Cedarburg Events : Five Festive Friday Eves

Holiday celebrations in Cedarburg start with a flourish

It’s again time for Five Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement … one of our favorite Cedarburg events the clearest indicators here in town that the festive season is well and truly here. As the name suggests, the first Friday Eve (5-9pm) on Nov. 21 titled “O’ Tannenbaum,” has a definite German flavor. Musicians Ferd Buchel and Tony Gorenc will provide authentic German music, Bavarian Schuhplattler dancers from D’Oberlandler Milwaukee will be slapping their thighs with gay abandon and there’ll even be an impromptu Polka Contest on the main floor landing in which visitors are invited to take part and show off their dancing skills. There’ll be woodworking demonstrations by a local carver, a presentation on German holiday traditions by a German native who now makes his home in Cedarburg, and of course, even though Dec. 6 is not quite here, Saint Nick will be strolling through the Settlement greeting children with sweet treats and an abundance of Gemuetlichkeit.

Festive Fridays Cedarburg eventsFor adults, there’ll be complimentary wine tastings offered at Cedar Creek Winery featuring holiday favorites Cranberry Blush, Christmas Blush and White Christmas, tastings of numerous olive oils and balsamic vinegars at The Olive Sprig, and a wreath-making class at Amish Craftsmen Guild II. Make a night of it and browse all three floors of the Settlement – discover just how many unique gifts you can find for under the tree. And, in the spirit of the season, bring a new, unwrapped toy to pop into the Kapco Kids 2 Kids toy barrel.

Christmas Cedarburg events

The remaining Festive Friday Eves at Cedar Creek Settlement, on the corner of Washington and Bridge, are: Nov. 28, “Home for the Holidays;” Dec. 5-7, “Settlement Christmas Showcase and 150th Anniversary Celebration” – this celebration actually starts on Friday and lasts through the entire weekend; Dec. 12, “Santa’s Workshop” geared especially for families; and Dec. 19, “A Taste of Christmas,” which is specifically a night for grownups! Mark your calendar and we hope to see you soon at our downtown Cedarburg hotel.