5 Holiday Shows Still Happening in 2020

Updated: Nov 23

Here are three holiday shows to enjoy this year!

We are so thankful to our partners at the Child Advancement Network (CAN) for sponsoring us this season. CAN was established as a broad-based, comprehensive, and innovative approach to child health via partnerships, advocacy and collaborations aimed at advancing the wellbeing of children across domains of health. Learn more about them here.

FEATURED: Wilderness Resort’s NEW Take Flight Theater to host THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Journey to the North Pole November 13, 2020 – January 18, 2021


Wilderness Resort’s NEW Take Flight Theater, with its enormous 65-foot by 45-foot screen, will be showing THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Journey to the North November 13-January 18. The film is a new, state-of-the-art experience based on the movie classic about a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. Climb aboard with him as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of Santa never fades for those who truly believe.

The Take Flight Theater has 60 motion based seats* over three stories. Once participants are buckled into their seats, the doors to the theater swiftly rise and the seats surge forward, leaving guests’ feet dangling as they stare at an enormous domed movie screen. Artificial scents, wind and mist add to the sensation of flying.

*Please note, seating may be limited due to social distancing requirements as a result of COVID-19 precautions.

Take Flight Theater is open daily at 9 am. Tickets cost $19.99 for adults and $15.99 for kids 12 and under for a single showing of either film.

Wilderness guests will receive a $5 discount on admission tickets. Military members and veterans can fly for $13.99 for a single showing of either film.

Participants must be 42″ to ride. Children need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian to ride. The maximum weight allowance is 300 lbs.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit: https://www.wildernessresort.com/blog/polar-express-journey-to-the-north-pole-is-coming-to-take-flight-theater-at-wilderness-resort-november-13-january-18th/. The Take Flight Theater is located off of the New Frontier lobby.

*Please note, seating may be limited due to social distancing requirements as a result of COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required.

2. Festival City Symphony Holiday Pajama Jamboree

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 7:00 PM 8:00 PM


Join Festival City Symphony as it presents a physically distanced and family-friendly Holiday Pajama Jamboree concert at the Wilson Center! Featuring FCS Music Director Carter Simmons and guest MC, Miss Abigail Hanna, the orchestra will perform traditional holiday favorites, including “Frosty the Snowman,” “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” Geared towards children and their families, Festival City Symphony’s Pajama Jamboree concerts include narration to educate children about the music and instruments of the orchestra. Casual dress is encouraged, including pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets! Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade.

Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony is a classical symphony orchestra that showcases area professional musicians. The Symphony’s mission is to extend the reach of classical music in the community with reasonable pricing, interesting themes, and informative formats that embrace people of all ages.

This performance is free to the public with a suggested $10/person donation! You may make your donation when you order or in person the night of the performance. All proceeds will benefit the Wilson Center and Festival City Symphony.

3. ¡Espiritu Navideno con Cache MKE!

Friday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m.


Cecil Negron and Latin Musical Ensemble Cache MKE has been performing in the Midwest for over 20 years, making a major impact on the local and regional Latin music scene. With rich vocal harmonies, and a wide variety of navideño music with Latin American roots and flair, Cache will thrill audiences in this special virtual holiday performance!

4. The Nutcracker (Ages 6+)

December 12 - 27, 2020


Photo: Mark Frohna

The Milwaukee Ballet's 40-year tradition of adding magic to Milwaukee’s holiday season continues withThe Nutcracker: Short & Sweet. This adaptation of the seasonal classic is specially crafted to maximize health and safety for in-person performances at Baumgartner Center for Dance. This production will also be available On Demand. Find out more >>

5. A Christmas Carol (Ages 6+)

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Due to City of Milwaukee gathering restrictions in-person performances forJacob Marley’s Christmas Carolhave been cancelled. Our fully realized production featuring, Lee E. Ernst, will be taped and distributed to a limited number of people on a first come, first served basis. The production will be available to view for $20 during the month of December. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to employ and compensate artists involved in the production. Look for more details on how you can purchase tickets later this month.

Do you know of another holiday show happening in 2020? Email us at hello@mkewithkids.com.