local holiday lights, events + tree lightings 2022

Christmas lights, jolly events, tree lightings + more- a festive roundup of things to do this holiday season, locally…. 


Waukesha Walk of Lights 2022
tree lighting, later walk + caroling, walk of lights, lighting ceremony
12.2.22 starts at 5:30 pm

City of Delafield Tree Lighting 2022
caroling, cookies, hot cocoa, KM Food Pantry collections, letter to Santa, tree lighting
11.18.22 starts at 5 pm

Country Christmas-Pewaukee 
Celebrating our 26th anniversary as Wisconsin’s most spectacular drive-through holiday lights event! Many available dates.

Hartland Lights 2022 
tree lighting, caroling + photos with Santa, food pantry collections + more
12.2.22 starts at 6 pm

Pewaukee Christmas Tree Lighting 2022
tree lighting, + more
12.3.22 starts at 2 pm

Holiday Town Tree Lighting at the Corners of Brookfield
tree lighting +more
12.3.22 starts at 3 pm

Sussex Tree Lighting 
tree lighting, musical performances + more
12.2.22 starts at 6 pm

Brookfield Holiday Tree Lighting
live entertainment, food, beverages, sweet treats, bonfires, horse & carriage rides, live reindeer, kids crafts, letters to Santa, and the lighting of the tree
12.1.22 starts at 11 am

Midnight Magic Mukwonago
live nativity scene, lit tree (11.30), Santa photos, horse drawn carriages, fireworks, craft fair, gingerbread houses + more
12.3.22 starts at 9 am

Oconomowoc Christmas Parade 
Downtown Oconomowoc Christmas parade lights up the holiday season. The Oconomowoc Kiwanis Club presents the evening parade lighted as it travels through downtown. You not only see the dazzling floats, but you’ll see a live nativity head through downtown as they prepare to present at local church St. Matthew’s following the parade. And of course Santa makes it, he sends his elves out ahead of him to get your Christmas wish lists, so be sure to bring them!

Dousman Winterfest 2022
Winterfest returns to Dousman! Come celebrate as you walk up and down Main Street.

  • Santa Bike Ride through Dousman (beginning at Bicycle Doctor)
  • Our famous Chili/Soup tasting contest
  • Caricature Artist
  • Craft Area for the kids
  • Face Painting
  • Carolers
  • Christmas Shuttle
  • Wood Sculptures
  • Craft Fair at the Village Hall

Santa Comes to Town at 4:30 via Fire Truck!
12.4.22 starts at 12 pm

German Christmas Market of Oconomowoc
This year we are celebrating our 11th Anniversary, and will be opening the Entertainment Tent on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 5pm. Then on Friday, November 25, 2022 the entire market will open at 10 AM.

Candy Cane Lane 2022 

A neighborhood of holiday light displays
11.25.22 to 12.25.22
times vary

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
Kickoff Extravaganza features free cocoa and cookies, live music, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a fireworks ceremony, and pre-show entertainment at 5 p.m. Nov. 17. The annual display runs through Jan. 1 with lights in three downtown parks, Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park, Zeidler Union Square, and an 18-block stretch of lights along Wisconsin Ave.

East Troy Railroad Museum
 Christmas Trains, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18. Santa Parade Train, Dec. 3. The rides are just under two hours per round-trip and include a visit with Santa. Advance reservations required. Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. (262) 642-3263

Old World Wisconsin
Home for the Holidays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3-4, 10-11. Discover the holiday traditions brought to Wisconsin by our immigrant ancestors. W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle. (608) 264-4848

Mitchell Park Domes
Gnorman the Dome Gnome-Sing a Song of Christmas, 1 p.m. Dec. 11. “Let There Be Light” concert by David HB Drake, 2 p.m. Dec. 18. 524 S. Layton Blvd.

Christmas in Wales
Christmas in Wales is an annual event that is fun for the whole family.  The event is held once a year on the second Saturday in December.
12.10.22 starts at 11 am

Waukesha’s 2022 Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4, 2022
4:00 PM in downtown Waukesha (New Route This Year)
This year’s theme is Peace on Earth

Reindeer Visit The Corners
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 02:00AM CST at The Corners of Brookfield and It’s Free While Santa is busy prepping for the holidays at the North Pole



Always check local websites for dates, times are subject to change without notice. We will do our best to update this list.

We love you, Lake Country!

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