Friday, November 30, 2018 - 5:3opm to 8:30pm


Join us for the 30th Anniversary of this old-fashioned Milwaukee favorite! Fireworks, tree lighting, Santa and live reindeer kick off a festive month of holiday fun and shopping!


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Holiday Shopping
Get all of your holiday shopping done in the national and locally owned shops of the Historic Third Ward. You'll find the perfect gifts for all the special people on your list. See all the neighborhood retailers.

Holiday Refreshments
Hot chocolate and coffee will be available to warm you up. Our famous Cocoa Cocktails will be available for the adults and chestnuts will be roasting on an open fire for the whole family. Third Ward restaurants will be serving festive fare and kid-friendly food trucks will be at Catalano Square. See all the neighborhood dining options.

Cookie Sale
Yum! Holiday Cookies! Buy one or buy a dozen! All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. A special thanks to our cookie sponsors!


Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Board at the northeast corner of Broadway and Chicago.
$3 Adult, $1 Child (12 and under).

Live Reindeer
Join us as we welcome Mrs. Claus and her reindeer back to Catalano Square. Santa's elves will be on hand to answer questions like "do reindeer really fly?" And "is Rudolph's nose really red?"

You'll BELIEVE when you see them...

Costumed Characters
Kids will squeal with delight when they see Jolly & Ginger Gingerbread, and Frosty the Snowman!


Event Parking
Park your vehicle in either of the Historic Third Ward parking structures on Friday, November 30 after 5pm. Structures are located at 212 N. Milwaukee Street and 225 E. Chicago Street.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this beloved neighborhood event, we'd love to hear from you.

Contact Rebecca Button at the Historic Third Ward Association today.



Christmas in the Ward Sponsorship


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