Winter Carnival, Lynden Sculpture Garden

For kids



Jan. 4

Raptor Saturday

Schlitz Audubon Center


Jan. 5

Fête des Rois

The Feast of the Three Kings.

Alliance Française de Milwaukee,

1800 E. Capitol Dr.


Jan. 9-12

Cirque du Soleil AXEL

Fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating.

Fiserv Forum


Jan. 17-26

Waukesha JanBoree

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Jan. 17-26

Milwaukee Boat Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park


Jan. 18-19

Monster Jam

Fiserv Forum


Jan. 18-19

Trolls LIve!

Miller Highlife Theater


Jan. 19

Light up the Garden & Lynden by Night

3pm lantern making workshop, 5 pm lantern-lit walk through the garden, ends with a bonfire and hot cider.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Jan. 19

36th Anniversary Dr King Birthday Celebration

Highlights youth who interpret Dr. King's works through music, dance, art, speech and writing.

Marcus Center


Jan. 19

Samson Stomp & Romp

This popular race honors one of the most famous zoo residents, Samson, the silverback gorilla (1950-1981).

Milwaukee County Zoo


Jan. 19


Winter nature walks, indoor & outdoor activities, hot drinks.

Boerner Botanical Gardens


Jan. 25

10th Annual Winter Carnival

Lynden welcomes winter with a day of outdoor art-making, studio activities, scavenger hunts, tours and tree-walks, and whatever other winter activities--ice skating, painting the pond, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing--the weather permits. This highly participatory, artist-driven carnival offers something for everybody.

Lynden Sculpture Garden




Jan. 26

Brewers On Deck

Get up close and personal with your favorite Brewers through experiences including meet and greets, photo opportunities, autograph sessions, kids' clinics, interactive games and activities, and a whole lot more.

Wisconsin Center





Through Dec. 30

First Stage

Elf The Musical

Buddy discovers that he is not a real elf. His real father in New York is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa. He is determined to win them over and help them remember the magic of Christmas.

Todd Wehr Theater,

Marcus Center


Jan. 25-Feb. 23

First Stage

A Wrinkle In Time

It was a dark and stormy night. When a mysterious stranger arrives at Meg Murry’s home, she embarks on a wild, empowering journey of self-discovery.

Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center




Through Jan. 12

Spiders Alive!

Explore this exciting eight-legged exhibit with 17 species of live spiders from around the world.

Milwaukee Public Museum