Historic Third Ward Association
Press Release

27th Annual Christmas in the Ward

Catalano Square (N. Broadway & E. Menomonee Sts.) and throughout the Historic Third Ward.

By - Dec 1st, 2015 02:44 pm

Friday, December 4

5:00pm-5:30pm Milwaukee Police Band
5:00pm-8:00pm Live Reindeer, Costumed Characters, Cookie Sale
5:30pm-8:00pm Horse-drawn Carriage Rides (board on west side of Chicago and Broadway)
5:35pm Official Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Tom Barrett
5:45pm Highpointan award winning Barbershop Quartet
6:00pm Trinity Irish Dancers Performance
6:00pm-8:00pm Santa in Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House
6:15pm Bartolotta Fireworks over the river
6:30pm-8:00pm Musical Performances

Saturday, December 5

10:00am-6:00pm Shop Local – Shop the Ward for your Holiday Gifts
12:00pm-2:00pm Santa in Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House
Costumed Characters, Music by Sigmund Snopek
Horse drawn Carriage Rides (board on west side of Chicago & Broadway)
2:00pm-3:00pm More for the kids – Tinker, the miniature horse
2:00pm-4:00pm Sweaters in the Square – It’s an Ugly Sweater Contest!
4:00pm-6:00pm Santa in Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House

Where: Catalano Square (N. Broadway & E. Menomonee Sts.) and throughout the Historic Third Ward.

$5 Parking: Friday and Saturday during event hours in the Historic Third Ward parking structures located at 212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St.

Charity: Proceeds from the cookie sale and pictures with Santa benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin.

Santa in Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House: Receive a cookie and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Have your picture taken with Santa for a $5.00 donation (proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin) or bring your own camera!  And, if you can’t make it on the 4th or 5th, Santa will return the following weekend!

Holiday Hours Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House
Friday, December 4 6pm-8pm
Saturday, December 5 12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm
Friday, December 11 5pm-7pm
Saturday, December 12 5pm-7pm

Christmas Trees for Sale: Find your perfect Christmas tree in Catalano Square. Choose from Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir or White Pine. Prices range from $25 to $60. Take your tree on Friday night!

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