Five Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement

Festive Fridays at Cedar Creek Settlement :: Holidays in Cedarburg

As the holiday season draws near, one of the most highly anticipated events in the Cedarburg area is surely Five Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement on the corner of Bridge Road and Washington Avenue, just a few blocks north of the Inn. Settlement merchants are already busy at work decorating the restored 1864 woolen mill that is home to boutiques, galleries, antique stores and quaint restaurants, not forgetting Cedar Creek Winery. They’re hanging multiple garlands of natural greenery, adding wreaths with colorful bows, stringing thousands of tiny white lights both inside and out, and placing luminarias around the outside of the mill, creating a magical and welcoming environment for the five family-oriented events that take place Friday evenings between 5pm and 9pm.

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“A Celtic Christmas” kicks off the series with a flourish on Nov. 20. Look for spirited Irish dancers from Milwaukee’s Beglan Academy of Irish Dance, soulful lyrics from acclaimed Kildare musician Derek Byrne, and tasty scones, soda bread and cider offered for shoppers to munch on as they wander through assorted stores, all decorated for the season. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, stop in with visiting family and friends to gather handy entertaining tips from the cooking experts during “Home for the Holidays.” “The Settlement Christmas Showcase” on Dec. 4 features handmade and artisan wearable art, bound to take your breath away and make gift giving easy. Be sure to have the children along on Dec. 11 to say hello to Santa Claus in a special winter wonderland. Songs of the season by David HB Drake will entertain the whole family,  and youngsters can try their hand at ornament making and cookie decorating while parents browse and sample wines of the season. Last, but not least, there’s “A Taste of Christmas” on Dec. 18 during which all sorts of last-minute gift ideas can be found by shoppers as they enjoy music by Sweet Adeline and Swizzle Chix.

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