Parks & Decor

Community Spirit Park at Cathedral Square Park

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

Area schools and nonprofits have embellished more than 90 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. 

Starting Saturday (12/21) at 6 p.m., visit our Singing Tree presented by Madison Medical Affiliates at Cathedral Square Park to hear a virtual carol from Sarah Fierek and Lex Allen. These Christmas singles will be "dropped" amid downtown's lights through AudioDrops -- a location-based music platform. Download the app via Apple or Google or stream the songs by these local artists -- Sarah Fierek and Lex Allen

And for local residents who can physically gather at the park, prizes will be given away to those who collect the "drop" - including Koss headphones for the first 20 fans who visit Cathedral Square Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, starting at 6 p.m. Remember to hum, sing, clap or play the songs to activate the Singing Tree in the park. 

Holiday Hearth at Zeidler Union Square

Presented by We Energies Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks

Zeidler Union Square is a must-stop spot for holiday snapshots! Featuring a stunning lighted living room set, this park truly sparkles. If you're riding the Jingle Bus, Zeidler Union Square is a quick walk away from the Warming House at The Avenue.


Polar Park at Pere Marquette Park

Presented by Zilber Property Group and Milwaukee County Parks

Home to the Kick-Off Extravaganza (Nov. 21) and a season-long tree lot, the decor at Pere Marquette Park is best taken in during a cozy wintertime stroll.

Street Decor

A downtown favorite, street chandeliers can be found suspended above 17 intersections on Wisconsin Avenue from Prospect to 10th Street, and on Mason Street. These dazzling chandelier-sculptures glisten both day and night.

Experience #MKEHolidayLights

Take a peek at over half a million lights adorning downtown streets and parks.

Getting around: Ride the Hop! Milwaukee's new streetcar connects the Third Ward, lower East Side and downtown with the holiday sights. Drivers can also find special discounts near the decorated parks thanks to Secure Parking.