Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kickoff Extravaganza at Pere Marquette Park

November 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Series Free


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Thursday, November 16 | 6:30pm | Pre-show fun starting at 5:30pm | Pere Marquette Park
We’re celebrating a quarter century of lighting up the night for the holiday season! Join us as we illuminate more than a half million brilliant bulbs to kick off the 25th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival.

Pre-show fun begins at 5:30pm with Kid Boogie Down, followed by an assortment of holiday acts. The main show gets underway at 6:30pm with a star-studded cast, including DJ LoLo, Kinsella Irish Dance, UWM’s a cappella group Public Hearing, Jenny Thiel, Christopher’s Project, Donna Woodall, Nate Ramos & Friends, plus Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Fireworks will top off the night shortly before 7pm. Free Jingle Bus rides will also operate after the show, with limited capacity between 7pm and 9pm.

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It’s Holiday Lights Time MKE!)


Pere Marquette Park
900 N Old World Third St
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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