Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Holiday Lights Festival Returns!

November 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020

MKE your holiday season sparkle! MKE plans to visit downtown, day or night, where more than 500,000 holiday lights will dazzle your eyes and delight your spirit. The Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival kicks off its 21st season on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

As the city's largest switch-flipping ceremony, enjoy fireworks, live music, dance performances, thrilling feats of derring-do and a visit from Santa Claus, too. Pre-show entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details and last year's recap video!

MKE it an all-night affair! The City's 106th Christmas Tree will also be lit on Thursday, Nov. 21. The program starts at 5 p.m. outside City Hall at Market Street, with the official lighting just before 5:30 p.m. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2019 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival provides ample opportunities for businesses and organizations to increase brand awareness at various investment levels. For more information on getting involved, contact Erica Chang at 414.220.4700 ext. 5 or