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Welcome to Stoughton’s Victorian Holiday Weekend! 

The air is brisk. The sound of carolers fills the air. The eyes are treated to some lovely one-of-a-kinds found in the many locally owned boutiques and galleries lined up and down Historic Main Street. The laughter and light-hearted excitement permeates the City as we make ready for this festive holiday weekend.


 

2013 Victorian Holiday Events

 
All Weekend Long

Holiday Shopping


We invite you to explore our historic downtown and the many specialty shops
that make Stoughton a shopper's paradise!

Wednesday, December 4th Events
 
100th Anniversary Celebration of the Stoughton Railroad Depot (532 E. Main St.)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5pm-7pm

The Stoughton Historical Society and the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce invite the public to an Open House to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this architectural landmark!  There will be many historical displays though out the building. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Thursday, December 5th Events
Love Lights Ceremony 
Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4:30pm
Stoughton Hospital celebrates its 22nd anniversary of the Love Lights Trees.
An ecumenical children’s choir will be led by Linda Kunz and there will also be a bell choir. 
Stoughton Hospital is located at 900 Ridge Street.
 

Friday, December 6th Events

 

Saving Thyme Christmas Quilt Show
Friday, Dec. 6 from 10am – 5pm
Saving Thyme, 233 W. Main Street, will have plenty of quilts with Holiday flair – quilts you can purchase or learn to make on your own.  Enjoy the quilts along with coffee and treats.

 

Stoughton Antique Mall Open House
Friday, Dec. 6 from 10:30am – 5:30pm
Join the 55 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, gifts and holiday goodies.  524 E. Main Street.

 

Holiday Light Display
Friday, Dec. 6 through New Year’s Day
The 2013 Holiday Light Display presented by the Stoughton Fire Department will be illuminated on December 6th at 5:30pm at Stoughton Rotary Park at the corner of 6th and Jefferson St., just east of the Fire Station.  The display features new additions for 2013 with the total count nearing 50,000 lights!  All of the lights will be sequenced to your favorite holiday music, broadcast over FM radio.  Stroll down to the park or view it from your auto.

 

Victorian Holiday Opening Fête
Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 – 10pm
Kick off Stoughton’s Victorian Holiday Weekend with an evening of holiday delight in support of the American Cancer Society at 206 W. Prospect Street.  Enjoy complimentary hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, and fabulous silent auction with proceeds going to the Relay for Life of Stoughton/Oregon/McFarland.  The party is enhanced by Second Swing Around, Stoughton’s live swing band regaling us with hits and holiday favorites from the 1940’s.  Donations of good will accepted upon entry.

 

 

Saturday, December 7th Events

 

United Methodist Church Cookie Walk
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8am – 12pm
Located at 525 Lincoln Avenue, the United Methodist Church will again host a Cookie Walk (sale).  For more information about the event, go to http://www.stoughtonumc.org/



Saving Thyme Christmas Quilt Show
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9am – 4pm
Saving Thyme, 233 W. Main Street, will have plenty of quilts with Holiday flair –
quilts you can purchase or learn to make on your own. 
Enjoy the quilts along with coffee and treats.


Victorian Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9am - 4pm
The Victorian Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This popular event will be held at River Bluff Middle School, 235 N. Forrest Street. Concessions are available or sample some of the many treats area restaurants will be making for the Victorian Holiday Celebration. This Holiday Arts Show is always a huge success receiving accolades from visitors near and far. Click here for the 2013 Arts and Craft Application.

 

Holiday Shopping for Kids
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9am-4pm
Kids can enjoy shopping for everyone on their list!  With the assistance of a personal shopper, children can pick out their gifts, wrap them and pay for them without their parents.  Prices range from $.50 to $10.  Usually held at the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, this popular event will be held at River Bluff Middle School cafeteria.  (Parents can enjoy the arts and crafts fair in the gym while their children shop.)  First come, first serve.


Small Animal Advocates Bake Sale
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9am – until gone
Stop by the SAA Bake Sale on Main Street by the Library to pick up a variety of baked goods,
doggie treats and candy!  Profits from the sale are used to spay and neuter animals
and provide emergency vet care.  The sale goes until the goodies are gone!


Madrigal Singers Caroling
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10am - 12pm
Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers, in full period costume,
stroll through the downtown shopping area singing holiday music.

 

Stoughton Antique Mall Open House
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10:30am – 5:30pm
Join the 55 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, gifts and holiday goodies.  524 E. Main Street.

 

Santa’s Workshop Sponsored by Kiwanis
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12 - 3pm
Drop in to visit with Santa, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, get your face painted and create some crafts! Location:  Stoughton Community Building at the corner of North and 5th Street.

 

Special Activities for Children
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 – 3pm
Kids and parents, make your way to The Next Generation, 161 E. Main Street
to decorate a Christmas stocking for your stuffed animal or doll!


The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1:30pm and 7:30pm
This classic Holiday tale once again is brought to life by StageWorks Projects.  With amazing costumes, gorgeous scenery, beautiful dancing and a dash of magic, this charming story of Clara and her Nutcracker is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Performed at the Stoughton High School Auditorium, it is truly a holiday treat for audiences of all ages.  For more information visit, 
www.stoughtonperformingarts.com/stageworks-projects
or call 608-873-0717.

 

Stoughton Village Players It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show
Saturday, Dec. 7, 3pm and 7pm
George Bailey returns to Stoughton for the holidays!  Stoughton turns into Bedford Falls for Victorian Holiday weekend with two live radio-style performances of It’s a Wonderful Life.  Shows will be at 3 and 7pm on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Stoughton Village Theater.  Live sound effects will be done by Paul Cargill and his crew, creating storms and car crashes using effects that would have been done in the golden age of radio.  There will also be live musical accompaniment by Joy Bauman.  The show will star some luminaries of the Stoughton theater scene.  Each will play various characters from Wonderful Life.  Last year’s audiences loved the show and it really set the tone for the holiday season.  All profits go to the Stoughton Food Pantry and Personal Essentials Pantry.


Festively Illuminated Fire Truck Parade
Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30pm
Area fire departments get into the holiday spirit by decorating their fire trucks with lights and music! The parade pits fire departments from Stoughton and neighboring communities all vying for top truck decorations. The parade begins at the Wal-Mart parking lot and continues downtown on Main Street. It ends at the fire station where you can enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies, and visit with Santa.

 

Holiday Light Display
Through New Year’s Day
The 2013 Holiday Light Display presented by the Stoughton Fire Department will be illuminated each night at 5:30pm at Stoughton Rotary Park at the corner of 6th and Jefferson St., just east of the Fire Station.  The display features new additions for 2013 with the total count nearing 50,000 lights!  All of the lights will be sequenced to your favorite holiday music, broadcast over FM radio.  Stroll down to the park or view it from your auto.

 

Sunday, December 8th Events

 

 

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 8am – 12pm
Come have a pancake breakfast with Santa at the American Legion, 803 N. Page Street!  All you can eat pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee!  The Stoughton High School Madrigal Singers will perform every hour, and proceeds from the event will go toward the music lab and new choir outfits. 
$8 adults, $4 for kids under 10.    

 

Victorian Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9am - 2pm
The Victorian Holiday Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This popular event will be held at River Bluff Middle School, 235 N. Forrest Street. Concessions are available or sample some of the many treats area restaurants will be making for the Victorian Holiday Celebration. This Holiday Arts Show is always a huge success receiving accolades from visitors near and far. Click here for the 2013 Arts and Craft Application.

 

Holiday Shopping for Kids
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9am-2pm
Kids can enjoy shopping for everyone on their list!  With the assistance of a personal shopper, children can pick out their gifts, wrap them and pay for them without their parents.  Prices range from $.50 to $10.  Usually held at the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, this popular event will be held at River Bluff Middle School cafeteria.  (Parents can enjoy the arts and crafts fair in the gym while their children shop.)  First come, first serve.

 

A Dickens of a Run & Walk
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10am
Enjoy a jolly jog or jaunt through the streets of historic Stoughton. Bring your family/pet for a 5K or 2K run/walk. Help raise funds for great Stoughton organizations! Pledges raised will be shared between the Stoughton Food Pantry and the United Methodist Food Pantry. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers in the 5K run and for Best Dressed. The first 95 registered participants receive a knit Dickens headband (red or green, Wisconsin-made).  Post-race refreshments will be available inside the Co-op.

To register and for more information:
Online: 
active.com or download entry form, view full information and course maps at the Co-op’s web site
Entry fees:  $15 by Nov. 27 and $20 after Nov. 27
Race-day registration is from 9 to 9:45am inside the Co-op at 229 E. Main Street

 

Stoughton Antique Mall Open House
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10:30am – 5:30pm
Join the 55 dealers offering antiques, collectibles, gifts and holiday goodies.  524 E. Main Street.

 

Saving Thyme Christmas Quilt Show
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11am – 4pm
Saving Thyme, 233 W. Main Street, will have plenty of quilts with Holiday flair –
quilts you can purchase or learn to make on your own. 
Enjoy the quilts along with coffee and treats.

 

Stoughton Norwegian Dancers' Holiday Performance, Napkin Treats and Bake Sale
Sunday, Dec. 8, 12:30 - 1:30pm

The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers is a group of Stoughton High School students who perform authentic Scandinavian dances. The group began in 1953, performing for their home community at Syttende Mai (Norwegian Independence Day). Today, they share their talents all across the United States, entertaining young and old and leaving all with a warm appreciation for their Norwegian heritage. Their holiday performance, along with a bake sale will be held in the Stoughton Community Building at the corner of North Street and 5th Street. For more information, visit their
web site.

Stoughton Chamber Singers
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2pm

The Stoughton Chamber Singers and the Bel Canto String Ensemble under the direction of John Beutel will present a concert of seasonal music at the Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main Street. They will perform music that uses the elements of winter as a metaphor and music that has been inspired by the season.  For more information, visit their
web site.

 

2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Holiday Tour of Homes
Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 – 6pm
The residences of the 2013 Holiday Tour of Homes invite you
to savor their inviting and warm atmosphere and their simply delectable décor.

 

Holiday Light Display
Through New Year’s Day
The 2013 Holiday Light Display presented by the Stoughton Fire Department will be illuminated each night at 5:30pm at Stoughton Rotary Park at the corner of 6th and Jefferson St., just east of the Fire Station.  The display features new additions for 2013 with the total count nearing 50,000 lights!  All of the lights will be sequenced to your favorite holiday music, broadcast over FM radio.  Stroll down to the park or view it from your auto.

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