By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 02, 2022 at 1:45 PM

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

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Downtown Waukesha will transform into a "Night of Lights" on Friday, Dec. 2. The event, hosted by The Waukesha Downtown Business Association, City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce and the City of Waukesha, begins at 5:30 p.m.

Here is the schedule of events:

  • Tree Lighting - 5:30 p.m. Kick off the evening outside the Rotunda, 235 W. Broadway, with hot chocolate, music, the lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree and a glimpse at Santa.
  • Lantern Stroll & Caroling - 6 p.m.  Follow Santa from the Rotunda down to the river for a lantern walk with caroling outside of the downtown businesses. Bring a lantern from home or purchase one at the event (limited quantities available).
  • Walk of Lights Lighting Ceremony - 6:30 p.m.  Wrap it up with the lighting of the Walk of Lights along Riverfront Street, 23 Riverfront St. Then stick around for treats, giveaways (including a Walk of Lights ornament) and the chance to meet Santa.

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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.