Just Add Kids presents their annual listing of Christmas Light Shows
Were loving this time of the year with the sights and sounds of the holiday season.
Whether you drive by, go on foot, or grab a rideHave fun with the family celebrating the season of lights. At Just Add Kids, we are proud to present the 2015 Holiday Tour of Lights featuring a directory of light show destinations, home light shows, and more, graciously sponsored by the Racine Art Museum.
Nightmare Before Christmas ? Bayview
2700 Block Logan Avenue, Bayview
mid-September until early January
The 2700 block of Logan transforms into the Nightmare Before Christmas. After Halloween one house follows the chronology of the movie in actual time, the decorations changing every week or two until New Years.
Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee
Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee
Zeidler Union Square, 633 W. Wisconsin Avenue #409, Milwaukee
November 19 ? December 27
This six-week festival will give downtown a boost of holiday spirit with colorful lights and animated displays in Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park and Zeidler Union Square. Visitors will see the streetscape transformed by sparkling rooflines, harp lamp lighting and suspended dcor above downtown intersections. In addition, $1 Jingle Bus rides will operate Thursday through Sunday evenings connecting visitors to all the sights.
Kiwanis Holiday Lights Spectacular
Racine Zoo, 2131 North Main Street, Racine
November 19 ? December 31
Enjoy the bright holiday lights at the zoo created and maintained by area Kiwanis Clubs members. Youll see animals, a train, a steamboat, clever animation, and of course Santa! Open nightly through the holidays starting at 5 p.m.
The Country Christmas Light Show
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha
November 26 ? 29 & December 4 ? January 2
Monday -Thursday 5 ? 9pm
Friday, Saturday & Holidays 5 ? 10pm
A holiday-in-lights extravaganza featuring 250 displays lit with more than 750,000 lights in a 1-mile drive along a wooded trail. Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin is a holiday destination steeped in festive tradition. Each year, the Country Springs Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. Admission to Wisconsins largest drive through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. For more information, phone 262-547-0201.
Kenosha Christmas Lights
6834 106th Avenue, Kenosha
November 26 to December 31, 5 ? 10pm
Stop by to view 30,000+ Christmas lights animated to music. Tune into 101.3 when you arrive.
McLight Show on Aberdeen
4847 Aberdeen Drive, Racine
Opens November 26 at 8pm
then November 27 to January 1
Monday-Thurday, 5 ? 10pm
Friday-Saturday, 5 ? 10:30pm
Sunday, 5 ? 10pm
Stay warm in your car and tune the radio to 101.3 FM to enjoy a choreographed display of over 5,000 Christmas lights set to music. You might even catch an early glimpse of Santa!
Jamestown Lights 2015
Taurus Drive (South) just east of Highway K and 38, Caledonia
November 27 to January 1, 5 ? 10pm
Light display is synchronized to many holiday favorites. Hear the music in your vehicle by tuning to 99.7FM. The display uses over 350 channels of computer control to make the lights dance to the beats! Douglas Fir is back again this year, a 9 foot talking and singing Christmas tree. New to the show this year are RGB floodlights and 2 candy cane wheels. NOTE ? display is found in back yard ? can be easily viewed from Taurus drive between the ponds.
Candy Cane Lane ? Milwaukee
Neighborhood bordered by 96th Street on the west, 92nd Street on the east, Montana Avenue on the north, and Oklahoma Avenue on the south.
November 27 ? December 27
Weekdays, 6 ? 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 5 ? 10pm
Every year, this neighborhood joins together and decorate their homes and give up their time to encourage people to come and donate to the MACC fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer). Over the years, Candy Cane Lane has grown to a collaboration of more than 300 homes! Since its inception, the neighborhood program has raised more than $1.6 million to support childhood cancer research and research of related blood disorders. More than $105,000 was raised last year alone! Visitors come from far and away to drive or stroll through this winter wonderland of holiday sights and sounds. Santa Claus will be there every night from December 6-23.
Wisconsin Christmas Carnival Light Show
Yogi Bears Jellystone Park, 8425 Hwy 38, Caledonia
Saturday, November 28 through Thursday, December 31 (Closed Christmas)
Sunday ? Thursday: 5 ? 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 ? 10pm
Welcome to the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, Southeastern Wisconsins biggest, brightest and most dazzling holiday lights display! Relax in the comfort of your car as you wind your way through the campground. With lights on all sides and high above in the trees and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays featuring elves, reindeer, forest friends, beloved childrens characters, Santa himself and more, youll feel like youve stepped into one of your favorite Christmas movies. Stay awhile and enjoy a hot beverage, get your picture taken with Santa or write him a letter to be sent to the North Pole, and browse our gift shop for fun and unique holiday gifts. Car (up to 8 people) $15 Large passenger vans, camper, limo, mini bus $25, Large Bus, Greyhound or Large Motorhome $30 (CASH ONLY- ATM located in store).
BMO Harris Holiday Display
770 N. Water Street
November 30 ? January 4, 2016
Monday ? Friday, 9am ? 8pm; Weekends, Christmas and New Years Day, 9am ? 4pm (Closed: December 12 and 24 at 1pm, and January 4 at 5pm)
The holiday display has been an iconic Milwaukee family attraction for 43 years. Bank employees work to transform the lobby into a winter wonderland. This years theme is, Northern Lights: The Magical World of the Snow Queen. Decorations will include 150 life-size Steiff animals based on the holiday story. For each visitor to the display, BMO Harris will donate $5 to Feeding America Eastern WI. For more information call (414) 765-7500
La Salette Shrine Holiday Lights
336th Avenue, Twin Lakes
December 1 to January 1 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)
5 ? 9pm
Countless colorful miniature lights are turned on. Come on weekends and walk the grounds to view the biblical displays and Christmas alphabet. Please keep in mind the weather conditions because the displays are outdoors
Explore the Magic of Christmas in Milwaukee
The tours run from December 1 ? December 23
Join a walking tour of Downtown Milwaukee and view the magnificent lights, while making-merry with your own elf. Enjoy the spectacle of Cathedral Square, the thrilling window displays, the brilliance of Pere Marquette Park and bask in the glow of the impressive city tree. This 1.25 mile walk through the holiday-trimmed streets of Downtown Milwaukee will be led by your very own holiday elf. While you stroll the streets, you will play Christmas Trivia and hear about the history of our wonderful city. At mid-point in the tour we will take a short break at Red Arrow Park to warm up and, if you choose, purchase a hot drink. (Adults $10, kids under 12 $5)
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2015
5:25pm, Sturtevant, Amtrak Depot, 9900 East Exploration Court
7pm, Milwaukee, Amtrak Depot, 433 West St. Paul Avenue
8:15pm, Wauwatosa, Harwood Avenue Crossing
9pm, Hartland, Parking lot adjacent to Cottonwood Avenue & Pawling Avenue
?10:30pm (15 minute Stop and Go) Columbus, Amtrak Depot, 359 North Ludington Street
The brightly-decorated Holiday Trains will make stops in communities across the country, offering a free concert by Kira Isabella and Doc Walker and seasonal festivities from a boxcar theyve turned into a traveling stage. The concerts are always free, but youre encouraged to make a donation to the local food bank?either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay within your local community.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours presents
Christmas Lights and Dessert Tour
(meeting location & details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets)
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 (see website for times)
Enjoy the downtown Milwaukee holiday lights while riding in style in a cozy mini coach and sampling some delicious desserts! The 2-hour narrated bus tour departs from downtown Milwaukee and features holiday displays with walking stops in Cathedral Square and Pere Marquette Park, plus viewing opportunities through light displays that may includes areas such as Red Arrow Park, Zeidler Union Square, Historic Third Ward, and Miller Brewerys Holiday Lites display. On this tour youll also sample hot chocolate (or coffee, if preferred) and desserts from three local restaurants. And, to quote Buddy the Elf, The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear ? therefore, your SINGING TOUR GUIDE will lead the bus in a Christmas caroling sing-a-long! Tickets are $50. For more information phone (888) 473-1922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller/Coors Seasonal Holiday Lites Tour
Miller Valley at the Milwaukee Brewery, 4251 W. State Street, Milwaukee
Fridays and Saturdays, December 4 ? 19, every 20 minutes, beginning at 4:40pm until 9pm
MillerCoors will kick off its annual holiday celebration when the Holiday Lites, return to Milwaukee. More than 300,000 LED lights, synchronized to a mix of modern and traditional holiday music. Residents and visitors to the Milwaukee-area are invited to visit the Miller Valley and take the Miller Brewery Tour to experience this long-standing holiday tradition. While there, visitors will receive a free mini tour, including the Lite Show. Visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys-For-Tots or a non-perishable food item for Hunger Task Force. More information, call 414-931-BEER (2337) locally or 800-944-LITE.