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Area schools continue decorating Cathedral Square Park for Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

“Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park is one of three downtown parks decorated for the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival.

By - Nov 8th, 2017 09:56 am
Community Spirit Park. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown.

Community Spirit Park. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown.

Downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St., is transforming into “Community Spirit Park” as part of the 19th Annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival. Decorated by over 90 schools and non-profits throughout metro Milwaukee, each tree represents a class theme or wish demonstrated through handmade ornaments. Cathedral Square Park decorating began Thursday, Nov. 9 and will continue through Nov. 15. Over the six-day decorating period, 2,900 students will participate.

“Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park is one of three downtown parks decorated for the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival. The lights of Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park and Zeidler Union Square will officially be turned on at the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Pere Marquette Park. The free family event will feature Santa, holiday acts, live music, a fireworks display and free Jingle Bus rides presented by Meijer. Decorations of the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival will remain lit through Monday, Jan. 1.

Below is the “Community Spirit Park” decorating schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 15. Over 830 students will participate.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Clarke Street School

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Academy of Excellence
  • Alcott School
  • ALBA School
  • Browning Elementary/Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
  • Carollton Elementary “Ambassadors”
  • Manitoba School
  • Samuel Clemens School
  • St. Joan Antida High School
  • St. Sava Orthodox School

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
  • St. Matthias Parish School

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