the best things to do in Milwaukee this weekend
This stage-filling spectacle includes nearly 200 dancers, elaborate costumes, and imaginative sets. The Nutcracker has captivated Milwaukee audiences since 1977 with vibrant costumes, spectacular scenery, magical storytelling, and Tchaikovsky's famous score played live.
Dec 20-24, 26
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,
Christmas in Babylon, A Christmas Carol and more!
Milwaukee has lots of theater to choose from during this holiday season.
Experience a traditional German holiday market in the heart of the city, complete with delicious food and drinks, collectibles, and gifts.
Through Dec. 31
Play Date with Art: Paint the Town
Museum of Wisconsin Art
Hands-on activities and the opportunity to paint the cardboard town, Carton City.
Bel Canto Chorus:
Christmas in the Basilica
The Basilica of St. Josaphat
Festive Friday Eves
Cedar Creek Settlement, Cedarburg
This week's theme is: A Taste of Christmas. A night to leisurely shop in a festive atmosphere. Complimentary munchies and wine tasting. Live holiday music.
Friday, Dec. 21
Christmas at the Pabst Mansion
The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Three floors of the mansion are elegantly transformed during this annual holiday tradition.
Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday, noon-4pm