Sunday, November 18, 2012
The return of Muskego's Country Christmas was indeed a Storybook experience, with sunny and warm temperatures and a visit from Ol' St. Nick.
The theme of the Christmas parade that came down a newly-constructed Pioneer Drive was 'A Storybook Christmas,' which proved to be a good omen of the weather, crowds and community spirit on hand at Muskego's Country Christmas. Sponsored by the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the annual fest was held at the Old Settlement Centre, inside and out. Krisann Durnford, chairman of the event, said that they continue to break attendance records, and estimated the crowd at 3,000 at the height of the event. For much of the event, sunny skies brought 50 degree temperatures and when it turned colder and darker, a hearty bonfire was enough to keep the crowd warm. The city Christmas tree was lit at 4:45 p.m., signaling the official arrival …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Skipping the blaze orange and sticking around town? Here's what we've found in and around Muskego to keep you busy and in the spirit of the upcoming holidays.
Friday, Nov. 16 Polo's Pizza & Grill, 4 p.m. Fish Fry "The Sound of Music," Skylight Music Theatre, 7p.m.; Muskego's Matthew Welden will be in the cast as the curtain rises on this beloved musical. Runs through Dec. 31. "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Carroll University, 7 p.m. Another Muskego grad, Lindsey Sippell, is the stage manager for this production. Call 262.524.7633 for more information. Prices are $10 adults, $5 alumni/parents/seniors and free for students with a valid ID. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 Muskego's Country Christmas, 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., Old Settlement Centre, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Carroll University, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Another Muskego grad, Lindsey Sippell, is the stage manager for this production. Call 262.…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Santa, reindeer, carolers, and lots of holiday food - need we say more?
Sunday, November 4, 2012
2012 Country Christmas promises a parade, a Christmas gift dash, a visit from Santa and much more.
Muskego’s Country Christmas 2012 features many holiday favorites, and will be kicked off with a stroll down a brand-new street. A "Storybook Christmas" parade begins the festivities at Muskego’s Country Christmas Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. on the newly-finished Pioneer Drive. The parade will go from Pioneer Drive and Janesville Road towards the Settlement Center. A Christmas gift dash will open the festivities at the Settlement Center after the parade at 1:45 p.m. A squirrel, a monkey, a hero, an ice cream cone and many more un-Christmassy characters will line up at the starting line for the 2nd annual mascot race. Divided into two relay teams, these characters will race to see who can get a pile of oversized Christmas gifts under the …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Teen elves needed for Muskego's Country Christmas parade.
Christmas isn't only for little ones. Do you know a teen who loves the holiday season? Parade organizers are looking for teen elves to hand out candy on the parade route and to assist in the Santa house. The volunteers must dress and act the part to spread holiday cheer for Muskego’s Country Christmas parade, “A Storybook Christmas,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Interested elves can contact Amanda Seifert at the Waukesha State Bank, (262) 682-2102 or email@example.com.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Muskego's Country Christmas has availabilities for parade units, sponsors and business mascots, but time's running out.
The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is looking for sponsorships, parade participants and mascots for its "Country Christmas" event, held on Saturday Nov. 17 at the Old Settlement Centre. However, you don't have much time left to mull it over, as the deadline is this Friday the Oct. 12. Any questions about what's involved? Contact Krisann Durnford, event chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade Form - There are a limited amount of units for the parade, so if you're interested, complete the form and get it to the chamber as soon as possible. The parade runs south down Pioneer Drive at 1 p.m., turning into the City Hall parking lot and toward the Settlement Centre to kick off the Christmas celebration there. Sponsorship …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The annual Country Christmas celebration is just around the corner believe it or not, and the business mascot relay will return; does your company have a contender?
A new feature of last year's Muskego Country Christmas was a 'Christmas dash' mascot relay, which had a race among various business's mascots to move presents to the base of the city tree. "Last year's dash was a tremendous success and thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees," said event chair Krisann Durnford. "We are excited to bring this wholesome, family entertainment to our community while also offering our chamber members great business exposure." The 2011 Christmas Dash included mascots dressed as animals, insects, imaginary figures, and even the grinch. About 1500 to 2000 people attend the annual parade and the events afterwards, which occur at the Old Settlement Centre near city hall and are sponsored by the Muskego Area Chamber of …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Choral groups, a deejay, and bands rang in the holidays with song.
If you attended Muskego's Country Christmas, it's likely you heard at least one of your favorite carols played or sung throughout the afternoon. The festival made sure to cover its bases to make sure the season was heard as well as seen, and here are just a few 'bites' of what everyone enjoyed.
Country Christmas captures spirit, sounds of the season
Starting with a parade that seems to see increasing attendance every year, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism collaborated with organizations and businesses to present the 2011 "Muskego's Country Christmas." Activities were centered at the Old Settlement Centre, and a 'mascot dash' was new this year and seemed to grab the same enthusiasm from spectators that the sausage races do at a Milwaukee Brewer Game. With weather threatening, but never following through on rain, crowds enjoyed hot beverages like cider and hot chocolate, as well as an assortment of candies, kettle corn and concessions. The tree lighting capped off the festivities and was followed up by a new song about Muskego by local musician Mark Stehlow.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Country Christmas set for Nov. 19 with a parade to kick off festivities at Muskego Settlement Centre
The Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has again put together an afternoon and evening that is right on time for the season. 'Muskego's Country Christmas' will make a return, and it comes packaged with a wide assortment of activities. Here are the event highlights: Shuttles will be available, and will pick up at Piggly Wiggly, Lion's Park and Pioneer Drive and of course in front of the Old Settlement Centre. For more information on the activities and participating sponsors of the annual event, visit the Muskego Chamber's website.