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Top Weekend Events For Kids (Nov. 24-27, 2022)

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We have so much to be thankful for this weekend! From unique holiday experiences to Black Friday events to spice up your holiday shopping excursions, here are our top picks:


1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical (First Stage)

November 25 – December 24, 2022
Admission: Starting at $28.50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical First Stage Todd Wehr Theater Marcus Center Milwaukee Wisconsin

First Stage welcomes back this live, musical rendition of the 1964 television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” with all the colorful characters audiences know and love. Rudolph and friends will flee the Abominable Snow Monster, save Christmas, and remind us that what makes us difference is what makes us special. The show takes place in the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical >>


2. Calm & Bright Holiday Show (Mitchell Park Domes – OPENING WEEKEND)

Nov. 19, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023
Admission: $5-$8 (Members and Children 2 and under get in FREE)

Mitchell Park Domes Holiday Show

Santa has been known to make the occasional appearance at this holiday floral show! Gather with family and friends for a peaceful reflection of the holiday season. See vignettes, decorated trees, and nearly one thousand poinsettias–including topiaries! Bask in the warm glow and soothing palette of minty greens, pinks, and whites. Capture photos of lasting memories and reunite in the spirit of the holidays.

Calm & Bright Holiday Show at The Domes >>


3. Black Hole Friday (Discovery World)

Friday, November 25, 2022, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $20; Seniors/Children 3-17 $16; Military/Students $14; Children 2 and Under FREE

Black Hole Friday Discovery World event Milwaukee Wisconsin

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects in space. They’re extremely dense, with such strong gravitational attraction that not even light can escape their grasp. Did you know the Milky Way could contain over 100 million black holes?

Head to Discovery World for their very first Black Hole Friday to learn all about these massive space objects that do not emit light or other electromagnetic waves.

Black Hole Friday at Discovery World >>


4. Christmas at the Pabst Mansion

Nov. 21, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023 (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Admission: Adults $20; Seniors/Military/Students $18; Children 6-17 $13; Members/Children 5 and Under FREE

Christmas at the Pabst Mansion Milwaukee Wisconsin

Delight in the wonderment of Christmas at the Pabst Mansion, where no two Christmases are the same. From glitz and glam to train tracks and teddy bears around the tree, each room is decked from tip to mistletoe.

Father Christmas travels south to visit the Pabst Mansion each Sunday from 3:30pm-5:30 p.m. Create magical memories with holiday treats and letters to Santa (included with general admission).

Limited space available; advance ticket purchase highly recommended.

Christmas at the Pabst Mansion >>


5. Fox & Branch Family Show (Anodyne Coffee)

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Fox & Branch Family Show Concert Anodyne Coffee Walker's Point Milwaukee Wisconsin

A Fox & Branch family show is all about audience participation. Kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along. The material is drawn from American roots sources and world traditions, and some of the music will be familiar to many families.

Fox & Branch Family Show at Anodyne Coffee >>


6. Up for a Drive?

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at Oconomowoc German Christmas Market Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, @GermanChristmasMarketOcon

Looking for some out-of-town fun this weekend? Try one of these destinations:

  • Oconomowoc German Christmas Market
    November 23-27, 2022
    Admission: FREE (There is a $3 wristband fee to enter the large Wintergarten Tent with beer, gluhwein, wine, and live polka) 
    Gather and enjoy authentic European food and drink while shopping for handcrafted gifts. Feel transported to a magical holiday wonderland complete with live polka music, a heated Biergarten, photos with Santa and more.
  • Santa’s Workshop in Cedarburg
    November 25-26, 2022
    Admission: FREE
    Each year, a charming 15×15-foot gingerbread house graces Cedarburg’s Washington Avenue for the entire Christmas season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop on select days from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23. Kids are encouraged to drop off letters to Santa.

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