Holidays in Milwaukee


Milwaukee Holiday Favorites

Whenever you come to celebrate, here are a few of the light displays, markets, and holiday events happening all season long.

November 15- December 24

Experience a traditional, open-air Christmas market on the plaza outside Fiserv Forum. Sip spiced wine and hot cocoa while visiting vendors from around the world. New this year, rent a Stammtisch for your family and friends and enjoy a package of traditional German favorites served family-style in the heated Timber Tent. 

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
November 21 – January 1

This dazzling festival fills three downtown parks with holiday light displays. During the festival, hop on board the Jingle Bus (departing from 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Thursday – Sunday evenings) to take a jolly guided tour through downtown. You can also tour the holiday lights with special tour offerings from several of Milwaukee’s tour companies, including Milwaukee Food & City Tours and City Tours MKE. 

Winter Wonders
November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020

This brand new drive-through lights display comes to you from the producers of China Lights! Enjoy 80 holiday displays set up in Whitnall Park featuring lighted trees, scenes of Christmas around the world, and more.

Country Christmas
November 29 – December 1, December 6-31

Wisconsin’s largest drive-through lights display is just a short trip from downtown Milwaukee. Over a million holiday lights will illuminate the night as you drive along the trail, with stops along the way to get out and explore the Streets of Bethlehem and a Christmas Village home to model trains.

Miller Valley Holiday Lites
December 6 - December 21 (Friday & Saturday)

Enjoy a free indoor/outdoor tour of the Miller Valley with a mini brewery tour and a delightful holiday lights display, including a tree made out of 150 beer kegs. After the tour, stop inside the the visitor center for a sample of Frederick Miller's Chocolate Lager.