Catch the Spirit! Downtown #MKE will be aglow with 500,000+ dazzling lights during the merriest time of year.
Thursday, November 16
6:30pm (pre-show entertainment: 5:30pm)
Pere Marquette Park
*FREE Kick-Off show
*FREE cocoa & cookies
*FREE Jingle Bus rides presented by Meijer from Pere Marquette Park following the fireworks finale
The star-studded cast includes: Charles Walker Band, Anita's Dance Center, Ocean Rush, Jenny Thiel, Lex Allen, New Age Narcissism — NAN, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Art Below Zero Ice Sculptures, Milwaukee Bucks Beats Drumline, Bango & a visit from Santa!
Can't make the party? Tune in to WISN 12 NEWS news for the live broadcast of «WISN 12: Holiday Lights Kick-Off» hosted by Melinda Davenport & Andy Choi and presented by Educators Credit Union.
New this year, look for featured vendors Cousins Subs, Grasshopper Goods, Wander & Co., T. Best Kettle Corn, RJ Finch Enterprizes, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin & more!
Jingle Bus presented by Meijer
Thurs-Sun, Nov. 18-Dec. 30
Warming House at The Shops of Grand Avenue
$2 per rider, tickets available for purchase day-of at Warming House
*No bus on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
*FREE mini donuts and punch sponsored by Happy Dough Lucky
Santa's Mailbox presented by Interfaith Older Adult Programs, Inc.
Nov. 17-Dec. 10
Community Spirit Park (Cathedral Square Park)
Drop off your letters to Santa & make sure to include your mailing address to receive a personalized letter from the North Pole! No postage necessary.
Cocoa with the Clauses Presented by Madison Medical Affiliates Community Spirit Park (Cathedral Square Park)
Saturday, December 9
11:00am — 2:00pm
*FREE photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
*FREE cookies, cocoa & popcorn
*Beats by DJ Shawna!
*Last photo opp with Santa will be at 2:00pm
Milwaukee Downtown thanks our generous sponsors: We Energies Foundation, Madison Medical Affiliates, Meijer, Zilber Property Group, Ideal Property Management,, Coach USA, Interstate Parking, The Shops of Grand Avenue, Happy Dough Lucky, Interfaith Older Adult Programs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WISN 12 NEWS, 95.7 BIG FM, OnMilwaukee, VISIT Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Parks, Retailworks, Inc., Cousins Subs