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Christmas Parade Train 2021 - East Troy Railroad Museum

Presented in partnership by the East Troy Electric Railroad and East Troy / Mukwonago Chambers. Join us for a holiday tradition dating back to 1972! Spectators can catch a glimpse of Santa safely from inside their heated vehicle along County Road ES. The parade train departs the Elegant Farmer at 5:30pm and continues non-stop until arriving at approximately 6:30pm in East Troy. Merry Christmas!
Dates: 
12/04/2021
Departs the Elegant Farmer at 5:30pm and continues non-stop until arriving at approximately 6:30pm in East Troy.
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Location:

2002 Church St
East Troy, WI, 53120
United States

Phone:

262-642-3263

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival 2021

For 23 seasons, the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival has made spirits bright with its animated sculptures, interactive displays and twinkling street décor. This festive backdrop will continue to deliver oohs and aahs in a safe, socially-distanced environment. Take a stroll or a drive and experience the brilliance of more than 500,000 lights throughout downtown’s parks and streets.
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
11/29/2021
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Location:

Downtown Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI, .
United States

Phone:

(414) 220-4700

U-Cut Christmas Trees at Stumpf's Tree Farm

We have a very nice supply of 6 - 7 foot tall trees for the 2021 season. I hope to see you and your family this Holiday Season. Remember, "You can't get a fresher Christmas Tree than the one you cut yourself at Stumpf's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm." ~ Glenn Stumpf
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
12/04/2021
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Organization:

Stumpf's Tree Farm

Location:

340 Horns Corners Rd.
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
United States

Phone:

(715) 482-4471

Silver Tea and Christmas Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village

Silver Tea and Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village December 5, 2021 Noon - 4PM at Old Falls Village Bring the family to the Silver Tea Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village on Sunday, December 5 from Noon until 4pm. Join us for free cookies and beverages, a tour of the festively decorated Miller-Davidson House, and stock up on your holiday treats during the popular Home baked Cookie Sale! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Public House from Noon - 2 PM and welcome your visit! All proceeds benefit the Menomonee Falls Historical Society.
Dates: 
12/05/2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Location:

N96W15791 County Line Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051
United States

Phone:

+1 262-250-3901

2021 Enchantment in the Park

Senior citizen treats and hot cocoa available every night. Take a horse and carriage ride on Friday and Saturday nights. Fire pit and marshmallows also available Friday and Saturday nights. Santa is available the first three Thursdays in December, 6:00 – 8:00 PM by the fire pit.
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
11/29/2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Location:

Regner Park, 800 N. Main Street
West Bend, WI, 53090
United States

Streets of Old Milwaukee

Join MPM in holiday tradition: Deck the Streets of Old Milwaukee! Visit us between now and January 23, 2022 to experience the Streets transformed into a turn-of-the-century holiday wonderland. Peek into some of your favorite storefronts adorned in traditional seasonal flair, parade past exterior façades garnished with wreaths, ribbons, garland, holly, and so much more!
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
11/29/2021
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Location:

800 W. Wells St
Milwaukee, WI, 53233
United States

Phone:

(414) 278-2728

Milwaukee Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Shake off the winter chill and gather again with friends and family for Milwaukee’s Magical Holiday Tradition. Dancers from around the world create a winter wonderland in this timeless story, steeped in festive cheer. Join the tradition!
Dates: 
12/10/2021
12/11/2021
12/12/2021
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Organization:

Milwaukee Ballet

Location:

504 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53204
United States

Phone:

414.643.7677

Hanukkah on the Hoan Community Celebration

Join us for family-friendly Hanukkah festivities while we celebrate that miracles can happen! In partnership with the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and Light the Hoan, MJF is pleased to announce this year's Hanukkah on the Hoan, a nightly lighting of the Hoan Bridge in the flames of a menorah. On the final night of Hanukkah, December 5th, MJF and partners invite you to join in a community celebration at the base of the Hoan, featuring holiday treats, a live DJ, fire juggling, ice sculpting, and more!
Dates: 
12/05/2021
4:00 - 5:30 PM, with Hoan lighting at 5:00 PM
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Location:

1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
United States

Phone:

414.390.5700

A Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Make up for lost time with family and friends this holiday season as our full ensemble production joyfully returns to the historic Pabst Theater. “A Christmas Carol” is one of the best-known and loved stories in the English language. During the course of one memorable Christmas Eve the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future help Scrooge discover it is never too late to change his miserly ways. Enchanting music, dance, costumes, scenery and special effects will once again fill the theater to tell this timeless tale of love, hope and redemption. Featuring Lee E. Ernst as Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s the perfect way for audiences of all ages to celebrate the season!
Dates: 
11/30/2021
12/01/2021
12/02/2021
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Location:

Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
144 E Wells St
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
United States

Phone:

414-224-9490

"Our Hometown Christmas" Parade presented by Oconomowoc Kiwanis

Please join us in celebrating the season with "Our Hometown Christmas" Christmas parade presented by Oconomowoc Kiwanis! The parade route starts at Fowler Park on Oakwood Avenue, turns west at the round-a-bout, continues downtown, and turns north on N Lake Road ending at Lisbon Road. We are excited to spread some holiday cheer and look forward to celebrating all things that make our hometown special!
Dates: 
12/04/2021
5 PM
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Location:

174 E. WI Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI, 53066
United States

Phone:

262-569-2186

FBBG Holiday Gift Fair

Join us Sunday, December 5 10am – 2pm for this much anticipated Free event! Gift Fair will be located inside the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center. You’ll find unique holiday gifts and items for your home for sale from dozens of area artists, crafters and vendors. Shop local this holiday season!
Dates: 
12/05/2021
10 AM – 2 PM
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Location:

9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI, 53130
United States

Phone:

(414) 525-5653

Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland

The family-friendly holiday event in Grafton is back for its second year. It is bringing communities together to collect toys for children in need and celebrate the holiday season with one-of-a-kind attractions. This year’s experience promises to be even bigger with millions of lights, three mesmerizing light tunnels, hundreds of inflatables and holiday décor pieces, a rink for ice skating villagers, a nativity scene, Santa’s Workshop with live reindeer, a bustling Christmas Village and more.
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
12/01/2021
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Organization:

Kids 2 Kids Toy Drive

Location:

Corner of Cheyenne Avenue and Hwy 60
Grafton, WI, .
United States

Phone:

262-377-6500

Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market

The family-friendly event will transform 90,000 square feet of the Expo Centre into a magical winter wonderland, complete with over one million sparkling lights, festive food and drink, daily live entertainment and locally-made gifts and stocking stuffers. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, too!
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
12/01/2021
3PM - 9PM Weekday. 1PM - 9PM Weekend.
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Location:

Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
8200 W Greenfield
Milwaukee, WI, 53214
United States

Phone:

4143341544

Winter Wonders 2021 at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Celebrate the wonders of the season with spectacular lights! Dramatic lighting techniques and fantastic displays make this drive-through holiday lights show a feast for the eyes and the spirits! Gather with family and friends to enjoy the illuminated forests and fields of the Boerner Arboretum and Whitnall Park. Best part? It is COVID-19 safe - you can enjoy it all from the comfort and safety of your own car!
Dates: 
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
11/29/2021
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Location:

Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park - Franklin, WI
Enter at Whitnall Park Golf Course, 6751 S. 92nd Street
Franklin, WI, 53132
United States

Phone:

866-888-2555

Santa Hustle Milwaukee

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! Santa is coming! And he is bringing the LOVE back! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Veteran's Park for the Santa Hustle® Milwaukee 5k and Kids Dash. Santa is bringing the love by bringing some swag. Choose between a Women’s or Unisex Cut Full-Zip and he also gifting each of his hustlers a Santa Beard, Santa Hat, and a Finisher Medal that will bring us all back together! Can you feel the love? We are bringing it back! Register today!
Dates: 
12/05/2021
9 AM
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Location:

Veterans Park - Milwaukee
1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
United States

Phone:

(847) 829-4536

2021 Christkindlmarkt at West Allis Farmers Market

Stop by the 4th annual Christkindlmarkt, a traditional European-style Christmas market featuring over 55 vendors. Includes Wisconsin Specialty food retailers and artisan craft vendors. Enjoy live music and caroling as well as a variety of local food trucks and beer from Westallion Brewing Co.
Dates: 
12/03/2021
12/04/2021
Friday, Dec. 3, 4 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, Noon – 4 p.m.
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Location:

West Allis Farmers Market - WI
6501 W. National Ave
West Allis, WI, 53214
United States

Phone:

(414) 302-8200