Holiday Lights Festival


Christmas in the Ward

Historic Third Ward


This old-fashioned favorite features a tree lighting ceremony, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, live reindeer, carriage rides, and Santa. A rare winter fireworks display over the Milwaukee River rounds out this magical evening.

Dec. 6, 5:30-8:30

Angel Art Crawl

Downtown Waukesha


175 artisans at 20 galleries and showplaces are featured. Shop the boutiques, listen to live music or indulge in food and drink.

Dec. 7

Champagne Shopping Party

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Sip bubbly, enjoy light bites and strike up a conversation with artist Tom Uttech in the Hyde Gallery.

Dec. 7

Christmas on the Corner & Parade

Port Washington


Live reindeer, elf scavenger hunt, in-store promotions, photos with Santa, living nativity, carriage rides and book drive. 6:15pm Christmas parade and post-parade fireworks display.

Dec. 7

Milwaukee Hmong New Year

Wisconsin State Fair Park

Dec. 7-8


Happy Harley Days

Harley-Davidson Museum


Roaming entertainment breakfast with Santa and one lucky winner wins a *$500 holiday shopping spree at the H-D Museum Shop. New this year a customization station where you can create your very own shirt.

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 10am-6pm

Santa Hustle 5K  Run

Veterans Park


10,000 participants dressed up in Santa hats and beards (provided with registration).

Dec. 8




this weekend's events

Christmas in the Ward