The German Tree Lighting is one of Folklore Village's most eagerly anticipated nights of the year. In keeping with the German tradition, fifty real candles are lit on a freshly-cut, 14-foot evergreen tree. The evening starts with a 5:30pm potluck. Bring a dish to share, and then stay to enjoy the beauty of the season with a joyful carol sing and family-friendly dancing around the tree. Musicians are welcome and encouraged to join in the informal “Folklore Village Volunteer Orchestra.” This is a popular event and may fill. Visit https://folklorevillage.org/product/german-christmas-tree-night/ or call (608) 924-4000 to pre-register. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors & teens, $4 kids 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free.