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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The area's largest outdoor Christmas light show. Country Springs Hotel; 262-547-0201 or www.thecountrychristmas.com
Almont Gallery "The Art of the Gift" Exhibit
Annual Holiday Show featuring art for giving. Opening reception is December 5th from 4 to 10pm.. 342 W Main St., Historic Downtown Waukesha; M-Thur 10am to 6pm Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 4pm Sun 12 to 4pm; 262-542-1522; www.almontgallery.org
World's Greatest Cookie Sale
Choose from home-made holiday cookies and baked goods in every variety imaginable from 30 particpating 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
Make your Holidays and Original
Purloin Studio and Robins Nest are teaming up this weekend to make your holiday shopping fun. Purloin Studio's selection of functional and decortative original artwork makes a fabulous gift. . W164 N8859 Mill St. Menonmoee Falls, WI; Sat. 10am to 5pm; Sun. Noon to 4:30pm; 262-255-9090; www.purloinstudio.com
WI Art and Craft Show
Waukesha County Expo Center; 414-801-3950 or www.wisconsingroup.com
Top Things to Do in December:
Dolls of the World: Customs, Cultures and Celebrations
Through January 30, 2010; A colorful and rich exploration of world cultures as seen through a wealth of unique ethnic dolls. Explores the history of local settlements from our earliest inhabitants to current population trends in Waukesha County, including influences from England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Native Americans and many others. Featuring dolls from the Toy Museum of New York as well as the museum's collection. This exhibit includes a hands-on area. For questions call 262-521-2859 or check out www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
From Snow Activites to Indoor Recreation...
Get out and enjoy the holidays!
Join in the celebrations during the time of year when spirits are high and anticipation is great. Take in the numerous concerts, performances, parades and shopping that only happens once a year. Spend the holidays experiencing the charms of small suburban living! www.visitwaukesha.org/snowactivities.html