There is no denying it, the holidays have officially arrived in Oshkosh. Regardless of how you celebrate, Oshkosh has plenty of options for holiday events and activities for everyone to enjoy!
Christmas in the Air
December 7 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
EAA Aviation Museum
This FREE event hosted at the EAA Aviation Museum is perfect for families looking to have some holiday fun! Decorations drape the walls of the museum and family-friendly events such as local music and dance performances, happen throughout the day. Best of all, Santa comes flying in on a helicopter for family photo-ops around noon!
Holiday Artisan Market
December 7 | Noon - 6 P.M.
December 8 | 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
If you still have some holiday shopping to do for your loved ones, The Howard is the place to go! For two days, The Howard will feature numerous artisan vendors selling all kinds of goods. From handmade jewelry to fantastic home decor, the options will seem endless. On Sunday, there will be an optional brunch and a visit from Santa for patrons of all ages to enjoy. Though the event is FREE, donation collections will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh.
17th Annual Race for the Light
December 7 | 4:30 - 7:30 P.M.
It is always important to be mindful of those in the community who work to help other people, especially over the holidays. The 17th Annual Race For the Light event is a fun-run 5K through Menominee Park’s Celebration of Lights that benefits the Oshkosh Christine Anne Domestic Abuse Service Center. This event is intended to be enjoyed by the whole family and is a great way to get out and engage with the community during the holiday season.
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Celebration
December 7 | 7:30 P.M.
The Grand Oshkosh
For those who admire the beauty of an orchestral performance, come watch the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra perform the holiday classics. Hosted at the historic Grand Opera House, this event is a great way for listeners of all ages to support performing arts in the community.
Christmas with the Celts
December 8 | 3 P.M.
The Grand Oshkosh
With their talented dancers, fiddles, banjos, whistles, and pipes, the Celts return to Oshkosh for another exciting performance. The show is a perfect blend of classic Irish music and American pop. You’ll be cheering and dancing along before you know it!
“A Christmas Carol” Dinner Theatre
December 12-14 | 6 P.M.
This year, Beckets and Timber Mill Theatre are taking dinner theatre to the next holiday level. Sit down to a lovely, three-course meal prepared by Becket's and enjoy Timber Mill Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” Shows happen all weekend and you can either do the full dinner or just dessert.
Kyle Cherek Presents “A Christmas Story”
December 14 | 6 - 9 P.M.
When it comes to the holidays, food is often right at the heart of the fun. The event will feature a fabulous, multi-course meal prepared by The Howard’s in-house chef team, Ben and Amanda Raupp, and a rendition of classic stories from “A Christmas Story” performed by the acclaimed food historian, Kyle Cherek.
Madrigals at the Masonic
December 19 | 7 - 8:30 P.M.
Oshkosh Masonic Center
Join the Oshkosh North High School Madrigal Singers at the Oshkosh Masonic Center for their annual holiday concert. Popular during the Renaissance era, a Madrigal is a musical composition meant to showcase the voices of the choir. The performance will include era-appropriate fashion and holiday ballads.
For Kids from One to Ninety Two!
December 20-21 | 7:30 P.M.
The Grand Oshkosh
This holiday concert by Steve March-Thormé and Vic Ferarri’s Michael Bailey will be a spectacular performance of musical talent. It is a great opportunity to hear your holiday favorites performed by talented musicians including Emmy award-winning violinist, Mark Wood, who will be accompanied by Neenah’s “Touch of Class” Strings.
Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae present Holiday Mischief
December 20 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Join in for another installment of The Howard’s amazing events with Grammy-nominated songwriter, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae as they perform their interpretations of traditional holiday classics, with a few original pieces. A portion of the proceeds raised will go towards benefitting Refuge Arts programming in 2020. Think about VIP tickets for an exclusive experience!
Don't forget about the ongoing, holiday magic of Nutcracker in the Castle, Deck the Halls and Celebration of Lights, all happening throughout December.
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