5 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Week: Dec. 28-31

Frosty Free Week at the zoo, New Year’s Eve celebrations and more this week in Milwaukee.

1. Frosty Free Week at Milwaukee County Zoo

DEC. 26-31 | 10001 W. BLUEMOUND RD. 

The Milwaukee County Zoo is spotlighting their cold-loving animals for free this week. You’ll also get to see Milja, the snow leopard cub. While admission is free, parking fees remain in effect. Masks are required. 

2. Season of Giving Blood Drive

MONDAY AND TUESDAY | 10001 W. BLUEMOUND RD. 

The Milwaukee County Zoo is also hosting a blood drive this week. Donating bloods saves lives, and it’s one of the most generous gifts you can give this season. All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card.

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3. Mitchell Park Domes Holiday Show 

ALL WEEK | 524 S. LAYTON BLVD. 

This is the last week to check out the Poinsettia Promenade, which runs through Jan. 2. The Mitchell Park Domes are showing off their popular red and white flowers with rare varieties in golds and pinks. Make a reservation before showing up. Face masks are required. 

4. New Year’s Eve at The Pfister Hotel

THURSDAY AT 5 P.M. | 424 E. WISCONSIN AVE. 

Looking for a classy way to ring in the new year? The Pfister has seats in their signature cocktail lounge. You choose from pre-dinner seating or evening seating with bottle service. There will be “elevated entertainment,” and special packages including live music, reserved tables, premium champagne, party favors and a dessert display from their pastry chef. 

5. New Year’s Eve at the Bowling Lanes

THURSDAY FROM 4 A.M. TO FRIDAY AT 1 A.M. | 4040 S. 27TH ST.  

JB’s on 41 has a New Year’s Eve package. You can make a reservation for 90 minutes of bowling on your choice of Milwaukee-themed or luxury lanes for up to six people with shoe rentals and party favors. There will be champagne, cider and homemade pizza. 

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Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.