Country Christmas

For kids

Through Jan. 1, 2021

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Milwaukee’s downtown shines brightly as more than 500,000 lights and dozens of animated displays are set aglow for the 22nd annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival – a “snowcially-distanced” celebration.


Through Jan. 3,  5-10pm

Winter Wonders

Spectacular drive-through holiday lights display with one million lights and concert lighting

Boerner Botanical Gardens


Through Jan. 3

Poinsettia Promenade

Holiday Floral Show

Stay warm this winter as you stroll through a luscious holiday garden packed with a wide variety of poinsettia plants.

The Domes


Through Jan. 2

Country Christmas

Over a million holiday lights displayed on 40 wooded acres. Experience holiday scenes from the comfort of your car. Sun.-Thurs.: $15/carload, Fri., Sat. & holidays: $20/carload.

The Ingleside Hotel, Waukesha


Dec. 2

Light the Square

Watch the lighting of the square while listening to the wonderful music performed by local entertainers.

Drexel Town Square


Dec. 5

Family Free Day

Advance online reservations required.

Milwaukee County Zoo


Dec. 5, 11am-1pm

Family Weekend

Live holiday entertainment by Cole Heinrich and Amanda Hull and a cookie sale.

Historic Third Ward


Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 4:30-6:30pm

Meet Santa in a Snow Globe

Meet Santa in his giant snow globe and put your wish list into the North Pole mailbox. Holiday music, lights, and decorations fills the park area.

Upper Lake Park Beer Garden, Port Washington


Dec. 6 & 13, 12-2pm

Soda with Santa

Invite your family and friends on a Sprecher Brewery tour and take your photo with Santa. Guests can also get personalized root beer labels.

Sprecher Brewery


Beginning Dec. 12

The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet

Celebrate the magic of the holidays from the comfort of home with this new adaptation of the holiday classic, available On demand at


Dec. 26-31

Frosty Free Week

Free admission for all visitors. Advance online reservations required.

Milwaukee County Zoo