Kris Kringle’s annual Victorian Holiday tradition of having breakfast with Stoughton families is taking at least this year off, with organizers concentrating their volunteer efforts on the Madrigal Dinner, which is the following weekend.

As night falls on Victorian Holiday Saturday, local fire departments will use their own lights to bring holiday cheer to downtown Stoughton with the annual parade and post-parade party at the firehouse.

Tickets are almost sold out for the Stoughton Opera House’s Dec. 1 show, Suzy Bogguss: A Swingin’ Little Christmas, which will feature Christmas tunes from a country singer famous for her voice.

The Stoughton Kiwanis Club and the Stoughton High School Key Club are teaming up once again to host Santa’s Workshop during Victorian Holiday weekend.

For Stoughton’s Common Council and the Stoughton Area school board, the past year was one of both looking to the past and the future as the two sides sought more ways to work together.

Construction at the site of the future Kettle Park West senior housing facility began May 1 and is expected to be completed during the summer of 2019.

As businesses open around Kettle Park West, a few more developments are underway.

A new $8 million public works facility is in the early stages of construction on the city’s east side and is scheduled to be completed this year.

While one housing development took big steps forward over the past year, another remains stuck on the ground.

A push to develop a whitewater park on the Yahara River near the Fourth Street Dam got closer to reality over the past year.