Organizers of this year's Christmas on the Corner event in Port Washington have partnered with a high school group to bring attendees an experience from "Around the World."
Amy Gannon, who is helping with Port Washington Main Street to organize the event, said the group partnered with United for Youth — a group from Port Washington High School — to sponsor nine different "country" locations at participating businesses.
The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m., and gives attendees a chance to experience Christmas as it is in these countries by visiting the businesses, Gannon said. There will also be an activity for children at each "country." Event attendees can look for the countries' flags at businesses to find each stop.
Here is a list of the countries and corresponding businesses:
- Australia - Fireworks Popcorn
- Brazil - Chocolate Chisel
- China - Shoppes of Port Washington
- France - ZuZu Pedals
- Germany - Blue Heron Art Gallery
- Ireland - Anchor Men's Wear
- Norway - Zing Accessories
- Holland - Farmers Insurance
- Mexico - Tellos Grill & Cafe
Event attendees can also stop by Cousins Subs for horse and carriage rides, check out the live nativity on Franklin Street and live reindeer and cookie decorating at Dockside Deli, Gannon said. Tinker the Toy Horse, letters to Santa and an "Elf yourself" photo booth are among acitivities at Blue Heron Artisan's Gallery, and outdoor movies in the Beanies parking lot will include "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Year Without a Santa Claus." There are also free pictures with Santa at Port Washington State Bank by Grand Photo and Design.
At 6 p.m. there will be a tree lighting, with a parade to start at 6:15, Gannon said. Fireworks will follow the parade weather permitting. St. Nick will be walking around throughout the event handing out stockings.
The annual event is sponsored by the Port Washington State Bank, Tellos, Port Washington Yacht Club, Sharbuno Jewelers and Schmit Bros. Auto.
Busy Saturday afternoon? Check out this earlier event
Stop by Mrs. Spyder's Biker Patch between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday for a Christmas Bazaar featuring Santa Claus & Peppy the clown. Visitors will also received 10 percent off any purchase, and can sign up for a chancee to win two tickets the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The winner will be drawn at 5 p.m.