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Holiday Light Show and Shopping


Fee: $69/$74
Location: Depart F&RC Lobby for Crystal Lake Park District

Our first stop is in Theresa, Wisconsin to visit Widmer’s Cheese and Confections by Joel. Widmer’s Cheese Cellars settled in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. There will be a 15 minute video, possible tour depending on what needs to be made, free samples and cheese makers can answer your questions upon request. Chocolate is a specialty for blind entrepreneur, Joel Bernhard, owner of Confections by Joel. He started making candy back in 1999, selling to friends and neighbors but as word spread about his delicious chocolates he expanded to an old general store which is over 100 years old, with original tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Next stop is Fond du Lac, Wisconsin with  lunch at Red Cabin on Green Acres and shopping at Kristmas Kringle Shoppe. The Kristmas Kringle Shoppe was started in 1978 by Grace and Jerry Mielke to provide a special environment to offer unique Christmas ornaments and collectables celebrating Christmas 360 days of the year. Browse through the European Village of Shops designed to create an enchanting atmosphere you can get lost in. To top off the day, we will visit the Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show in Janesville, which is one of the best in the area. Registration deadline: November 9 (spaces permitting). Transportation provided via Park District van to Crystal Lake Park District to board motor couch bus.


Trip Policies & Cancellations

Suggested Ages for Trips
Adult/Active trips are appropriate for anyone ages 18 and over.
Mature Adult trips are most appropriate for ages 55 and up,but all adults are welcome.

Pick-up/Drop-off Times
Pick-up/drop-off location is at the Park District Fitness and Recreation Center – lobby unless otherwise noted. Departure times are set and abided by. If changes occur, participants will be notified by phone. Return times may vary depending on traffic or weather conditions; we make every attempt to return by the designated time.

Refunds are only given under the following conditions:
1: The trip is cancelled by the Barrington Park District.
2: The person asking for a refund finds a replacement for the trip.
3: The Park District has a waiting list and is able to sell your ticket.
If we have not met our registration minimum by the deadline date (if one is listed), then the trip will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued. All payments are required in full at time of registration. Please notify the Park District in advance if any special ADA or dietary accommodations are needed for the trip.

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