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Kick off the Holidays in West Bend!

Published: October 20, 2022 | Article Views: 515

Experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season in downtown West Bend! The festivities begin right away in November with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and continue throughout the month with light shows, holiday open houses at specialty shops, and Christmas celebrations.

Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 3

West Bend rings in the holiday season downtown at Old Settlers Park. The tree and event are bigger than ever, featuring performances by singer Katie Toupin, comedian Erica Rhodes, the River City Christmas Brass Band, and high school choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, too! Plus, stop by The Bend Theater afterward for a can’t-miss variety show.

Specialty Shops Holiday Open Houses – November 3-6

Your holiday shopping list gets longer by the day, and there’s no better place to find the perfect gift than in downtown West Bend. Dozens of unique shops will be offering deals during their Downtown Open Houses.

Lights in Bloom – November 3-6

Milwaukee muralist and visual artist Emma Daisy transforms the Museum of Wisconsin Art into an outdoor large-scale work of digital art with her unique floral aesthetic. Watch Daisy’s outdoor artwork come to life on the museum’s exterior.

Bloomin’ Holidays – November 4-9

Art and flowers collide for the 10th annual Bloomin’ extravaganza at the Museum of Wisconsin Art on November 4-9. View more than twenty imaginative floral installations created by local florists and artists on display throughout the museum’s galleries.

Enchantment in the Park – November 25-December 24

Walk, drive, or take a carriage ride through Regner Park and marvel at the stunning light displays. Enchantment is open November 25-Christmas Eve from 5-9 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to support local volunteer organizations and provide for food pantries across Washington County.

Christmas Parade – November 27

Celebrate “A Family Christmas” as festive floats and bands march through downtown to bring the magic of the season to life. Keep an eye out for Santa Claus!

The temperatures may be dropping, but there’s still plenty to do in West Bend this month! Round out a fabulous Wisconsin weekend with a trip to our amazing restaurants, or a hike through our scenic parks.



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