A Medium and Late Nite Catechism
We always love when our local businesses change things up in the winter months and Palace Theater in the Dells is a perfect example. While its summer stock in trade is Broadway and Disney, for January they’re staging a few unexpected performances. On January 22, Thomas John, a.k.a. “The Manhattan Medium,” will share stories of being able to talk to the dead and even do spontaneous readings. Then January 27-30, it’s the comedy “Late Nite Catechism,” a nostalgic kick for everyone in the audience. Now in its 20th year, this show has played every state. Not bad! Play your part and you might even be rewarded with a glow-in-the-dark rosary. Make it dinner and a show to really turn it into an occasion.
A Warm-up at Wollersheim Winery
If the idea of a warm-up from Wisconsin’s winter is to your liking, then the annual Port Wine Celebration at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery on Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. should be on your calendar. Start with a self-guided tour of the historic underground aging cellars. Along the way, enjoy tastes of Red Port and White Port. Winemaker Philippe Coquard will be on hand to share remarks and he’s always happy to answer questions. While there, try the Tawny Port too. In between sips, purchase food to nibble on that complements the Port wines, like Wisconsin blue cheese, almonds and fresh fruit. Live music will add to the warm atmosphere. Wollersheim Winery & Distillery is just a short drive away in Prairie du Sac, making it a nice addition to your Wisconsin Dells getaway.
Historic Snow Train
Wintertime railroading aboard a historic steam engine is the kind of experience one never forgets. Gazing at a winter wonderland just outside the window, toasty and warm inside thanks to a coal-fired stove. There’s an unmistakable romance to it all. Which makes the dates for the annual Snow Train™ at Mid-Continent Railway Museum in nearby North Freedom so apropos – this year the hour-long round-trip rides are scheduled for Valentine’s weekend, February 13-14. We think you’ll love the authentically-attired conductor and staff too. And set aside some time to tour the restored wooden passenger cars and freight cars from the turn of the century, on display in the museum’s Coach Shed. Are you “all aboard” with this getaway idea?
For a full list of events in the area, visit http://www.wisdells.com/wisconsin-dells-events-festivals.htm.