• Robin K

Kick off the Holidays this November in Watertown!

Collage of a parade, Santa, and 3 women gathered for a picture.
So many festive events to enjoy in Watertown this November!

November 1, 9am-4pm: Marquardt Village Holiday Craft & Gift Fair. Get a head start on your holiday shopping! The bazaar will feature a wide array of handmade craft and gift items including wood, ceramics, jewelry, bird houses, doll clothes, knit and crocheted goods, ornaments, angels, snowmen, towels, dish clothes, aprons, gift baskets, afghans, quilts, hats, mittens, baby items, and so much more! Admission is FREE! 1045 Hill Street.

November 2, 8am-4pm: First Congregational Church Big Indoor Rummage. Something for everyone and priced to sell! 120 Kuckkan Lane.

November 2, 9am-3pm: Watertown Moose Lodge Craft/Vendor Fair. Holiday shopping at the lodge. 1222 Juneau St.

November 2, 3pm-6pm: Watertown Rotary Craft Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting. Watertown Rotary Club is hosting our 12th Annual Craft Beer, Wine, and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser. This event will feature over 50 craft beers and wines along with 15 different cheeses to sample. There will be a silent and live auction, 50/50 raffle, and appetizers will be served throughout the event. Tickets are $40 before the event or $45 at the door on the day of the event. Watertown Country Club, 1340 N Water Street.

November 2, 7pm-10pm- 1st Brigade Band Harvest Ball. Everyone is welcome at Turner Hall in Watertown to join in this wonderful tradition. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the band will teach you the steps. Come in costume or wear modern clothes. Tickets are $40 each and include appetizers throughout the evening. 301 S 4th Street.

November 2, 9am-3pm: MBU Craft & Gift Fair. 48 vendors will be on hand to help you start your holiday shopping. From jellies, to soaps, to toys, and more! 745 West Main Street.

November 5, 7am-noon: Watertown Farmers Market. The market offers healthy foods that include meats, cheeses, honey, produce and more. In addition, shoppers will find beautiful plants and flowers, décor, and more! Riverside Park.

November 5, 4-6:30pm: Christ United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner. Adults $10 in advance, $11 at the door. Children 6-12 $5. Children 5 and under are Free. Served buffet style. 112 Hall Street.

November 8-10, Watertown High School presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Performances are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.

Reserved tickets for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” are available for purchase online. Visit goslingmusic.org to access the link for the online box office. Adult tickets are $13, while student and senior citizen tickets are $10.

November 9, 10am: Hero’s Cafe presents: Remembering Our Fallen-a pictorial display honoring all of the men and women from Wisconsin who have died in the War on Terror since 9/11. Attend the opening ceremony on November 9, 2019 at Aero Park (984 Boomer St.). Following the ceremony, the display will be moved to the second floor of the Watertown Public Library, where it can be viewed through November 15th during regular business hours. Select “going” or “interested” on the event for reminders (https://www.facebook.com/events/2364232660500005/)

November 9, 10am-1pm: Santa, Paws and Patriots. For a $10 donation, you, your family and your pet can have pictures with Santa. ALL proceeds go to help Veterans get service dogs at no cost. FREE for all active and veteran military or first responders! Slumberland Furniture, 1940 Market Way.

November 11, 10:30am-11:30am: Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony. Parade begins on 8th and Main, to 3rd Street, to Veteran’s Park.

November 12, 6pm: Towne Cinema’s Annual Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment. Towne Cinema presents silent film “Safety Last” starring Harold Lloyd. David Drazin will accompany the movie with live piano music just like in 1923 when the movie was first shown. Get a group together to see the physical skill of the talented actor AND the talented pianist. See it on the big screen like the movie was meant to be seen in this historic theater that opened in 1913. $2 per ticket, children 13 and under FREE. 308 E Main St.

November 15-16, 7pm November 17, 2:30pm: Watertown Players present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” Tickets available online at Brownpapertickets.com or at Watertown’s Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Ticket prices will be $12.00 in advance or $16.00 at the door. Seating is limited. The Market, 210 S Water St.

November 22-24: Women’s Only Weekend. The WOW event kicks off Friday evening with swag bag pick-up at Lyons Irish Pub. Swag bags are available to the first 350 participants for $3 each and are filled with goodies from local retailers, $10 in Ladies Loot, raffle tickets and a special WOW souvenir drinking glass. Saturday’s festivities include shopping and dining using Ladies Loot at participating locations. Merchants will also be offering exclusive discounts, specials and give-a-ways. New this year for Women's Only Weekend is a special wine & cheese tasting that replaces the traditional WOW Saturday evening celebration held in years past. This new event will take place in the Watertown Elks Lodge ballroom with attendance limited to 150 women. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at watertownmainstreet.org. In addition, ladies can “spin the wheel” for a chance to win a WOW shopping spree to be used after the event at participating businesses. The weekend concludes with the Turner Hall Craft Fair, a long-standing Watertown tradition.

November 23, 3-7pm AND November 24, 9am-4pm: Riverview WaterTrap Holiday Craft Fair. Crafts, holiday décor- located in Party Room next to Riverview WaterTrap 1020 N 4th St.

November 23, 9:30am-2pm: 7th Annual Wounded Warriors Craft/Vendor Fair Fundraiser. Crafters, Wildtree, Pampered Chef, Norwex, Tupperware, Scentsy, Mary Kay, and more! Proceeds to benefit Wounded Warriors. Bank of Lake Mills conference room, 400 Bernard Street.

November 23, 4pm-6pm: 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off. The Katherine Holle House and Lyons Irish Pub invite you to their 2nd annual event. Submit your pot of chili, or come out and vote for your favorites. 10 different chilis to vote on, plus different cornbreads and of course, yummy drinks! Prizes for the top 3 chilis. Lyons Irish Pub, 201 E Main St.

November 24, 9am-3pm: Turner Hall Craft Fair. Two floors of crafts, collectables, and more. Fresh decorated wreaths, snowman crafts, rustic decor, crochet and knit items, jewelry, and soooo much more. Free admission, concessions available. Free raffle tickets for door prize drawings. 301 S 4th Street.

November 28, 9am- Run Turkey Run 5k. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday with a scenic 5K run through the city streets of Watertown, Wisconsin. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Watertown Family Aid, a local charity which provides shoes, coats, and food to families in need. Excellent route, and cool swag! Riverside Park, 850 Labaree Street.

November 30-December 1, 11am-3pm-Watertown Players and Watertown Historical Society Present “The Gift of the Magi” performed at the Octagon House Museum. Each scene of the show takes place in the four main rooms on the first level of the Octagon House Museum. The show will be presented from 11:00 to 3:00 each day, with a new performance every 30 minutes throughout the day. Tickets for the show may be bought the day of the performance on the grounds of the museum. The prices are $7.00 for teens and adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. As in the past, there will be a special admission offer of up to two children 12 and under will be admitted free with one paid adult admission. 919 Charles St.

November 30, Shop Small in Watertown! Small business Saturday is a national event recognizing the importance of shopping at small, local businesses. It is always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Enjoy great deals and specials at participating small businesses in Watertown!

November 30, 5:30pm: Christmas Parade of Lights. Kick off the season at the Watertown Holiday Parade of Lights! This is an event you don’t want to miss. The parade goes down Main Street in historic downtown Watertown and will feature bands, live music, unique parade units and of course lots and lots of lights! Don’t miss the fun. Visit Santa at Santa House after the parade.

Coming soon…December 1-December 22: Watertown Window Wonderland. Enjoy historic downtown Watertown, dressed in its holiday best. Vote for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite holiday window display. Voting runs December 1-15, with windows remaining decorated through December 31st. Downtown Watertown. www.facebook.com/WatertownTourism

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