Osthoff Christmas Market
Thursday, December 12
Voted the #1 Best Holiday Market by USA Today’s Readers’ Choice in 2018, the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake will be hosting its 22nd annual Old World Christmas Market to help you finish shopping for all those on your “Nice” list! And, if that isn’t enough shopping, a stop at The Wreath Factory in Plymouth is on the itinerary, too!
Good Life Club travels back to the area between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan to enjoy an amazing shopping experience. Similar to the European style Christkindlmarkets, the Osthoff Resort’s Old World Christmas Market provides aisles of holiday shopping in heated tents on the resort’s grounds. Browse through the unique and specialty items on display by international and regional artisans. Pick up gifts of Czech blown-glass ornaments, Turkish pashmina scarves, stained glass art, fine chocolates, lace and woodwork, or Russian hand-painted Santas. A little something for every Special Someone on your shopping list.
The second stop of the day will be The Wreath Factory in Plymouth where their 16,000 square foot home and garden showroom will help you finish off your holiday shopping list or find unique home decor items for your holiday entertaining. Before hitting the sales floor, the store staff will put on a holiday wreath-making demonstration. (Don’t tell anyone, but I think that wreath might belong to someone on the bus by the end of the trip!)
In keeping with the German tradition of the Christmas Market, a lunch of authentic German dishes (with an American twist) will be served buffet-style at PJ Campbell’s at the Depot in Plymouth before our stop at The Wreath Factory.
Wednesday, January 15
Spend the afternoon brightening up the winter blahs with some socializing and lively rounds of BINGO at Citizens Bank’s New Berlin Training Center! Fun prizes to be awarded and light refreshments will be served.
An American In Paris
Thursday, February 13
A classic and timeless tale of hope and possibility, An American in Paris tells the story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl, and an indomitable European city with breathtaking moments of dance and song.
Presented at the elegant Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, enjoy the adventures of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II, and Lise Dassin, a French ballerina yearning for the spotlight. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the backdrop to a magical voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this award-winning performance is a must-see!
Prior to the performance, we’ll dine at the theater with lunch choices of Grilled Chicken Breast with Marsala Sauce, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce, or 8 Finger Cavatelli with creamy Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Lunch will begin with Tomato Basil Soup and will include freshly baked bread with butter, chef’s choice of accompaniments, and Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. Beverage service will include coffee and hot and iced tea.