Old World Wisconsin Foundation
A Russian Holiday Dinner

Did You Know?
Small groups of Russian Jews arrived in Wisconsin in 1881 and 1882. By 1920, five percent of Wisconsin's foreign-born population were Russian. Many recent Russian immigrants call Wisconsin home.

Christians of the Orthodox faith celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Russian Jews observe Hanukkah. New Year's Eve is the time for winter revelries and a visit from Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden.
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Grandfather Frost
A Russian Holiday Dinner - Join us at Old World Wisconsin for a Russian Holiday Dinner (offered during the times/dates listed below). Tickets cost $60 per person for Old World Wisconsin Foundation Members and $70 per person for Guests & Non-Members. Price includes museum admission, meal, beverages, tips, and entertainment and is partially tax-deductible.

Sat., December 1st - 4:15pm to 7pm
Sun., December 2nd - 12:15pm to 3:00pm
Sun., December 2nd - 4:15pm to 7pm
Sat., December 8th - 4:15pm to 7pm
Sun., December 9th - 4:15pm to 7pm

Visit (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Tour Old World Wisconsin's Crossroads Village to learn the origins of favorite holiday customs. Matinee Guests: To take full advantage of this benefit, plan to visit OWW again on December 1st, 8th, or 9th.

Welcome... (4:15pm - 4:45pm)
...to Clausing Barn Restaurant, transformed into a wintery wonderland. Warm up with a cup of spiced tea and have your funny fortune read.

Feast (4:45pm - 6:00pm)
Russians incorporate "Twelve Holy Foods" into their Christmas meal. Enjoy traditional tastes catered by Mader's Restaurant: Kutya (warm Russian porridge served in a bread bowl); Gryby Soup (purée of mushrooms and potatoes); Beef Stroganoff (served with parsley potatoes, peas and carrots, poppy seed roll with garlic & honey butter); Blinis (Russian crepes with fresh fruit and cream).

Your meal includes three drink tickets plus a souvenir glass of vodka, or Russian candy for designated drivers and guests age 6 to 20 (sorry, accommodations are not available for children under age 6, including infants). If you require a vegetarian meal, nut-free, or gluten-free meal, please inform the Foundation when you make your reservation.

Celebrate (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
Thrill to the performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker", excerpts from Act Two by young dancers from Toe to Toe Ballet School, Elkhorn, WI, and learn about Russian Holiday customs.
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