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Holiday Programs

Sweet Candy Cane Hunt

Santa and his reindeer scattered candy canes all over your yard! Can you help Mrs. Claus find them all? Sign up for the at-home edition of the Sweet Candy Cane Hunt with a take-home kit! Ages 2-13.

The kit includes:

  • candy canes for your at-home hunt
  • a story to go along with the hunt
  • a candy cane ornament craft
  • candy cane STEM experiments
  • a hot cocoa kit

$10 per kit. Kits contain materials for one participant. Registration closes December 2. 


Kits will be available to pick up at the Parks & Recreation office or curbside after Dec 16. You will be emailed once the kits are ready to be picked up. 

For the four STEM experiments, you'll need: water, vinegar, an oven, and a cookie cutter. These experiments are sure to keep your child(ren) busy for a while!

Deck the House

Do you think you have the best decorated house in your neighborhood? Showcase your house by submitting a photo of your decorations to ultimately create a Jefferson County Tour of Lights! Participating communities include Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Johnson Creek, Cambridge, Watertown, and Whitewater.

How to Participate:

  • Enter a picture of your lit-up house by December 6 at midnight:
  • A map of all entries in each area will be available December 11  on Facebook and here on our website 
  • Drive your family around town to vote for your favorite houses between December 11-20 (don't forget to drive to all areas!)
  • Top 3 houses will be announced in each area on December 21
  • Winners of Fort Atkinson will all receive a Deck the House ornament in addition to 1st place: $50 Chamber Bucks & 2nd place: $25 Chamber Bucks! 
  • Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street view of your home at night
  • All participants are encouraged to keep their lights on from dusk until 9pm each night of the competition

Jingling the Clauses

Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation Department and the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club have made arrangements with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole to call your child this holiday season!

Here are some important things to Know:

  • Calls will be placed on December 14 between 6-8pm.
  • Sign up by clicking this image and filling out a Google Form (one per child) or go to
  • Sign up will close on Dec 7 at midnight.
  • If you have more than one child that would like a call from Mr. or Mrs. Claus, please fill out one form per child and one call will be made.
  • If you don't answer the first call, Santa or Mrs. Claus will call back right away and if still no answer, they will leave a voicemail.
  • Please do not try to return phone calls made by Santa or Mrs. Claus
  • Calls will be *67 - from a blocked number
  • Calls will last 1-3 minutes
  • This program is ideal for children ages 3-12
  • The phone call will either be Santa OR Mrs. Claus