SIGHTS TO SEE
Besides hundreds of events, Downtown Milwaukee shines bright with stunning park and street decor. Here are a few of the highlights.
Wisconsin Avenue – 10th Street to Prospect Avenue & Mason Street
Making a huge splash this season are the new chandeliers that hang above 17 Wisconsin Avenue intersections. Glistening both day and night, these downtown fixtures are an elegant accent to activities and events.
“Community Spirit Park”
Cathedral Square Park
Presented by Madison Medical Affiliates & Milwaukee County Parks
Returning for its ninth year, “Community Spirit Park” remains a classroom favorite. Over 60 schools throughout metro Milwaukee transform the park with weather-resistant ornaments. Pay close attention! Each school’s tree is decorated with a unique theme or wish for the season.
2012 Participating Schools & Tree Themes
- Academy of Accelerated Learning – Warm Holiday Wishes
- Banner Prep – Colorful Christmas Creations
- Blessed Sacrament Catholic School – A School With A Heart
- Blessed Savior East/West Campus – We Are One
- Bradley Tech High School – Connecting Our World
- Carollton Elementary – Anyone Can Join Us
- Ceria M. Travis Academy (39th Street Campus) – Holiday Spirit: Give A Hand, Touch A Heart, Spread Some Hope
- Clement Avenue K-8 School – Clement Avenue K-8 Is A Wisconsin School Of Recognition! We Are College Bound!
- Cudahy High School – Snow
- Divine Mercy – On The Corner Of Jefferson & Wells You Can Hear Cathedral Bells
- Dover Elementary – The Mitten & The Hat By: Jan Brett
- Ebenezer Child Care – Child Care From The Heart
- Engleburg Elementary School – Ringing In A New Year Of Learning
- Fernwood Montessori – Animals Around the World
- Forest Home Avenue School – Words Of Friendship
- Frances Starms Early Childhood Center – Wild About Wisconsin
- Gaenslen School – Christmas Around The World: Embracing Diversity
- Garden Homes Lutheran School – From Our Family To Yours, Merry Christmas!
- Garland School – Wisconsin Promise School 8 Years In A Row!
- General Mitchell Elementary – Flowers
- Greenfield School – Connecting Cultures Through Love & Peace
- Hawley Environmental School – Heal The World Around Us
- Imani Academy Campus – Soaring To New Heights
- J.E. Jones Elementary – Beetles
- Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy – Giving Tree
- Kings Academy School – Ringing Of Bells Call Forth Fortune & Bliss
- Kluge Elementary – Peace, Love And Kluge
- Lancaster School – Framing The Future Stars
- Lincoln Intermediate – ROARing In The New Year
- Lloyd Barbee Montessori – World Peace & Unity: In Our School Community, Our City, & The World
- H.W. Longfellow School – Oh the Places We Can Go with an Education!
- Lowell Elementary School – Visions Of Sugarplums
- Marquette University Child Care Center – Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
- Marquette University High School Key Club – TBA
- Mary Queen of Saints – Christmas In The Woods: Spreading Words Of Faith
- Milwaukee Montessori School – Environmental Sustainability Ties Our World Together
- Milwaukee Sign Language School – Signs Of Peace: A Tribute To Our Troops
- Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School – Juntos Celebramos La Noche Buena
- New School for Community Service – Celebrating A Recycled Future
- Northwest Secondary School – Family
- Oliver Wendell Holmes School – Be The Change You Wish To See In The World: Ghandi
- Our Lady Queen of Peace – Made In America
- Park View Elementary, Cudahy – Butterflies
- Parkview Elementary – A Starry Night
- Pierce Elementary School – Peace On Earth
- Pilgrim Child Development Center – Jesus Loves You Snow Much!
- Rufus King International School – Rufus King Excellence
- Siefert Elementary – Peace On Earth
- St. Alphonsus Catholic School – Catholics Reaching Out In Sacraments And Service
- St. Anthony Parish School – Menomonee Falls Santa's Workshop
- St. Charles Borromeo – Sticking With Our SCB Spirit
- St. Joan Antida High School – Summer In December
- St. Joseph School, Wauwatosa – Live Your Faith
- St. Matthew School, Oak Creek – Faithbook Friends
- St. Peter – Immanuel Lutheran School – Jesus Loves You Most of All
- Tenor High School – Ducktape The Halls
- Tippecanoe School for the Arts & Humanities – Rockin' Around The ART Tree!
- Townsend Street School – We Are: Safe * Respectful * Responsible
- William G. Bruce – A Sparkly Starry Holiday
Zeidler Union Square
Presented by We Energies & Milwaukee County Parks
Enjoy a slice of the North Pole as Zeidler Union Square hosts a parade of penguins skating, surfing and playing hockey. These icy scenes are sure to delight. Plus, keep your eye out for the igloo castle spectacular.
Pere Marquette Park
Presented by Zilber Property Group & Milwaukee County Parks
Santa has unloaded his sleigh with presents for this season’s boys and girls. Look for larger-than-life sculptures of the most requested gifts. Among them, a giant locomotive, holiday plane, sailboat, jack-in-the-box, rag dolls, a giant red teddy bear and a puppy!