Christmas at the Domes

‘Calm and Bright’ Holiday Floral Show Now Open at the Domes (2022)

The annual holiday show at the Mitchell Park Domes opened to the public on November 19th, and the theme this year is “Calm and Bright”.

The centerpiece of the floral display is a towering Christmas tree, adorned with vintage ornaments from the Domes collection. The show features nearly a thousand festive and colorful poinsettias.

For decades, the Domes have been a destination for families looking for a calming respite during the holidays; the Holiday Show offers an escape to a magical place of annual tradition since it opened in 1964.

This year, the Holiday season at the Domes also includes ‘Sticker Wednesdays’. Visitors on any Wednesday during the Holiday Show will receive a free sticker.

The lights show is also back this year. The first light show of the season will be on Friday, November 25th. After that, all light shows will be on ‘Late Night Thursdays, with admission extended to 8pm (last admission is one hour before close) on Thursday nights.

Here is a preview from last year:

There will also be some performers at the holiday show this year.

WAMI Award winner, David HB Drake will perform seasonal music – obscure folksongs to pop hits – in the guise of two colorful characters: Gnorman the Dome Gnome; and as himself, the “Gentle Troubadour.”

Gnorman will perform December 11 at 2pm, and David performs traditional folksongs, English wassails, and French carols December 18 at 2pm. These performances are included in the regular admission.

The Calm and Bright Holiday show will run until January 01, 2023.

Additional Details

  • Adults $8.00 / Milwaukee residents $7.00,
  • Youth (6-17) or Student $6.00 / Milwaukee resident $5.00
  • Seniors (60+) $8.00 / Milwaukee residents $5.00
  • Admission is free for Members of the Friends of the Domes.
  • The Mitchell Park Domes opens 9am-5pm on Wednesday and Friday, Thursday from 9am – 8pm, and 9am-4pm on weekends. Last entry is one hour before close.

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