By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 03, 2022 at 10:28 AM

It might be hard to believe on this sunny November day when the temperature is expected to reach 70 degrees, but the cold is, in fact, coming.

At least we'll have the Winter Wonderland Experience at Fox Brook Park to look foward to.

The Tap Yard brings back its popular domes and greenhouses for 90-minute rentals for groups of eight every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Nov. 25 through Jan. 28.

"We are having it in a new spot at Fox Brook Park in Brookfield on the lake," says The Tap Yard's Nick Marking. "It is a really beautiful spot at picnic area one, with views of the lake and a great fireplace."

Here's how it works:

1. Make a 90-minute reservation here. To prevent no-shows, there will be a $50 non-refundable deposit that will be credited to your bill at the end of your visit. Reservations are first come first serve, and depending on demand, The Tap Yard reserves the option to assign either an igloo or greenhouse.

2. You'll receive an order form including your a la carte options, which are each priced individually, including appetizers and dips, pizzas, dessert, a number of beer bucket choices that will include 17 different beer options, red or white wine bottle options and a Mimosa/Champagne option.

3. A 20 percent gratuity will be added to the total bill.

Please note that a Daily Park Entrance Permit or Annual Park Entrance Sticker is required for all vehicles utilizing Fox Brook Park. Pay within five days of visit to avoid a ticket. Park fee information and FAQs can be found here.

Each igloo and greenhouse can accommodate up to eight guests and includes seating, heater, a speaker for you to play your own music and service.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.