Events
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December 2018

St. Nicholas Day and Swiss Church Cookie Walk

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/1/2018
  • 8 am - noon
  • 608.527.2095
  • www.swisstown.com

Email generalinfo@swisschurch.org for info on the Cookie Walk.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted.

Enchanted Sugar River Christmas

Santa visits, lighting of holiday tree, carolers, refreshments.

Next Generation Leahy

Get into the holiday mood with the high-spirited talents of The Next Generation Leahy. Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, his wife Jennifer and their six children are keeping the legacy and tradition alive through music, song, and dance. Doug - a member of the Canadian Celtic group "Leahy" - and Jennifer - a musician for most of her life - both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder, then, that their children inherited their passion for music. The children are accomplished and multi-instrumentalists performing on the fiddle, cello, French accordion, and piano. The show is bursting with electrifying Celtic-based music, singing, and French-Canadian step-dancing, along with the beautiful carols and melodies of the holiday season. This December join The Next Generation Leahy and be entertained, energized, and inspired.

Explorations by Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists

Fiber Arts. Exhibit continues through February 8, 2019.

Paint and Pixels by Tina Duemler & Carleton Davis (Exhibit)

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 12/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhibit continues through January 11, 2019. Oil Paintings and Photography.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Monroe City Band Holiday Concert

  • Location to be announced.
  • Monroe
  • 12/2/2018
  • 3 pm

The Monroe City Band is excited to perform their holiday concert on Sunday, December 2, 2018 - at 3 p.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church. There is also a food drive held in conjunction with this concert. All donations benefit the Green County Food Pantry. Join the members of the band and begin the season on a festive note. Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas communion service)

Monroe Swiss Singers lead service of carols & scripture, conducted entirely in German with translation provided.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Christopher Taylor and Pro Arte Quartet

A great pianist teams up with a superb quartet for a brilliant performance.

Chili Cook-Off

Bring your Chili and your Appetite! Traditional Chili / Non-Chili
You can Pre-cook (preferred)
Set up and ready by the start of the Packer/Cardinals game
How much to bring/cook? At least 5 qt. and bring all toppings too!
Will have judging Prizes awared for top chilis
Space limited to 12 spots
Sign up by November 30th
Will be a Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixings starting at 10:00 am

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

En Guete Evening

Dutch treat menu - monthly themed gathering sponsored by Turner Hall's New World Swiss Club. First Tuesday of the month.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session

First Thursday

Downtown Monroe's retail stores open for evening shopping.

It's a Wonderful Life - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 12/6/2018 - 12/9/2018
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm.
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Written by Doug Rand. Directed by Katie Doyle Baumann. Assistant Director Jennie Lembach. 1946 Christmas drama: George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

Fire & Ice Festival

Lighted parade, ice carving with Zoli, fire circles, carolers, entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, car give-away.

Candle Tree Lighting with Alice in Dairyland

Join Alice in Dairyland Kaitlyn Riley and friends in lighting more than 100 candles on a freshly cut evergreen tree in the Grand Hall, followed by an informal carol sing-along.

Christmas Movie Trivia at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/7/2018
  • 6 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Lunch with Santa

Pre-Christmas Bake Sale

  • Zwingli Church
  • Monticello
  • 12/8/2018
  • 9 AM - 1 PM

Classical Blast: Dark Side of the Yule

Classical Blast's "Dark Side of the Yule" is a one-of-a-kind concert that melds classic rock and Christmas music which are engaging, surprising, and thrilling. With the group's unique take on traditional carols and classical favorites, Classical Blast has created a one of the most unusual and enjoyable concert experiences ever. You'll hear outstanding mashes & medleys like Game of Thrones/Carol of the Bells, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy/Enter Sandman (Metallica), Greensleeves/Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues), and Sounds of Silence/ Silent Night. You'll also hear cool-rockin' versions of other seasonal songs. You'll get a taste of their "From Bach to Rock," a combination of classical to classic rock to contemporary pop music, and the influence on artists like The Beatles, The Police, Queen, Pink Floyd, and many others. Classical Blast has opened for major rock headliners, including The Orchestra (ELO), Stryper, Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Joan Jett, Michael McDonald, and many others. An evening with Classical Blast is a BLAST for the entire family!

Cookie & Candy Sale

  • St. John's United Church
  • Monroe
  • 12/8/2018
  • 8 am - 11 am

Wonderful assortment of cookies and candy-most sold by the pound. There will also be gluten free options. Lefse, Rosettes and Bratzelis will be available, also gift baskets.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/8/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Denim and Leather.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Steve McIntyre

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Andy Yaun - the Rockabilly Kid.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Back 40 Band.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/9/2018
  • 1 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Ken Curtis

Christmas Bingo and Ugly Sweater Contest at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/11/2018
  • 6 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Bluegrass and Americana Jam.

Just Desserts at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/14/2018
  • 6 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Wine and dessert pairing event! This event includes 5 expertly selected wine and dessert pairings. You must be 21 years of age to purchase tickets. Exclusive discounts on merchandise and wine purchases to participants. *Spots are limited! Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite by December 10th to insure your have a saved spot.

For all participants, we're also featuring the following specials! - Happy Hour All Night! - Enjoy $1 OFF all glasses of wine all night - 15 % off all merchandise = A great time to get that special holiday - 20% off wine case purchases

Games at American Legion

  • American Legion, 1627 - 12th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/14/2018
  • 3 pm
  • 608.325.4244

Euchre starts 6 pm, $4 donation.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square with Santa

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted.

Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets

The gals of Gin, Chocolate, and Bottle Rockets are back to spice-up your holiday season with a little sass, a little sweet, and a whole lot of fire! Veteran Madison, Wisconsin area performers Beth Kille, Shawndell Marks, and Jen Farley combine forces in a power pop-rock trio, featuring tight three-part harmonies, solid acoustic instrumentation on guitar/piano/percussion, clever songwriting ranging from edgy to fun, along with their renditions of favorite seasonal tunes. It will be a ho, ho, ho good time with music and merriment at MAC.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/15/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

The Unusuals.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Nick Foytick, original Blues and Rock.

Holiday Open House

Shelter tours, warm drinks and sweet treats, giving tree, Santa visiting from 1 - 3 pm, cat condo donation drive. Hosted by Green County Humane Society.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Goodtime Dutchmen Trio.

Bel Canto Singers - A Choral Christmas

  • St. Victor Church, 1760 - 14th St.
  • Monroe
  • 12/16/2018
  • 7 pm
  • 608.214.0331

Founded in 1979, the Bel Canto Singers of Monroe consists of over twenty-five members. Under the direction of Allen Redford, Director of Choral Music at Highland College, the Bel Canto Singers are recognized by audiences for the excellent artistic interpretations of choral works. From baroque and short classical works, to spirituals, show tunes, and contemporary works by area composers, Bel Canto concerts are a highlight of the season. Their annual Christmas concert is one of their most popular events. This concert will also feature organist Deborah Krauss Smith.

New Glarus Farmers Market - Holiday Stock Up

  • New Glarus Fest Haus, 106 - 3rd Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/16/2018
  • 1 - 4 pm
  • 608.293.3905

Produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, fibers, crafts and more. newglaruswifarmermarket@gmail.com

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/16/2018
  • 1 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Kerosene Kites

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session

Cork Ornament Making at Hawk's Mill

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Steve Weber.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/22/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Untamed.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Hawk's Mill

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Holiday Party with Peggy and Joe.

A Christmas Carol Radio Show

Marley may be as dead as a door nail, but the great Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is alive and well in MAC's first radio show. A holiday season tradition in the days before television was to listen to A Christmas Carol performed by actors for both a radio and live audience. Produced by Monroe Arts Center in partnership with Monroe Theatre Guild. Written and directed by Richard Hilger, a theater professional and former principal at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, with John Baumann in the role of Scrooge, this audio presentation features local actors playing multiple characters with ingenious and dramatic sound effects. Experience the magic and nostalgia of radio and create a new holiday memory.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Mark Frazer

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Carper Diem - Blues, R&B, Motown.

New Year's Eve at Turner Hall of Monroe

Old Year's Night Celebration in the Grand Hall with Keith Zweifel Band, 1 - 5 pm. Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Buffet dinner available in the Ratskeller starting at 5 pm.

New Year's Eve at Leisure Lanes

Steve Scheppele Band.