You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to Milwaukee! If you're looking for the places where you can put your paws on the Claus, check out this handy guide.
Christmas in the Ward (Dec. 6)
138 N. Broadway Ave., (414) 273-1173
Come visit Santa in his outdoor gingerbread house. Not only that, but you can grab some tasty cookies, watch the tree lighting ceremony and even take a horse-drawn carriage ride. For further information, click here.
Breakfast with Santa on Journeyman rooftop (Dec. 7)
310 E. Chicago St., 888-536-9008
On Dec. 7 the rooftop on the 9th floor of The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel will be the destination for a variety of merry and bright festivities including photos with Santa, a full breakfast buffet, hot cocoa station, cash bar and a variety of craft stations (including face painting, cookie and ornament decorating and more) to keep kids entertained all day long. Best of all, it takes place in a beautifully decorated winter wonderland complete with white twinkle lights, faux snow, bears, foxes and owls, plus holiday music and movies playing in the background. Tickets are $40 per adult, $20 per child under 12, and free for kids 3 and under and can be purchased online.
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa at the Zoo (Dec. 8-9 and 22-23)
Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., (414) 256-5412
If you're in the mood for Santa with a side of grub, the Milwaukee County Zoo is the perfect place for that. For two weekends, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be hanging around for breakfast and lunch. It's the perfect time to grab kringle with the Kringles. More information can be found here.
A Very Merry Milwaukee (Dec. 8)
Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World Third St., (414) 273-8288
The perfect place to grab a picture with Santa and his friend Billie the Brownie. You'll be able to listen to Mrs. Claus as she shares her famous cookie recipe, write a letter to the man in red and so much more. Admission is complimentary, and you can learn more here.
Santa's Toy Drive at Lakefront Brewery (Dec. 13)
1872 N. Commerce St., (414) 372-8800
Bring a brand new unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots on Friday, Dec. 13 between 5 and 7 p.m. and stay to have your photo taken (for free) with Santa Claus on the Lakefront patio. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring your camera (to capture your photo with Santa); friendly staff will be available to assist you in getting a great shot. Learn more.
Cocoa With The Clauses (Dec. 14)
Cathedral Square Park
520 E. Wells St., (414) 220-4700
Visiting from the North Pole, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at Cathedral Square Park to take photos with children as well as hear their Christmas wish lists. Of course, there will be hot cocoa, plus games and face painting. For more information, click here.
Happy Harley Days (Dec. 7, 14 and 21)
400 W. Canal St., (877) 436-8738
Celebrate the holidays with a fun filled day at the Harley-Davidson Museum. In addition to breakfast with Santa at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, you'll be able to enjoy some of the other roaming entertainment all around the museum campus. Check out the details here.
Breakfast with Santa at The Pfister Hotel (Saturdays and Sundays in December)
The Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222
The Pfister Breakfast Buffet will feature a special guest in December, when Santa Claus comes to town to dine with you and his elves. Every child will receive a special gift. For more information, click here.
Candy Cane Lane (open now till Dec. 27)
W. 96th St., E. 92nd St., N. Montana and S. Oklahoma, West Allis
Everyone's favorite street in the winter also happens to be Santa Claus' favorite as well. Join him and help support Candy Cane Lane's mission to raise money for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer fund. Learn more here.
Santa at Mayfair Mall (open now through Dec. 24)
2500 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 771-1300
A tradition like no other: sitting on Santa's lap at the local mall. Of course Santa has landed his sleigh at Mayfair, and now it's your chance to tell him exactly what you want for Christmas. A pair of hop-a-long boots or a pistol that shoots, maybe? Find out more here.
Santa at Southridge Mall (open now through 24)
5300 S. 76th St., Greendale, (414) 421-1102
Just like at Mayfair, Santa has also landed his sleigh at Southridge Mall. (Don't worry; he's able to be in two places at once.) For further information, click here.