5 Things To Do in Milwaukee This Week: Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Wisconsin history, holiday lights and more this week in Milwaukee.

1. BMO Harris Bank Window Display

STARTS MONDAY | 770-790 N. WATER ST.

Today, the BMO Harris Bank in Downtown Milwaukee unveiled its 48th annual holiday exhibit, entitled “Welcome to Kandy Korners.” The city block of holiday magic will include life-sized Steiff animals in whimsical and full-of-holiday-cheer vignettes. Fun for the whole family, this free display is open through Jan. 4.

2. Book Bites with Author John Gurda

WEDNESDAY 7 – 7:30 P.M. | VIRTUAL

Calling all Milwaukee history lovers! The Wisconsin Historical Society is hosting author John Gurda on its new series of Facebook Live book talks. In this free event, Gurda will discuss his book, “Milwaukee: A City Built on Water,” which tells tales of brewers, brick-makers, ecologists, engineers and generations of people and how Milwaukee’s water has been a part of it all.

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3. Mitchell Park Domes Holiday Show: Poinsettia Promenade

STARTS WEDNESDAY, TIMES VARY | 534 S. LAYTON BLVD.

If you’re missing the warm weather, it might be time to visit the Mitchell Park Domes! When you visit this holiday season you can stop by the dessert and tropical domes to get your warm weather fix, and stop by to see Poinsettia Promenade, this year’s holiday show, in the show dome for a “luscious holiday garden” display. The exhibit starts Wednesday, Dec. 2 and goes until Jan. 3, and guests must register online before coming.

4. Pick Up a Jingle Joy Box from Milwaukee Food & City Tours

STARTS THURSDAY AT 5:30 P.M. | ZEIDLER UNION SQUARE

Going downtown to see the Holiday Lights Festival? Grab a Jingle Joy Box for your kids while you’re there for a little extra treat! The box includes Sciortino’s Bakery Italian cookies, two winter glow wands and a Santa letter writing kit for two! Every 25th Jingle Joy Box has a $50 downtown gift card too – you won’t want to miss this special treat! Boxes are $15 (cash or credit) and can be reserved online or picked up onsite. The drive-thru pickup is available Thursdays through Saturdays Dec. 3 through Dec. 19.

5. Cooking for a Cause

THURSDAY 6 – 8 P.M. | VIRTUAL

If you’re looking to spice up the home cooking menu, check out this virtual cooking class from Feeding Mouths Filling Minds, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating sustainable food and water sources to end childhood hunger around the world. Executive chef Awa Sibi, owner of Les Délices de Awa, a new West African caterer in Madison will teach you how to make Thiebou djeun, a Senegalese-style fried rice made with fish. Register for the class online, buy your ingredients, jump on the Zoom class and have fun learning how to make a delicious new dish!

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Brianna Schubert is a freelance writer at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.