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Yule Log Dinner (December 1 or 2)

December 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

UPDATE:  Thanks to the incredible response from the Riveredge community, both nights of the Yule Log Dinner are now FULL. There is a wailtlist available for both nights through the registration button below. If spots open up because someone cancels, we will offer those spots to those on the waitlist first. Thank you all, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!


The end of the year is a great time to give thanks for all the good in one’s life, and one thing we couldn’t be more thankful for is the amazing community of members who make Riveredge thrive. That’s why each Winter Solstice, we invite our members to Yule Log, two nights of festive entertainment where we can share the bounty of another fantastic year at Riveredge, celebrate the return of winter, and thank our members for all they do.

We start the night getting into the festive spirit with holiday carols and entertainment from the Grafton High School Chamber Singers before enjoying a delicious dinner featuring the world famous (okay, Riveredge famous) Yule Log Stew. This mouth-watering stew is cooked all day in a cast iron cauldron over a fire and made almost entirely of ingredients grown right here in Riveredge’s organic garden, tended to all year long by summer campers, students on field trips, and our staff.

After dinner, the excitement really begins, as we head into the Riveredge woods with lanterns in hand to search for the coveted Yule Log hidden in the forest. Go for the glory and work with your family to be the first to find this year’s Log! Once the Yule Log is found, we’ll all work together to drag it back to crackling campfire, where we’ll enjoy cider, hot chocolate, some holiday sing-a-longs, and if we’re really lucky, a visit from Father Winter!

This festive Riveredge celebration has been celebrated for over 40 years now, so whether this is your first Yule Log experience as a Riveredge member or your tenth, we hope you’ll join us for this holiday tradition you won’t soon forget. 

Evening Schedule:  Yule Log Dinner options both Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 PM!

5:30 p.m. Grafton High School Chamber Singers
6 p.m. Welcome the Winter Solstice & enjoy Yule Log Stew
7:00 p.m. Get your lantern…into the woods we go to hunt for the Riveredge Yule log!

End the evening with carols around the bonfire – Father Winter just may bring chocolates and good luck sachets of ash from last year’s Yule log.

Spots are reserved for Riveredge members only as our way of saying thanks. Not yet a member? It’s not too late to join- memberships last a year from purchase and our very affordable membership options open up a world of outdoor adventure, learning, and exploration all year-round.

Pssst, have a 4th grader in the family? You can get a FREE family membership through our Every Kid In A Park partnership!

Although this event is limited to members, members attending the dinner will be able to purchase any remaining tickets for non-members guests starting Monday, November 20th. It’s a great way to introduce friends and family to the Riveredge community!

Both nights fill completely each year, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required!

Prices- Adults – $15, Children (12 and under) –  $10, Children (3 and under) – free, but please indicate if they will need a seat.

You can register online by clicking the button below, or if you’d prefer to sign up over the phone, feel free to give us a call at 262-375-2715. PLEASE NOTE: If registering online, you only need to choose a quanity of ONE on the first registration screen. You’ll then be able to select the number of adults and kids you want to register in the next screen. 

Cancellation Policy: Registrant will be refunded 75% of registration fee if cancellation occurs up to 7 days (1 week) before the event.  Any cancellations within 7 days of the program will not be refunded unless the program is cancelled by Riveredge staff.


December 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
December 2, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
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Pat Fox-Schindler


Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville,WIUnited States
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(262) 375-2715