Milwaukee Christmas Events to Get in the Holiday Spirit for 2011

Christmastime in Milwaukee is filled with shows and events the whole family can enjoy. From Christmas light displays to the theater and concerts, you are sure to find something to help promote the holiday season.

Christmas Light Displays

Milwaukee is home to a couple of unique Christmas light display opportunities. Candy Cane Lane in West Allis runs between Oklahoma Avenue and Montana Avenue on the south and north and 92nd Street to 96th Street on the east and west. These holiday lights are free; however, donations to the MACC fund are appreciated. If you want to combine a brewery tour with a light tour, MillerCoors offers free brewery tours on Friday and Saturday nights that feature Christmas lights strung throughout the area. The tour ends with free samples of beer for adults at least 21-years-old. Anyone under 21 can order free soda instead. Donations to Toys for Tots or the Hunger Task Force are appreciated. The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival also runs throughout the month at many of the downtown Milwaukee parks.


“The Polar Express” is showing on the IMAX screen at the Milwaukee Public Museum on weekends through December, as well as daily during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Tickets cost $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $7 for children. If the theater is more your style, “A Christmas Carol” is running at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater through Christmas Eve. Tickets to this show cost between $15 and $65. The Milwaukee Ballet is performing “The Nutcracker” this year through the day after Christmas. Tickets for this ballet range in price from $31.50 to $78. For those who enjoy the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, their annual appearance at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee takes place on December 15, 2011 for two shows. Tickets to this show range from $29 to $57.50.

In addition to these major event s in Milwaukee, numerous churches and organizations host Christmas concerts showcases choirs and bands from around the area. Red Arrow Park features ice skating for families, with appearances by Santa and the county Christmas tree. Bayshore Town Center is another great destination for families who want to get into the Christmas spirit. The outdoor mall features more than just shopping. There is a large Christmas tree in the center courtyard, as well as appearances by Santa and authentic carriage rides through the mall.

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