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December 2017

Holiday Tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House

December 1, 2017 / December 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville

Holiday Tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House at Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville. 10 am – 3 pm. Visit the historic Lincoln-Tallman house dressed in all its Christmas finery. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $10 adults, $9 seniors & students, $6 children 6-17, veterans & members free.

Janesville's Jolly Jingle

December 1, 2017 - 04:00 PM Downtown Janesville

Janesville's Jolly Jingle at Downtown Janesville, 51 S Main St, Janesville. Ring in the holiday season with this family getaway weekend, featuring a wide variety of activities for all ages including ice skating, live reindeer, a lighted parade, live theater, a holiday market, fireworks, a tree lighting, family entertainment, kids activities, a historical holiday tour and more. Admission is free for most activities, which are centered in Downtown Janesville.

Bites & Lights at Rotary Botanical Gardens

December 1, 2017 - 05:00 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville

Bites & Lights at Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville. 5 - 7 pm. Rotary Botanical Gardens presents Bites & Lights, an annual holiday cocktail party featuring music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres by the Black Sheep of Whitewater, Wisconsin. Advance tickets required. $50

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 1, 2017 / December 2, 2017 - 07:30 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 7:30 - 10 pm. Presented by Stage One, Inc. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. There is also a special Pay What You Can Preview on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Winter Farmers Market

December 2, 2017 - 09:00 AM St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 N Parker Dr, Janesville

Winter Farmers Market at St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 N Parker Dr, Janesville. 9 am – 3 pm. Enjoy local produce, baked goods and artisans.

Holiday Craft Fair

December 2, 2017 - 09:00 AM McKenna Middle School, 307 S. First Street in Evansville

Holiday Craft Fair at J.C. McKenna Middle School, 307 S. First Street in Evansville. 9 am – 3 pm. $1 admission.

Merry Milton Holiday Weekend

December 2, 2017 - All Day

Merry Milton Holiday Weekend in downtown Milton. Nutcracker exhibit, breakfast with Santa, annual Christmas house walk and tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2.

Winter Wonderland Shopping Event

December 2, 2017 - 09:00 AM Charming B's Coffee & More, Milton, WI

Come out to Charming B's in Milton, WI and shop your heart out! We will have a huge variety of vendors to get your Holiday shopping started! Come enjoy tasty treats and toasty beverages in the cafe!

Janesville's Jolly Jingle

December 2, 2017 - 09:00 AM Downtown Janesville

Janesville's Jolly Jingle at Downtown Janesville, 51 S Main St, Janesville. Ring in the holiday season with this family getaway weekend, featuring a wide variety of activities for all ages including ice skating, live reindeer, a lighted parade, live theater, a holiday market, fireworks, a tree lighting, family entertainment, kids activities, a historical holiday tour and more. Admission is free for most activities, which are centered in Downtown Janesville.

Holidazzle in downtown Beloit

December 2, 2017 - 05:00 PM Beloit, WI 53511

Holidazzle in downtown Beloit. 5 – 9 pm. A dazzling evening featuring artists and craftspeople in 30+ locations. Live music, Santa visits, children’s events and holiday treats. Free trolley.

Adult Night @ The Museum

December 2, 2017 - 07:00 PM Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville

Adult Night @ The Museum at Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville. 7 - 9 pm. Don your most comfortable clothes (or ugly sweater) and join the festivities at the Rock County Historical Society's first Adult Night at the Museum. Space is limited for this adults-only event. $20.

Janesville's Jolly Jingle

December 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM Downtown Janesville

Janesville's Jolly Jingle at Downtown Janesville, 51 S Main St, Janesville. Ring in the holiday season with this family getaway weekend, featuring a wide variety of activities for all ages including ice skating, live reindeer, a lighted parade, live theater, a holiday market, fireworks, a tree lighting, family entertainment, kids activities, a historical holiday tour and more. Admission is free for most activities, which are centered in Downtown Janesville.

15th Annual Milton Christmas House Walk

December 3, 2017 - 02:00 PM Milton, WI

15th Annual Milton Christmas House Walk in Milton. 2 – 7 pm. Tour five beautifully decorated homes. The cost is $10 per attendee, children under 12 are free.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 3, 2017 - 02:00 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 7:30 - 10 pm. Presented by Stage One, Inc. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Ecumenical Choir Christmas Concert

December 3, 2017 - 07:00 PM United Methodist Church, 21 S. Madison Street in Evansville

Ecumenical Choir Christmas Concert at the United Methodist Church, 21 S. Madison Street in Evansville. 7 pm. Free.

Winter Farmers Market

December 4, 2017 - 09:00 AM St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 N Parker Dr, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545

The Janesville Farmers Market will host an indoor winter market from November through March on the first Saturday of the month. Enjoy local produce, baked goods and artisans. FREE

Open Wood Carving at Trinity Episcopal Church

December 4, 2017 - 06:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church, Ortmayer Hall, 419 E Court St, Janesville

Open Wood Carving at Trinity Episcopal Church, Ortmayer Hall, 419 E Court St, Janesville. 6 - 8 pm. These sessions are free and open to the public. Free.

Gifts For Kids (G4K) 6th Annual Secret Santa Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

December 6, 2017 - 05:00 PM Edgerton, WI

Gifts For Kids (G4K) 6th Annual Secret Santa Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in Edgerton. 5 – 10 pm. Nineteen local pubs participating.

Senior Moments: Staying Happy and Healthy During the Holidays

December 8, 2017 - 02:00 PM Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

Senior Moments: Staying Happy and Healthy During the Holidays at Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main St, Janesville. 2 - 3 pm. The holidays can be a hard time. Understanding the holiday blues and making the right choices can mean a holiday season to enjoy and remember. Free.

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens

December 8, 2017 / December 10, 2017 - 04:30 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville. 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Open from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Last ticket sold at 8:30 pm, lights go dark at 9 pm. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery. $5 ages 2 and older.

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House

December 8, 2017 - 07:00 PM The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton WI

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House at The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Presented by Creative Outlets Theater. Seating is limited - advance reservations are required. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. $12 adults, $8 children under 12.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 8, 2017 / December 9, 2017 - 07:30 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 7:30 - 10 pm. Presented by Stage One, Inc. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. There is also a special Pay What You Can Preview on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Ugly Sweater Fun Run, Walk & Roll at Riverfront, Inc

December 9, 2017 - 08:00 AM Riverfront, Inc - 1107 Barberry Dr - Janesville, WI 53545

Ugly Sweater Fun Run, Walk & Roll at Riverfront, Inc, 1107 Barberry Dr, Janesville. 8am-11am.

The event is a fun, family-friendly fundraising event that will support individuals with disabilities in Rock County. Both 5K and 2 mile routes will be offered. Early bird registrants will receive a t-shirt. Come early and bring your ugliest sweater to the Ugly Sweater Competition. Hot cocoa and light snacks to follow run.

Cost: 5K early bird registration: $25 per person; $85 team of 4; $15 youth ages 8-13; 7 and under free. 2 mile early bird registration: $20 per person; $70 team of 4; $15 youth ages 8-13; 7 and under free. 5k regular registration: $30 per adult: $95 per team; $20 youth; 7 and under free2 mile regular registration: $ 25 per adult; $80 per team; $20 youth; 7 and under free.

Breakfast with Santa

December 9, 2017 - 08:00 AM The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville WI 53545

Breakfast with Santa at The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville. 8 am – 12 pm. This event will feature an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet feast. Santa will meet with each child individually and pose for photos. Take your own pictures or a professional photographer will be on site who can capture the moment for you for just a $10 donation. Donations and all proceeds of this event go to fund additional children’s theatre programming at The Armory. $10; children under 2 free with paid adult.

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House

December 9, 2017 - 07:00 PM The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton WI

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House at The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Presented by Creative Outlets Theater. Seating is limited - advance reservations are required. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. $12 adults, $8 children under 12.

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House

December 10, 2017 - 05:00 PM The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton WI

A Christmas Carol at the Milton House at The Milton House Museum, 18 S Janesville St, Milton. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Presented by Creative Outlets Theater. Seating is limited - advance reservations are required. Performances Friday & Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. $12 adults, $8 children under 12.

Girls Night Out Rock County at The Venue

December 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM The Venue, 37 South Water Street, Janesville WI 53545

Girls Night Out Rock County at The Venue, 37 South Water Street, Janesville. 5 – 8 pm. Fundraiser to benefit Project 1649.

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens

December 14, 2017 / December 23, 2017 - 04:30 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville. 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Open from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Last ticket sold at 8:30 pm, lights go dark at 9 pm. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery. $5 ages 2 and older.

Brew and View at Janesville Performing Arts Center

December 15, 2017 - 08:00 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

Brew and View at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 8 - 10 pm. Kick back and relax with free popcorn while watching throwback movies and enjoying craft beer from Rock County Brewing Company. Guests must be 21 years of age. Seating is limited to 100 people. $5.

Tabletop Gaming Marathon at Hedberg Public Library

December 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

Tabletop Gaming Marathon at Hedberg Public Library, 316 S Main St, Janesville. 10 am – 4 pm. Enjoy the Library's games or bring your favorites. Teaching sessions, snacks, and light refreshments will be available. No registration necessary, presented in partnership with the Janesville Pegheads. Free.

A Carpenter's Christmas at Janesville Performing Arts Center

December 16, 2017 - 07:30 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

A Carpenter's Christmas at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 7:30 - 10 pm. Singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters' holiday classics. $25 adults, $15 students.

Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra Winter Holiday Delight

December 17, 2017 - 02:00 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra Winter Holiday Delight at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 2 - 4:30 pm. $20 adults, $5 students, children with adults free.

Open Wood Carving at Trinity Episcopal Church

December 18, 2017 - 06:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church, Ortmayer Hall, 419 E Court St, Janesville

Open Wood Carving at Trinity Episcopal Church, Ortmayer Hall, 419 E Court St, Janesville. 6 - 8 pm. These sessions are free and open to the public. Free.

Christmas at the Armory

December 22, 2017 / December 23, 2017 - 06:00 PM The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville WI 53545

Christmas at the Armory at The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville. 6 - 8:30 pm. Christmas songs performed by our area's finest performers and a Christmas buffet. Santa Claus has promised to stop in. Cocktails at 6 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm, Show at 7 pm. $49 show & meal, $30 show only; Children 12 & Under $19 show & meal, $10 show only.

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017 - All Day

Christmas Day

December 25, 2017 - All Day

Holiday Tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House

December 26, 2017 / December 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville

Holiday Tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House at Rock County Historical Society, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville. 10 am – 3 pm. Visit the historic Lincoln-Tallman house dressed in all its Christmas finery. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $10 adults, $9 seniors & students, $6 children 6-17, veterans & members free.

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens

December 26, 2017 / December 31, 2017 - 04:30 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville

Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville. 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Open from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. Last ticket sold at 8:30 pm, lights go dark at 9 pm. Tickets will be available online and in RBG's Cottage Garden Gallery. $5 ages 2 and older.

New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017 - All Day

The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve at The Armory

December 31, 2017 - 07:00 PM The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville WI 53545

The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve at The Armory, 10 S High St, Janesville. 7 pm - Midnight. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress with 1920's flair and style, just like Gatsby. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and visit the fully staffed and stocked Bunker Lounge Bar. Live music all night will be headlined by an authentic 1920's style band, the Gatsby Gang Jazz Band, performing both vintage favorites and today's biggest hits. Limited tickets will be available for this exclusive event. $45