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Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Returns November 15, 2018!

Back for its 20th season, the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Thursday, November 15. Return to MilwaukeeHolidayLights.com soon for details.



Help us flip the switch on downtown's lights with a holiday variety show and fireworks sure to please! View More »

Jingle Bus

Narrated by Milwaukee Downtown’s Public Service Ambassadors, this 40-minute tour acquaints riders with downtown landmarks and the most decorated scenes. Even better, rides are just $2 per person! View More »

Santa's Mailbox

Downtown is connecting children to the joy and fascination of Santa and his elves. Letters can be dropped off at Santa’s Mailbox in Cathedral Square Park. View More »

Sights to See

Besides hundreds of events, downtown Milwaukee shines bright with beautiful park and street decor. View More »


The fun is ongoing through the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! Create your winter itinerary here! View More »


Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival ornaments are one-of-a-kind keepsakes. Great gifts for family, friends, coworkers and business associates, each year features an iconic downtown landmark cast in pewter. View More »


Enter to win fabulous downtown prizes through our Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival contest. View More »

Shop Local

Need a place to shop? Milwaukee has you covered! Find a place to shop local in our comprehensive listings! View More »

Dining & Nightlife

Wine and dine at one of Milwaukee's many local eateries. No matter your appetite or craving, our comprehensive listing has you covered. View More »

Sponsorship Opportunities

The six-week Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival provides ample opportunities for businesses and organizations to increase brand awareness and do so at various investment levels. For more information on getting involved, contact Erica Chang at 414.220.4700 ext. 5 or echang@milwaukeedowntown.com.