west allis winter week

January 19-25

 

Events promote creativity, camaraderie, and cheer, echoing the spirit of hygge, a Danish word meaning coziness, comfort and contentment.

Wisconsinites know that cold and snow is inevitable this time of year, and shoveling and driving through snowy and icy weather can be a hassle.

 During its inaugural Winter Week, the city of West Allis welcomes the season with open arms, as Scandinavian countries often do.

 West Allis is located just west of downtown Milwaukee. All events will take place from 6-8pm, unless indicated otherwise.

 During Winter Week, stop in a participating restaurant or coffee shop for a fika (Swedish for “coffee break”). Several West Allis establishments, including Urban Joe Café, Vida MKE, and George Webb Restaurant are offering buy-one-get-one-free drinks.

Visit westallisdowntown.com/west-allis-winter-week

for more information.

 

Shop Big This Winter

Stop in at these businesses for great deals and items.

Hawkin’s Clock Center, The Midwest's largest clock store. During Winter Week they will be offering a special sale on all Citizen Eco-Drive watches and all Citizen Clocks. 7301 W. Greenfield Ave.

B&K Bar Supplies, Established in 1995, this is the biggest supplier of bar supplies in Wisconsin! Find everything you need for your man cave. 7100 W. Greenfield Ave.

Model Empire A West Allis staple for over 30 years, offering a large selection of models and hobby accessories. Find your new hobby at 7116 W. Greenfield Ave.

 

Winter Week SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

 

Jan. 19, 1-3pm Winter Social at Centennial Plaza

Participants can sip hot teas, create winter crafts, and even build a snowman, if conditions allow.

 

Jan. 20 Winter Bingo Play free winter bingo in the McKinley Park Pavilion, 1000 S. 72nd St., and warm up with snacks, hot cider and cocoa. The first 25 people will receive a complimentary cozy gift.

 

Jan. 21 Scandinavian Wonderland at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., complete with cookies and milk, plenty of reading nooks, an indoor snowball fight, and even an appearance by the glamorous Snow Queen.

 

Jan. 22  Soup-er Wednesday Soup Crawl sponsored by West Allis Dental Care. Ten West Allis restaurants located between 70th and 76th Street and Greenfield Avenue offer tasty soup samples.The $5 ticket price includes 10 tasting tickets and a coupon booklet for free cups of soup at area restaurants—a $20 value.

 

Jan. 23  Ice Skating A fun evening for the whole family. Liberty Heights Park Neighborhood Association in partnership with Kegel's Inn and Public Table at 5901 W. National Ave.

 

Jan. 24  Stunning Wintry Window Scenes

painted by local artists. Roni Schmauz, a local artist, will be offering painting classes. Visitors can also step outside and snack on s’mores roasted by CrossPoint Church. Showcased by Weathertight Windows, 11400 W. Oklahoma Ave.

 

Jan. 25, 5pm-9pm Winter Fest

Winter Week concludes with a family-friendly bash at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., hosted by the West Allis Community Alliance Against Drugs (CAAD). The event will include inflatables, games and music.