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hidden valleys events
11/23/2017
Turkey Trot
5K Fun Run & Walk. For more information call 608.326.7207.... (more info)

11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017
Cassville Alumni Basketball Tournament
Annual get together of former CHS Comet alumni coming back home to showcase their basketball skills.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 608.847.7833.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 877.427.3719.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings hosted by the Westby Lions. Details call 608.634.4405.... (more info)



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December
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12/2/2017
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Katie's Garden Winter Wonderland
Platteville, WI
Sponsored by Platteville Regional Chamber. Free photo with Santa. Write letters to the North Pole, silent auction, food and hot cocoa. For more information call 608.348.8888.
www.Platteville.com
1 Holiday Parade
Blackhawk Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
5:30 pm
Holiday parade. For details call 608.326.8555.
www.prairieduchien.org
1 Lighted Christmas Parade
Monroe, WI
For more information call 608.328.4023.
www.mainstreetmonroe.org
1 Candle Tree Lighting & Alpine Carol Sing
Turner Hall, Monroe, WI
7 pm
More than 100 candles on a freshly cut evergreen tree, informal carol sing-along. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
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12/2/2017
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Fire and Ice Festival
Brodhead, WI
5 pm - 8 pm
Lighted parade, ice sculpture, fire rings, marshmallow and s'mores roast, car give away, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, food, and music. For more information call 608.897.8411.
www.brodheadchamber.org
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12/3/2017
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A Christmas Carol
Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 - 16th Ave, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Sun 2 pm. For more information call 608.325.1111.
www.monroetheatre.com
1 Sparta's Holiday Parade
Sparta, WI
6 pm
Annual parade for kids of all ages. Picturesque Holiday Parade starts at 6 pm proceeds down Water St to Evans Bosshard Park for the Annual Community Holiday Lighting ceremony with over a half million lights. Join us around the bonfire with the carolers and hot chocolate for this truly tranquil event. Call 608.269.4123 for more information.
www.bikesparta.com
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12/3/2017
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County Christmas - Light Up The Season
Spring Green, WI
Various times for activities. Friday light parade 6 pm, Winter festivities all day Saturday with winter fireworks at 6 pm.
www.springgreen.com
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12/4/2017
4
Hometown Heartfelt Holiday
Lancaster, WI
For more information call 608.723.2820.

www.lancasterwisconsin.com
1 Welcome the Holidays
American Legion Park, Argyle, WI
6 pm - 8 pm
Annual Lighting of the Holiday Tree. Call for more information 608.543.3113.
1 Holiday Faire
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School, Viroqua, WI
6 - 9:30 pm
Elegant evening of music, food, silent auction and vendors. For more information call 608.637.7828.
www.pleasantridgewaldorf.org
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12/17/2017
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Christmas Tree Sales
Belmont, WI
10 am - 5 pm
Poller's Parlor yard. Can be by appointment. Sponsored by Belmont Lions Club. For more information call 608.762.5393.
belmontlions53510@gmail.com
www.belmontwi.com
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12/2/2017
2
Fire and Ice Festival
Brodhead, WI
5 - 8 pm
Lighted parade, ice sculpture, fire rings, marshmallow and s'mores roast, car give away, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, food, music. For more information call 608.897.8411.
www.brodheadchamber.org
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12/31/2017
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Rollo Jamison Museum
Platteville, WI
Christmas train exhibit & performances. For more information call 608.348.3301.
www.mining.jamison.museum
2 Community Christmas Tree Lighting
New Glarus, WI
For more information call 800.527.6838.
www.swisstown.com
2 St. Nicholas Day
New Glarus, WI
8 am - noon
Santa visits with cookie walk at Swiss Church. For more information call 800.527.6838.
www.swisstown.com
2 Enchanted Sugar River Christmas
Albany, WI
Santa visits, lighting of holiday tree, carolers, and refreshments.
2 Cookie Walk
Congregational United Church, Brodhead, WI
8 am - 12 pm
For more information call 608.897.2917.
2 Annual Small Town Christmas Celebration
La Farge, WI
Huge Craft Fair, cookie walk, music, Santa visit, medallion, and more. For details call 608.625.4422.
2 Gallery Walk - Candlelight Shopping
Mineral Point, WI
5 - 9 pm
Dickensian ambiance with hundreds of candles, roasted chestnuts, carolers and fresh evergreen for our annual Candlelit Gallery Night and Shopping.

Mineral Point galleries are open until 9 pm. You will always find a remarkable assortment of fine art and quality hand-made craft: ceramics, collage, furniture, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, fiber, and woodworking - much of it made right in town. Most of the galleries are located in the downtown business district filled with historic architecture, delicious dining venues, and engaging gallery owners. Walking from gallery to gallery on these evenings is one of the best ways to enjoy Mineral Point. For more information call 608.987.3201.

www.mineralpoint.com
2 Claudia Schmidt Cafe Concert
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
Featuring music from Claudia's new winter-themed recording: Hark the Dark (her 22nd recording in a career spanning almost 45 years of composing and performing.) As Garrison Keillor put it, "When Claudia sings a song, it stays sung." Tickets $20 at the door. Space limited; reserve tickets by calling 608.963.0724 emailing. All ticket money goes to the musician. Special Chili Menu, drinks, and snacks available from 4 pm.
julie@julietallardjohnson.com
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
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12/31/2017
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Holiday Lights
Evans Bosshard Park, Sparta, WI
Beautiful displays for your viewing. Stroll through the park and bridges and enjoy the visions of Christmas. (Bon Fire, Santa, hot chocolate, food available on weekends. For more information call 608.269.4123.
www.bikesparta.com
2 Holiday Parade
New Lisbon, WI
6 pm
Fun for the whole family. For more information call 608.847.4142.
www.mauston.com/chamber
2 Annual FF A Christmas craft & toy train show
Argyle Public School, Argyle, WI
Art & craft vendors, food vendors, model trains, toy tractors. For more information call 608.543.3314.
2 Cookie Walk
Yellowstone and Apple Grove Churches, EMS Bldg, Argyle, WI
7 am - 11 am
Come enjoy the cookie walk.
2 Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
Argyle, WI
Put on by Lions Club. For more information call 608.214.5894.
2 Holiday Faire
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School, Viroqua, WI
9:30 am - 3 pm
Festive day for the entire family. Children's activities, lunch, bake sale, silent auction and vendors. For more information call 608.637.7828.
www.pleasantridgewaldorf.org
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12/3/2017
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Victorian Home for the Holidays
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
12 pm - 8 pm
The afternoon and evening tours will get you into the holiday spirit. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
2 Holiday Party with Santa Claus
Belmont High School, Belmont, WI
9 am
Crafts and other activities, cookies & milk, face painting, reindeer games, with music and movies. Sponsored by the Belmont Lions Club. For more information call 608.732.5254.
belmontlions53510@gmail.com
www.belmontwi.com
2 Cookie Walk
Congregational United Church, Brodhead, WI
8 am - 12 pm
Christmas cookie sale. For more information call 608.897.2917.
2 Santa Comes to Town
Community Hall, Cashton, WI
11 am - 3 pm
For more information call 608.654.7828.
3 Friends of the KVR Holiday Happening
Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge, WI
3 pm - 8:30 pm
For details, see website or call 608.625.2960.
www.kickapoofriends.org
3 Tree of Love
Main St, Benton, WI
4 pm
Tree lighting & caroling 1st Sunday in December. Purchase memorial for a loved one. Benefit BHS scholarships. For details call 608.759.3600.

www.Bentonwi.us
3 Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst
St. John's United Church , Monroe, WI
2 pm
German Christmas communion service. Monroe Swiss Singers lead service of carols & scripture. Conducted entirely in German with translation provided.
www.monroeswisssingers.org
3 Christmas Parade and Festival
Darlington Festival Grounds, Darlington, WI
5 pm
Living windows, lighting of floating Christmas Trees on Pecatonica River and Christmas Parade. For more information call 608.776.3067.
www.darlington.wi.org
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12/31/2017
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Riverside Reflections
Pecatonica River Trails Park, Darlington, WI
Lighted Christmas campsites. For more information call 608.776.3067.
www.darlington.wi.org
3 Candy Cane Tour of Homes
Viroqua, WI
1 pm - 5 pm
Various stops in and around Viroqua. Visit lovely homes decorated for Christmas. For more information call 608.637.7396.

www.vernoncountyhistory.org
3 Acoustic Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Acoustic Jam. Come to listen or play. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
3 St. Charles Advent Breakfast
St. Charles School, 521 E Dewey, Cassville, WI
9 am to Noon
Breakfast served, Santa's Workshop, raffle, and visit from Santa.
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12/10/2017
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A Christmas Carol
Theater Guild, 910 - 16th Ave, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
Sun 2 pm. For more information call 608.325.1111.
www.monroetheatre.com
8 Seneca Ridge and Valley Rally
Seneca, WI
Featuring a parade, walk-run, smoked pork chop dinner, pie auction, antique tractor pull, and evening music. For more information call 608.734.9440.
www.crawfordcountyevents.com
8 Bluegrass Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Come to play or listen. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
9 Old Fashion Christmas
Community Hall, 104 N Garden St, Ontario WI
9 am - 10 pm
Santa Claus visit, food, crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, music. For more information call 608.337.4393.
9 Lunch with Santa
New Glarus, WI
For more information call 800.527.6838.
www.swisstown.com
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1/1/2018
January 1
Christmas at the Fort
Fort Crawford Museum, 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
For more information call 608-326-6960.
www.fortcrawfordmuseum.com
9 Santa's House
Hatch Public Library, Mauston, WI
1 - 3 pm
Kids can have their picture taken with Santa. For more information call 608.847.4142.
www.newlisbonchamber.com
9 Lighted Holiday Parade
Wonewoc, WI
6 pm
For more information call 608.464.3114.
www.wonewocwisc.com
9 Christmas Lighting Contest
Argyle, WI
For more information call 608.543.3113.
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12/10/2017
10
Victorian Home for the Holidays
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
12 pm - 8 pm
The afternoon and evening tours will get you into the holiday spirit. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
10 Bake Sale
Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave, Monticello, WI
9 am - 1 pm



10 Omelet Breakfast
Sparta American Legion, Sparta, WI
8 - 11 am
Come on out to the Omelet Breakfast. $6.00 for a three egg omelet. Proceeds go to children & youth and veterans programs. For more information call 608.269.1390.
jeanne0611@centurytel.net
10 Lighted Holiday Parade
Necedah, WI
For more information call 608.565.2261.
www.necedah.us
10 Ecumenical Christmas Cantata
United Methodist Church, Belmont, WI
7 pm
Serving punch and cookies following performance. For more information call 608.762.5472.
www.belmontwi.com
12 Community Supper
New Lisbon Community Center, New Lisbon, WI
4:30 - 6 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. Food for the soul. For more information call 608.562.3555.
www.sharingsupper.org
13 Community Supper
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave, Elroy, WI,
4:30 - 6 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. For more information call 608.847.7924.
www.sharingsupper.org
14 Community Supper
Mauston High School, Mauston, WI
5 - 6:30 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. Food for the soul. For more information call 608.847.7924.
www.sharingsupper.org
16 Grilled Steak Dinner
Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary, Camp Douglas, WI
4 - 8 pm
Just $10/plate every 3rd Saturday. Email Renee with questions or call 608.427.3355.
VFW10911@yahoo.com
16 Chuck AKA Charles Boheme
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Guitarist and vocalist Charles Boheme throws down a mix of blues, rawk, and folk that alternates between the sweet and the bitter, the trill and the growl, the bookish and the primal. Come and witness his range! Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
17 The Basement Band
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 - 3 pm
The Basement Band is Michael Connors, Tim Dement, Bill Scott, Ron Poast and Bill Ronne who play "Americana" with elements of Country, Roots-Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Old Time, R& B, and Blues. You'll find them upstairs or downstairs depending on the store crowd. When downstairs you may have the chance to witness their creative musical process as band members meet and rehearse new and original material. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
19 Bingo Night
City Hall Community Room, New Lisbon, WI
5:30 pm
Refreshments will be for sale. BINGO will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information call 608.562.3555.
nlchamber@mwt.net
www.newlisbonchamber.com
19 Squeezebox Night
Turner Hall, Monroe, WI
6 pm
Accordion jam. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
23 Dale Glaudell
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Playing solo can sometime mean background music only, and he can do that of course. But he revels in center-of-attention-ist music where the audience gets to participate, ruminate, dedicate and appreciate right along with our host. Along with great songs, come tales from the road, anecdotes, music trivia and bad jokes (he says NO to balloon animals). It's hard to believe that such a polite, introverted guy can turn it on like that. Yet once he's behind the guitar, anything can happen. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
24 Christmas Eve Worship
Country Coon-Prairie Church, Westby, WI
3 pm
Worship in a country church that is on the national register of historic places. Call 608.634.3214 to get more information.
24 Christmas Eve Worship Service
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 306 s Main St, Westby, WI
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Live nativity , worship service. For more information call 608.634.4871.
25 Free Christmas Dinner
United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive , Mauston, WI
11 am - 1 pm
Free ham dinner with games & entertainment. For more information call 608.847.5964.

www.MaustonUMC.com
25 Christmas Dinner
United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr, Mauston, WI
11 am - 1 pm
Free ham dinner with games & entertainment. For more information call 608.847.5964.
www.maustonumc.com
31 Droppin of the Carp
St. Feriole Island, Blackhawk Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
9 p.m.
New Year's Eve festivities, bonfire, entertainment, countdown at 11:40 pm. For more information call 608.326.8602.
www.prairieduchien.org



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Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Eagles, Bird watching, Fishing, Canoeing, Shopping, Meetings/conventions, Rails to trails, Birding, Mississippi River, River Boats, Museums, River Tours, Southwest Wisconsin, Star Spangled Celebration, Center Color Fiesta, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center, WI HS Rodeo Finals, Country Living Showcase, UW-Richland, Red Door Gallery, Pine River, Rockbridge, Lone Rock, Viola, Horse & Colt Show, Country in the Country, Sugar River, Green County Cheese, New Glarus, America's Little Switzerland, Cheese Days, Cheese Country Trail, Limburger, Monroe, Badger State Trail, Yodel, Alphorn, Mississippi River, Mississippi River Cruises, Grandad Bluff, Riverboat, Historic Downtown, Great River Road, Oktoberfest, Riverfest, City Brewery, Holiday Lights, Jazz Fest, Irishfest, Deke Slayton Airfest, Sunfish Days, Paddlewheel boat, Wild West Days, Czesky Den, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Kickapoo River, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Vernon County, Elroy Sparta Bike Trail