Streets of Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Museum

Holiday highlights

December, 2018

Milwaukee Public Museum

The Streets of Old Milwaukee will be decorated for the holidays. 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. On Dec. 13-14 experience European Village Alive! to learn about European holiday traditions with costumed docents.

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


Waukesha Silver Bells

Through Dec. 30 | Downtown Waukesha

Waukesha’s Downtown not only decks out for the holidays, it makes everything magical with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, Santa Breakfast Workshops, an art crawl and a 5K Santa run & walk. Retailers keep the doors open later all through the month of December.





Bel Canto Chorus

Dec. 13-15 | Basilica of St. Josephat

Now celebrating its 88th year, Bel Canto Chorus, the oldest continually performing arts organization in Southeastern Wisconsin, keeps choral music, some of which is hundreds of years old, sounding fresh and exciting.

 Besides a chorus of more than 100 auditioned adult singers, Bel Canto, which formed in 1931, also has a Senior Singers program for choral music enthusiasts ages 55 and up. Each year, Bel Canto's four concerts, particularly the popular Christmas in the Basilica, set in Milwaukee's architectural jewel, the Basilica of St. Josephat, attracts thousands. Held Dec. 13-15, performances include John Rutter's "Gloria," audience sing-alongs, and plenty of traditional Christmas carols. For tickets, visit


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