Gallery of Trees Opening Night Gala

Event Details

Your new holiday family tradition. Tickets available below.

Once each year, the entire community comes together for a night of holiday cheer at the Kemper Center to celebrate history, culture, and the arts in an elegant and unique setting.

Christmas at Kemper, with its Opening Night Gala, Gallery of Trees, and the Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday, is highly anticipated and helps make the holiday season bright for thousands of visitors.

Held at the Kemper Center’s Conference Center, next to the Durkee Mansion, the event includes an exhibition, silent auction, raffle of fully-decorated trees and decorations, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and more. The event begins at 6:00pm and ends at 10:00pm.

Purchase tickets below or call (262) 925-8040. Paper tickets will not be issued. Your tickets will be at the door.

If you cannot attend the Opening Night Gala, the Gallery of Trees will also be on display on the days below.

Sunday, November 28 from 1:30-4:30PM
Tuesday, November 30 – Friday, December 3 from 3:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 4 – Sunday, December 5 from 1:30-4:30pm

Become a sponsor or donor

Funds raised during the Opening Night Gala help raise much needed operational dollars, so we can continue to serve the community with cultural, recreational, and educational activities and programs.

Every year, Christmas at Kemper would not be possible without the support of our local businesses, companies, and individuals who provide valuable funding assistance, silent auction donations, and volunteer hours so that we can make the event an incredible experience in Kenosha. Impactful contributions each year help us continue to provide quality arts programming, events, and exhibits for children and adults throughout the year.

Sponsorships are available. Join us as a sponsor or a silent auction donor.

We need your decorating expertise

Interested in being a decorator this year? Call (262) 925-8040, or email

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