The Milwaukee County Zoo and American Family Field joined the list of Milwaukee-area locations offering outdoor light displays this year.
And some area communities are hosting tree-lighting ceremonies, and a handful of large light displays are being offered inside.
Following are some of the Christmas displays and tree lightings in the area.
American Family Field: Drive-through holiday lights, Nov. 24 through Jan. 2. Themed light displays as well as a holiday village featuring concessions, activities, and visits from Santa himself. magicoflights.com/milwaukee
BMO Harris Bank: “Gnome For The Holiday” holiday window display, Nov. 29 to Jan. 3. Life-sized stuffed animals in the ground floor windows of BMO Tower and extending in windows along the entire block of 770-790 N. Water St.
Bay View Tree Lighting: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Carols by the St. Thomas More High School Choir, followed by a sing-a-long for children and families, and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus at 7 p.m. to light the tree. Gather in the west parking lot of Immaculate Conception Church, 1023 E. Russell Ave.
Cheer District Illuminated by We Energies: Dec. 1-Jan. 15. View lights displayed on 31 lit trees, including a 25-foot Bucks-themed tree, located throughout the plaza and Deer District surrounding Fiserv Forum.
The Corners of Brookfield: Candy Corners Lane holiday lights, Nov. 27 through December. Stroll through giant light displays throughout Market Square, 20111 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield.
Town of Brookfield: Holiday Tree lighting with carolers and hot cocoa, 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The Corners Market Square, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, Brookfield.
Candy Cane Lane: Neighborhood holiday light display shines Nov. 26 through Dec. 26 from 6-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Donations are collected with all donations benefiting the MACC Fund — Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. The location is bounded by Oklahoma and Montana avenues, and 92nd to 96th streets, West Allis. candycanelanewi.com
Christmas in the Ward: Tree lighting ceremony in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Enjoy music, live reindeer, hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, and a winter fireworks display over the river. Catalano Square, 138 N. Broadway.
Christmas on KK: Tree lighting, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Opening ceremony with music by children’s choir. Zillman Park, 2180 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
East Troy Lights: The East Troy Electric Railroad's Santa Parade Train will make its annual journey into downtown East Troy at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 to light the Memorial Christmas Tree and kick off the Holiday Light Show. Timed shows continue through Dec. 31 on the hour at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. daily. Walk through or watch the show from your car. East Troy Village Square Park, Main Street, East Troy. easttroy.org
Feztival of Trees: Walk through indoor display of fully decorated trees with music light show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 20; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 22-24, 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27. (Closed on Thanksgiving day). Trees will be raffled off on the final day. Admission is $5 per person; children younger than 12 get in free. Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave. tripolishrine.com
Garden District Neighborhood Association: Winter Wonderland lighting display, open nightly, Dec. 7 through Jan. 6. Tree Lighting with caroling by area schools, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 7. Farmer's Market area and gardens at Norwich Ave. and 6th St.
Hales Corners Library: Village Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit, 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Enjoy holiday music with Santa’s arrival by firetruck. 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners.
Hartland Lights: Caroling and tree lighting, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Village Center, with seasonal beverages, window displays, shopping and holiday festivities throughout downtown until 9 p.m. Downtown Hartland.
The Ingleside Hotel: “Country Christmas” holiday lights feature The Trail, Christmas Village, and Streets of Bethlehem. Walking Nights, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 19-21. $7 per person. Drive-through Nights, Nov. 26 through Dec. 1, and Dec. 3 through Jan. 1. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Holidays; 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. $20 per carload or minivan Sunday-Thursday; $25 Friday-Saturday and Holidays. $30-$50 for minibus and larger vehicles. 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, (262) 547-0201. thecountrychristmas.com
Kapco Kids2Kids: Christmas Wonderland drive-through, Nov. 26 through Dec. 30. Open daily from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5 to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. (Closed Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13-14, 16-17, and Dec. 24-25). On the corner of Highway 60 and Cheyenne at 1150 Cheyenne Ave., Grafton. kids2kidstoydrive.com
Lake Geneva Cruise Line: Santa Cruise, Nov. 26 through Dec. 30. Tours run Wednesday-Sunday, (no tours Dec. 24-25). Passengers see lighted holiday displays and watch as Santa emerges from his hideaway. Cruises depart from Williams Bay at Gage Marine and Pier 290 at 1 Liechty Drive. santacruiselakegeneva.com
Lakeside Park: Holiday Light Show, 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 25 through Jan. 1. Park in lot across the street from the display for best viewing, and turn off your headlights. Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to listen to the music. The trees will dance to eight songs, followed by a short intermission and then the show repeats. North Main Street, Fond du Lac.
Miller Valley Holiday Lites: The drive-through display will shine from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1-25. The light shows run every five minutes, and those attending can park on either side of the street in front of the Plank Road Brewery House, next to the Miller Inn. Visitors will be asked to remain in their cars and avoid parking or stopping in the center two lanes as to allow other traffic through. While watching the lights, guest should tune their car radios to 91.1 FM to enjoy the holiday music that accompanies the hillside show. 4251 W. State St., (414) 931-2337.
City of Milwaukee: Christmas Tree on display beginning Nov. 18. City Hall, corner of Market and Wells streets.
Milwaukee County Zoo: Wild Lights, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 1-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26-31. Eleven holiday-themed zones along a one-mile walk around the zoo. Adult $18 online/ $20 at the gate; child (ages 3 to 12) $16 online/ $18 at the gate. 10001 W. Blue Mound Road. zoosociety.org
Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival: Visit downtown by car or on foot and explore the many light displays, Nov. 18 through Jan. 1. Visit three downtown park scenes: "Community Spirit Park" at Cathedral Square Park, “HiBEARnation Station” at Pere Marquette Park and “Home is Where the Hearth Is” powered by We Energies at Zeidler Union Square. Downtown Milwaukee. milwaukeedowntown.com
Noel Indoor Light Park & Christmas Market: Sparkling lights, festive food and drink, daily live entertainment and locally made gifts and stocking stuffers, Nov. 27 through Jan. 2, with timed entry. (Closed Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6 and 25.) Adult tickets online $20 (plus tax and service fee); $30 at the box office. Children/ Youth (ages 4 to 17) online $15 (plus tax and service fee); $20 at the box office. Seniors ticket (ages 65+) online $15 (plus tax and service fee); $20 at the box office. Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. noelmke.com
City of Oak Creek: Light the Square, 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Stroll the square and view the holiday lights through December. Drexel Town Square, 8040 S. Sixth St., Oak Creek.
The Pfister Hotel: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Santa lights tree at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday treats and warm drinks. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Hunger Task Force and help those in need. 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., thepfisterhotel.com
Racine Zoo: Wonderland of Lights drive-through, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19 through Jan. 2. Open all holidays. Meet Santa, Nov. 27, Dec. 12 and 23. Drive-through only, no walking allowed. Admission $5 per person, and free for children ages 2 years and younger. Tickets available only at the gate (cash and credit cards only). Enter southern gate at Michigan Boulevard and Goold Street, Racine. (262) 636-9189; racinezoo.org
RAM Holiday Tree: View illuminated tree adorned with ornaments, Nov. 26 through Dec. 30. 441 Main St., Racine.
Sussex Civic Center: Holiday Tree Lighting, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Live musical performances by local children, countdown and lighting of the tree, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit from Santa. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Sussex Food Pantry. N64-W23760 Main St., Sussex.
Wauwatosa: Tosa Village Tree Lighting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3. 7603 W. State St., Wauwatosa.
West Allis Centennial Plaza: Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. Dec. 4. 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.
West Bend Enchantment in the Park: View this interactive holiday light show by foot or motor vehicle, open daily 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 through Dec. 24. Suggested donation of $10 (cash or check), or nonperishable food donations (no glass containers). Drive-through visitors enter from Silverbrook Drive. Walk-through visitors enter from Main Street. Regner Park, 800 N. Main St., West Bend. enchantmentpark.org
Winter Wonders: Drive-through holiday lights display through Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park area, 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19 through Jan. 2. Open on all holidays. $25 carload; $35 early entry ticket; $50 limousine or season pass. Larger vehicles by reservation only. Enter at Whitnall Park Golf Course, 6751 S. 92nd St., Franklin. (866) 888-2555; winterwonders.org
Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights: Drive through Jellystone Park Camp Resort, Nov. 20-21 and Nov. 27 through Jan. 1. (Closed Christmas Day). Timed entry ticket required. Car $30; Large Passenger Van $45. Additional pricing options for larger vehicles, Early Access, Santa’s Sleigh Ride, or Golf Cart Holiday Train. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. View lighting displays synchronized to music. 8425 Highway 38, Caledonia. wichristmascarnival.com
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