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Deck the Halls at The Pfister Hotel, Hilton Milwaukee and InterContinental Milwaukee This Holiday Season

Celebrate holiday traditions with Thanksgiving buffets, tree lighting ceremonies, breakfast with Santa and more this holiday season!

By - Nov 6th, 2017 08:58 am
The Pfister Hotel. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

The Pfister Hotel. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The weather outside may be frightful, but holiday activities at the AAA Four-Diamond Pfister Hotel, AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center and InterContinental Milwaukee, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, are delightful. From the moment Santa Claus flips the switch to light The Pfister’s iconic Christmas tree to ugly sweater parties and breakfast with the jolly old man himself, there are plenty of memories for young and old this holiday season at downtown Milwaukee’s premier hotels.

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The Pfister Hotel’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Offers a Magical Experience for Guests of All Ages (Photo: Business Wire)

The Pfister Holiday Season

Milwaukee’s treasured hotel is pleased to present a number of memorable experiences and events for all to enjoy. For more information on The Pfister Holidays, visit:

Thanksgiving Bountiful Brunch
Thursday, November 23, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The breathtaking atmosphere of The Pfister Hotel’s ballroom provides the perfect destination for a cherished Thanksgiving. In a comfortable, yet elegant setting, The Pfister’s bountiful Thanksgiving brunch provides ample holiday cheer and features a variety of appetizers, entrées, side dishes and desserts – plus all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings. For reservations, call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Pricing: $65 Adults, $25 Children 3 – 10 years old, 2 and under are free (tax and gratuity not included).

The Pfister Hotel’s Annual Tree Lighting Event
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Official Lighting at 5:30 PM)
The Pfister Hotel’s tree lighting ceremony is one of Milwaukee’s most celebrated and anticipated traditions, offering a magical experience for guests of all ages. Featuring an 18-foot LED lighted holiday tree, the festive event includes complimentary holiday treats, music, hot cocoa and more. Parents are invited to bring their cameras, as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 5:20 p.m. on a Milwaukee Fire Department fire truck to greet guests and pose for photos. Guests will be encouraged to write letters to Santa and drop them in Santa’s special mailbox, which he will take back with him to the North Pole. While the actual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m., the other activities will extend to 6:30 p.m. To support those in need during the holiday season, The Pfister Hotel will be collecting food for Hunger Task Force and encourages guests to bring non-perishable food items. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy complimentary parking with any purchase.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa is a Pfister tradition that creates lifelong memories. Guests have the opportunity to share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in The Pfister’s festive ballroom, with every child receiving a special gift from Santa himself. Photos with Santa are highly encouraged! For reservations, call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Pricing: $40 Adults, $25 Children 3-10 years old, 2 and under free (December 2 & 23); $45 Adults, $30 Children 3-10 years old, 2 and under free (December 9 & 16).

Afternoon on the Polar Express
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
All aboard! Join the Pfister Narrator, Nicole Mattke, as she brings to life this cherished holiday tale. This family-friendly event can be enjoyed in your pajamas, just like the characters in the Polar Express journey. Enjoy a decadent hot chocolate bar and homemade desserts. Families can craft a special holiday keepsake, take holiday pictures in the Polar Express photo area and complete the day with a visit from Santa himself. Learn more at: Pricing: $29 Adults, $19 Children (12 and under) inclusive of tax and gratuity. All reservations must be made online.

Christmas Celebration Brunch
Monday, December 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas at The Pfister with a hearty holiday brunch Monday, December 25, 2017. Christmas at The Pfister begins with a complimentary toast followed by a spectacular buffet featuring a delicious assortment of appetizers, salads, entrées and decadent desserts in the hotel’s festively decorated ballroom. For reservations, call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950. Pricing: $65 Adults, $25 Children 3 – 10 years old, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included).

Special Holiday Room Promotions:

To truly enjoy a magical Pfister holiday experience, consider staying overnight! On November 23-25 and December 23-26, overnight rates start at just $99 per night, plus tax. For reservations call 877.704.5340 or 414.935.5950.

Your Window to the World on New Year’s Eve at Blu
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Reserved seating with bottle service available 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM.
Ring in the New Year with a view at Blu – The Pfister’s gem in the sky. Located on the 23rd floor of the Pfister, Blu offers guests the best view of Milwaukee’s skyline – which makes New Year’s Eve all the more special. Enjoy music from The David Wake Sextet and imaginative cocktails infused with all-natural ingredients. Celebrate with VIP packages, including a reserved table with premium champagne, party favors and a dessert and cheese display. For reservations, call 414.273.8222 x2450.

Holiday Traditions at the Hilton Milwaukee Hotel

To learn more about the holiday events listed below, visit:

Annual Tree Lighting in the Monarch Lounge
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Noon – 2 p.m. (After Milwaukee Holiday Parade)
Don’t miss this beloved annual tradition! Following downtown Milwaukee’s annual Christmas parade on Saturday, November 18, the Hilton Milwaukee’s Christmas tree lights will be turned on to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, caroling with Winter Wonderland featuring Olivia Gonzales, family-friendly activities, holiday movies around the fireplace and pictures with Santa. The hotel will also offer a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for $8 per drink. Complimentary parking with purchase. Official tree lighting takes place at 12:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day at Hilton Café
Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Buffet from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Celebrate what you’re thankful for on Thanksgiving Day at the Hilton Café. Enjoy a buffet with all of the traditional fixings and a special children’s buffet. For reservations, call 877.704.5343. Pricing: $34 Adults, $17 Children 3 – 10 years old, 2 and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included).

Ugly Sweater Parties at the Monarch Lounge
Every Friday from November 24 through December 22, 2017 | Competition Begins at 7 p.m.
Show off your holiday humor by donning your best ugly Christmas sweater. Every Friday from November 24 through December 22, five individuals will compete for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the Milwaukee ChopHouse. The runner-up will receive a $50 Monarch Lounge gift card, too. The competition begins at 7 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturdays, December 2, 9 and 16, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the Hilton Milwaukee’s Christmas wonderland ballroom. Kids will enjoy building and decorating their own keepsake ornament, face painting, crafting letters to Santa, watching a holiday movie and much more, including a special gift. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your holiday moment with Santa! For reservations, call 877.704.5343. Pricing: $35 Adults, $20 Children 3 – 10 years old, 2 and under are free.

New Year’s Eve in the Monarch Lounge
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Enjoy holiday beverages, complimentary party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment by Phil Seed Trio. Reserved seating is available for the countdown to midnight.

Celebrating the Holidays in Style at the InterContinental Milwaukee

To learn more about the holiday events listed below, visit:

Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at Kil@wat
Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Brunch from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Dinner from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Feast with family and friends at Kil@wat’s incredible Thanksgiving brunch or four-course dinner. Bringing together traditional favorites and adventurous new creations, this will be a Thanksgiving to remember. Pricing: $49 per person; $69 with wine pairings.

Glühwein & Sweets Special at CLEAR
Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 4 p.m. – Close
Enjoy the hotel’s rustic recipe of Glühwein – a classic mulled beverage – and sample some desserts to satisfy your holiday season sweet tooth.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Kil@Wat
Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Bring the family to Kil@wat for a fantastic five-course holiday feast Christmas Eve. To add to the experience, the meal can be upgraded with a full wine pairing menu. For reservations, call 414-276-8686. Pricing: $69 per person or $94 with wine pairings.

Christmas Day Plated Brunch at Kil@Wat
Monday, December 25, 2017 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spend time with friends and family enjoying a spectacular plated brunch. For reservations, call 414-276-8686.

Countdown to Bubbly at CLEAR
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Get a little bubbly this year with a unique tasting flight of sparkling wines and Champagnes, paired with a selection of chocolate truffles. Pricing: $39 for wine flight and chocolates.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Kil@wat
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Make the last meal of 2017 one to remember. At Kil@wat, guests will enjoy a sensational five-course dinner before ringing in the New Year. The dinner can also be upgraded with wine pairings. For reservations, call 414-276-8686. Pricing: $79 per person or $109 with wine pairings.

Marcus Hotels Holiday Gift Cards

Purchase $100 in Marcus gift cards and receive a $25 bonus gift card redeemable at any Marcus restaurant, spa hotel or theatre. Purchase today at:

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill.

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