Holiday highlights

December, 2018

    Dinner and a Show: Dec. 6, Dec. 14, Dec. 15.  Enjoy a rare opportunity to dine at the Pabst Mansion and luxury coach transportation to the Pabst Theater for the Milwaukee Rep’s production of "A Christmas Carol".  Limited availability. $185.00 per person.

    Self-Guided Tours: 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday and noon-4pm Sunday. Special hours are 10am-2pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Holiday admission Adults $12.50/ Children 12 and under tour free during the holiday season. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 "Christmas at the Pabst Mansion" is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and WISN 12. For reservations or more information, phone (414) 931-0808 or visit


Milwaukee Public Museum

The holiday decorations at the Streets of Old Milwaukee remain through Jan. 22. The Streets of Old Milwaukee is a walk-through diorama, transporting the visitor back to a fall evening in Milwaukee at the turn of the 19th century.

   Next to the Streets exhibit, the European Village recreates homes and shops from many countries, circa 1875-1925, and holiday decorations add a special touch and highlight the diverse traditions represented.

     Dec. 7-8 costumed enactors and interpreters bring to life European holiday practices of the past with holiday artifacts not usually on display, talk with costumed interpreters about holiday traditions and participate in hands-on activities.

800 W Wells St., (414) 278-2728




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Fiserv Forum, through Dec. 31

Experience a traditional German holiday market in the heart of the city, complete with delicious food and drinks, collectibles, and gifts.

     Visit charming outdoor booths for Christkindlmarket treats such as candied, toasted nuts; gingerbread; pastries and Bratwurst.

     For many visitors one of the highlights of the market is hot mulled wine or cider–a great warm-up!

     Shopping highlights include carved nutcrackers, ornaments, steins and toys.


Holiday Display at the Pabst Mansion

Nov. 16 - Jan. 6

The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., presents "Christmas at the Pabst Mansion" Nov. 16-Jan. 6.

      Twilight Tours: Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21, 5-7pm. Self-guided tours include light refreshments and live music. Adults $15 and Children (6-17) $8. Children 5 and under free.