*Now through Monday, Dec. 31, Milwaukee Winter Fest is featuring more than 50 rides and activities for families and adults at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. The second annual event has new attractions divided into six activity zones with opportunities to zip line, ride a train through a holiday-themed village, roller skate, climb a rock wall and Velcro wall, experience a holiday obstacle course and more. The indoor festival also features a Milwaukee’s Got Talent singing competition and a New Year’s Eve Celebration with Radio Disney. Tickets cost $15 for kids and $10 for adults. Admission coupons are available. For more information, visit www.milwaukeewinterfest.com.
*Now through Monday, Dec. 31, “The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience” is playing at the Dome Theater at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. in Milwaukee. The movie runs 95 minutes and is rated G. Tickets cost $9 for adults; $8 for seniors, students and teens; and $7 for kids. Museum members can receive discounts for $7 tickets for adults, seniors, students and teens and $6 tickets for kids. For more information about show times or to purchase tickets, visit www.mpm.edu/dome-theater/polar-express/.
*Now through Monday, Dec. 31, the Holiday Lights Festival can be viewed throughout downtown Milwaukee. Decorated landmarks include Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park, Zeidler Union Square and Wisconsin Avenue. A Jingle Bus will offer tours of the holiday displays through Sunday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The tours run 40 minutes and cost $1. Tours take off from the Warming House at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave. For more information, visit www.milwaukeedowntown.com.
*Saturday, Dec. 29, the Milwaukee Bucks will challenge the Miami Heat at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bmoharrisbradleycenter.com.
*Monday, Dec. 31, the Harlem Globetrotters will perform special New Year’s Eve shows at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee. The shows, scheduled for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., are part of the traveling basketball team’s 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour and will feature opportunities for audience participation. Audience members can also interact with team players before the shows with a 30-minute pre-show called the “Magic Pass.” For more information about the performances and ticket prices, click here.
*Monday, Dec. 31, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory will host a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration in “The Domes” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration will feature live music, a magician, crafts, balloon sculpting, juggling and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Zilli’s Hospitality. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 4 to 17. Kids three years old and under will receive free admission. “The Domes” are located at 524 S. Layton Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, click here.
*Thursday, Jan. 3, Target Free First Thursday will grant free admission to visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in Milwaukee. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Thursday of each month, courtesy of Target. For more information, visit mam.org/calendar/events/.