Milwaukee is always a busy city, but things really get crazy during the holidays. From skating at Red Arrow Park to catching one of the great holiday shows, there are tons of events to keep everyone busy until 2014.
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- Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
When: November 21 - December 29
What: festive light displays downtown
Where: various downtown parks
- A Grand Avenue Christmas at the Pabst Mansion
When: November 22 - January 5
What: renaissance mansion fully decked out for Christmas
Where: Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Cost: $10, $9 students and seniors, $6 children, free for children 6 and under
Contact: (414) 931-0808
- White Christmas: The Musical
When: November 26 - December 1
What: classic holiday film brought to life on stage
Where: Marcus Center for Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St.
Cost: $40 - $120
Contact: (414) 273-7121
- Milwaukee Repertory Theater: A Christmas Carol
When: November 27 - December 24
What: a beloved holiday classic
Where: Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
Cost: $20 - $65
Contact: (414) 224-9490
- Slice of Ice - Skating Season Opens at Red Arrow Park
When: November 29 - spring thaw
What: a Milwaukee winter tradition
Where: Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St.
Cost: $8 for skate rental, free with your own skates
Contact: (414) 289-8791
- A Kick in the Dickens 2: More Stuff in the Stocking
When: December 5 - 28
What: audience suggestions help create a new improv holiday play every night
Where: The Alchemist Theatre, 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Contact: (414) 426-4169
- Christmas in the Ward
When: December 6 & 7
What: a neighborhood shopping and holiday celebration
Where: throughout the Third Ward
- Milwaukee Ballet: The Nutcracker
When: December 14 - 27
What: with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and the Milwaukee Children’s Choir
Where: Marcus Center, 929 N. Water St.
Cost: $30 - $75
Contact: (414) 273-7206
- New Year's Eve
When: December 31
What: Ring in the New Year on the town