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Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival: November 19 - December 27, 2015

The 17th Annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival is shining a whole new light on winter fun. For six weeks, you'll find the season's best events, shows, restaurants, shopping and decorations all in one place - right here in downtown Milwaukee!



Bundle up for this brrrilliant celebration! The official start to Milwaukee’s holiday season gets underway as we electrify the night with thousands of lights and a thrilling fireworks display. 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 $1 per person! Runs Nov. 19 - Dec. 27. View More »

Cocoa with the Clauses

Cathedral Square Park hosts the North Pole's most recognizable residents in this outdoor cocoa klatch. All activities are free! View More »

Sights to See

Besides hundreds of events, downtown Milwaukee shines bright with beautiful park and street decor. Check back for a list of highlights. View More »

Santa's Mailbox

Looking for a direct connection to the North Pole? Drop your holiday wish list in the 99.1 The Mix Santa’s Mailbox in “Community Spirit Park”. View More »


The fun is ongoing through the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! Check back for a complete list. 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 »

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 Katie Eggert at 414.220.4700 ext. 5 or keggert@milwaukeedowntown.com.

Thank You Sponsors!

The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival continues strong thanks to our sponsors.

Click here to download the 2014 festival recap.