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Jingle Bus brings holiday cheer

Posted at 12:26 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 20:02:38-05

MILWAUKEE -- Since its inception, Milwaukee Downtown has worked toward making events for residents to enjoy in the area. One of the big ones that's stuck is the Jingle Bus, entering its 20th season.

"Every single year it becomes more of a family tradition for people in Milwaukee," Beth Weirick of Milwaukee Downtown said. "We're one of the Midwest's greatest destinations for the holiday season."

The Jingle Bus tour goes from Plankinton Clover Apartments at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. to three area parks. It hits Pere Marquette Park, Cathedral Square Park and Zeidler Union Square during the 40-minute guided tour. There are more than 500,000 lights set up along the route. It runs from Thursday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. for $2 cash.

"We can promise you tons of holiday cheer on this tour," Erica Chang of Milwaukee Downtown said. "We continue to see people coming back year after year as a holiday tradition. They bring their kids and their families."

"It's a way for people to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday season," Greg Peterson of Milwaukee Downtown said. "If you got family, come down and spend time with them."

The tour doesn't stop at any of the locations, but a tour guide will tell you all about the sights and sounds while keeping you in the holiday spirit.

"My job is to put a smile on your face," said Brian Johnson, one of the tour guides. "I'm here to put a smile and make the holiday to be the best holiday you could ever have."

For more information on the Jingle Bus, you can visit Milwaukee Downtown. (