Events and more



Nov. 2-4

Milwaukee Holiday Boutique

Vendors showcase the latest in apparel, décor, jewelry and more.

Wisconsin State Fair Park


Nov. 3, 9am-4pm

Xtreme Raptor Day

17 resident birds await you on the trails and birds fly overhead during raptor flight shows.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center


Nov. 7

Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live!

Miller High Life Theatre


Nov. 9-11

Bloomin’ Holidays

Floral arrangements in the galleries, expert talks and demonstrations, an expansive indoor marketplace, and seasonal treats.

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Nov. 10-11


America’s largest operating model railroad show.

Wisconsin State Fair Park


Nov. 15

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Musical entertainment starts at 5pm, official program at 5:15pm, tree lighting at 5:29pm.

City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.


Nov. 15, 6-9pm

The Alliance Française Beaujolais Nouveau Party

Beaujolais Nouveau wine, festive food, dancing, singing, wine tasting, music by Marcus Doucette.

The Cooperage, 818 S. Water St.


Nov. 15

Science on Tap:

The Incredible World of Bats

Grab a brew and pull up a chair with Dr. Merlin Tuttle, wildlife photographer, who has specialized in bat ecology, behavior and conservation.

Milwaukee Public Museum


Nov. 15, 6:30-8pm

BREWtanical Series

Meet Gathering Place Brewing brewers, taste their beer, and learn the plants and processes.

Boerner Botanical Gardens


Nov. 15- Jan. 1, 2019

Holiday Lights Festival

The festival kick-off on Nov. 15 launches downtown's dazzling displays. See more >>



Nov. 16, 7-11pm

MAM After Dark

As part of the Season of Home and Native American Heritage month, celebrate everyone that calls Wisconsin home.

Milwaukee Art Museum


Nov.  16, 5-9 pm

The Settlement Christmas Showcase

Cedar Creek Settlement


Nov. 16-Dec. 30

Waukesha Silver Bells

Week-end festivities on different week-ends include horse-drawn carriage rides,  Santa Run/Walk, art crawl, Christmas caroling and more.

Downtown Waukesha


Nov. 16-Jan. 6, 2019

Christmas at The Pabst Mansion

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Pabst Mansion


Nov. 17-Dec. 31

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

Modeled after the classic German holiday market in Nuremberg, Germany, with traditional candy-cane striped huts.

Fiserv Forum


Nov. 17-Jan. 6, 2019


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Mitchell Park Domes


Nov. 18

Waukesha Christmas Parade

Downtown Waukesha


Nov. 22

Milwaukee Turkey Trot

5k/8k run and walk

Vetran's Park


Nov. 23, 5-9 pm

Home for the Holidays

Cedar Creek Settlement


Nov. 23, 10am-5pm

Black Friday Shop and Dine

Make any MOWA Shop purchase on Black Friday to receive a free appetizer at West Bend Tap + Tavern.

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Nov. 23-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 31

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. and holidays: $20/carload.

The Ingleside Hotel, Waukesha


Nov. 24, 10am-6pm

Small Business Saturday

Historic Third Ward


Nov. 30

Christmas in the Ward

Fireworks, tree lighting, Santa and live reindeer kick off a festive month of holiday fun and shopping!

Historic Third Ward


Nov. 30, 5-9 pm

An Irish Heritage Christmas

Cedar Creek Settlement