Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Tickets on sale now to enjoy holiday cheer

December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 2024
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 10 AM – 3 PM

Hurry to get yours before Krampus does!

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Experience the Magic of

Home for the Holidays

Welcome to the nostalgic celebrations of days gone by. 

Give yourself the gift of memories you and your family will remember forever—and experience a treasured outing you’ll never forget—when you leave the modern-day hustle and bustle behind at Home for the Holidays.  

Sponsored by Waukesha State Bank

19th-Century Santa’s Workshop

Enjoy a hearty welcome from rosy-cheeked St. Nicholas as he invites you into his toy workshop full of gifts.

Holiday Wagon Rides

Settle into a horse-drawn wagon and relax on an unforgettable trip straight out of a storybook. 

Winter Cheer Garden

Relax and enjoy food and seasonal craft beers in the cozy Clausing Barn.

Yankee Christmas Morning

Step inside to the festive environs of the Cobweb party game!

Visit the delightful workshop of St. Nicholas. Relax on a horse-drawn winter wagon ride. Craft a hand-made holiday keepsake. Leave the hustle and bustle behind. 

Holiday Crafts*

Join in the hands-on fun, from holiday greenery to handmade ornaments and writing letters to Santa.

Recipe Cards

Complimentary recipe cards featuring traditional holiday baked goods will be yours for the taking at our historic homes.

1930s Community
Christmas Party

Join in the festive fun in Caldwell Town Hall, including sing-a-long carols.

Catch a Glimpse of Krampus

Keep an eye out for the infamous 19th-century trickster as he sneaks through the Crossroads Village. 

Yankee New Year’s Party

Our Yankee Farm House is ready to ring in the New Year. Is your autograph book ready?

Last Night of Hanukkah

Experience Jewish holiday traditions, including the dreidel game, at the Four Mile House.

St. Nicholas Eve

In Czech tradition, shoes are out at the Village Shoe Shop, ready for a gift from St. Nick.

Irish Christmas Eve

Candlelit windows and preparations for Midnight Mass greet you at the Irish Home. 


New This Year – Bring the Magic Home! 

Start a new family tradition with your very own Old World Wisconsin holiday village!  Begin your collection with St. Peter’s Church, Thomas General Store and Four Mile House—all located in our charming Crossroads Village. Each piece is marked with the building’s history and makes a great Home for the Holidays keepsake. Each year we’ll introduce a new building to the collection. 

St. Lucia Celebration

Enjoy the beauty of this Scandinavian tradition on the Finnish Immigrant Farm and later participate in the St. Lucia candlelight procession to end the day. 

Christmas Program St. Peter’s

Discover Catholic Christmas customs while enjoying live, traditional holiday music in our 1880s church. 


Meet this friendly forest gnome and live goats – part of Scandinavian Christmas tradition.

Children’s Story Time

Gather ‘round the fire in an 1880s horse stable for traditional children’s favorites.

Blacksmith’s Winter Work*

Watch sparks fly and steam rise as you experience the artisan process of Old World blacksmithing.

General Store*

Step into an 1880s general store and shop for old fashioned holiday goods. 

Crossroads Christmas Shoppe

The Creamery transforms for the holidays! Enjoy European baked goods and delicious wassail while you shop. 

See You There

Can’t wait to see you for a jolly good time at Old World Wisconsin’s Home for the Holidays!

Ring in good cheer with holiday lights, sights and delights

Grab your tickets now and experience Home for the Holidays.

Select Saturdays & Sundays in December | 10 AM – 3 PM

Sponsored by

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