Christmas lights around Milwaukee

Holiday light displays are one of my favorite events for this time of the year and top most activity in my Winter Bucket List. All those beautiful Christmas trees decorated with lights and ornaments increase my holiday spirit. So, I found out a few of the larger displays around Milwaukee. I am so excited to enjoy Christmas celebration and to enjoy some photography with Christmas lights.

Christmas lights around Milwaukee

1. Milwaukee Holiday lights festival

If you don’t want to drive far away in this cold then Milwaukee downtown is a perfect place to view Christmas lights. In Milwaukee downtown, there are three parks, which lit up with colorful lights:- Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park, and the Zeidler Union Square. Either you can visit all three park separately or hop on the Jingle bus for a warm and cozy narrated tour of the festive season.

Jingle bus tickets and boarding:-

November 18 – December 30
Thursdays – Sundays | 6pm – 8:20 pm
Shops of Grand Avenue – Center Court
275 W. Wisconsin Avenue

holiday lights :- November 17 – January 1, 2016


2. Country Christmas light show, Pewaukee

One of the great features of these display is this is drive through light display. So you can experience animated figures and holiday scenes all from the comfort of your car.
After the drive-through experience, visit Christmas Village where you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while looking at animated scenes and a cuddly cast of characters and an amazing working model train display. They also have display Streets of Bethlehem.

Address:- Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd Pewaukee, WI
Timing:- Mon-Thur 5-9pm; Fri, Sat & Holidays 5-10pm.
Length:- November 25 – 27, 2016 and December 2 – 31, 2016
Fees:- Price varies from $15.00 to $40 depend on car and day of the week.

3. Enchantment in the Park holiday light show

This holiday display offers two options you can either walk or drive through the light show. You can also enjoy carriage ride and visit Santa.

Address:- Regner Park, West Bend
Timing:- 5:00-9:00 p.m. 11/25-12/24, Open at 6:00 p.m. on 11/27 & 12/4
Length:- November 25 – December 31, 2016
Fees:- A bag of non-perishable food items or suggested $10 cash donation per car.

4. Candy Cane Lane light show

In December 1984, a group of neighbors living in West Allis, Wisconsin, joined together to collect donations for the MACC Fund – Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., in honor of a neighbor’s child diagnosed with cancer. The neighbors worked in concert in decorating their homes and encouraged visitors to make a small donation as they drove through the festively enhanced neighborhood. All of the money raised went to supporting research, treatment, and the eventual discovery of a cure for childhood cancers and related blood diseases. Since then this display has become holiday lights attraction on the south side of Milwaukee.

Address:- 96th Street to 92nd Street, Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue
Timing:- 6-9 p.m. Weekdays, 5-10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.
Length:- November 25 –  December 31, 2016
Fees:- No fees but donation suggested


5. BMO Harris Bank’s Annual Steiff Animal Holiday Display

For more than 40 years, the BMO Harris Annual Steiff Animal Holiday Display has created lasting memories for families in and around Milwaukee. For every visitor to the display this year, BMO Harris will donate $5 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin*. You and your family can make a world of difference just by stopping by!

Address:-  770 N. Water Street, downtown Milwaukee.
Timing:- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m, Weekends: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Length:- November 28 – January 3, 2016
Fees:- No fees

6. Some other light shows which are free around Milwaukee suburbs

A. Miller Coors holiday lights on 4251 w state st
B. H.C. Light show 6235 S 123rd st, Hales corner
C. Hope’s light celebration Wisconsin humane society, 4500 W Wisconsin ave
D. The Ackmann Home 3808 104th st, Greenfield

Do you love holiday light show? Which light show is your favorite?

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