Kickoff Extravaganza

MKE It a Magical Night!

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kickoff Extravaganza
Thursday, November 21
6:00 PM | Pre-show entertainment beginning at 5:30 PM
Pere Marquette Park

MKE your way downtown for a dazzling holiday celebration, where more than 500,000 lights will magically come to life right before your very eyes! 

Enjoy performances by Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Thiel, cast members from “Black Nativity” and Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol,” Anita’s Dance Center, Milwaukee Flyers, Robin Adkins, illusionist David Seebach, and national recording artist Grace Weber. Fireworks and a visit from Santa will top off the night.

For your convenience, $3 parking will be available at the Interstate Parking structure located at The Avenue between 3pm and midnight. Enter from Plankinton Avenue or 2nd Street, pull a ticket and park. The promo rate will be applied when leaving the structure.

Festive Giveaways

Free cookies and cocoa, courtesy of Taste of Home, will keep guests cozy throughout the show. Plus, after the fireworks, free Jingle Bus rides presented by Meijer will take guests past downtown’s newly lit scenes. Tours will board from and return to Pere Marquette Park.

Check out our :30 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival TV spot.
MHLF Kickoff Extravaganza


Can't Make The Show? Tune into WISN 12.

Tune into WISN 12 at 6:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 21 for a live broadcast of Holiday Lights Live presented by Stein’s Garden & Home.

Stein's Garden & Home