By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Dec 13, 2022 at 3:02 PM

Santa Claus and his helpers are making a very special trip to West Allis this year, and you’ll want to get your family together for the occasion.

Mr. Claus will be making a stop at Kegel’s Inn, 5901 W. National Ave., on Dec. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. During his stay, he’ll be welcoming folks to join him inside one of Kegel’s Inn’s yurts to take festive family photos.

While you’re waiting for your photo, you can enjoy the mirthful atmosphere at the Kegel’s Inn beer garden, complete with a live band who will be playing holiday tunes.

The event is free and open to the public. However, attendees are asked to take their own photos and leave a tip for the band for braving the cold and filling the air with cheer.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.