November 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Prance on down to the 18th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! The jolly celebration packs all of your Christmas fun in a decked-out winter wonderland. Merriment awaits for all ages--from cozy couples to families full of little elves. 



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 »

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 »


The fun is ongoing through the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! Check back for our comprehensive list of activities. 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 »


A special thanks to our 2016 season sponsors! 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