Kickoff Celebrates 25 Seasons

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kickoff Extravaganza

Thursday, November 16 | 6:30pm
Pre-show fun starting at 5:30pm
Pere Marquette Park

We’re celebrating a quarter century of lighting up the night for the holiday season! Join us as we illuminate more than a half million brilliant bulbs to kick off the 25th annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival.

Pre-show fun begins at 5:30pm with Kid Boogie Down, followed by an assortment of holiday acts. The main show gets underway at 6:30pm with a star-studded cast, including DJ LoLo, Kinsella Irish Dance, UWM's a cappella group Public Hearing, Jenny Thiel, Christopher's Project, Donna Woodall, Nate Ramos & Friends, plus Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Fireworks will top off the night shortly before 7pm. Free Jingle Bus rides will also operate after the show, with limited capacity between 7pm and 9pm.

Can’t make it down? Tune in to WISN 12 at 6:30pm for a live broadcast of the event, presented by Stein’s Garden & Home.

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