By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 22, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season.

The OnMilwaukee Ho Ho Holiday Guide is brought to you by Educators Credit Union, Harley-Davidson Museum and MolsonCoors

The days are indeed merry and beamingly bright in Caledonia right now, as the Christmas Carnival of Lights is once again bringing a gorgeous glow to the holiday season.

Found at Jellystone Park, 8425 Highway 38, the Christmas Carnival of Lights features more than two million twinkling lights – from glowing global displays to tremdendous Christmas tree decorations, shimmering forests of holiday radiance to terrific light tunnels, and much more. Attendees young and old can marvel at the flashy festive fervor riding in the cozy warmth of their own vehicles – or they can go all out with one of the carnival's golf cart holiday train (complete with a red nose to light the way) or a trip on Santa's supersized sleigh. Then afterward, pull into the Ember Lodge and Firefly Boutique, with gifts, garments, ornaments and other goodies to bring some of the glow of the exhibit back home with you. 

But enough talking about this visual Christmas feast. Join us on a dash through the Christmas Carnival of Lights on our one-horse open sleigh!

Christmas itself may wrap up (or more like get unwrapped) this weekend, but the Christmas Carnival of Lights will keep its winter wonderland open through the first of the new year – minus Christmas Day – from 5-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays as well as 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. For more information and to purchase tickets for a ride, visit the light display's official website

And have a merry Christmas Carnival of Lights, Milwaukee! (And for more light displays around town, click here.)

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.