By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 14, 2023 at 10:31 AM

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We interrupt your summer festival-ing and BBQ-ing to share the news that Enchant Christmas – the world’s largest holiday light event experience, covering more than 10 acres and featuring the World’s Largest Christmas Maze – is coming to town this year for the very first time.

And even though you're wearing flip flops and have a bottle of sunscreen in your purse, the best deal on tickets for this winter wonderland is happening right now.

The event takes place from Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Dec. 31 at Franklin Field in Ballpark Commons. Now through Sunday, June 25 only guests can partake in an early-bird, $25 ticket sale. Discounts for groups of all sizes are also available. Go here for more information.

Milwaukee is one of only five cities chosen to host Enchant Christmas this year, along with Scottsdale, Ariz.; Las Vegas, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.; and St. Petersburg, Fla.

“It is such an honor to be selected as one of only a handful of cities that will host this spectacular event,” said Michael Zimmerman, founder and CEO of ROC Ventures. “Enchant Christmas is going to be a remarkable holiday memory for all in attendance. It’s also a good chance for our local residents and businesses to show families from around the Midwest how we celebrate love and good cheer here in Milwaukee.”

Founded in 2016 by Canadian entreprenuer Kevin Johnston, Enchant Christmas features the World’s Largest Christmas Maze, a massive array of lights featuring hidden surprises. Enchant Christmas also boasts larger-than-life light displays, custom-designed light sculptures, an ice-skating trail, live entertainment and an artisan village with vendors, treats and Enchant’s signature lightbulb cocktail.

Enchant Christmas is looking for local artisans, culinary vendors, brand ambassadors and residents seeking seasonal employment during the holiday season. For more information, go here.

During its run, Enchant Christmas estimates nearly 300,000 patrons from the Midwest will visit Milwaukee to experience the festivities.

“We are thrilled to bring Enchant Christmas to the vibrant city of Milwaukee this holiday season, and to be in partnership with the local ROC Ventures group," says Johnston. “We will formally introduce Milwaukee to the maze coming to town this September and in the meantime, grab those early bird tickets to secure your reservation to the adventure.”

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.