Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway and check off everyone on your list at the same time! You’ll find the state’s premier shopping destinations in Milwaukee and neighboring Wauwatosa; take your pick of stylish boutiques, outlet stores, one-of-a-kind antique finds and national luxury brands. Top it off with dinner and a show for an unbeatable vacation from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. All offers expire 12/31/16.
Travel around the world and back in Milwaukee on our Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour! An excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends while sampling (and if desired, purchasing additional) delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee.
Join us for a night packed with live music, holiday acts, a visit from Santa and a fireworks show. After the unveiling of downtown’s park and street-level décor, attendees can hop aboard the Jingle Bus, free on kick-off night.
Produced by the International Institute of Wisconsin, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of people living in southeastern Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Holiday Parade remains a cherished holiday tradition featuring approximately 100 units including marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, local personalities, costumed characters, live animals, specialty vehicles and, of course, Santa Claus!
Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
The TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to our stage this holiday season. Enjoy $5 off main floor tickets! Order online using source code “Visit” to apply your discount. Questions? Contact the First Stage Box Office at (414) 267-2961. Main floor tickets only. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability; other restrictions may apply.
Don’t miss the wonderment and joy of a brand new A Christmas Carol. Featuring the same traditional story with your favorite characters, Milwaukee Rep is excited to present a new, family friendly adaptation written by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements.
Explore the Magic of Christmas in Milwaukee! Enjoy the spectacle of Cathedral Square, the thrilling window displays, the brilliance of Pere Marquette Park and bask in the glow of the impressive city tree. This 1.25 mile walk through the holiday-trimmed streets of Downtown Milwaukee will be led by your very own holiday elf.
The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger-than-life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and Russian-made costumes and sets.
This ever-popular event, named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Fifteen Top Holiday Concerts in Milwaukee” list in 2015, will once again fill the Basilica of St. Josaphat. Performed by Bel Canto and accompanied by Kevin Bailey on the organ and Stained Glass Brass, this year’s concert includes the premiere of a work by Christian Ellenwood along with the traditional carols and songs of the season that people have come to know and love.
From tree lightings to bakery bus tours and heartfelt holiday classics to snarky takes on old favorites, there's plenty of holiday fun for all in Milwaukee! Don't miss any of the fun – start filling your calendar with these holiday events now!
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