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Here's your one-stop shop for holiday festivities going on in Southeast Wisconsin!

November

20 Sunday

German Christkindlmarket: This authentic German Christmas market will feature over 20 vendors selling holiday items such as ornaments, candy, Advent calendars, spices, cheeses and wreaths. Sit with costumed storytellers, decorate cookies, and join in on tree-lighting and keg-tapping ceremonies.

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

901 W. Juneau Ave.

Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

bestplacemilwaukee.com

Holiday Folk Fair: The cultural heritage of people living in Southeast Wisconsin will be celebrated through the theme, “Celebrate the Culture of Water.” Fair-goers will learn how water and its symbolism is incorporated into music, food, dance, art and crafts.

State Fair Park

640 S. 84th St.

West Allis

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

$10/advance tickets, $12/adults at gate, $8/children ages 6 to 12 at gate, Free/children under 5, $10/adults age 62 and over, Free/military personnel with ID

414-225-6225

folkfair.org

21 Monday

Thanksgiving Pajama Story Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft and listen to stories about family, food, and love.

East Library

2320 N. Cramer St.

Milwaukee

6 to 7 p.m.

mpl.org

22 Tuesday

American Indian Legends with Hawk, Owl, Vulture & Eagle: Celebrate Native American Heritage Day as Schlitz Audubon presents the First-People’s storytelling tradition highlighting birds of prey.

Tippecanoe Library

3912 S. Howell Ave.

Milwaukee

6 to 7 p.m.

mpl.org

24 Thursday

Free Zoo Admission: Milwaukee County residents receive free admission on Thanksgiving Day.

Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 W. Bluemound Rd.

Milwaukee

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

milwaukeezoo.org

Milwaukee Turkey Trot: Join in the fun of this 5K, 8K and a Kids’ Dash. Proceeds go to Hunger Task Force.

Veterans Park

1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.

Milwaukee

9 a.m.

milwaukeeturkeytrot.com

A Pfister Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch: Casual, yet elegant, the hotel’s bountiful brunch prodices ample holiday cheer, from appetizers and entrees, to side dishes and desserts -- plus all the traditional trimmings!

The Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$60/Adults, $20/Children ages 3-10, Free/Children 2 and under

thepfisterhotel.com

25 Friday

Black Friday Fun: Stroll through the decorated Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village exhibits, make your own 19th-century toy, decorate a streetcar postcard and create your very own ornament.

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Included with regular admission prices.

mpm.edu

Country Christmas: Admission to Wisconsin’s largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem.

Country Springs Hotel

2810 Golf Rd.

Pewaukee

5-10 p.m.

$20/carload

thecountrychristmas.com

The German Christmas Market: Experience an Old World German Christmas with music, food, vendors, and more, including a visit from Santa.

Downtown Oconomowoc

Main Street and Wisconsin Avenue

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

germanchristmasmarket.org

Holiday Kitchen: Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a special event to celebrate cooking together, healthy eating and the importance of family meal time. Lots of crafty projects, fun programs and delicious food samples!

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free with admission

414-390-5437

bbcmkids.org

Kooky Cooky House: Originally located at Capitol Court, the Kooky Cooky House exemplified Chistmas for thousands of Milwaukee kids in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Enjoy the memories or create new ones for you and your family this holiday season!

Discovery World

500 N. Harbor Drive

Milwaukee

Runs throughout the holiday season.

Included with general admission

discoveryworld.org

Pfister Annual Tree Lighting Event: Complimentary holiday treats, music, hot cocoa, eggnog and bubbly. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a fire truck to greet guests and pose for photos. Children can take part in decoaring a giant-sized gingerbread hotel.

The Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

5 to 6:30 p.m.

thepfisterhotel.com

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and returns to First Stage this holiday season.

Todd Wehr Theater

929 N. Water St.

Milwaukee

7 p.m. $12.00-$37.50

firststage.org

World’s Greatest Cookie Sale: Featuring home-made holiday cookies and baked goods in every variety imaginable from over 25 participating non-profit organizations. All proceeds benefit the specific non-profit groups you purchase from. Also featuring holiday music performances, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows and cupcake decorating

Country Springs Hotel

2810 Golf Road

Pewaukee

12-4 p.m.

Free admission

thecountrychristmas.com

26 Saturday

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: Come dressed up in your holiday attire, and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child. Reservations are required.

Watts Tea Shop

761 N. Jefferson St.

Milwaukee

9 a.m.

$25/person

414-290-5700

wattsteashop.com

Christmas Train: Enjoy a 30-minute train ride from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop at the Elegant Farmer.

East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church St.

East Troy

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m, and 2 p.m.

$15/adult, $17.50/child age 0 to 11, $10/member

262-642-3263

easttroyrr.org

Country Christmas: 5-10 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

The German Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1 p.m, 3:30 p.m, 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

27 Sunday

Christmas Train: See November 26 listing.

Country Christmas: 5-9 p.m. $20/carload.

See November 25 listing.

The German Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

28 Monday

Up North Holiday: The BMO Harris annual holiday display opens to the public. 150 life-sized Steiff animals will be displayed in the bank’s lobby, where they will be ice-fishing, playing hockey, figure skating, cross-country skiing and having a snowball fight.

BMO Harris Bank Lobby

770 N. Water St.

Milwaukee

Runs through January 2.

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; special hours on December 10, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day

29 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ classic tale comes to live onstage. Runs through December 24.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

108 E. Wells St.

Milwaukee

7 p.m.

$12.50-$55

414-224-9490

milwaukeerep.com

30 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing for details.

December

1 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing for details.

2 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas in the Ward: Fireworks, reindeer and Santa kick off a festive weekend of holiday shopping.

Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

5 to 8 p.m.

historicthirdward.org

Country Christmas: Admission to Wisconsin’s largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem.

Country Springs Hotel

2810 Golf Rd.

Pewaukee

5-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and holidays, $20/carload; 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, $15/carload

thecountrychristmas.com

European Village Alive: Discover European holiday traditions of the past. See holiday artifacts not usually on display, talk with costumed enactors and interpreters, and participate in fun, interactive activities.

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Included with regular admission prices

mpm.edu

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing.

3 Saturday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa: Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Dine with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Participate in holiday music sing-alongs. A special gift for each child!

Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 W. Bluemound Rd.

Milwaukee

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

milwaukeezoo.org

Breakfast with the Reindeer: Kids will love meeting Santa’s amazing flying friends while enjoying a special treat of complimentary doughnut holes, milk and hot cocoa.

Delafield Fish Hatchery Grounds and Building

417 Main St.

Downtown Delafield

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Free admission

visitdelafield.org

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister: A Pfister tradition that creates lifelong memories, share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom.

The Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

$45/Adults, $20/Children ages 3-10, Free/Children 2 and under

thepfisterhotel.com

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: Come dressed up in your holiday attire, and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child. Reservations are required.

Watts Tea Shop

761 N. Jefferson St.

Milwaukee

9 a.m.

$25/person

414-290-5700

wattsteashop.com

Breakfast with Santa at Newcastle Place: Pictures with Santa, coloring contest, raffle prizes, pancakes and sausage. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Newcastle Place

12600 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

$7/adult, $4/child

262-387-8840

Celebrate the Holidays at Jelly Belly: Join us for a holiday celebration, and meet Santa in a spectacular candy wonderland. Enjoy family activities!

Jelly Belly Visitors Center

10100 Jelly Belly Lane

Pleasant Prairie

jellybelly.com

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas in the Ward: 12 to 2 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

Christmas Train: Enjoy a 30-minute train ride from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop at the Elegant Farmer.

East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church St.

East Troy

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m, and 2 p.m.

$15/adult, $17.50/child age 0 to 11, $10/member

262-642-3263

easttroyrr.org

Electric Christmas Parade: The theme of Lake Geneva’s 41st annual parade is “Celebrate your inner elf.”

Downtown Lake Geneva

Parade routes start at Williams & Marshall Street, south on Broad Street, west on Main Street, and north on Cook Street

5 p.m.

visitlakegeneva.com

European Village Alive: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See December 2 listing for more details.

Homemade Holidays: Bring your children to create homemade gifts from natural, recyclable and reusable projects. Children can make and take three different projects for the admission fee (additional projects are $1). Stop by anytime during the Open House hours to make your works of art.

Wehr Nature Center

9701 W. College Ave.

Franklin

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$6/Child, $5/Friends of Wehr members

friendsofwehr.org

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: Listen to the story of the gingerbread man and create your own miniature gingerbread house. Bring your family, your imagination and creativity. Registration required.

Center Street Library

2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

414-286-3011

mpl.org

An Old World Christmas: Join us for a daylong, 19th-century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring Old World storytelling, live performances by holiday characters, free horse-drawn bobsled rides, caroling and hymn singing, food sampling, and many, many more holiday activities.

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$10/Adult, $7/Child age 5-17, Free/Child 4 and under

oldworldwisconsin.org

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30, 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

Santa Hustle Milwaukee 5K: See Milwaukee unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images and so much more.

Veterans Park for the start and finish line

1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive

Milwaukee

8:30 a.m.

santahustle.com

Tamarack Waldorf School Winter Fair

Tamarack Waldorf School

1150 E. Brady St.

Milwaukee

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

414-277-0009

tamarackwaldorf.org

Tippecanoe Festival of Lights: Learn about holidays all over the world, and make and take home fun arts and crafts. Enjoy a holiday tea party with sandwiches, cookies and tea.

Tippecanoe Library

3912 S. Howell Ave.

Milwaukee

1 to 2 p.m. for crafts, 2 to 3 p.m. for tea party

mpl.org

4 Sunday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

Gingerbread Christmas Book Tour: Presented by Boswell Books, well-known children’s author Jan Brett will be on-hand to talk about her latest book, “Gingerbread Christmas.”

Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall

733 N. 8th St.

Milwaukee

10 a.m.

boswellbooks.com

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Tropical Holiday: Surround yourself in the colors and patterns, flora and fauna, of nature. Paint from live flowers and sculpt a hummingbird. Enjoy sounds of the season as you make creations that are perfect to keep – or to share as a holiday gift.

Milwaukee Art Museum

700 N. Art Museum Drive

Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$17/Adults, $15/Students with I.D., Seniors ages 65+, Free/Kids 12 and under

mam.org

An Old World Christmas

See December 3 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

5 Monday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

Atkinson Library at 4:30 p.m.

1960 W. Atkinson Ave.

Milwaukee

Martin Luther King Library at 5:30 p.m.

310 W. Locust St.

Milwaukee

6 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

Mill Road Library at 4:00 p.m.

6431 N. 76th St.

Milwaukee

Villard Square Library at 6:00 p.m.

5190 N. 35th St.

Milwaukee

7 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Lunch and Learn Program: Books for Gift-giving, the Grown-up Edition: Join us for a round-up of the hottest titles of 2016 that your family and friends will delight in finding under the gift wrap. There’s something for everyone, including the sports nut, cooking fanatic and cozy fiction reader in your life.

Central Library

814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee

12:15 to 1:00 p.m., Cousins Subs, chips and water are available starting at noon.

Registration is required.

mpl.org

8 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

9 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

10 Saturday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister: See December 3 listing.

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

Zablocki Library

3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Milwaukee

2:00 p.m.

The Nutcracker: The magic, mayhem and music of Milwaukee’s most popular holiday tradition continues to delight and inspire new generations of dance lovers. With a cast of more than 200 dancers and students from the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, “The Nutcracker” fills hearts with festive spirit and memories that last a lifetime.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 N. Water St.

Milwaukee

1:30, 7:30 p.m.

Call 414-902-2103 or 414-273-7206 for tickets or visit ticketmaster.com

An Old World Christmas: See December 3 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30, 7 p.m.

11 Sunday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

The Nutcracker: 1:30, 6:00 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

An Old World Christmas: See December 3 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

12 Monday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

13 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

Bay View Library at 6:00 p.m.

2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Milwaukee

Tippecanoe Library at 6:00 p.m.

3912 S. Howell Ave.

Milwaukee

14 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

East Library at 6:00 p.m.

2320 N. Cramer St.

Milwaukee

Forest Home Library at 6:00 p.m.

1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

Milwaukee

15 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

16 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 28 listing.

The Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

17 Saturday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister: See December 3 listing.

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

Family Winter Weekend: This weekend is all about holiday and winter fun. Assemble your own snowflake out of molecular models, check out LEGO displays, create holiday-themed projects and visit with Santa in the Kooky Cooky House.

Discovery World

500 N. Harbor Drive

Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Included with general admission

discoveryworld.org

Make Your Own Gingerbread House: See December 3 listing for details.

Central Library at 10:30 a.m.

814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee

Washington Park Library at 10:30 a.m.

2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Milwaukee

The Nutcracker: 1:30, 7:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30, 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

18 Sunday

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Christmas Train: See December 3 listing.

Family Winter Weekend: See December 17 listing.

The Nutcracker: 1:30, 6:00 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

19 Monday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

20 Tuesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

21 Wednesday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

22 Thursday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

The Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

23 Friday

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

The Nutcracker: 1:30, 7:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 3:30, 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

24 Saturday

Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s: See December 3 listing.

A Christmas Carol at the Rep: See November 29 listing.

The Nutcracker: 1:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

25 Sunday

Christmas Celebration Brunch: A Pfister Christmas begins with a complimentary toast, followed by a spectacular buffet featuring a delicious assortment of appetizers, salads, entrees and decadent desserts in the elegantly appointed ballroom.

The Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$60/Adults, $20/Children ages 3-10, Free/Children 2 and under

thepfisterhotel.com

Free Zoo Admission: Milwaukee County residents receive free admission on Christmas Day.

Milwaukee County Zoo

10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

milwaukeezoo.org

26 Monday

The Nutcracker: 1:30, 6:00 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

27 Tuesday

The Nutcracker: 1:30 p.m.

See December 10 listing for details.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

28 Wednesday

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

29 Thursday

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

30 Friday

New Year’s Eve at Noon: Celebrate 2017 early! Kids can make a party hat, create something festive in the “Be a Maker” space and be wide awake when they toast the new year (with juice) as they sing, dance and count down to our annual New Year’s Eve at Noon ball drop.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free with admission

414-390-5437

bbcmkids.org

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 3:30, 7 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

31 Saturday

New Year’s Eve Family Festival: A Domes traditional celebration for families, a night of entertainment, music and food!

Mitchell Park Domes

524 S. Layton Blvd.

Milwaukee

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

milwaukeedomes.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See November 25 listing for more details.

Winter Walk at Wehr: Join us for a Winter Wonderland Walk. Discover how plants and wildlife thrive in our harsh northern climate. After our walk, warm up by our roaring fireplace while being treated to a steaming hot chocolate.

Wehr Nature Center

9701 W. College Ave.

Franklin

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

$10/Person, $7/Milwaukee County resident, $5/Friends of Wehr member, registration required by December 27

friendsofwehr.org

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