5 Holiday Events to Visit Near Milwaukee in 2022

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6 Holiday Events to Visit Near Milwaukee in 2022

The holidays bring a sense of joy and community to Milwaukee. Numerous events take place during the fall and winter seasons, giving you a plethora of opportunities to enjoy near our Milwaukee apartments

Winter Wonders

We’ll kick things off with an event that is near and dear to our hearts–Winter Wonders presented by Wimmer Communities. This dazzling light show runs from November 18th through January 2nd and features 1.4 miles of lights. The drive-thru setup allows visitors to sit back and enjoy over 1,000,000 LED lights from the comfort of their car. We can’t wait to see you there!

Holiday Folk Fair International

The Holiday Folk Fair International is in its 79th year. The holiday traditions of many cultures collide to create this unique event. It takes place over three days between November 18th and 20th and gives you insight into the foods, dances, and art of a variety of people. Make your way to the State Fair Park Exposition Center to participate. 


On December 2nd, the Northern Lights Theater is hosting its Luminare event. This concert offers reimaginings of many classic holiday songs and pairs them with a visual journey that's unlike anything else you've seen. It's said to encompass the true joy of the season and provide an emotional experience.

Cheers! Wild Lights

The 'Cheers! Wild Lights' event put on by the Milwaukee Zoo gives adults the chance to enjoy a night out. The zoo is adorned with millions of twinkling lights to create the perfect ambiance for the evening. You have two chances to attend, on December 8th and 9th.

Holiday Dreams - A Spectacular Holiday Cirque

On December 22nd, Riverside Theater is hosting 'Holiday Dreams - A Spectacular Holiday Cirque.' This magical show features acrobats, daredevils, and aerialists who perform along with breathtaking visual holograms and special effects. You won't want to miss it.

Twilight Tours

Enjoy one of the twilight tours put on by Pabst Mansion. Live holiday music plays as you make your way through the twinkling lights. You can stop and purchase a hot whiskey cider to warm you up along this self-guided tour. Various opportunities to visit are available between November 25th and January 7th.

Milwaukee is also home to some favored local stores. Between events, browse these shops and find ideal holiday gifts for all your loved ones. If you're interested in joining our Wimmer Communities, contact us for further information.

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