Winter Fest kicks off this week

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:47 am

There may not be snow on the ground outside, but inside the Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee it looks like winter. The Center has been transformed into a ‘winter-wonderland’ for the first annual Milwaukee Winter Fest.

There may not be snow on the ground outside, but inside the Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee it looks like winter. The Center has been transformed into a ‘winter-wonderland’ for the first annual Milwaukee Winter Fest.
The festival will be held for ten days, and be open through Saturday, Dec. 31.
“We’re a community of festivals and family activity,” said Mayor Tom Barrett, when the festival was announced this fall. “This event adds to that flavor. It’s a welcome continuation of Holiday schedules.”
Mayor Barrett joined event organizers from the Wisconsin Center District, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Visit Milwaukee to develop the event.
The event is designed to be fun for the entire family and will feature a Skating Rink, a rock climbing wall, a euro bungee, a giant snow globe, an igloo maze, big red chair, carousel, inflatables, mini golf, a holiday train, a giant slide and activities like holiday movie showings, cookie decorating live entertainment and winter photo opportunities.
“It is primarily a family festival, providing special opportunities for families to enjoy the Holiday season,” said Dick Geyer, president and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Center District, hosts for the festival. “There will be events, contests and activities for everyone.”
The festival will also feature special events including a Milwaukee’s Got Talent competition on Friday, Dec. 23 at 2 and 4 p.m., a Winter Jam with Night Storm for students on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 8 to 11 p.m. and a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event with Radio Disney and WMYX on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 6p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Tickets for Winter Fest can be purchased for $14 online or $16 at the door which include entrance to the festival and all rides, games and activities once inside. General admission tickets for individuals who do not want to participate in activities inside the Center can be purchased for $5. Additional tickets are required for the Winter Jam with Night Storm and the Radio Disney New Year’s Eve party. For tickets or more information visit www.milwaukeewinterfest.com.
"Milwaukee’s spectacular line-up of family-friendly festivals welcomes Winter Fest to its ranks,” said Paul Upchurch, president and chief executive officer of VISIT Milwaukee. “An annual winter festival will make Milwaukee a destination for family fun over the holiday season and also tie in to the wonderland of Holiday Lights displays in downtown parks."
 

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