Event calender

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



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"Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park

Presented by Madison Medical Affiliates, Ideal Property Management, Inc. and Milwaukee County Parks

Area schools and nonprofits have embellished more than 75 trees. Pay close attention to each tree’s theme. The newly standing evergreens are adorned with handmade ornaments, which represent each group’s wish for the season. View this year's participants and tree themes here.

"Snowflake Sparkle Square" at Pere Marquette Park

Presented by Zilber Property Group and Milwaukee County Parks

Chill out with a parade of penguins! This winter frolics scene features penguins riding the tide, shooting hoops, ice skating and playing hockey. Amid it all stands a towering ice castle spectacular.

"North Pole Power Depot" at Zeidler Union Square

Presented by We Energies Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks

Charged up for the season, the North Pole Power Depot is preparing for Santa’s busiest night of the year. See the animated elves hurrying to complete those last-minute tasks. From decorating and shopping to building and shipping, it’s full steam ahead!

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

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