Schedule of Events

While all participating businesses will have something planned for their location, there are a few highlights of the night that you should be sure to check out!


Raffle Ticket Purchasing Begins

Head to Stone Creek Coffee or The Magnet Factory to purchase your raffle tickets!

$1 each or 25 for $20


Opening Ceremony at Zillman Park

Join us in Zillman park for the grand tree lighting and opening ceremony at 5:30!

Caroling by the Fernwood Children's Choir. Mounted Police will be in attendance.


Pictures with Santa at The Brass Rooster - 2252 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Head over to The Brass Rooster for pictures with Santa. Suggested donation of non-perishable food item for the Bay View Community Center Food Pantry

5:30 - 7:30pm

Letters to Santa at Voyageur Book Shop - 2212 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Have you been good this year? Write Santa a letter and let him know!

Here's how it works:

Head over to Voyageur Book Shop and write your letter to Santa on our secret Santa stationery. 

Put your letter into an envelope and address it to Santa. 

Place your letter into the special North Pole Express mailbox provided at Voyageur.

A suggested donation of $2 per letter will be donated to Bay View United Methodist Church

5:30 - 8pm

Ornament Decorating at Bloom - 2230 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Head over to Bloom Center for Art and Integrated Therapies to create a small wreath ornament for your donation of $1. Both festive and connecting the idea of a community being cyclical, what we put into our community comes back around in our community, the opportunity to make a positive difference is always there!


Caroling by City of Festivals Men's Choir

Caroling by City of Festivals Men's Choir around the area


MFP. MPD and the Coast Guard at Colectivo Coffee - 2301 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Join the Milwaukee Fire Department and the Milwaukee Police Department with McGruff the Crime Dog in the Colectivo parking lot. The Coast Guard will also be present... and they're bringing a boat!


Bed Time Stories with Santa at Voyageur Book Shop - 2212 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Join us at Voyageur Book Shop for bedtime stories with Santa 



Are you familiar with the story of Krampus? If not then keep an eye out as Krampus and St. Nicholas share their story with you on the streets of Bay View!


5th Annual PopUp shop at The Magnet Factory - 2424 S Grahm St

In the spirit of the season, 10% of artists sales will be donated to benefit the Bay View Community Center. 


Ugly Sweater Party at The Tonic Tavern - 2335 S Kinnickinnic Ave

Head to The Tonic Tavern for their Ugly Christmas Sweater party!

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