Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights in Milwaukee This Year

Twinkly shows you can experience from the (socially distanced) comfort of your own car.

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1. Candy Cane Lane

FREE (BUT DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR THE MIDWEST ATHLETES AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER FUND)

The king of Milwaukee light shows unleashes Gris-wold-level festivity every December with entire blocks of fully decked-out homes. West Allis, 96th to 92nd Street, Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue. 

2. Winter Wonders at the Boerner Botanical Gardens

$25 PER CAR

This show turns the forest around the gardens into a vast drive-thru light show of spectacular proportion, crafted by “Laser Bob” Mullins and his team of light designers. The man’s name is “Laser Bob,” so you know it’s gonna be good. 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. 

 

 

3. The Ingleside Hotel Country Christmas

$20 PER CAR

The largest outdoor drive-thru lights display in the state of Wisconsin is just a short distance away. You’ll see beautiful bridges covered in lights and other impressive, intricate displays. 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee. 

4. The Jellystone Park Carnival of Lights

$25 PER CAR

Jellystone is blowing it out this year. This Yogi Bear-themed park has a 200-foot long tunnel of lights, and the whole display stretches for a mile and a half with over 200 million lights. A display geared for families with kids under 10. 8425 Highway


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Archer is the managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Some say he is a great warrior and prophet, a man of boundless sight in a world gone blind, a denizen of truth and goodness, a beacon of hope shining bright in this dark world. Others say he smells like cheese.