Gallery of Trees Opening Night Gala

Event Details

Start a New Family Holiday Tradition!   Join us for The Opening Night Gala and the weeklong Gallery Trees and other festivities at the Historic Kemper Center.   Gala Tickets are available online below or at the door.

Every 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, has become a highly anticipated Holiday Destination bringing joy to thousands of visitors.

CHRISTMAS AT KEMPER is our largest Fundraiser of the year, helping to fulfill Kemper Center, Inc.’s mission to preserve the historic nature of the site and buildings and provide programs promoting 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, 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.

Tickets may be purchased online below or at the door.  Paper tickets will not be issued.  Tickets will be at the door.

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

Sunday, November 27 from 1:30-4:30PM
Tuesday, November 29 – Friday, December 2 from 4:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & Sunday, December 4 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM

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.

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

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