Milwaukee’s downtown lights up for the holidays

November 25, 2021

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Milwaukee’s downtown was illuminated with more than 500,000 lights and dozens of animated displays during the 23rd annual Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival presented by Johnson Financial Group, Nov. 18, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022. The celebration kicked off on Thursday, November 18, 2021, with a holiday broadcast on WISN-TV 12, which featured a sampling of downtown’s holiday shows and an all-new finale to signal the start of the holiday season in Milwaukee. The annual display of lights, coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown BID #21, transforms three downtown parks into winter wonderland scenes – “Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral Square Park, “HiBEARnation Station” at Pere Marquette Park and “Home Is Where the Hearth Is Powered by We Energies” at Zeidler Union Square – as well as illuminates three downtown thoroughfares. There is a self-guided tour available through the iHeart- Radio app or wherever podcasts are hosted by searching “MKE Jingle Bus Tour.”

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp