Top Weekend Events For Kids (Dec. 9-12, 2021)

Winter has definitely arrived, but there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Milwaukee! Warm up this weekend and spread the joy of the season with our top picks:


1. Santa’s Christmas Cavalcade

(NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10, but it has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.)
Sunday, Dec. 12, 5:15- 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE

See Santa and Mrs. Claus on this festive route riding atop a vintage fire truck. Sarah Fierek will also be on board singing jazzy holiday tunes. Route departs from the Milwaukee Public Market and travels throughout downtown. Learn more >>


2. Cocoa with the Clauses

Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Make a date with Christmas’ most darling couple. Enjoy cookies and cocoa compliments of Taste of Home and the chance to capture a keepsake photo with the jolly old elf himself. Just remember the camera! Get the details >>


3. Ice Skating with Local Olympians

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-3:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE (skates available to rent for a fee)

Don’t miss your chance to skate with some local Olympic greats on the outdoor ice rink at Red Arrow Park! Five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair, future Olympic hopefuls and DASH Team members will skate from 2-3 p.m., then be on hand for a meet and greet afterward. Skates are available to rent at the Slice of Ice. More info >>


4. Holiday Movies (The Yard at Bayshore)

Thursday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 11 (see below for movies and times)
Admission: FREE

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy all the fun holiday entertainment on the Big Screen in the open-air setting of The Yard. Carry-in alcohol and dogs are prohibited. Learn more >>

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
Freeform Christmas Marathon (10:30am – 5:00pm)
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
Freeform Christmas Marathon (12:00 – 3:00pm)
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot, Toy Story


5. Find Santa!

The big guy in red has landed in Milwaukee, and he’s making his rounds trying to see as many kids as possible! Here are a few places you can find him this weekend:



There’s so much more happening this weekend! Check out our Events Calendar >>

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