This beautiful, warm weather makes it hard to believe; but the holiday season is right around the corner and there is plenty of festive fun to look forward to! From tree lighting ceremonies to holiday fairs & markets, Milwaukee offers so many different festive activities to enjoy! Check out the list below to help plan all of your holiday fun!
MILWAUKEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL
November 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
“MKE is back to explore the lights and sights around Downtown Milwaukee. With sparkling interactive displays at Pere Marquette Park, Zeidler Union Square and Cathedral Square, it’s the perfect chance to capture a memory that ignites joy for everyone, no matter their age.”
“Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at the Trainfest! The train show is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. The show features hundreds of booths of train manufacturers, train retailers, as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities, and much more.”
Saturday, November 12th & Sunday, November 13th: 9 am – 5 pm Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
WEST VLIET STREET HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Enjoy shops, dining, and festive holiday fun along West Vliet Street!
Friday, November 11 - 5-8pm Saturday, November 12 - 10-4pm
“Dynamic Events by David Caruso, designer of the City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree, will produce the tree lighting ceremony on November 18 to officially mark the transformation of Deer District into Cheer District for the holiday season.”
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 09:00 am - 10:00 am
“Bundle up and sweat it out with your friends at Washington Park for a morning Turkey Trot! This casual fun run is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Routes will be marked for walkers as well as those who wish to run through the park. Paths are stroller & wheelchair friendly. After you trot, join Urban Ecology Center and neighborhood organizations to celebrate wellness, thankfulness, and community.”
HOLIDAY FOLK FAIR INTERNATIONAL
Friday, November 18th – Sunday, November 20th
State Fair Park Exposition Center
“Holiday Folk Fair International, America’s premier multicultural festival and a program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. You can explore the ways music, food, dance, and art weave together a message of welcome.”
MILWAUKEE MAKERS MARKET
“The inaugural Milwaukee Makers Market is ready to spread some local holiday happiness at The Beer Garden in Deer District, 1133 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.”
Friday, December 9th – 4-8pm
Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th – 10am-4pm
Book your stay with us and enjoy our COMPLIMENTARY shuttle service to and from anywhere in the Milwaukee area! Avoid the hassle of driving and parking, and let us take you to your favorite festivities!
Cheers to the holiday season!