Gallery of Trees Opening Night Gala – $30 at the Door

Christmas at Kemper Featuring the Opening Night Gala and Gallery of Trees

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START A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION!   Join us for the Fabulous Opening Night Gala on Saturday, November 25th, and the weeklong Gallery Trees and other festivities at the Historic Kemper Center and its Anderson Arts Center.   Gala Tickets are $30.00 per person and available either by telephone (262)925-8040 or at the door.

CHRISTMAS AT KEMPER, with its Opening Night Gala, Gallery of Trees, and the Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday, has become a highly anticipated Holiday Destination bringing joy to thousands of visitors.   As Kemper Center’s largest Fundraiser of the year, this event helps to fulfill our mission to preserve the historic nature of the site and buildings and provide programs to promote understanding of local history and the arts in a historic setting for cultural, recreational and educational activities.

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

Should you be unable to attend the Opening Night Gala, the Gallery of Trees and Durkee Mansion Historic Holiday will also be on display on the days below.

DURKEE MANSION OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, November 26, 2023 – 1:30 to 4:30 PM

GALLERY OF TREES and DURKEE MANSION HISTORIC HOLIDAY:  Sunday, November 26 – 1:30 to 4:30 PM; Closed Monday, November 27th.

Reopen Tuesday, November 28 – Friday, December 1st – 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  

Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd  from 10 to 2 PM during the Kenosha Public Market’s Christmas Market.

The Gallery of Trees ends on Sunday, December 3rd.

Durkee Mansion’s Historic Holiday’s further Schedule is as follows:

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Saturdays & Sundays, December 9th & 10th, and December 16 & 17th.

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Saturdays  & Sundays, January 6th & 7th, 2024 and January 13th & 14th, 2024.

Christmas at Kemper would not be possible without the loyal support of our Loyal Sponsors and dedicated Volunteers.  We would like to express our Deep Appreciation and Gratitude to following Sponsors:

Underwriters Snap-on Corporation, Lee Mechanical and Camosy Construction;

Gold Level Tree Sponsors:  Visit Kenosha, Fahey & O'[Connell Family Dentistry, Dickow/Cyzak Tile Company, LiftProf, L.L.C., Bear Real Estate and the Kemper Center Board of Directors.

Red Level Tree Sponsors County Executive Samantha Kerkman, Insite Consulting Architects, Palmen Auto Sales, Casey Family Options, Festival Foods, Dr. Clifton and Mrs. Gladys Peterson, Garland Alliance, Inc. and Edward & Mary Kubicki.

And to all our Sponsors, Volunteers and Patrons, HAVE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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