Every year it seems like we begin celebrating the holidays earlier and earlier. Christmas and Hanukkah decorations pop up in stores often times before Halloween, and Christmas music hits the airwaves before Thanksgiving. If you’re one to fully embrace the holiday season no matter how early, tonight is the perfect time to jump start your holiday cheer at the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off at Downtown Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park.
Tonight, Milwaukee switches the flip, illuminating Pere Marquette Park in over 500,000 lights, 360 wreaths, 35 animated sculptures and 17 Moravian stars. What’s more, leading into this evening, you can have the chance to meet Mickey Mouse, take in the festive family fashion show, the holiday variety show, a special showcase of holiday fireworks and, of course, a special visit from Santa Claus, himself. Stay toasty with free hot cocoa, coffee and cookies. If tonight doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will!
The Mickey Mouse meet-and-great goes from 3-5:30 p.m., followed by the family festive fashion show from 5:30-6:00. The holiday variety show will begin at 6:00 and is followed by fireworks.
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