Holiday Fun Weekend in the Baraboo Hills

Holiday Fun Weekend in the Baraboo Hills

It’s Friday, December 12 and there’s a lot of holiday fun going on in the Baraboo Hills region this weekend. Saturday is just stuffed with fun family holiday events!   I don’t know how we manage to fit them all in!


Get your holiday shopping done at this Gala Shopping event here in Baraboo.  This is where you’ll get the gifts to impress. 🙂  The Very Merry Holiday Fair, held at the Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, features works of local artists, wine tastings and more. The large holiday event kicks off today (Friday , December 12, 2014) from Noon to 6:00 pm and will run all day Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm – For more info visit


The historic Al. Ringing Theatre and the Sauk County Historical Society’s Van Orden Mansion will both be dressed up for the holiday season. Experience the magic of Christmas past from mansion to movie palace on Saturday, December 13, 12-6:00pm. Holiday treats, live music on the mighty Barton theatre organ, nostalgic holiday short films, 20 Christmas trees and holiday popcorn! Horse and carriage “jingle bell” rides from 2pm to 6pm. Cost is $5 for Adults at one of the two buildings (theatre or mansion) or $8 for a combo ticket: Children 12 and under – Free.   For more information visit


If you’d like to spend some time outside by a warm fire you should head over to Ochsner Park & Zoo Saturday or Sunday. Head down to the main shelter where from 1pm to 2pm kids 12 & under can make animal crafts and decorate sugar cookies, then from 2pm to 3pm Santa will read Christmas stories in front of the fireplace. Hot cocoa and candy canes for the kids as well. This is a free event so there’s no reason not to take your kids!!  Here’s a map to the zoo.

Wonewoc Wisconsin Holiday Light Parade

Wonewoc, Wisconsin Holiday Light Parade Float


The small village of Wonewoc is about a 20 minute drive north-west of Baraboo and is located on the State 400 Trail.  What makes this event unique is not just the sheer number of floats and displays brought in from the surrounding communities, but the wonderful small-community feel of the whole event. There is no question, the Wonewoc parade is truly all about the spirit of the holiday and a sense of community.  Of course being a small town, they don’t offer much in the way of information so we provide a link to a Google Map right here. Just get downtown and you’re good. :)

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