12 Places You Didn't Know Santa Visited In Milwaukee

Updated: Nov 25, 2019


Santa's schedule is packed this holiday season in Milwaukee, and he's not just at the mall.


From Downtown Milwaukee all the way to Old World Wisconsin, here are some of our favorite local spots for a Santa (or Krampus!) sighting:

1. Downtown Milwaukee


Catch Santa at the Milwaukee Holiday LIght Festival Kickoff on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 p.m. in Pere Marquette Park. Plus, more than 500,000 lights will magically come to life right before your very eyes! Enjoy performances by Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Thiel, cast members from “Black Nativity” and Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol,” Anita’s Dance Center, Milwaukee Flyers, Robin Adkins, illusionist David Seebach, and national recording artist Grace Weber. Fireworks and a visit from Santa will top off the night. For your convenience, $3 parking will be available at the Interstate Parking structure located at The Avenue between 3pm and midnight. Enter from Plankinton Avenue or 2nd Street, pull a ticket and park