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special events - november 2014

Complete address of sites is listed with first mention. Area codes of phone numbers are 414 unless shown otherwise. Please confirm events when possible; listings are subject to change.

FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE ZOO, Nov. 1; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 256-5412.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY WINTER FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 20; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, “The Domes,” 524 S. Layton Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

TARGET FREE FIRST THURSDAY, Nov. 6; Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. No admission charge all day from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 224-3200.

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE, Nov. 8; downtown Milwaukee. 11 a.m.

SPENCERS’ THEATRE OF ILLUSION, Nov. 8; Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. 7 p.m. 262-781-9520.

TRAINFEST, Nov. 8-9; Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. More than five football fields of model trains. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 262-820-3566,

HOLIDAY WINDOW UNVEILING, Nov. 14; Historic Cedarburg; 6 p.m. 262-377-7224,

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE! PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE, Nov. 15; UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.

2014 WINE & DINE WISCONSIN, Nov. 15-16; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. 150+ exhibitors with wines, craft and imported beers and samples from Wisconsin’s artisanal food makers and Milwaukee restaurants. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

FRESH BEAT BAND, Nov. 16; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom set to original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics.

101st ANNUAL CITY/COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, Nov. 20; Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St. Activities start at 4:45 p.m. with tree lights switched on at 5:28 p.m. Program includes entertainment and Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL KICK-OFF EXTRAVAGANZA, Nov. 20; Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off, Pere Marquette Park, W. State and N. Old World 3rd Sts. 6 p.m. See feature..

CHRISTKINDLMARKET, Nov. 20-23; Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave. German Christmas marketplace that includes entertainment, German foods and over 20 vendors as well as visits with Santa, Sunday breakfast with Santa and Sunday service.

MILWAUKEE HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL, Nov. 20-Dec. 28. Animated light displays in Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park and Zeidler Union Square. Jingle Bus Tours ($1/person) Thurs.-Sun. from 6-9 p.m. board at the Shops of Grand Avenue.

MAM AFTER DARK, Nov. 21; Milwaukee Art Museum. Fun theme, music and more. 5-11 p.m. 224-3200. 800-388-1835

DELAFIELD TREE LIGHTING, Nov. 21; Downtown district. Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 888-294-1082 or 262-646-810.

CEDARBURG FESTIVE FRIDAY EVES, Fridays, Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19; Cedar Creek Settlement, Washington Ave. and Bridge Rd. in Historic Cedarburg. 866-626-7005. See

CEDARBURG HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Nov. 21-22; Cedarburg. Merchant specials, treats and more.

HOLIDAY FOLK FAIR INTERNATIONAL, Nov. 21-23; Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center. See KEY Cover Feature.

AWESOME CON MILWAUKEE 2014, Nov. 21-23; Wisconsin Center. Panels, contests and activities for kids.

MILWAUKEE HOLIDAY PARADE, Nov. 22; downtown Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. 262-377-5935.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, Nov. 23; Paramount Plaza, Grafton. 6-7 p.m. 262-377-1650.

TWILIGHT TOURS, Nov. 28 & Dec. 19; Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Explore Victorian holiday history and enjoy warm refreshments. Tickets 931-0808.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, Nov. 29; Circle B Recreation Corner of Hwy 60 & Hwy I, Grafton. 7:30-10 a.m. 35th ANNUAL GRAFTON CHRISTMAS PARADE, Nov. 29; Downtown Grafton, 11 a.m.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Nov. 29; Historic Third Ward.




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