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Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin

Discover the vibrant holiday traditions brought to Wisconsin by our immigrant ancestors, and create your own holiday memories. This event is sponsored by the Old World Foundation.

Advanced tickets required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure all tickets are the same date. Ticket sales end at Noon the day before each event date.

About the Event


Dec 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 | Saturday and Sunday | 10 am - 4 pm

Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party is purchasing the same date.


Health & Safety Guidelines

Return Policy

Event Details

Stroll through the site's Crossroads Village, decked in holiday greenery and full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Explore how a rich mosaic of ethnic traditions continues to be part of our contemporary celebrations and learn the stories behind them.


See preparations for different holiday festivities in the late 19th century. Gather in the warmth of the church for a reading of "Christmas on the Banks of Plum Creek", listen to traditional holiday brass carols, join in a Hymn Sing, and sip a hot cup of cider or wassail. Enjoy a horse-drawn ride around the village, and keep a watchful eye out for the Krampus! If you’ve been nice, make sure to stop by Santa’s workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo.


Old World Wisconsin is the perfect spot to meet friends and family from across the region to enjoy a day of warmth and discovery as you create your own holiday traditions. Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes will make history come to life as we connect in new ways.


Cost: 
Adult (13+) $19.99
Youth (5-12) $13.99
Under 5 Free

Society members get at 10% discount.


Know before you go:
Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party is purchasing the same date. No ticket required for children under 5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult(s). Only the Crossroads Village will be open for this event. Trams will NOT be running as part of this event. Restrooms are available. 

Paths are brick, earth, or gravel, and may be uneven or snow-covered. The event is held in all weather unless severe weather causes a cancellation. Please dress for the weather. The event takes place both in historic structures and outside, with thresholds and steps in some areas.

The museum store will be open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A daily handout will include times and locations for live musical performances, descriptions of the homes and activities, and the menus for warm food and drink will be available.

This event is sponsored by the Old World Foundation.

Old World Foundation Logo


About the Location

Old World Wisconsin includes 60 beautifully restored historic structures on over 600 acres of picturesque landscapes. Through stories of perseverance, the site explores the lives of those who came before us – connecting people and inspiring understanding. Your day will be fun, engaging, enriching, and authentic, as you encounter history by exploring sensory-rich spaces, stories, and hands-on activities.

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119-9503

oww@wisconsinhistory.org



Accessibility

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.


Contact

For more information, please contact the box office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

Home for the Holidays OWW Adult Ticket
Ages 13+. Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party reflects the same date.
Ticket sales for Sat. and Sun., December 4 and 5, have ended. All other dates still available.
*
$19.99
- +
Home for the Holidays OWW Child Ticket
Ages 5-12. Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party reflects the same date.
Ticket sales for Sat. and Sun., December 4 and 5, have ended. All other dates still available.
*
$13.99
- +
Time Travel Token
Add optional Time Travel Tokens to your Home for the Holidays ticket purchase!
Tokens can be used
- At the Blacksmith Shop for your own handmade hook
- For Horse Drawn Rides
- At the Harmony Town Hall to create Victorian Swag
- At the General Store

*Quantities are limited
$5.00
- +

About the Event


Dec 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 | Saturday and Sunday | 10 am - 4 pm

Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party is purchasing the same date.


Health & Safety Guidelines

Return Policy

Event Details

Stroll through the site's Crossroads Village, decked in holiday greenery and full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Explore how a rich mosaic of ethnic traditions continues to be part of our contemporary celebrations and learn the stories behind them.


See preparations for different holiday festivities in the late 19th century. Gather in the warmth of the church for a reading of "Christmas on the Banks of Plum Creek", listen to traditional holiday brass carols, join in a Hymn Sing, and sip a hot cup of cider or wassail. Enjoy a horse-drawn ride around the village, and keep a watchful eye out for the Krampus! If you’ve been nice, make sure to stop by Santa’s workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo.


Old World Wisconsin is the perfect spot to meet friends and family from across the region to enjoy a day of warmth and discovery as you create your own holiday traditions. Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes will make history come to life as we connect in new ways.


Cost: 
Adult (13+) $19.99
Youth (5-12) $13.99
Under 5 Free

Society members get at 10% discount.


Know before you go:
Online registration is required. Tickets are date specific, please ensure your entire party is purchasing the same date. No ticket required for children under 5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult(s). Only the Crossroads Village will be open for this event. Trams will NOT be running as part of this event. Restrooms are available. 

Paths are brick, earth, or gravel, and may be uneven or snow-covered. The event is held in all weather unless severe weather causes a cancellation. Please dress for the weather. The event takes place both in historic structures and outside, with thresholds and steps in some areas.

The museum store will be open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A daily handout will include times and locations for live musical performances, descriptions of the homes and activities, and the menus for warm food and drink will be available.

This event is sponsored by the Old World Foundation.

Old World Foundation Logo


About the Location

Old World Wisconsin includes 60 beautifully restored historic structures on over 600 acres of picturesque landscapes. Through stories of perseverance, the site explores the lives of those who came before us – connecting people and inspiring understanding. Your day will be fun, engaging, enriching, and authentic, as you encounter history by exploring sensory-rich spaces, stories, and hands-on activities.

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119-9503

oww@wisconsinhistory.org



Accessibility

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements at 262-594-6301.


Contact

For more information, please contact the box office at (608) 264-4848 or boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

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