the best things to do in Milwaukee this weekend

The Nutcracker

Marcus Center


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.

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Fiserv Forum


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.

Dec. 14

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Bel Canto Chorus:

Christmas in the Basilica

‚ÄčThe Basilica of St. Josaphat


Dec. 14-16

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

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