Feeling Festive

11/1/2017 - Laura Tyunaitis

Feeling Festive in the Kenosha Area
Feeling Festive in the Kenosha Area
Feeling Festive in the Kenosha Area
Feeling Festive in the Kenosha Area

I am one of THOSE people. I celebrate Halloween only because it’s the day before Christmas music starts to play in my car and office. That’s right. November 1 is the day that I start to get into the holiday spirit! Settle down – I don’t put up my Christmas Tree or anything like that, I just like to start feeling festive. Besides, many “holiday” tunes, apply to Thanksgiving, too. It’s all about togetherness, parties, and cheer.

Speaking of CHEER, there is more holiday cheer than ever in the Kenosha Area. From November through December, there is non-stop fun to be had.

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Kenosha Junior Woman’s Club Art & Craft Fair. Across Library Park, you can also visit Bain Manor and shop the rooms of this historic mansion.

What could be more festive than a Royal Tea Party? This celebration of princesses and princes will be held at the Southwest Library. It’s free to attend, but registration is required. If your little ones are more outdoorsy than Princessy, check out the Leave No Child Inside Nature Play Day at Pringle Nature Center! Or, leave the kids at home and check out the Holiday Open House at Jack Andrea!

By mid-November you could be attending the Carthage Philharmonic Concert, sampling some of Kenosha’s finest foods at Natalie Troha’s Pride of Kenosha event, shopping the Deer Widows Weekend Sale at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, or browsing the 44th Annual UW-Parkside Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Holiday cooking classes, a turkey run or two, and the Jelly Belly Tree Lighting are also on the event lineup.

After Thanksgiving rolls around, so do Small Business Saturday, the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, another Kenosha Vintage Shop Crawl, Lightin’ Up Downtown Kenosha, the Artistree Holiday Gift Show at Lemon Street Gallery (one of my personal favorite places to buy gifts!), the Mini Maker Faire, and the kick off to Christmas at Kemper.

A month into my holiday music-listening joy, December brings some of my most favorite events! The Carthage Christmas Festival and Kenosha HarborHoliday (my absolute favorite holiday event of all time), for starters. The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Skiing at Wilmot Mountain and Skating at the RecPlex (both with Santa on the right days!), Frost Fest at the Kenosha Public Museum, and so much more.

So, you see, it’s never too early to start the holiday season! It will come and go before we know it - so squeeze in all the cheer you can! Learn more about these events and many others on our calendar of events to start planning your holiday visits.

Laura Tyunaitis

Community Relations Manager

Extrovert. Foodie. Fourth Generation Kenoshan. Kid at heart. Vices include: office supplies, Disney movies, and chocolate milk. Dishing out the Kenosha hospitality in true geek fashion.