Schedule a weekend of holiday shopping in Baraboo, Wis., Dec. 14–16, 2012, and enjoy musical performances in nearby Sauk Prairie in the evenings.
Dec. 14: A Jazzy Holiday Concert at the River Arts On Water Gallery, Prairie du Sac, 7:00 p.m. Linda Endres shares her voice and Chicago jazz style. The Gallery hosts casual, intimate concerts with café-style seating and refreshments. No advance ticket sales, donations are recommended at the door to benefit the River Arts Inc. programming. Learn more at www.riverartsonwater.org.
Dec. 15: Darlene Koldenhoven, Grammy Award winner and three-time nominee, performs with the Sauk Prairie Youth Choir and from her solo repertoire at the River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac, 7:00 p.m. She is one of a few classically trained singers with a five-octave range who improvises in classical and nonclassical styles with her voice and the piano. Tickets: $20.00 at www.riverartsandgallery.org
Dec. 15–22: Shop Till You Drop for unique gifts in Baraboo’s beautifully decorated downtown where most businesses are offering extended hours until 7 p.m. See the historic square dressed for the holiday season and encounter strolling carolers as you shop.
Dec. 15: Holiday Fair After The Very Merry, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street, Baraboo. 28 artisans with new exhibitors, a smaller version of the original Very Merry Holiday Fair, held a week earlier. Visit www.theverymerryholidayfair.com.
Call 608-355-9899 to reserve a guest room at the closest bed-and-breakfast to Sauk Prairie or click on the Check Availability box at the top of this page. Sauk Prairie is an easy 15-mile drive along Lake Wisconsin from the Inn.