Find out what’s happening at these select Wisconsin locations for the holidays and 2023

by Jamie Randall

There is nothing quite like winter in Wisconsin. Snow in the backyard, warming up by the fire. With winter comes preparation for the holiday season, and at the heart of it is a good meal. A good meal warms the heart, and that feeling can be shared with loved ones. The holidays are for keeping tradition but also for trying something new every once in a while. These five Wisconsin locations offer special events and deals for the holidays and 2023.

A “Miracle” Comes to Lucille

Lucille decks out for the holiday season from Nov. 21 to Dec. 24 with its annual pop-up event called “Miracle on King Street.” The restaurant transforms for the season, from its menu to the interior and exterior of the building, Lucille goes all out for the holidays. “There will be an eggnog-type drink. There’ll be martinis, there’s one called a Chrismapolitan … and they’re all served in special glassware. We have little mugs that are like Santa heads and all Christmas-themed glassware as well,” says Lucille’s General Manager Chloe Christiaansen. For food, Lucille is working on a soup and burrata dish for “Miracle,” as well as a flavorful new pizza that will leave guests wanting more. For more information about events, go to https://www.lucillemadison.com/culture.

The White Gull Inn and Thorp House Inn’s Historic Holiday Weekend

The White Gull Inn and Thorp House Inn are celebrating 125 years of tradition in Fish Creek with its annual holiday dinner weekends scheduled for the weekends of Dec. 2 and 3, Dec. 9 and 10, Dec. 16 and 17, and Jan. 6 and 7, 2023. The two-day event consists of wine, hors d’oeuvres, a horse-drawn carriage ride, live music and a four-course dinner. Dinner is open to weekend guests at either location. Book your reservation now and join in on the holiday fun.

Oshkosh Restaurant Week

Oshkosh Restaurant Week brings the community together in support of local restaurants. The event will welcome back Oshkosh’s favorite restaurants but also spread awareness about new ones coming to the area. Restaurant Week 2023 is from Jan. 19 to Jan. 29. Past Restaurant Weeks have included restaurants such as TJ’s Harbor Restaurant, Fox River Brewing Co. and more. Venues feature meals from their customized restaurant week menu that customers can choose from. Prices vary based on the meal, with breakfast for $12, lunch for $17 and dinner for $29. Stay tuned for Restaurant Week updates at https://www.visitoshkosh.com/restaurants/oshkosh-restaurant-week/

New Year’s at the Mason Street Grill

While many restaurants close their doors for the holiday season, the Mason Street Grill remains open for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Located in the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, there’s nothing like trying something new or keeping with tradition at this iconic location. For New Year’s Eve 2022, the Mason Street Grill will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on New Year’s Day from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book your reservation here at https://www.masonstreetgrill.com/

Explore Wisconsin’s German History at Feil’s Supper Club

Located two miles south of Randolph, Wisconsin off Highway 73, Feil’s Supper Club provides deals all year long while also bringing authenticity with its German plates. From Bavarian specialties such as jaegerschnitzel to sauerbraten, Feil’s honors its German heritage and family traditions of creating a down-to-earth experience with its food. Apart from Feil’s delicious German plates, there are specials every week, with a prime rib special on Thursday and Saturday, a broasted chicken all-you-can-eat special on Wednesday and Sunday, a fish fry on Friday and a Germanfest buffet every last Saturday and Sunday of the month. The opportunities to enjoy the coziness and welcoming environment of Feil’s are endless. 

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