-424-1446
Santa's Breakfast Workshop
Santa's Breakfast workshop includes breakfast w/ Santa catered by Rochester Deli. Christmas caroling, cookie decorating, Christmas story time, and a Christmas craft making of a placemat for Santa's Christmas Cookies on Christmas eve. RSVP, $15 pp. Cuddles/Martha Merrell's Books; 8am- 10am; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com
The Wisconsin Group Arts and Craft Show
South Hall Sat 9am-5pm. Free Admission and Parking Concessions available. Waukesha County Expo Center; 262-896-8490; www.thewisconsingroup.com
Ebenezer Scrooge a fun weekend event for those who need a bit of help getting into the holiday spirit. While visiting downtown Waukesha businesses, players can collect special items from participating mechanges by announcing 'bah, humbug'. Historic Downtown Waukesha; ; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com
Peoples, Places & Animals exhibit
Arliss Pietsch was initially inspired to paint by her high school art teachers in