FREE THIS MONTH

DECEMBER 2019

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MILWAUKEE WITH KIDS

Free Admission!

Milwaukee Public Museum: December 5th | 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Art Museum:December 5th |10:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mitchell Park Domes: December 5th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for Milwaukee County Residents (ID required).

Milwaukee County Zoo: December 7th | 9:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Betty Brinn Children's Museum: December 19th | 5:00pm - 8:00 p.m.

Frosty Free Week at the Zoo: December 25th - January 1st | 9:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Through Dec 28

Mondays - Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fridays 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturdays 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Sundays 5:00pm - 9:00pm

- 96th Street to 92nd Street & Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue

West Allis, Wisconsin
 

A neighborhood of magical holiday lights! Donations welcome to benefit the MACC fund.

Please check the event website to confirm the latest details:

http://candycanelanewi.com/

Sundays-Thursdays 11am – 8pm | Friday s– Saturday 11am – 9pm | Christmas Eve 11am – 4pm | New Years Eve 11am – 4pm | Closed Christmas Day

Plaza at Fiserv Forum | 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave | Milwaukee, WI | 53203

All Christkindlmarket locations are modeled after the classic German holiday market in Nuremberg, Germany, with traditional candy-cane striped huts. These free annual outdoor holiday markets host vendors from Germany, Europe and around the world who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages. The markets are rich in cultural tradition and include special events, entertainment and activities that are fun for the whole family.

Sunday, December 1 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens | 9400 Boerner Dr |  Hales Corners, WI | 53130

 

This December the Friends of Boerner offer you a fun opportunity to skip the holiday shopping mall madness and enjoy a relaxed event with Santa and FBBG’s holiday fair – filled with original gift ideas created by local artists and crafters.

Tuesday, December 3 | 3:30pm - 6:30pm

The Village, Wauwatosa W State St, | Wauwatosa, Wisconsin | 53213

All Aboard for Tosa Cares is back! Celebrate the holiday season at the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop in Tosa Village! This community event is aimed at helping raise awareness of and increase donations to Tosa Cares, a local food pantry. 

Wednesday, December 4 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Brookfield Square95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005, USA

Santa has invited your favorite Superheroes for some holiday fun.  There will be plenty of photo ops, balloon twisting, crafts, and more! The event takes place in the new south wing. Don't forget to stop at Santa's Workshop where you can get your annual Santa portrait.

Thurs, December 5 | 4:30pm to 6:30pm
310W Plaza – 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Join Westown leaders on the plaza of 310W for a new holiday celebration as the neighborhood’s holiday tree is lit. Enjoy free cookies, cocoa, s’mores and so much more! Plus, after Westown is set aglow, head to The Avenue and board the Jingle Bus to see all of downtown’s merriment.

 

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Third Ward | 525 East Chicago Street | Milwaukee, WI 53202

Come to the Third Ward for an old-fashioned Milwaukee favorite! Fireworks, tree lighting, Santa, and live reindeer kick off a festive month of holiday fun and shopping in the Historic Third Ward.

Sunday, December 8 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Milwaukee County Historical Society910 N Old World 3rd St | Milwaukee, WI | 53203

All are welcome Sunday, December 8th for a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Museum admission is complimentary. Get your picture taken with Santa, see the Historical Center decorated for the season and enjoy our “Milwaukee Holiday Treasures and Traditions” exhibit. Visitors can also listen to Mrs. Claus as she reads a holiday favorite, participate in a coloring activity or write a letter to Santa so he doesn’t forget any wishes! Cookies, Hot Chocolate, and Snowman Sundaes will be for sale at Mrs. Claus’ kitchen. Photos with Santa are $7 each and proceeds support the museum.  www.milwaukhttps://milwaukeehistory.net/visit/events/eehistory.net

Saturday, December 7  | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, December 14  | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, December 21  | 10:00am – 6:00pm

Harley-Davidson Museum | 400 W Canal St | Milwaukee, WI | 53201

Come celebrate the holiday season with a fun-filled day at the H-D Museum. Take a tour through the museum with the Family Fun Guide or book a Highlights Tour and journey through the history of Harley-Davidson. There will be roaming entertainment throughout the campus, Breakfast with Santa at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, and holiday shopping. And to top it off, one lucky winner will win a *$500 Holiday Shopping Spree at the H-D Museum Shop.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/928741360826240/

Sunday, December 8 | 9:30 – 11:00am

IKEA7500 S Ikea Way | Oak Creek, WI | 53154

 

Santa is making his list and checking it twice, but he loves taking a little break to meet his biggest fans! Santa is coming to IKEA Oak Creek. Enjoy a morning of holiday cheer as Santa meets and greets the children and then takes them on a journey through tales of his adventures.

Friday, December 13 | 5:00 pm– 8:00pm

Bluem Coffee Garden  | 4930 W Loomis Rd | Greenfield, WI | 53220


Come to Blum Coffee and Garden for a very special evening with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Here's your opportunity for that picture perfect moment. Plus they will be serving up delicious holiday beverages as well as other fun and surprises! Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots!

Saturday, Dec 14 | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cathedral Square Park | 520 E Wells | Milwaukee, WI 

The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival is rolling out the red carpet. Straight from the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Cathedral Square Park,  as part of the annual cocoa klatch, Cocoa with the Clauses. The free outdoor event is a chance for kids to share their wish lists, and for moms and dads to snap a free keepsake photo provided they bring a camera. Free treats include hot cocoa, cookies and face painting.

Wednesday, December 18 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Brookfield Square95 N Moorland Rd | Brookfield, WI | 53005

 

Santa has invited some amazing characters for a Classic Holiday Party.  There will be photo ops, sweet treats, storytime, Elf games, and more! The event takes place in the new south wing. Don't forget to stop at Santa's Workshop where you can get your annual Santa portrait.

Sunday, December 22 | 3:45pm

Fiserv Forum | 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave |  Milwaukee, WI | 53203

Bring your children to see the huge Car-Menorah Parade! The parade will start with the Menorah Lighting at 3:00 pm in Mequon, followed by the procession to the FISERV FORUM PLAZA Downtown where there will be the Grand Menorah Lighting, Chanukah delicacies and entertainment for the family

Thursday, December 26 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Hawthorne Elementary School | 1111 Maitland Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188

Kohl's Wild Theater presented by Zoological Society of Milwaukee & Kohl's Cares. Join Aldo’s children on an adventure into the Wisconsin wilderness in the 1930’s as they try to solve the mystery of the Ghost of Sand County. The show features messages about conservation, human cooperation with nature, and native Wisconsin animal species. 

NORTH

Star Wars Party | Northshore Library | Dec. 18th | Grades 1st+

Yarn Wrapped Letters | Whitefish Bay Library | Dec. 19th | Grades 3rd - 5th

SOUTH

Noon Years Eve Party | St. Francis Library | Dec. 30th | All Ages 

Holiday Dance Class | Franklin Library | Dec. 20th | Ages 2-4

Crafty Cinema "The Grinch" | Franklin Library | Dec. 14th | All Ages

WEST

Grandparents and Me Storytime | Wauwatosa Library  | Dec 9th | All Ages

Magic and Comedy with Glen Gereard | Brookfield Library | Dec 31st | Ages 3+

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