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