(Milwaukee, WI): The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is set to transform into a winter wonderland this holiday season, offering a spectacular array of events and attractions for visitors of all ages. From November 10, 2023, to January 21, 2024, MPM invites you to “Deck the Streets and Village,” as the beloved Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village exhibits are turned into magical holiday landscapes.

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Deck the Streets and Village

Walking through the enchanting turn-of-the-century streetscapes of the Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village is a year-round treat, but during the holiday season, it becomes truly special. Immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era, where gas lamps cast a warm glow, and storefronts are adorned with festive decorations. It’s an ideal backdrop for holiday photos and creating cherished memories with loved ones.

Holiday Shopping/Black Friday

MPM offers an opportunity to find unique, local gifts at their onsite and online marketplaces. Whether you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home or enjoy a visit on Black Friday, you’ll discover a treasure trove of merchandise that makes for perfect holiday gifts. Additionally, on Black Friday, there will be exclusive educator programming, adding an extra layer of enrichment to your visit, all included with your admission.

European Village Alive! on December 8 and 9

On December 8 and 9, the European Village truly comes alive with costumed docents sharing centuries-old holiday traditions. This unique experience is free with your admission, allowing you to delve into the rich cultural heritage of the holiday season.

Cocoa & Candy Canes on December 9

Become a Sustainer-level member at MPM and gain access to the exclusive “Cocoa & Candy Canes” event. This special occasion allows you to have your photo taken with Santa right at the museum. While waiting for your turn, savor hot cocoa, enjoy candy canes, and get creative with holiday-themed arts and crafts. It’s a delightful experience that will leave you feeling warm and festive.

Old Milwaukee Mixer on December 14

Moms looking for a childfree night on the town can indulge in the “Old Milwaukee Mixer” on December 14. This after-hours event provides a unique opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry in an early 20th-century setting. It’s the perfect chance to unwind and socialize with friends during the busy holiday season.

Gift Memberships

Give the gift of adventure and discovery with MPM’s gift memberships. These memberships offer free admission and exclusive benefits throughout the year, making them a perfect present for loved ones. Not only will you be providing the gift of experiences, but you’ll also be supporting the care of priceless collections, research, and educational programs in the community.

This holiday season, the Milwaukee Public Museum invites you to celebrate with them and make lasting memories. From festive streetscapes to educational traditions and exclusive events, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss the chance to add a touch of magic to your holidays at MPM!

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