101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Milwaukee - 2022 | Kids Out and About Milwaukee

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Milwaukee - 2022

KidsOutAndAbout is Milwaukee's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 5, 2022 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Nov 12, 2022 Germantown Christmas Festival Parade & Christmas in the Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 5th Annual FEZtival of Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Christmas Carnival of Lights 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 2022 Enchantment in the Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Candy Cane Lane 2022
Nov 26, 2022 Sensory Santa - Greendale Celebrations
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 2022 Christmas Train - East Troy Railroad Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2022 Father Christmas visits Pabst Mansion
Dec 2, 2022 Hartland Lights 2022
Dec 2, 2022 Dickens of a Village 2022 - Greendale Celebrations
Dec 3, 2022 2022 Brunch with Santa at Racine Zoo
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Parade Train 2022 - East Troy Railroad Museum
Dec 3, 2022 Brunch with Santa - Celtic MKE
Dec 3, 2022 West Allis Christmas Parade
Dec 3, 2022 "A Candyland Christmas" Parade presented by Oconomowoc Kiwanis
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Reindeer at Delafield Fish Hatchery
Dec 3, 2022 125th Anniversary Celebration...with Santa! - Hartland Public Library
Dec 3 & 9, 2022 Santa's Christmas Cavalcade
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin
Dec 4, 2022 Silver Tea and Christmas Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2022 Breakfast With Santa at The Pfister Hotel
Dec 9, 2022 Light the Square - City of Oak Creek
Dec 11, 2022 Donuts With Santa at The FireHouse
Dec 11 & 18, 2022 Breakfast with Santa at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant
Dec 17, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - UMOS - Building Better Futures

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Christmas at the Pabst Mansion
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2022
Dec 2, 2022 Dickens of a Village 2022 - Greendale Celebrations
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin
Dec 4, 2022 Silver Tea and Christmas Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village

 

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival 2022
Nov 18, 2022 City of Milwaukee's 109th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Immersive Nutcracker Chicago
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Winter Wonders - Boerner, a Holiday Tradition
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 5th Annual FEZtival of Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Christmas Carnival of Lights 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Christmas at Shalom Wildlife Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Tannenbaum Trail - Germantown Chamber of Commerce
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 2022 Enchantment in the Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Candy Cane Lane 2022
Nov 25, 2022 Annual Pfister Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 25, 2022 Greendale's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 COUNTRY CHRSITMAS at The Ingleside Hotel
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 Wild Lights - Milwaukee County Zoo
Dec 2, 2022 Hartland Lights 2022
Dec 3, 2022 West Allis Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 3, 2022 City of Greenfield Holiday Tree Lighting
Multiple dates starting Dec 9, 2022 Light the Square - City of Oak Creek

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™: THE MUSICAL presented by First Stage
Nov 26, 2022 The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Multiple dates starting Nov 29, 2022 A Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Dec 1, 2022 Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Dec 3, 2022 Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show
Dec 9 - 11, 2022 The Little Matchstick Girl Ballet
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 Milwaukee Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Dec 22, 2022 Holiday Dreams Cirque

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 20, 2022 Million Dollar Quartet Christmas
Dec 8, 2022 Holidays with Old Sam & The Teardrops
Dec 8, 2022 CELA Christmas Concert 2022
Multiple dates starting Dec 9, 2022 Christmas in the Basilica 2022
Dec 11, 2022 Merry and Bright: A Holiday Concert in Wauwatosa featuring Kim Robertson and Brett Lipshutz
Dec 20, 2022 Home Free Family Christmas with special guest Texas Hill & Brooke Eden - Celtic MKE

 

Holiday Races

Nov 12, 2022 Candy Cane 5K Run/Walk & NEW - Kid's Jingle Bell Dash
Nov 25, 2022 Oh What Fun it is to Run 5K
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 (Virtual) Santa Hustle 2022

Hanukkah

Nov 30, 2022 Hanukkah Holiday Art Class
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin
Dec 11, 2022 Merry and Bright: A Holiday Concert in Wauwatosa featuring Kim Robertson and Brett Lipshutz

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 11 & 12, 2022 West Vliet Street Holiday Happenings
Nov 12, 2022 Holiday Craft Fair at Wilson Commons
Nov 12, 2022 St. Bernadette Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Market at Story Hill FireHouse
Nov 19, 2022 Celtic Christmas Boutique 2022
Nov 20, 2022 Cream City Creatives Holiday Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2022
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Shop Small | Downtown Hartland
Dec 2 - 3, 2022 2022 Christkindlmarkt at West Allis Farmers Market
Dec 3, 2022 17th Annual Wintermarkt at German Immersion Foundation
Dec 4, 2022 FBBG Holiday Gift Fair
Dec 10 & 11, 2022 Saint Kate's Holiday Marketplace
Dec 11, 2022 Winter Market 2022
Dec 11, 2022 City of Greenfield Holiday Makers Market

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve at Mason Street Grill - The Pfister Hotel

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open for 2022 season  Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm
Open for 2022 season  Schuett Farms
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Buffalo Bill's Christmas Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Cozy Nook Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Stumpf's Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

Year Round  Howard G. Mullett Ice Center
Year Round Kettle Moraine Ice Center
Year Round  Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena

  

Miscellaneous

Nov 12, 2022 Ghosts of Christmas Pabst at the Pabst Mansion
Nov 18, 2022 Handmade for the Holidays TEENS EDITION - Riveredge Nature Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Holiday Folk Fair International
Nov 19, 2022 Handmade for the Holidays KIDS EDITION - Riveredge Nature Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Letters to Santa - The Pfister Hotel
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Twilight Tours at Pabst Mansion
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2022 Country Christmas Wagon Rides - The Ingleside Hotel
Dec 3, 2022 Allis in Winterland
Multiple dates starting Dec 16, 2022 Winter Picnic in a Snow Globe at Racine Zoo
Dec 25, 2022 A Mason Street Grill Christmas - The Pfister Hotel 
Dec 25, 2022 Christmas Celebration Brunch

 


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