What To Do in Milwaukee Thanksgiving Weekend

A Guide to Thanksgiving-Weekend Events in Milwaukee

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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.

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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
    Cost: free
  • 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
    Cost: free
  • 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