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. mam.org
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. wilson-center.com
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, trainfest.com
HOLIDAY WINDOW UNVEILING, Nov. 14; Historic Cedarburg; 6 p.m. 262-377-7224, ThinkCedarburgFirst.com
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. pabsttheater.org
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 KeyMilwaukee.com 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. www.bestchristkindlmarketmilwaukee.com
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. Milwaukeedowntown.com
MAM AFTER DARK, Nov. 21; Milwaukee Art Museum. Fun theme, music and more. 5-11 p.m. 224-3200. 800-388-1835 www.visitbrookfield.com
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. visitdelafield.org
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 www.cedarcreeksettlement.com/.
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. wcd.org
MILWAUKEE HOLIDAY PARADE, Nov. 22; downtown Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. 262-377-5935. milwaukeeparade.com
GRAFTON COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING, Nov. 23; Paramount Plaza, Grafton. 6-7 p.m. 262-377-1650. graftonwi.org
TWILIGHT TOURS, Nov. 28 & Dec. 19; Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Explore Victorian holiday history and enjoy warm refreshments. Tickets 931-0808. pabstmansion.com
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. ShopTheWard.com
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