Winter in the City

A Flurry of Fun

Wander Through a World of Winter

Wander through a world of winter in Downtown Milwaukee. With tons of frozen fun in store this January and February, we've compiled the best ways to celebrate winter in the heart of the city. Whether you plan to cozy up to the iridescent glow of "Lightfield" by HYBYCOZO, bundle up for an ice bar, or lace up for "Slice of Ice," there are more reasons than ever to get out and explore everything downtown has to offer.

Plus, we've rounded out some of our best indoor ideas to keep you and your family entertained all winter. From Bucks Family Nights at Fiserv Forum to a "Broadway Rave" at Turner Hall to the warmth of downtown's museums and skywalk system, let our ideas guide your winter exploration! 

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"Lightfield" Makes Winter Nights Bright

Experience "Lightfield" at Cathedral Square Park, Now thru May 5

Johnson Financial Group

Experience the sensation of "Lightfield" by HYBYCOZO presented by Johnson Financial Group at Cathedral Square Park, now thru May 5. The temporary art installation features 24 geometric, light-emitting sculptures that explore the intersection of math, art, and engineering. 

Parents are encouraged to download the installation's free curriculum for children, providing accessible educational opportunities created by MEET*MAE. Come for the photo-op and stay for dinner at one of the several restaurants around Cathedral Square Park. 

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Broadway Skates

Can't Stop the Beat? Cold Never Bothered You Anyway?

Then do we have the event for you! Gather the entire family and lace up for “Broadway Skates” at Red Arrow Park's famed "Slice of Ice" rink. This new event series features music from upcoming Broadway shows at the Marcus Center, including HAIRSPRAY on Friday, January 20, from 6 - 8 PM, and Disney's FROZEN on Saturday, February 18, from 11 AM - 2 PM. Enjoy a larger-than-life "show globe" photo-op, ice sculptures, local DJs, giveaways, and more! 

Catch HAIRSPRAY between February 7 - 12, 2023, and Disney's FROZEN between April 6 - 16, 2023, at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. 

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