The term “Yuletide” is associated with the Christmas season.
Yuletide, however, was actually a religious festival of Germanic peoples long before the celebration of Christmas. Early references are in Germanic month names.
Whatever its beginnings, Yuletide conjures up thoughts of colorful, long ago Medieval celebrations.
Prairie Hill Waldorf School is getting ready for its Medieval-themed holiday festival. The 25th Annual Yuletide Faire will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, N14 W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee.
The family event includes unique handcrafted fashions, gifts and toys plus a silent auction. A whole host of characters will be delighting children throughout the day including the Pocket Lady, Pickle Man and Muffin Man. Kids will also enjoy strolling minstrels, marionette puppet play, magic show and children’s craft workshops.
And if you get hungry, pay a visit to the Winter Kitchen, Dessert Café and Sweet Shoppe.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for attendees under age 15.
All proceeds go to educational programs at Prairie Hill.
For information call (262) 646-7497 or visit wwwPrairieHillWaldorf.org.