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November 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Celebrate the season in the most magical way! The 18th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival is turning up its spirit to light millions of faces. All-day adventures and evening escapes combine with 500,000+ twinkling lights to power a six-week wonderland.

Highlights

Kick-Off

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 $1 per person! Runs Nov. 18 - Dec. 30. 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, Nov. 18 - Dec. 11. View More »

Sights to See

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

Events

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

Ornaments

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 »

Contest

Enter your name into the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Contest and be eligible for cool downtown prizes! View More »

Holiday Getaway Deals

Exclusive holiday discounts make it the perfect time to spend a night or two in some of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa's finest hotels. Check off your list at boutique stores and the state's best shopping destinations, treat yourself to dinner and a show, then relax in your hotel room in the heart of it all. You deserve it! 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.