Milwaukee County Parks

December What's Up Guide

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#MKEthemost of December

Your quick guide to events and programs coming up in Milwaukee County Parks.

Dog in Parks Shirt

Parks for Good Store Opens!

Unique parks-inspired t-shirts, posters by local artists, and even button-up dog shirts are among the merchandise available at the new online store. All sales help fund future Milwaukee County Parks projects!

Shop & Do Good!

Homemade Holiday

Homemade Holidays at Falk Park

Why walk the mall searching for a present when your children can create handmade gifts for the special people in their lives? On Dec. 1, take your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, the neighborhood gang or scout group to create treasures from natural, recycled and repurposed objects.

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Scrooooge! Holiday Floral Show Poster

Holiday Floral Show: Scrooooge!

Travel through holidays past, present and yet to come as you follow the spirit-filled journey of Scrooooge!, the floral show at The Domes, Nov. 17 – Jan. 6, 2019.

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Holiday Gift Fair with Santa at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Holiday Gift Fair With Santa at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Skip the holiday shopping madness at the mall and enjoy a relaxed morning with Santa at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Dec. 2. Find unique gifts from dozens of local artists. Free holiday fun for all ages!

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BREWtanicals Series

The Friends of Boerner Botanical BREWtanical Series continues on Dec. 20 with Water Street Brewery and many other brewers in 2019. Meet the brewers, taste their beer, and learn the plants and processes behind your favorite brews!

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Owl Prowl Night Hikes

Owl Prowls

Join a naturalist for an evening out with the owls at an Owl Prowl Dec. 14 and 15 at Scout Lake. Separate interactive programs for adults, families, and, in January, scout groups!

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Holiday Golf Sale at Currie Golf Pro Shop

Holiday Golf Sale at Currie Clubhouse

Get great deals on golfing gifts including clubs, gear and Milwaukee County Parks gift cards. BONUS: Get $20 of free golf when you purchase a $100 golf gift card. 

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Ugly Sweater Night

Ugly Sweater Day at Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park

Dig out that ugly holiday sweater and join friends to celebrate Ugly Sweater Day, Dec. 21, at Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park. Skate rentals available or bring your own and skate for free! 

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Winter Farmers Market at The Domes

Gifts From the Winter Farmers Market

Shop local all winter with over 50 vendors selling local food, gifts and more. The Winter Farmers market is held Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Mitchell Park Domes Annex. No market Dec. 29. 

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David HB Drake performs Let There Be Light at The Domes

Holiday Concert: Let There Be Light

Dec. 16, David HB Drake offers a seasonal collection of little-known folk songs played on handmade instruments. Drake’s program gives a gentle look at the holiday season.

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New Year's Eve at The Domes

New Year's Eve at The Domes

Ring in the New Year at this family-friendly event that includes live music, magic, light shows, balloon twisting, face painting, a DJ dance party, AND the Big Balloon Drop in the Annex at 9 p.m.!

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Giant Kite at the Cool Fool Kite Festival

Cool Fool Kite Festival at Veterans Park, New Year's Day

Head to the lakefront on New Year's Day to see the annual, free kite festival, with giant-sized kites, kite lessons, ice carving and free hot cocoa!

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