Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling the streets from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday during the Downtown Mainstreet Inc. Holiday Open House.
The Clauses will be spreading holiday cheer and promoting their downtown workshop, which will be at 500 Main St. through the month of December.
Meanwhile, more than 50 downtown businesses will participate in the open house with extended store hours, great gifts, special events and open house refreshments. DMI encourages everyone to come and enjoy the festivities at the social event of the season.
Additionally, don’t miss the “Lighting of the Tree” at Grounded Patio Café at 6 p.m. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and carolers will be spreading holiday cheer at the lighting and throughout downtown.
For hours and more information about Santa’s Downtown Workshop,
click here or call 608-784-0440. Stay updated on DMI by visiting its Facebook page.
1978: Newspaper ad for disco clothes at Tops and Bottoms
Newspaper ad from Nov. 23, 1978, La Crosse Tribune.
1978: Christmas baby
Nancy Christopherson of Bangor holds her new son, Kent, the first child born in La Crosse on Christmas Day in 1978.
1979: Newspaper ad for Spurgeon's
Newspaper ad from Nov. 22, 1979, La Crosse Tribune.
1979: Ice sculptures
Adolph L. Ellingworth, left, and Kevin Englin works on perfecting one of the pieces of a nativity scene made of ice in this Dec. 22, 1979, photo. The ice sculptures were being made for Michael's Cerise.
1979: La Crosse Municipal Airport
Bradley Clemmerson shares his Christmas list with Santa during a visit at the La Crosse Municipal Airport in this Dec. 2, 1979, photo.
1979: Christmas tree lot
Wendy Lou Groth, 3½, helps her father, Ronald, cut a tree down to size on a tree lot on the North Side of La Crosse in this Nov. 26, 1979, photo.
1979: Onalaska Care Center
Walter Huxsahl holds onto the back of Elmer Rohleder's wheelchair while Lisa and Scott Skogen hand out poinsettias to residents of the Onalaska Care Center in this Dec. 18, 1979, photo.
1980: Lutheran Hospital
Craig Spies helps his daughter Jody play with a train she received as a Christmas gift in this Dec. 25, 1980, photo. Jody was in Lutheran Hospital because she broke her leg while sliding.
1981: Christmas crafts
Liz Schreader of La Crescent, Minn., displays some of her handmade ornaments in this Dec. 13, 1981, photo. She told the Tribune she likes to use leftover scraps to make the decorations, adding, "It's kind of fun when you can make something out of nothing."
1981: Christmas crafts
Creating a Christmas wreath was a family project for Roberta Kotek and their children — from left, Samuel, Chrystal, Janet and Jonathan — in this Dec. 17, 1981, photo taken in their rural Bangor home.
1981: English Lutheran Church
Steven Overholt, his wife, Connie, and their 4-month-old son, Ryan, portray Joseph, Mary and the Christ Child in this Dec. 21, 1979, photo taken at English Lutheran Church in La Crosse.
1982: Valley View Mall
Shoppers fill Valley View Mall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 1982.
1982: Christmas tree sales lot
Michelle Cooper, 16, left, and her father, Bill, work at Christmas tree lot sponsored by the Girl Scouts along Hwy. 16 in this Dec. 6, 1982, photo.
1982: English Lutheran Church
David and Janet Benz, and their 2-month old son, Brian, recreate the birth of the Christ Child in December 1982 at English Lutheran Church.
1982: Bethany Riverside
Melissa Stamps, left, and Stephanie Mader sing Christmas carols to residents of Bethany Riverside in this Dec. 21, 1982, photo.
1982: Valley View Mall
Joe Casabonne, 6, son of Andre and Karen Casabonne of Cashton, tries to remember his Christmas list as he sits on Santa's lap on Dec. 20, 1982, at Valley View Mall.
1983: Valley View Mall
The world's most famous lap holds room for, from left, Ethan Bolstad, 3, of Genoa, and April Rundahl and her sister Britt, 4, of Coon Valley, in this Dec. 13, 1983, photo, taken at Valley View Mall.
1983: Newburg's Mens Wear
Esther Schroeder sits among the antique toys and dolls from her collection that are on display in a window display on Dec. 12, 1983, at Newburg's Mens Wear in downtown La Crosse.
1984: Newspaper ad for Community Camera
Newspaper ad from Nov. 22, 1984, La Crosse Tribune.
1984: Valley View Mall
Linda Dunham of Onalaska takes a child's name off the Salvation Army gift tree on Dec. 13, 1984, at Valley View Mall, as her daughter, Meredith, left, watches.
1984: First Presbyterian Church
Rod and Elizabeth Hartwell, and their children, Pamela and Jon, light the second candle of the Advent wreath at First Presbyterian Church in this Dec. 9, 1984, photo.
1984: Kay Bee Toy Store
With mom and dad at her heels, Jennifer Murphy, age 2½, races through the Kay Bee Toy Store at Valley View mall on Nov. 30, 1984. Her parents are Jim and Sue Murphy or rural Sparta.