See the city light up on November 16 at the 104th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! It's followed immediately by the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-off Extravaganza, so you're guaranteed a night full of fun.
The 19th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-off Extravaganza will take place on Thursday, November 16 immediately following the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Catch a ride on the Jingle Bus after to see all 500,000 of the holiday lights! For more information, visit their website.
Country Christmas is Wisconsin's largest outdoor drive-thru holiday light display. The event is held each year at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha County. It starts this year on November 24. For more information, click here.
This year's annual Milwaukee Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, November 18. The parade begins at 9:30am on Kilbourn Avenue and Astor Street, continues west to Old World 3rd Street where it turns left and continues south to Wisconsin Avenue. The parade officially ends in front of The Shops of Grand Avenue on the corner of Old World 3rd Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Click here to see the parade route.
Come enjoy some spirit from across the Atlantic at the Celtic Christmas Boutique! The event will take place November 18 in Wauwatosa.
Escape the cold during the Milwaukee Holiday Parade on November 18 with some warm Pancakes on Parade. It's right on the parade route at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist! For more information, click here.
The East Troy Electric Railroad’s 2017 Christmas Train departs from the East Troy depot with a destination of Santa's Workshop. Train rides start November 25. Get your tickets for one of the four weekends the train will be running.
The 29th Annual Christmas in the Ward will include everything from horse-drawn carriage rides to holiday costumed characters! The celebration takes place December 1 and 2. Click here for the event schedule.
The Miller Valley is celebrating its 14th year of Holiday Lites. The holiday lite tours will take place on Friday and Saturday nights starting on December 1. For more information, click here.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train makes its stop in southeast Wisconsin this year on December 2. Check here to see if the train is stopping in a Wisconsin town closer to you.
Hundreds of "Santas" will bike through the streets of Milwaukee County on Saturday, December 2 for the annual Santa Cycle Rampage. For more information, click here.
Whether you’re trying to earn those holiday treats or you’re simply a Santa enthusiast, the Santa Hustle 5k Run/Walk is right for you! The Santas without sleighs will take off on December 2. Find out more about the hustle here.
The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Milwaukee on December 1 at the Miller High Life Theatre. For ticket information, click here.
The Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Tour will start making its rounds on December 1 this year. The tours run through the end of December. Click here to see the dates.
Avoid the mess at home and Build Your Own Gingerbread House at the Milwaukee Public Library this year. Reserve your spot for one of their six December dates.
Come see the lobby light up at the historic Pfister Hotel's Annual Tree Lighting on November 24. Can't make the lighting? Join them for a Breakfast with Santa in December.
Dine with Santa at the Milwaukee County Zoo this holiday season. There are three different weekends in December to choose from. Click here to book your spot.
Gather the family for the Grandparent Holiday Brunch on December 17 at the InterContinental! Guests will enjoy a buffet before a performance of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" presented by First Stage. Get your tickets here.
See what the city's streets might have looked like during the holidays decades ago at Milwaukee Public Museum's Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee. It starts November 18 and stays open until January 29.
Looking for a traditional holiday event? Come see A Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater. There are multiple show dates running from November 28 through December 24.
Go see a play! There are quite a few shows in the city on Black Friday, like First Stage's holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.
West Allis' Candy Cane Lane neighborhood holiday lights display begins on November 24 and runs through December 26.
Gather up the family and enjoy the Grandparent Holiday Brunch at the InterContinental! It begins with a buffet and ends with a performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas. To get your tickets, click here.
Ever wonder how people used to celebrate the holidays? Experience an Old World Holiday Breakfast at Old World Wisconsin this season on December 9 or 10.
Check out the Holiday Fair at the Botanical Gardens this season on December 3. Admission is FREE for everyone.