Events and more



Dec. 31

New YEar's Eve Parties

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Through Jan. 6, 2019

Christmas at The Pabst Mansion

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Pabst Mansion


Through Jan. 6, 2019


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Mitchell Park Domes


Through Jan. 6

Christmas at the Pabst Mansion

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Pabst Mansion


Through Jan. 22

Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee

Experience the Streets of Old Milwaukee like never before as the turn-of-the-century exhibit transforms into a holiday wonderland.

Milwaukee Public Museum


Jan. 1, noon

Polar Bear Plunge

Crowds watch as crazies break the ice and go for a winter swim.

Bradford Beach


Jan. 1, 2pm

Polar Bear Dip

Jackson and Lake Sts.,

Port Washington Lakefront


Jan. 1, 11am-5pm

Cool Fool Kite Festival

Free hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks.

Veterans Park


Jan. 3, 5

MPM  Exposed: Exhibits Revealed

Learn the stories our labels don't tell you on this irregular tour!

Milwaukee Public Museum


Jan. 4-6

2019 Wisconsin RV Super Show

Wisconsin Center


Jan. 5

Snow Day at MPM

Learn how people and animals adapt to frigid conditions.

Milwaukee Public Museum


Jan. 6

Fête des Rois

The Feast of the Three Kings.

Alliance Française de Milwaukee,

1800 E. Capitol Dr.


Jan. 11-12

Yule Ball 2019

Turner Hall


Jan. 11-13

2019 MBA Home Building &

Remodeling Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park


Jan. 18-19

Gallery Night & Day

An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing. This fall, the quarterly event showcases 43 venues throughout downtown Milwaukee.

Downtown Milwaukee


Jan. 18-27

Milwaukee Boat Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park


Jan. 19, 3-6:30pm

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. 20, 1pm

35th Anniversary

Dr. King Birthday Celebration

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

Marcus Center


Jan. 20

Samson Stomp & Romp

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

Milwaukee County Zoo


Jan. 20, 10am-2pm


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

Boerner Botanical Gardens


Jan. 21-27

mke museum week

Milwaukee's cultural institutions are joining forces for a full week of museum fun and you're invited! Join more than 15 local museums as we celebrate the inaugural Milwaukee Museum Week. Each participating museum will offer special activities, events, and interactive promotions throughout the week.


Jan. 23

Ex Fabula Spectacular:

Gut Feeling

An evening of true and personal stories told by community members for this noncompetitive curated Slam.

Turner Hall


Jan. 25-27

Waukesha JanBoree

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Jan. 26

9th 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. Our highly participatory, artist-driven carnival offers something for everybody.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Jan. 26, 6–9pm

Candlelight Ski/Hike

Ski, hike or snowshoe by candlelight on a one-mile trail. Then, enjoy a bonfire.

Lapham Peak


Jan. 26-27

re:Craft and Relic

European antiques, salvaged items, architectural salvage, repurposed and upcycled treasures and handmade clothing. 150+ vendors

Milwaukee County Sports Complex,

6000 W Ryan Rd., Franklin


Jan. 27

13th Annual

MKE Chili Bowl

More than 50 area restaurants compete for Milwaukee's best honors. Attendees sample more than 75 varieties of chili.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino


Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Cirque du Soleil

Fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating.

Fiserv Forum