The holiday season is just getting started, but there’s no shortage of events to get you into the festive spirit! Here are a few of our top picks for this weekend:
1. Season to Sparkle (Bayshore)
Friday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Bayshore’s 2nd annual Season to Sparkle celebration is a free outdoor event in The Yard. Enjoy live entertainment from The Rhythm Kings while you take in amazing ice sculptures, festive décor and a huge holiday tree. Bring your camera/phone for some amazing photo opportunities with your family. There will be plenty of food and beverage options, and The Tap will be offering a lively beer garden experience. Get more info >>
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Kick-start your holidays by tuning into the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kickoff on WISN 12. Packed with local talent and a spectacular finale, you won’t want to miss this sampling of Downtown’s holiday shows. Then take a stroll or a drive and experience the brilliance of more than 500,000 lights throughout downtown Milwaukee’s parks and streets. Learn more >>
3. A Charlie Brown Christmas (First Stage)
Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21
Showtimes: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Come home for the holidays with First Stage and this treasured holiday classic being performed by young people at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theatre. Everyone is giddy with Christmas cheer, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. Will directing the Christmas play help him get in the spirit of the season? Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. This is one holiday gift the entire family will treasure! Suggested for families with kids ages 4 and up. Get tickets >>
4. Space Out (Discovery World)
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: FREE with price of general admission to Discovery World
Celebrate the launch of the James Webb Telescope with NASA! Meet with a NASA subject matter expert virtually, attend a presentation on exoplanets with the Director of Manfred Olson Planetarium, design your very own planet in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab, and create some fun telescope-themed projects with Spaceport. This event is fun for all ages! Included with the price of general admission. Get the details >>
Satuday, Nov. 20, 1:30-3 p.m.
Held at the new Bradley Symphony Center, this Festival City Symphony concert series aims to make classical music accessible to everyone. The orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Mendelssohn. FCS Principal Flute, Emma Koi, will perform Mozart’s timeless first Flute Concerto. Before the concert (1:45 p.m.), families can enjoy a Children’s Program Notes presentation by FCS music educator Lynn Roginske to help children become familiar with the music they are about to hear. Get more info >>
Saturday, Nov. 20, 3-6 p.m.
While busy prepping for the holidays at the North Pole, Santa has sent some of his furry friends to say hello and spread some holiday cheer! Live reindeer will be onsite in Market Square for a visit and photo opportunity on Santa’s sleigh! Learn more >>
There’s so much more happening this weekend! Check out our Events Calendar >>