Eagle, WI. – Experience the vibrant holiday traditions that traveled to Wisconsin with early immigrants at “Home for the Holidays” this month at Old World Wisconsin. The special experience will take place on December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the event.
“Our ‘Home for the Holidays’ experience at Old World is a great place to create new holiday memories with friends and family this year,” said Dan Freas, director of Old World Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Historical Society. “Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the season at this family-friendly event and discover how immigrants brought holiday traditions to Wisconsin that still influence our culture today.”
“Home for the Holidays” at Old World Wisconsin offers guests the chance to celebrate the season with a historic twist, complete with holiday music performed by a brass quartet and encounters with the German Krampus. Visit homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations and be sure to stop in at the church to warm up while listening to a reading of a favorite holiday tale. Purchase a Time-Traveler Token for $5 to participate in supplemental experiences such as a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Crossroads Village, shopping in the general store for a historic holiday treat or gift, making an evergreen decoration for your door, or purchasing an item from the blacksmith.
Guests are also invited to stop by the workshop to meet Santa at “Home for the Holidays” and can visit the museum store for holiday shopping. Refreshments, including a traditional mulled beverage called wassail, will be available for purchase during the event.
Click here to learn more about “Home for the Holidays” at Old World Wisconsin and to purchase tickets for the event online. General admission costs $19.99 for ages 13+, $13.99 for children ages 5-12, and is free with no ticket purchase required for children under the age of 5. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
About Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre regional history attraction featuring interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th-and early 20th-century immigrant farm and rural life. It is one of twelve Wisconsin Historical Society sites and museums around the state. The museum offers hands-on activities led by staff members in historic dress, and guests can visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds, and try historic crafts and skills. Old World Wisconsin is open seasonally and is located on Highway 67, south of Eagle, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.