By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 13, 2023 at 1:02 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

Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd., hosts the "A Holiday Snow Globe" display of winter beauty, from Saturday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 7.

The display with including a field of hundreds of poinsettias, decorated spruce trees and other seasonal decor, including a polar paradise of playful animals enjoying the winter season and at work prepping for the holidays.

The display will be open 9-5 on weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and 9-4 on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-Dec. 12, and Jan. 2-7.

It will closed on Thanksgiving and open late, until 8 p.m. on Black Friday, with late night light shows at 5, 6, 7 and 7:30 p.m.

From Dec. 13 through Jan. 1, the show is open all weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays and Sundays 9-4. Open 9-8 Dec. 19 and 26, with late night light shows at 5, 6, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Open 9-2 on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas day and open 9-4 on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Other special events included in regular Domes admission, include:

  • Saturday, Nov. 25, 1-3 p.m. – "Storyteller Santa"
  • Sunday, Nov. 26, 1-1:45 p.m. – Gutekunst Flute Choir "Holiday Traditions"
  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30-4 p.m. – "Storyteller Santa"
  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. – "Storyteller Santa"
  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon – "Storyteller Santa"

Admission for Milwaukee County residentsis $8, $6 for seniors 60 and up, students and active military, and juniors, ages 3-12. Ages 2 and under are free.

Non-resident adults and seniors pay $9, children 2 and under are free, and students, active military and ages 3-12 pay $6.

For more information and to find more events, which will be announced soon, visit

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.