Christmas is happening in Port Washington this Saturday, December 6th, and there is something for everyone!
The day starts with the Port Washington Indoor Farmers Market, from 9-1 at the First Congregational Church on Webster Street. In addition to the usual local food and goods, the market will have Christmas Cookies for sale, as well as the beautiful piano music of local wonder, Anthony Deutsch. If you haven't gotten your Christmas tree yet, you can get one right outside the church. If that's not one-stop local Christmas shopping, I don't know what is!
Port Washington's annual Christmas on the Corner begins at 3 p.m. Meet live reindeer, and see a live nativity, or take a carriage ride through beautiful downtown Port Washington. Carolers will sing, and many of the local businesses will have special attractions and sales, including an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt for kids! Kids can write their letters to Santa at the Blue Heron Artisans, or decorate cookies at Dockside Deli. They can also get their picture taken with Elsa and Anna (of Frozen fame) at Biever Travel, or a photo with Santa at Port Washington State Bank.
Gallery 224 Studios, located in the lower level of the Boerner Building, will be hosting a reception and open house during the event for their latest exhibit, "Family Matters." Visitors can tour the studio and darkroom, and meet the current Artists in Residence.
Visitors who help decorate the tree at the Port Exploreum and make a donation to the Food Pantry will receive a wristband to watch the fireworks from the 2nd floor deck.
The tree lighting kicks-off the parade at 6:15 p.m., followed by Ozaukee's only winter fireworks, right on the lakefront! This is an event you don't want to miss. Learn more at visitportwashington.com, or call (262) 268-1132.