The holiday season is officially here! This year, we’re highlighting unique experiences from 14 local partners that make great gifts:
You’ll find options from:
Bug & Goose Play Cafe (Elm Grove & Delafield)
Country Christmas at The Ingleside Hotel (Pewaukee)
Little Sprouts Play Cafe (Shorewood & Mequon)
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (Milwaukee, Fox Point, & Brookfield)
Read on for all the festive details!
Give the gift of PLAY! Bug & Goose Play Café (Elm Grove & Delafield) is an indoor play space designed for children ages 6 months to 6 years to engage in imaginative play.
Your child can play in over 3,000 square feet of FUN including:
They offer three hour time blocks for reserved open play. Reservations must be booked on bugandgoose.com. You can come right at the start time, arrive late, leave early or stay the whole three hours.
Admission to Country Christmas includes access to the following:
Illuminated Walk Through Nights will be held: November 18, 19 and 20, 2022.
Hours are 5pm – 9pm with the last admission tickets sold at 8pm.
Admission is $7 per person with $2 of each admission going directly back to the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County (CCC). Tickets are available to purchase online through the event website or that night in the ticket booth. Hot Chocolate and other concessions will be available.
Country Christmas 2022 Drive-Through Nights will be held: November 25, 2022 – November 30, 2022 and December 2, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
Hours for the drive-through event are 5pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 5pm to 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Holidays.
Admission is $25 per carload Sunday – Thursday and $30 Friday, Saturday and Holidays. Pricing for passenger vans and limos is $45 and minibus admission is $55. Senior home minibus admission is available for a discounted rate of $35.
For $75 per family (which is tax-deductible), a First Stage All-Access Membership includes two complimentary tickets to a 2022/23 season performance, discounts on additional tickets, and special event access.
The All-Access membership also unlocks discounts on Theater Academy classes and priority ordering privileges for upcoming seasons.
Experience the timeless holiday tale on a majestic scale at the Wisconsin Center. Opening December 1, this joyful, 30-minute immersive experience features 500,000 cubic feet of projections set to the iconic, sweeping music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Be enchanted by magical special effects and photo ops, and even get up close with some of the characters, including a life-size nutcracker.
Pro tip: If you have a family of four, you can save $3 per person by ordering a family 4-pack of tickets.
Little Sprouts Play Cafe is bringing back the ultimate holiday experiences to their community of families this year.
Private Playtime with Santa is back at both their Shorewood and Mequon cafes. You and your friends can enjoy a private gathering with Santa himself. Make sure to snap lots of pics and enjoy their hot cocoa bar. Each cafe also has a Brunch with Santa event this year too. Your kids will love it all!!
If you prefer to celebrate at home, Santa Deliveries are returning – with Santa delivering gifts right to your house! Each of these magical experiences is filled with their signature Little Sprouts flair. Your kids will surely be beaming after any of these visits.
Beyond the holiday season, Little Sprouts is also launching a limited amount of Yearly Memberships. Per usual, these memberships include so much more than just playtime. It’s about to get jolly!
Special events include:
Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Saturday November 12- Share the Neighborhood Toy Store Day love! Activities will include fun craft kits, a scavenger hunt with awesome prizes, game demos, give-aways and more!
Meet Santa at Ruckus & Glee, Friday November 25- Santa makes his annual stop from 1-5pm. Check out the Gift Card Give Away while you visit. The fiirst 75 Customers on 11/25 receive one unmarked gift card that could be worth $5, $10, or one gift card worth $100!
Holiday Hours- Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 23rd – Open one hour later every day of the week to serve all your Holiday shopping needs!
Want the store to yourself?! Try the private shopping option! Call (414) 395-3201 and set up a time before or after hours to shop in style!
To see a complete list of all the Ruckus & Glee holiday events visit their Facebook page.
Starting November 22 through December 14, enjoy a 15% discount off membership purchases when you use the code GIFT15
Just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, the Center offers 185 acres of woodlands, prairies, ponds, and wetlands along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Six miles of trails through diverse habitats includes one mile of wheelchair and stroller-friendly accessible trails.
Our 60-foot Observation Tower provides beautiful views of Lake Michigan.
Regionally renowned Raptor Program features Bald Eagles, owls, and hawks.
Environmental education for all ages.
Membership benefits include complimentary admission all year, discounts on programs and events, and priority registration for Nature Preschool or Summer Camps.
School of Rock music programs for kids are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency.
One-on-one lessons combined with group band practices are available for ages 8 and up.
Classes on Guitar, Drum, Singing, Bass Guitar and Keyboard are offered.
Shop in-person or online for everyone on your list at Historic Milwaukee!
Check out Kids’ items including- books for every age, onesies, and toddler t-shirts, puzzles, and Blockitecture sets.
Shop grown up gifts including- glassware, an extensive Frank Lloyd Wright collection, art prints, locally designed lamps, and so much more!
When you stop by the shop, mention Milwaukee with Kids to receive a free ‘Milwaukee Neighborhoods’ or ‘Feeds the World’ keychain.
Not sure what to gift? Give the gift of membership. Benefits include free walking tours and 10% off shopping.
Use promo code 2022kids and receive 25% off your membership purchase at any level.
Code is redeemable through the end of 2022.
Valid at any retailer, restaurant, and business at The Corners.
It’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Pair it with a sweet treat, a piece of jewelry or tickets to a movie or comedy show for the perfect pairing!
Use CODE: MKEKIDS15 to receive 15% off any $75 or $100 gift card purchase!
Valid on orders purchased now through Thursday, December 22nd.
All orders are mailed/shipped.
Now is your chance to enjoy the best savings available on State Fair tickets.
Our Santa’s Sack package offers the biggest savings, is perfect for families, and includes 6 admission tickets, a 6-pack of Cream Puffs, a 50-ticket pack for SpinCity, and a Bargain Book!
This is a gift everyone will love, and don’t worry, we won’t tell if you get them for yourself!
*Holiday sale for Santa’s Sack Ticket Package and other great deals start Thursday, November 10th.
Buy $100 in Wilderness gift cards and get a $10 bonus.
Give the gift of togetherness this season.
Offer ends November 30.
Treat yourself to the Wisconsin Bakery and Cafe book to support local businesses throughout southeastern Wisconsin who work hard to create strong and vibrant communities. Purchase one for your family and one as a gift!
Enjoy $5 off a $20 purchase at 30 locally-owned bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops throughout Wisconsin. Usable three times at each location. That’s $450 in savings!
Participating businesses include:
Woops! Macarons & Gifts
Peter Sciortino Bakery
Nourish Organic Juice Bar
and many more!
Gift certificates for both private instrumental study and early childhood music classes, which includes Smart Start, Piano Safari, Ukulele Discoveries and Suzuki Strings, are now available at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.
Whether you and your family want to join our WCM community of lifelong learners or you want to pass the joy of music on to your friends and loved ones, you can give the gift of music this holiday season!
*Gift certificates expire five years from purchase date, and are redeemable at all WCM locations.