Family Winter Activities


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New Berlin Winterfest

New Berlin Public Library 15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin, WI

Shake off those winter blues and come check out New Berlin Recreation's annual Winterfest. This family friendly event features a ton of winter fun including ice skating, snowy kickball tournament, candlelight hike, snowman building contest, beer garden, live music, and LOTS of hot cocoa! Don't miss the fun on January 7th, 2023!  Remember to purchase […]


Kids Dream Winter Family Film Series 2023

Marcus Theatres WI

WINTER KIDS DREAM Family Film Series 2023 Join us January 13 thru April 2 to view your favorite family flicks! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatres® or Movie Tavern® location! THE FILM SERIES LINEUP: Minions: The Rise of Gru - January 13-16  Abominable - January 20-22 The Secret Life of Pets - January 27-29 Smallfoot - February 3-5 Trolls - February 10-12 Paws […]


Candlelight Hike at Havenwoods State Forest

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI

Spend some time outdoors and hike along a brief 0.75-mile portion of our trails lit by candlelight! Warm up afterward with s’mores and hot cocoa. Dress for the weather, wear your boots in case some sections get muddy and borrow some snowshoes at the nature center if there’s enough snow! This event is free and open […]


11th Annual Winter Carnival

Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 Brown

Lynden welcomes winter with a day of outdoor art-making, scavenger hunts, tours and tree-walks, and whatever other winter activities--ice skating, painting the pond, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing--the weather permits. Orchestrated by Emmanuel Guerra, our highly participatory, artist-driven carnival offers something for everybody.


Winterfest 2023

Boerner Botanical Gardens 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 - 10am - 2pm Free Admission Guided Winter Nature Walks - 11:00am and 12:30pm Indoor kids activities/crafts Wehr Nature Center Animal Tracking Shop the FBBG Gift Shop Complimentary Hot Cocoa Join us Sunday, January 29 to cure your winter cabin fever. You’ll enjoy indoor activites, guided winter walks and more. Please note: Dates […]


Illuminated Hike

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E Brown Deer Rd, Bayside, WI

Illuminated Hike Friday, February 3, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stroll along our gently lit trails with family and friends. Begin by decorating your own paper lantern and use it to illuminate the early evening hours. Go at your own pace to experience the tranquility that winter brings. At the end of your […]

$10 – $15

Nearby Nature’s Snow Celebration

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI

We love Havenwoods in the winter! If there is snow, we will have snowshoeing and hiking in beautifully wooded areas of Havenwoods. If there is no snow, we will do a snow dance (and hike anyway)! Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event […]


Woolly Bear Winter Festival 2023

River Revitalization Foundation 2134 N Riverboat Rd, Milwaukee, WI

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 AT 11 AM – 3 PM Join us outside for the Woolly Bear Winter Festival 2023! On Saturday February 11th, we’ll have family-fun winter activities outside the River Revitalization Foundation office, AKA Turtle Park! There will be a bonfire, s’mores and hot dogs, sledding and ice-skating (weather permitting), “Northern Lights”: a […]


Nature Tales – Black and Green History

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI

Celebrate Black History Month and join us for a story time featuring some of our favorite local and international Black Environmentalists! Throughout history Black people have been at the center of environmentalism and Havenwoods loves to share some of their stories in February and all year long. Please note: Dates and times are subject to […]


The Swiss Family Robinson Presented By the Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa

Lois Weber Theater @ Longfellow Middle School 7600 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI

Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa Celebrating 86 Years of Happily Ever After! The Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa, organized and dedicated to guiding children into a finer appreciation of theatre, this special live performance at the Lois Weber Theater at Longfellow Middle School. The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. The box office opens at 1:30 pm and […]


Winter Festival

Festivals of Cedarburg W63N643 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI

Festivals of Cedarburg will celebrate the "The Wild West" themed Winter Festival from 8am to 9pm on Saturday, February 18, 2023 and 8am to 3pm on Sunday, February 19, 2023. This two-day Wild West-filled festival will feature an Ice Carving Contest, barrel races, Cedarburg’s famous “costumed bed-races on ice,” camel rides, outdoor activities and much […]


Winter Carnival

Menomonee Falls High School N80W14350 Titan Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI

Join us at Menomonee Falls High School for food, face painting, bouncy houses, and even more fun! All-day bounce wristbands $10 or $1 per bounce. Carnival games vary from $.50-$2. This event is best suited for kids ages 1-10.

Havenwoods Night Hike – Urban Owls

Havenwoods State Forest 6141 N. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee, WI

Head out on a guided night hike around Havenwoods State Forest in search of owls and other night time creatures. Attendees can opt for a 1 mile or 2 mile hike. Dress for the weather, wear your boots in case some sections get muddy, and borrow some snowshoes at the nature center if there’s enough snow! […]


Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park

Three Bridges Park 610 S 35th St, Milwaukee, WI

For the sixth year, hardy northerners will cure their cabin fever at the Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park. Grab your stocking cap and crew, and we'll see you outside! The Hank Aaron State Trail will be lit with hundreds of candles, campfires, and camaraderie right in the heart of Milwaukee. This event takes […]



The Spongebob Musical for Young Audiences

Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI

MARCH 3 - APRIL 2, 2023 THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL for Young Audiences Are you ready, kids? Dive into the undersea town of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and his quirky circle of friends and neighbors – Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and even Plankton – in this dynamic stage musical with songs from music’s most legendary […]



Uihlein Hall at Marcus Performing Arts Center 929 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI

April 6 – 16, 2023 From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Frozen features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new […]

$35 – $105


Three Little Birds Presented By First Stage Milwaukee

Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Performing Arts 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI

APRIL 21 - MAY 21, 2023 Bob Marley’s THREE LITTLE BIRDS Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and the sneaky, hair-grabbing trickster, Duppy. With the help of his feathered friends, Ziggy will learn that “every little thing is gonna be all right!” With music from the […]


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