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26 Monday

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, 6:00 p.m.

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

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.

27 Tuesday

The Nutcracker: 1:30 p.m.

See December 26 listing for more details.

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

1, 3:30 p.m., $12-$37.50

firststage.org

Up North Holiday: See December 26 listing.

28 Wednesday

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

See December 27 listing for details.

Up North Holiday: See December 26 listing.

29 Thursday

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

See December 27 listing for more details.

Up North Holiday: See December 26 listing.

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's 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 December 27 listing for more details.

Up North Holiday: See December 26 listing.

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