4 Family-Friendly Holiday Events You Should Check Out if You Live in Milwaukee

Looking for some old fashioned family fun this holiday season? We have four great ideas for you.




Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

Nov. 15-Dec. 16 | Fiserv Forum Plaza

Stroll through the plaza at this traditional German holiday market to find unique gifts and collectibles, or just hang out in the heated indoor beer garden.

Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee




Cocoa with the Clauses

 Dec. 14 | Cathedral Square Park

Cathedral Square Park Santa and Mrs. Claus swing in from the North Pole to sip cocoa, hear Christmas wishes from youngsters and pose for pictures. Also: Drop a letter in Santa’s mailbox anytime through Dec. 15, and he’ll send each child a personalized reply in the mail – no postage necessary.

Photo via event listing




BMO Harris Bank Super Duper Holiday Display

Dec. 1-Jan. 2 | 770 N. Water St.

Pow! Kaboom! Zap! BMO’s main lobby will transform into an action- packed superhero-themed holiday display, complete with life-size figures.




Milwaukee Holiday Lights Jingle Bus

Nov. 22-Dec. 29 | 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.

See all the Downtown holiday lights while staying warm aboard the Jingle Bus. Milwaukee Downtown’s public service ambassadors narrate the 40-minute, $2 tour.

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Jenna Kashou is a writer, storyteller and journalist specializing in lifestyle and culture feature writing for print and web. She is a frequent contributor to Milwaukee Magazine, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, The Business Journal and more. She was chosen as the fifth writer in residence at the historic Pfister Hotel where she wrote about and photographed guests and events. A Milwaukee native, Kashou has lived abroad and visited far-flung locales like Greece, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. She has always had an enormous sense of pride for her hometown and spreads this Milwaukee love everywhere she goes.