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Holiday Lighting Schedule

It's that time of year! Companies, cities and neighborhoods are putting up their holiday decor and are getting ready to light it all up. As CBS 58 receives details about holiday lightings we will post them here.

MillerCoors Holiday Lites

The MillerCoors Holiday Lites display will once again transform Miller Valley at the MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery during the month of December. More than 350,000 LED lights, synchronized to holiday music, will light up the area, in the largest display of its kind in the Midwest.   

Visitors to Holiday Lites receive a free brewery mini-tour, special giveaways and discounts at the Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop. Visitors age 21 and older can sample beer at the end of the tour with valid ID. The tradition of lighting up Miller Valley during the holidays began in the 1950’s and was revitalized in 2005 as part of Miller Brewing Company’s 150th anniversary.  

Holiday Lites will be open to the public every weekend in December from 4:40 PM until 9:00 PM. Public tours will begin every 20 minutes from 4251 W. State Street in Milwaukee.                                   

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 

This annual family favorite will arrive into Sturtevant,  Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Hartland and Watertown on December 4. Once in town the stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. The whole event lasts about 30 minutes.

Train Schedule:
1. Sturtevant    5:25 PM
2. Milwaukee   6:50 PM
3. Wauwatosa  8:05 PM
4. Hartland       8:50 PM
5. Watertown    10:00 PM

Jellystone Park, Caledonia

Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is excited to announce that it is once again bringing The Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights to Southeastern Wisconsin. The light show, opening on November 28, provides one magic mile of holiday cheer for families to experience in the comfort of their vehicles. With more than 1.5 million magical, twinkling lights in all shapes and sizes, Jellystone’s Carnival of Lights is truly Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest holiday light display.

The Carnival of Lights offers synchronized music to the lights for a unique sensory delight.

More than 1.5 million lights weave and wrap through one mile of more than 500 trees, cabins and other festive scenes. Guests remain in their vehicle during the tour to ensure a convenient and comfortable holiday experience. Afterward, everyone can warm up at Jellystone’s Ranger Station for hot apple cider, coffee and espresso drinks while visiting with Santa or writing him a letter.

This year, guests can enjoy even more Wisconsin-style holiday excitement with a special green-and-gold display that celebrates our state’s beloved football team. The whole family can enjoy a series of football figures adorned in glittering green and gold as a new twist on the Carnival of Lights’ themed displays.

Jellystone is also pleased to announce that a portion of its proceeds will once again go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin. Jellystone will donate $1 from each car that visits to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin to support a “home away from home” mission the charity has for families of seriously ill or injured children.

“The Ronald McDonald House charity is a cause that has been near and dear to Jellystone’s heart for a long time,” said Bridget Bender, Jellystone’s general manager. “We are grateful to assist their wonderful mission of helping children in need, especially during the holidays, by donating a portion of our proceeds.”

The campground will also cover the entrance fee for approximately 100 carloads filled with existing and previous guests of the Ronald McDonald House. Several McDonalds locations in Oak Creek and Racine are offering discount coupons for the Carnival of Lights.

Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights is open November 28 through December 31, with the exception of Christmas Day. Hours are 5-9 PM Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 PM Friday and Saturday. The entry fee for carloads with up to eight people is $15 and $22 for limos, buses and large passenger vans.

Country Christmas

The Country Springs Hotel will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Country Christmas, Wisconsin’s Largest Drive-Through Christmas Lights Display. Country Christmas, presented by Town Bank, will open on Friday, November 27. The event is held on the grounds of the Country Springs Hotel, located at 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, WI. Country Christmas dates of operation are:  November 27 – 29 & December 4 – January 2. Hours for the event are 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Holidays and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday. Admission is $15 per carload with special pricing available for limos and small buses. In its 20th year, Country Christmas features:

  • Over one million holiday lights - Festively displaying animated figures and holiday scenes on a mile-long trail that winds through the woods.  
  • “Bearville” with an animated church scene, general store, butcher shop, and sausage factory
  • Prarieville and Old Time Waukesha miniature cities
  • A captivating 200-foot tunnel of 30,000 computerized, pulsating lights
  • The Streets of Bethlehem is a collection of nearly life-size Fontanini nativity characters featuring shepherds, villagers, and the Christ child, in a peaceful, tranquil setting. Country Christmas has the only display of this magnitude in the area, a replica of the Pope’s personal collection.
  • Christmas Village is a place where many can enjoy a hot cup of cocoa, or an evening treat while looking at animated scenes and a cuddly cast of holiday characters.  Guests can enjoy an amazing working model train display that will delight everyone, especially train enthusiasts.

West Allis Christmas Tree Lighting

City of West Allis will be holding its 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lightning Program on Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 PM. The program will be held at the Centennial Park Plaza at City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. Caroling by the Nathan Hale High School Madrigal Ensemble, West Milwaukee Intermediate School Chorus, and Mt. Hope Lutheran Church Singers, followed by a community sing-a-long and lighting of the Christmas Tree by 4:30 PM which signals the start of the Christmas Parade, sponsored by the West Allis Community Christmas Parade Committee. 

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the City Hall Common Council Chambers.

Packers 'Festival of Lights'

The Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods are set to host the tenth annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field on Saturday, December 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The family-themed event, free to the public, will begin at 5:00 PM in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, area high school choirs performing holiday music and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

Families will also have the chance to decorate sugar cookies provided by Festival Foods and can purchase Packers-themed gingerbread men for $2 each.

Volunteers will also be on hand during the event to collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots. Families attending the Festival of Lights are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys to help families in need this holiday season.

At 6:30 PM the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the tree.

The tree has been chosen for the event and will be harvested the morning of Monday, November 30, in Green Bay, and erected on Harlan Plaza. The decoration of the tree will follow later in the week with more than 10,000 lights. The winning tree was selected through a submission process in which fans submitted a photo of their tree and explained why it should be chosen.

Oscar Rios and Lee Xiong of Green Bay will donate their 39-foot-tall spruce tree to be on display at Lambeau Field this holiday season. The tree was a part of the couple’s yard when they moved to their house four years ago, but Xiong says she is excited for their 9-year-old son, Andres, and 4-year-old daughter, Valeria, to see their tree lit up outside of the Atrium.

In recognition of providing the tree for the event, Rios and Xiong will receive four tickets to the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game on January 3.

Wauwatosa Tree Lighting

18th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 5:45 PM on Friday, December 4 at the Root Common Area at 1411 Wauwatosa Avenue. There will be Christmas Carols from Sophia's Heart and McKinley School choirs, a visit from Santa at 6:00 PM, horse-drawn carriage rides, children's crafts, visits with Santa and more. The actual Tree Lighting is scheduled for 6:30 PM. Presenters include Wauwatosa Aldermen Dennis McBride and Jeff Roznowski. 

Glendale Menorah Lighting

The City of Glendale’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin and Bayshore Town Center will present the Bayshore Town Center Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 PM in the Town Square.

The annual celebration of family, friends, singing and dancing will include a hand carved ice menorah, food and catering, to include sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and other traditional Chanukah treats, and music and entertainment

This event is free and open to the public.

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