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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Strict tempo ballroom and Latin dance music. Richfield Chalet; 7:00-11:00 pm; 262-544-6404; www.usadance-southernwi.zoomshare.com
Waukesha Santa Charity Run/Walk presented by Waukesha Downtown Business Association.
Charity Run/Walk to benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, The Salvation Army, the Hebron House of Hospitality. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 9:00 A.M.-12:00 p.m.; 414-736-3267
Spirit of Christmas Past
Stroll the Crossroads Village and discover the charms of a variety of holiday traditions. Old World Wisconsin; 2:30pm- 7:30pm; 262-594-2911; www.oldworldwisconsin.org
Swedish Ethnic Holiday Dinner
Celebrate the season with a sumptuous meal, music, entertainment and holiday traditions, inspired by one of the many ethnic groups that settled in Wisconsin. Old World Wisconsin; 2:30pm- 7:30pm; 262-594-2911; www.oldworldwisconsin.org
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
Areas largest outdoor Christmas light show; runs through Jan 2nd. Country Springs Hotel; ; 262-547-0201; www.thecountrychristmas.com
Snow Sports for ALL Sorts
As soon as the snow falls, recreation abounds in the area! Check out http://www.visitwaukesha.org/snowactivities.html for ideas!
Give the Gift of Art
Historic Downtown Waukesha has many talented artists ready to share their skill! From Otto’s Art Academy teaching the fine art of drawing and painting to the newest addition- Wise Art Glass teaching stained glass and glass fusing, you’ll find somewhere to grow your talent! www.downtownwaukesha.com or 262-549-6154