Festive holiday light displays will soon be lighting up across southeast Wisconsin. Whether you're viewing them from the warmth of your vehicle or while trudging in winter boots through the trails, there's a place for everyone to enjoy holiday lights this season.
Milwaukee's 21st annual Holiday Lights Festival will kickoff Nov. 21 at Pere Marquette Park. A Kick-Off Extravaganza will begin at 5:30 p.m. Local acts will perform on stage. Before the lights are turned on, a firework display will light up the sky. The festival will run through Jan. 1.
Candy Cane Lane in West Allis is set to light up Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. It's a neighborhood display that raises money for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. Since its beginning in 1984, the light display has raised over $2.2 million. Candy Cane Lane will run through Dec. 28 on 96th Street to 92nd Street and Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue. It will be open weeknights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Miller Valley Holiday Lites is returning for its 16th year on Dec. 16 and will run through Dec. 21. The lights tour will run every 20 minutes at the Miller Brewery Tour between 4:40 p.m. and 9 p.m., free of charge. For those who are 21 of age and over, Miller's seasonal chocolate lager will be available for sampling
Country Christmas will have their lights on from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 to Dec. 31 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee. At the end of Country Christmas Trail are Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. The event also has wagon rides.
Making Spirits Bright runs daily from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Sheboygan. The event will feature visits with Santa, wreath raffles and trolley rides. Admission is free, but food donations are encouraged for the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
The Domes Holiday Garden Show will kickoff Nov. 23 and run through Jan. 5 at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. The Domes will feature holiday lights, ornaments, decorations and a holiday floral display.
Christmas at Kemper is a tour of the Durkee Mansion all decorated for the holidays. The mansion is located at 6501 3rd Ave., Kenosha. An open house will be held from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15. Festivities will run throughout the holiday season and include events such as a jazz concert, ball and auctions.
Winter Wonders is new to Milwaukee this year. The 1.4-mile drive-through light display at the Boerner Botanical Gardens will feature more than 80 displays. The light show will run Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Christmas Carnival of Lights will be hosted at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp Resort in Caledonia. It will open Nov. 30 through Dec. 31. Visitors can drive through the 1.6-mile trail to view the two million lights.
Enchantment in the Park will open Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. It will be open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in West Bend at Regner Park. Visitors can either drive through or walk through. Horse and carriage rides will be available also.The event raises money and food donations for local food pantries.