Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Holiday Happenings in Waukesha

The holidays are going to be here before we know it (and before we are ready!) Waukesha has so many great things going on for the holidays and I want to share that information with you. I have participated in some of these events in the past and they are really fun.

This website has great Waukesha holiday information all in one great place. I don't see that the actual Silver Bells shopping event is happening, but I see the holiday stroll before the parade is back!!!

November 22nd - Tree Lighting - 6 pm
I haven't attended this actual event, but I definitely make it a point to check out the tree every year. If you don't know where this is - it's the large pine tree in front of the Rotunda, covered in beautiful lights every year.

November 24th - Holiday Stroll - noon - 4 pm
Definitely head out to the shops on Sunday before the parade. Special deals will be available at the stores and you have the chance at getting a closer parking spot for the parade the earlier you get there!

November 24th - Holiday Parade - 4 pm
I have attended the parade for the last few years with my friends. It's a fun event! One year we brought cocoa from my condo and walked downtown. We had to cuddle close to stay warm by the end. Last year we had a plan in place. We stood outside Bernie's Tap Room for our spot and when we got cold, we went inside and watched the rest from the big windows eating Duck Pizza and drinking a little bit. (I risk the chance of giving up my spot this year by sharing this vital info, but I want people to come to Waukesha for this great parade, so I won't mind too much!)

November 30th - Small Business Saturday
Yes this falls after Black Friday, but I really urge you all to consider shopping local this year and supporting our great local artists and shops this year. So if you weren't trampled on Black Friday - come to downtown Saturday and finish your shopping :)

December 6th - Art Crawl - 4 - 10 pm
Shops stay open later and have many great specials. This is your chance to SHOP LOCAL at any of the great shops in downtown and get great gifts for all your loved ones.

December 8th - Santa Run - 10:30 am
I only participated the first year and it was a blast. My friends and I didn't realize that people were really going to run it in the snowy-icy conditions so we had boots on that made running difficult. I believe we are going to be true competitors this year and run it - with a nice beer and pizza after I'm sure!

Fridays & Saturdays in December - Carriage Rides
Check the link for details on times

1 comment:

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