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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a focus on the Gilded Age. The museum is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile within the meticulously restored Nickerson Mansion, renowned as Gilded Age Chicago’s “Marble Palace”. It’s outstanding collection of decorative art is a must see. We will take a guided tour through the museum and then travel to Eataly where we will sample the creations of Lidia Bastianich, a critically-acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, TV personality and Eataly USA partner, so come hungry.
Take a trip to the Wreath Factory in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Decorate your very own 24" holiday wreath, which will be neatly wrapped and tagged for transportation home. Then, shop at the unique Christmas store and save 10% on any in-store purchase. Next, enjoy a box lunch as we travel to Cedarburg. Once there, spend free time holiday shopping at the many quaint stores in the historic downtown area. Don’t miss the Cedarburg Settlement and Cedar Creek Winery! For lunch, choose from ham and cheddar sandwich or turkey and provolone sandwich. All box lunches include carrots and ranch, kettle chips, cookie and water.
Join us for a witty holiday show at The Fireside Theatre in Janesville, WI. The story is of Ralphie who wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Based on the classic 1983 movie that has become a holiday tradition. A Christmas Story: The Musical, captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight all ages. Enjoy lunch before the show: tomato bisque, freshly baked breads, beef short ribs and chicken cordon blue served with scalloped potatoes and spaghetti squash, gingerbread frozen custard pie, along with coffee, tea and milk. Before or after dining, browse the charming specialty shops.
Enjoy a holiday shopping trip to the Little Traveler in the heart of Geneva, IL. At 2:00pm we will enjoy an English Tea in the Atrium of the Little Traveler with scones and a selection of teas. Following our shopping and tea, we will visit the spectacular holiday light show at Mooseheart in Mooseheart, IL. The light show is a mile and a half of holiday lights that we drive through to help get you in the holiday spirit. Minimal walking.