Event calender

Besides hundreds of events, downtown Milwaukee shines bright with beautiful park and street decor. Here are a few of the highlights.

"Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park

Presented by Columbia St. Mary's, Madison Medical Affiliates and Milwaukee County Parks

This decade-old tradition invites 60 schools and over 2,000 students to add festive cheer. Every newly raised evergreen represents a class theme with handmade ornaments by its students. View the list of participating schools here.

"Electric Elves" at Pere Marquette Park

Presented by Zilber Property Group and Milwaukee County Parks

Santa’s elves are charged up for the season! In this North Pole scene, electric elves are completing those last-minute tasks. From decorating trees and shopping for gifts to shipping out goodies by plane and train, it’s a final push to get Santa ready for the busiest night of the year.

"Musical Bears" at Zeidler Union Square

Presented by We Energies and Milwaukee County Parks

Swing into the holidays with this rockin’ display. Animated bear sculptures are banding together with a keyboard, horn, guitar, drums and an accordion to create sounds of the season. Among the revelry, guests will find the ever-popular Giant Red Teddy.

Wisconsin Avenue – 10th Street to Prospect Avenue & Mason Street

Suspended above 17 intersections are the stunning chandelier-sculptures that glisten both day and night.