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January 19 – January 28
Frosty Fun at the Waukesha JanBoree
Shake off the winter doldrums with exciting, diverse, and family-friendly events presented by Waste Management
The 10-day celebration of winter fun, themed X-treme Winter Green, is held Jan. 19-28 at various Waukesha locations. For a complete list of events and to register for select events,
CBS58 News kicks off the JanBoree in style at Lowell Park. Come be part of the live broadcasts, partake in snowball tic tac toe, broom ball, S’more Ball, LED art dancing and more at Lowell Park, sponsored by Educators Credit Union.
Professional ice and snow sculptors create a massive work of art from thousands of pounds of ice and snow during the X-treme Ice and Snow Sculpting Demo sponsored by Generac, while crowds will be amazed at the Ice…Ice…Icicles Baby! demo, in which professional glassblowers create icicles and other wintry works out of glass. Be sure to check out the ice cave.
X-treme Snow Slide offers exhilarating toboggan runs for the whole family, while adults can enjoy Raised Grain craft brews at the JanBoree Beer Garden.
Spectacular fireworks conclude the first day of the JanBoree.
Bring family and friends and use your smartphone or GPS to hunt for global treasures at the eco-friendly 20th Annual Geocaching Event at the Rotary Building.
Visit the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium between 11am-2pm to watch the Light’s Out! Eclipses show and learn more about the intriguing world of solar and lunar eclipses.
Nature enthusiasts can search for winter wildlife on the Retzer Nature Center trails between 11am and 2pm during Winter Wildlife Exploration. Stop by the Esports event from 11am-3pm and try to beat the state champs. Then enjoy the second night of the beer garden with free trivia and great prizes.
Enjoy gorgeous music by the Wisconsin Philharmonic at the JanBoree Family Concert, 1-3:30pm at St. Luke’s Church. The concert includes an instrument petting zoo from 1-2 pm.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Make a sled at the Build-A-Recyclable Sled Workshop at the Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department Main Office from 5:30-7pm. Afterwards, bring the sled to Lowell Hill for a test run.
Get in touch with your inner artist at the Xtreme Family Fun Painting, 5-6pm or 6:15-7:15pm at Schuetze Rec Center.
Get ready to make some delicious, frosted cookies at a Cookie Decorating to the X-treme session, 5:30-6:30pm or 6:45-7:45pm at Schuetze Rec Center. υ January 26
The Glow Winter Green Walk, sponsored by Park Foundation of Waukesha Inc., 5:30-7pm at the Frame Park Rotary Building, features free hot chocolate and a glow stick flashlight. υ January 27
The 9th day of the JanBoree begins with the Frosty 5k in Frame Park, from 8-10am.Event includes free hot chocolate!
Pet owners can bring their cuddly canines to the Lure Course, 8am-noon at Minooka Park. Dogs will have a blast chasing remote-controlled lures.
Afterwards, the furry participants and their humans can watch the Alaskan Malamute Weight Pull, in which these magnificent dogs pull up to 3,000 pounds on a wheeled cart.
Wear your favorite cozy flannel shirt and learn the mechanics of flying with a nifty fix ‘n’ fly passport at the Crites Field Flannel Fly-In, 10am-2pm at the Waukesha County Airport.
Outdoor sports enthusiasts can join the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin for a hands-on ice fishing clinic at Minooka Park from 10am-2pm, and families can enjoy free indoor ice skating at Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena from 2-3pm.
Check out the penguin egg hunt at 12:15 in Cutler Park. And don’t miss the CBS58 Extreme Weather Experiment at 1pm.
Professional bartenders demonstrate how to make popular, alcohol-free beverages during the Dry January X-treme Mocktail Class, 1-4pm at Schuetze Rec Center.