For kids






Dec. 3-10, 10am-2pm

Breakfast with Santa

A special breakfast with Santa, with the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle and home-made cookies for the kids to decorate!

MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant


Dec. 3-10, 2pm

The Nutcracker Tea

Step inside the world of The Nutcracker. Milwaukee Ballet's Nutcracker Tea transports you to the Land of Sweets where you'll enjoy a holiday brunch, performances, holiday crafts and even dance lessons from Milwaukee Ballet dancers. Recommended for children ages 3 to 10.

The Wisconsin Club, 900 W Wisconsin Ave.


Dec. 2

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

9:30am (Breakfast)

12pm (Lunch) Crafts, holiday activities, photo opps and a gift bag from Santa. Reservations needed.

CelticMKE Center, 1532 Wauwatosa Ave.


Dec. 8

Shopkins Live!

Riverside Theater


THeater & concerts


Through Dec 31

First Stage

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Everyone is giddy with Christmas cheer, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. Will directing the Christmas play help him get in the spirit of the season?

Marcus Center




Dec. 2, 2:30pm

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra:

The Snowman

Experience the beloved classic on the big screen as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs Howard Blake’s score.

Marcus Center


Dec. 4

Cirque Musica Holiday

Concert where audiences journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and Holiday cheer.

Riverside Theater





The Kohl’s Design It! Lab

Use tools like glue guns, heat sealers & vacuum formers to create 3D products to take home.

Discovery World


Dec. 9, 10am-5pm

Hour of Code

Discover how easy it can be as you write your own codes in self-guided lessons.

Discovery World


Dec. 16, 10am-5pm

Snow Day

Celebrate the science of snow with cool activities, labs, and games.

Crazy About Cocoa

Test and experiment to learn why use we hot liquids to dissolve hot chocolate mix

Discovery World


Dec. 10

Family Workshop: Holiday Greeting Cards

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Through Nov. 29

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio: Follow the Line

Stop by the studio to create art inspired by artwork in the Museum. A different collection or exhibition is featured each month.

Milwaukee Art Museum





Virtual Explorer exhibit in partnership with MilliporeSigma

Experience incredible and impossible environments, immersive gameplay, and a new kind of storytelling. Discover the incredible technology that will someday change how we play, work, learn, create, and interact.

Discovery World



Puelicher Butterfly Garden

Walk among the butterflies in the Milwaukee Public Museum's butterfly garden.

Milwaukee Public Museum


New Year's Eve


Dec. 29, 9am-noon

New Year’s Eve at Noon

Celebrate 2018 early at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. Kids can make a party hat, create something festive in the Museum's Be A Maker space and be wide awake when they toast the new year (with juice) as they sing, dance and countdown to the Museum's annual New Year's Eve at Noon ball drop.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum


Dec.. 31, 6-9pm

New Year's Eve

Family Festival at The Domes

A Domes traditional celebration for families, a night of entertainment, music and food!

Mitchell Park Domes


Dec. 31, 2-6pm

Ringing in the New Year

Around the World

This spy-themed restaurant will have complimentary sparkling grape juice and sparkling wine toasts every hour from 2-6pm as clocks strike midnight around the world. Starts with a 1pm Toast to the Troops, 3 pm Midnight in Moscow, 4 pm The Greek Isles, 5 pm Paris & Rome, 6 pm London & Dublin.

The SafeHouse


Dec. 31

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bradley Center