(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Milwaukee - 2021 | Kids Out and About Milwaukee

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Milwaukee - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Milwaukee's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2021, which means a bit less is happening than usual. 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!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's
Nov 13, 2021 Germantown Christmas Festival sponsored by Gehl Food & Beverage
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Santa Photo Hours at Southridge Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 4th Annual FEZtival of Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Christmas at Shalom Wildlife Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Christmas Carnival of Lights 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Wonderland of Lights Drive-Through at Racine Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 2021 Christmas Train - East Troy Railroad Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 2021 Enchantment in the Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Candy Cane Lane 2021
Dec 3, 2021 Hartland Lights 2021
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Parade Train 2021 - East Troy Railroad Museum
Dec 4, 2021 West Allis Christmas Parade
Dec 4, 2021 "Our Hometown Christmas" Parade presented by Oconomowoc Kiwanis
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Reindeer at Delafield Fish Hatchery
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Stories with Santa VIRTUAL from Hartland Public Library
Dec 5, 2021 Silver Tea and Christmas Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village
Dec 5, 2021 Santa Hustle Milwaukee
Multiple dates starting Dec 5, 2021 Breakfast With Santa at The Pfister Hotel
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 Santa's Christmas Cavalcade
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - UMOS - Building Better Futures
Dec 12, 2021 Donuts With Santa at The FireHouse
Multiple dates starting Dec 12, 2021 Breakfast with Santa at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant

 

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 14, 2021 Streets of Old Milwaukee
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 Christmas at the Pabst Mansion
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2021
Dec 3, 2021 A Dickens of a Village 2021 - Historic Downtown Greendale
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Home for the Holidays at Old World Wisconsin
Dec 5, 2021 Silver Tea and Christmas Cookie Sale at Old Falls Village

 

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Wonderland of Lights Drive-Through at Racine Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Winter Wonders 2021 at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 4th Annual FEZtival of Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Christmas at Shalom Wildlife Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Christmas Carnival of Lights 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2021 Tannenbaum Trail sponsored by Randy Grgich, Bell Bank Mortgage
Nov 26, 2021 The Annual Pfister Tree Lighting Ceremony
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Candy Cane Lane 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 COUNTRY CHRSITMAS at The Ingleside Hotel
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Kids2Kids Christmas Wonderland
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 2021 Enchantment in the Park
Nov 26, 2021 Greendale's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 Light the Square - City of Oak Creek
Dec 3, 2021 Hartland Lights 2021

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by First Stage
Nov 21, 2021 THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Multiple dates starting Nov 30, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 Milwaukee Ballet presents The Nutcracker

 

Holiday Concerts

Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2021 Christmas in the Basilica 2021
Dec 12, 2021 (Virtual) A Celtic Music Holiday Celebration

 

Hanukkah

Nov 18, 2021 Judaic Art & Mastery Class – Hanukkah Sculptures
Multiple dates starting Nov 28, 2021 (Virtual) Hanukkah on the Hoan Nightly Livestream
Dec 5, 2021 Hanukkah on the Hoan Community Celebration

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 The German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc 2021
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market
Dec 3 - 4, 2021 2021 Christkindlmarkt at West Allis Farmers Market
Dec 5, 2021 FBBG Holiday Gift Fair

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year's at Mason Street Grill - The Pfister Hotel

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Schuett Farms
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Buffalo Bill's Christmas Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Cozy Nook Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 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

Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 78th Annual Holiday Folk Fair International
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Handmade for the Holidays with Riveredge Nature Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 HOLIDAY FLORAL SHOW AT THE DOMES
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Letters to Santa - The Pfister Hotel
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Holiday Entertainment at Southridge Mall
Dec 4, 2021 Homemade Holidays Open House at Wehr Nature Center
Dec 10 - 12, 2021 Live Nativity - Camp Timber-lee
Dec 25, 2021 Christmas Celebration Brunch - The Pfister Hotel 

 


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