27th Annual Christmas in the Ward
Catalano Square (N. Broadway & E. Menomonee Sts.) and throughout the Historic Third Ward.
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||Highpoint, an 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|
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!
Recent Press Releases by Historic Third Ward Association
Milwaukee’s original gallery hop event goes virtual during pandemic.
Presented by PNC Bank, the free event includes family-friendly activities