Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

WAUSAU — Marathon County Historical Society’s Christmas at the Houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Both the Yawkey House Museum and the Woodson History Center will be decked out in holiday finery.

Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

Visitors can wander through the Woodson History Center for free to enjoy seasonal treats and view the dining room and sunroom set up for mid-century (1950-60s) holiday entertaining. A selection of vintage hats and two vignettes will offer opportunities for fun photos.

At the Yawkey House Museum, costumed actors will tell stories about treasured holiday traditions. Tours of the Yawkey House run every half hour, with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. Tour tickets cost $5 and are available at the reception desk in the Woodson History Center.

Sweet Landmarks of Wausau contest

Again this year, the Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks will host the Sweet Landmarks of Wausau contest. “Architects” are invited to build a structure out of gingerbread, with other edible details, and bring it to the Woodson History Center for judging and display. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in youth and adult categories. Complete rules and entry forms are available on the Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks’ Facebook page and at the Marathon County Historical Society.

More information about Christmas at the Houses is on the Marathon County Historical Society website,, or on our Facebook Event page, or call 715-842-5750.