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Christmas in the Ward
December 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join “Milwaukee’s Christmas Station” 95.7FM WRIT’s afternoon drive personality Hannah as she emcees the tree lighting and leads you in celebration.
Santa Visits Jolly’s Gingerbread House
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa and let him know what’s on your Christmas list. A $5 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities is suggested.
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?”
Physicians Realty Trust Fireworks
A rare winter fireworks display will dazzle your senses as the rockets red glare bursts into life over the Milwaukee River.
Sing and dance along while you enjoy performances by plenty of local entertainers.
Yum! Holiday Cookies! Buy one or buy a dozen! All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. A special thanks to our cookie sponsors! Cash or credit accepted!
Hot chocolate will be available to warm you up. Plus, adults can choose to indulge in our famous Cocoa Cocktails. Cash or credit accepted!
We’re partnering with our friends at The Explorium Brewpub to serve you local brews, crafted right here in the Historic Third Ward! Cash or credit accepted!
Third Ward restaurants will be serving festive fare and kid-friendly food trucks Streetza Pizza, Gouda Girls, and Better Together will be on-site at Catalano Square. See all the neighborhood dining options.