Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season. Are you prepared? This Milwaukee Thanksgiving Guide will help you find everything you need, from great deals on catered Thanksgiving dinners to fun events for the whole family.
- Thanksgiving Dinner Catering & Dining Options
- Take a Drive Down Candy Cane Lane
- Get Ready for Some Black Friday Shopping
Thanksgiving Weekend & Holiday Events
- It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Show
Celebrates the season with a performance filled with live music, sound effects and 1950s Milwaukee charm
Where: Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St.
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Cost: $30 - $35
- Holiday Lights Festival
Relax after your turkey dinner with a drive through downtown to appreciate the beautiful holiday lights
Where: Downtown Parks and Wisconsin Avenue
When: Thursday, November 21 - Monday, December 29
- A Christmas Carol
See a beloved holiday classic come to life on stage.
Where: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St.
When: Wednesday, November 27 - Tuesday, December 24
Cost: $15 - $45
Contact: (414) 224-9490
- Milwaukee Holiday Parade
Celebrate the season with a popular parade through downtown Milwaukee.
Where: Astor and Kilbourn to the Grand Avenue Mall
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 23
- White Christmas: The Musical
The classic holiday film brought to life on stage.
Where: Marcus Center for Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
When: Tuesday, November 26 - Sunday, December 1
Cost: $40 - $120
- The Lighting of the Whale
A fun Milwaukee holiday kick-off tradition
Where: Milwaukee Public Museum. 800 W. Wells St.
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 29
Cost: Free with admission
Contact: (414) 278-2728
- Sesame Street Live - Make a New Friend
Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage.
Where: Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
When: Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1
Cost: $15 - $68
- Art vs. Craft - Grand Finale
Who needs the mall when you've got hundreds of DIY crafters (or artists?) ready to sell you their awesome wares.
Where: Harley Davidson Museum, 400 Canal St.
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, November 30
Cost: $5, free kids 13 and under