Top Weekend Events For Kids (Jan. 27-30, 2022)

Time to bundle up! It may be bitterly cold outside, but there’s still adventure to be found if you’re brave enough to venture out. Here are our top picks for things to do this weekend:

1. Hot Cocoa Hot Spots

Blum Coffee Garden hot chocolate cocoa with whipped cream in a mug
A great cup of hot cocoa is always topped with whipped cream! (Photo Credit: Facebook, @blumcoffeegarden)

There’s something truly comforting and timeless about a mug of hot cocoa. There’s no better way to warm little hands and bellies at the same time on a cold winter day in Wisconsin! Whether your cocoa style is traditional or trendy (hot cocoa bombs, anyone?), these locations in the greater Milwaukee area will help take away the chill. Read more >>

2. 2022 Candlelight Hike/Ski at Lapham Peak

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 6-8:45 p.m.
Admission: State Park Pass + Ticket Voucher

Photo Credit: Lapham Peak Friends

Lapham Peak’s popular candlelight hike is back this year, and you’ll want to plan ahead. A 2022 WI State Park annual vehicle admission sticker or a $5 Special Event vehicle admission fee is required per car. Each vehicle must also have a ticket voucher is also required for each car that wishes to attend the event (get the details here). After the hike, you can warm yourself by the bonfire, bring your own food and grill outside, and enjoy treats through the Trecker Lodge window. Learn more about this and other upcoming candlelight hikes >>

3. Train Show at the Domes (Opening Weekend!)

Jan. 29 – April 3 (Members-only preview on Friday, Jan. 28)
Admission: Adults $8, Children 6-17 $6, Children 5 and Under FREE (Milwaukee residents save $1; Friends of the Domes Members get in FREE)

Photo Credit: Facebook, @MitchellParkDomes

The Train Show at the Mitchell Park Domes opens this weekend, and this year’s theme is “Barrio” (neighborhood). Honor the deep roots of the Latinx communities within Milwaukee while you discover the joy of a miniature landscape brought to life with working G-scale trains. There will be a reduced capacity in place, and timeslot reservations are required. Masks are also required for everyone ages 3 and older. Make your reservation >>

4. Sledding

Toboggan run and sledding hill at Lowell Park in Waukesha. (Photo Credit: Facebook, @cityofwaukesha)

The snow is back! Get out and enjoy the powder on one of the many sledding hills in the Milwaukee area. Our top picks? Whitnall Park, Lowell Park and Currie Park. Find a sledding hill near you >>

5. Milwaukee Museum Days

Jan. 20-30, 2022
Admission: Varies by location

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Nourish your mind and soul by visiting Milwaukee’s amazing cultural institutions during Museum Days, Jan. 20-30. Many of the city’s most fantastic museums will be offering free or discounted admission, and there are some special events scheduled as well. It’s a great opportunity to explore a museum you haven’t been to yet! Some of our favorites: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Discovery World, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Mansion, Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum, National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum and more! Get the details >>

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

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