It’s a quiet weekend before the New Year’s Eve storm on Monday night, but here’s a list of things to squeeze in before you ring in ’08.
ALL WEEKEND LONG:
PASS THE NUTS
Dancing fruits and beautiful fairies bring this holiday classic -- "The Nutcracker," that is -- to the Marcus Center stage. Do something nice with the whole family tonight; show ends Dec. 29.
CURIOUS ABOUT GEORGE
Let the lovable little monkey entertain your little monkeys at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum's newest exhibit. The kids can let George teach them all about math, science and take part in engineering-based adventures. http://www.onmilwaukee.com/events/event-82544.html
(DRIVIN') THROUGH A WINTER WONDERLAND
The Country Springs Hotel is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The annual drive-through display of holiday lights features over a million lights and animated scenes including "The Streets of Bethlehem" with a Nativity Scene inspired by a similar display at the Vatican and a multi-level model railroad.
CHRISTMAS ON WISCONSIN
A display of holiday décor transforms The Pabst Mansion into a glimpse of Milwaukee's early days. More than a dozen of the mansion's rooms have been elegantly transformed by local designers, businesses and residents with a flair for talent and a love for decorating. For more information call (414) 931-0808.
IN THIS CORNER, FROM THE NORTH POLE
Give the kids a thrill at the Humphrey IMAX as "Santa vs. the Snowman." The movie tells the tale of a lonely snowman that gets jealous of all the attention Santa gets at the North Pole. The sprouts will love the "polar war" that's fought with hot chocolate squirt gins and will ooh-and-ahh at a happy ending. The show runs through Jan. 3.
For a list of family-friendly New Year's Eve events, click here.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.