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A merry holiday in Milwaukee

See a staid city shimmer in the lights.

Cathedral Square at Christmas.

© Torsten Muller

During the holidays, Milwaukee's downtown lights up like a child's face on Christmas morning.

What to do: Tour the decorated Pabst Mansion. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum (and its shop). Ice skate at Red Arrow Park. Shop in the Historic Third Ward or on Old World Third Street.

See the holiday lights in Cathedral Square and Pere Marquette Park. Catch "A Christmas Carol'' at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater or the Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

Events to catch: Nov. 18-Jan. 1, Holiday Lights Festival. Dec. 3, Christmas in the Ward.

Details: For more, see Milwaukee at Christmas.

Last updated on November 29, 2021