December 3 is the day to make a giftso get creative with that macaroni and glue gun.
Kenosha Public Museum5500 First Avenue, and Civil War Museum5400 First Ave., jump into the holiday season today with the international christmas celebration (10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Public Museum) and victorian christmas (10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Civil War Museum). Visitors will find live music, food, demonstrations and craft projects. Admission is free to all events.
Hawthorn Hollow Arboretum and Nature Sanctuary, 880 Green Bay Road, Is house a holiday boutique and bakery from 9 am to 3 pm today. There will be handmade holiday gifts, wreaths and decorations made from natural materials collected on the Hawthorn grounds. Visitors can also “stock up on pre-packaged homemade cookies, cakes and candies perfect for gifts or for your own holiday table,” organizers said.
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Frozen the Musical Jr. continues today at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, 2401 69th St. Shows are Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 7 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm, through December 11. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students (with ID), and free for children 3 and under. Tickets are sold at the door and online at https://sjcatheater.ludus.com/
Christmas in Kemper – presenting the history Durkee Mansion and the Gallery of Trees — is open from 10 am to 2 pm today at 6501 Third Ave. Self-guided tours of the Durkee Mansion display “Victorian Winter Elegance” decorations. Adjacent to the mansion is the Gallery of Trees, which features two floors of designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces. (There is an elevator to access the second floor). Admission to both is free. Raffle tickets are sold in the Tree Gallery for a chance to win a tree or other item. There are also silent auctions in the Gallery of Trees.
Also at the Kemper Center today (and on Sunday) is the Kenosha Public Market Holiday Market. The market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features a large outdoor heated tent, plus more vendors (and a cafe) inside Kemper Auditorium, 6501 Third Ave. Kids can pick up free s’mores kits and meet Mrs. Claus who will help them write letters to Santa. Admission is free.
The Lakeside Players production of “A Seussified Christmas Carol” continues tonight at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. The show is described as “a whimsical reimagining of Dickens’s best-loved Christmas story in wacky rhyming couplets.” Performances are at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 pm on Sundays from December 2 to 4. The functions continue from December 9 to 11. Tickets are $10 and are available at rhodecenter.org and at the door.
The 16th Street Studios in Racine —home to about 70 area artists—is hosting a Holiday Open House from 10 am to 4 pm today. Visitors can meet artists, tour their studios, and shop for everything from paintings to pottery and jewelry. Food will be available. Admission is free. Free parking is available on the street and in the east and west lots. Enter the historic building, located at 1405 16th St., on its north side at either of its two entrances, covered canopies marked 1405 and 1515. racineartsandbusinesscenter.com/events