Festive Fridays

Holiday highlights

December, 2019


Through Dec. 24

In its second year, the Plaza at Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum will welcome German American Events LLC's Christkindlmarket, a German-style holiday market packed with vendor booths, live entertainment and internationally inspired food and beverage favorites.  From Nov. 15-Dec. 24, visitors can shop till they drop and indulge in food fare such as pretzels, sausages, potato pancakes, tortes, imported beer and, of course, glühwein (hot spiced wine).

New in 2019, the family-friendly market will feature additional vendors and activities, and an updated layout. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Christkindlmarket visitors can avoid long lines and reserve a Stammtisch in the heated Timber Tent, a festively decorated table that seats eight and lets guests pick from a variety of packages, which include market food and drink specialties, starting at $200. Reservations can be made online at christkindlmarket.com/stammtisch/reservations.

 This year's Christkindlmarket souvenir mug design will be revealed at the beginning of November.

 Milwaukee's Christkindlmarket will be open 11am-8pm Sundays through Thursdays and 11am-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve, the market will be open from 11am- 4pm.


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Festive Fridays

Dec. 6, 13 & 20,  5-9pm | Cedar Creek Settlement in Cedarburg

Festive Friday Eves is an exciting series of free, family-oriented evenings held at Cedar Creek Settlement on six Fridays, leading up to the holidays.

Enjoy the Christmas spirit while you shop. Live music, wine sampling, and carriage rides. Each week features a different theme so be sure to check the website for more information.

For information, phone (414) 220-4700 or visit milwaukeeholidaylights.com


Holiday Display at the Pabst Mansion

Through Jan. 5 | Pabst Mansion

The season kicks off at the Pabst Mansion with Light-Up Night on Nov. 20 from 5-7pm, with specialty cocktails, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Members $25 and non-members $40.

Twilight Tours: Nov 29, 30, Dec 6, 13, 20, 21 and 23, 5-7pm. Self-guided tours include light refreshments and offer a unique evening experience at the mansion. Adults $17 and children (6-17) $10. Children 5 and under free. See page 47 for self-guided tours and gift shop hours.

New this year, the Pabst Mansion will host a variety of local artisans for trunk shows and hands-on experiences.

 Call (414) 931-0808 or visit pabstmansion.com for more information.


Mitchell Park  Conservatory,

The Domes

Through Jan. 5

As the weather turns colder, this is the place to visit the "rainforest," "desert" and "flower show." In the Show Dome, the Welcome to 100 Acre Woods display continues through Nov. 10, then Nov. 11-22, that dome is closed until the Saturday, Nov. 23, opening of the Classical Christmas holiday floral show. The holiday show runs through Jan. 5.

524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600.