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Celebrate the holidays at the North Point Lighthouse.
Celebrate the holidays at the North Point Lighthouse.

Experience the holidays at an East Side beacon

The North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park is an East Side landmark and before the light was extinguished, the rotating beacon was as much a part of the neighborhood evening as the lakefront foghorn.

This weekend, the renovated lighthouse and keeper's station host a pair of events.

On Friday, from 5 until 9 p.m., the A Night at the Lighthouse will raise funds for the landmark. There will be fun, food and a silent auction. Admission is $75.

The next day, there's a Victorian Holiday Celebration at noon. Meet St. Nick from noon until 2 and hear the Shorewood School District's Choral and Strings ensembles from 2 until 4. Admission is $5.

While you're there, check the gift shop for "Images of America: North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse," a new paperback illustrated history of the lighthouse and its keepers by Ken and Barb Wardius

Published by Arcadia Publishing, the book, which retails for $21.99, is packed full of historical photos and information detailing everything from the construction to the operation to the closure and later renovation of this Milwaukee maritime symbol.

It makes a great gift for the local history or Great Lakes buff on your list.


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