Join us in Downtown Kenosha as we light up the town for the holiday season! Festivities include our City Tree Lighting, free streetcar rides, visits with Santa (and Mrs. Claus), the Lightin’ Up Business Decorating Contest, and so much more! Downtown businesses will stay open late and welcome you in for special sales and promotions, live entertainment, family activities and old-fashioned holiday cheer!
4:30 to 5:00pm - City of Kenosha Christmas Tree
Fountain Plaza, West of Kenosha Public Museum | 5500 First Avenue
Join us as Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Santa Claus lead a program of music and fun featuring Those Funny Little People.
5:00 to 9:00pm - Free Streetcar Rides
Kenosha’s streetcars will be decked out in holiday style! Rides are FREE from 5-9pm and Streetcar stops are located along 54th and 56th Streets in Downtown.
5:00 to 8:00pm - Visit with Santa
Rhode Center for the Arts | 514 56th Street
Stop in at the historic Rhode Center for the Arts to see the one and only Santa Claus! Visits with Santa are free. Don’t forget your camera to capture these memories!
5:00pm & Later - Lightin’ Up Downtown
Enjoy family activities, live entertainment and special promotions at Downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses. Roaming carolers and musicians add holiday cheer along our illuminated streets. Plus, VOTE for your favorite holiday lights display in our annual Downtown Business Decorating Contest!
FAMILY ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS
Actor's Craft | 4900 7th Avenue
MRS. CLAUS is coming to town! Come see Mrs. Santa Claus at Actor's Craft where she'll be helping kids write their letters to Santa! Plus, don't miss our Christmas Gift Boutique.
Alpaca Art Pottery Painting | 5813 6th Avenue
$5 & $8 ornaments, no studio fee when painting these items (while supplies last).
Elsie Mae's Cannery & Pies | 5819 6th Avenue
Face painting and make, take and bake cuties pies for kids 10 and under.
Franks Diner | 508 58th Street
Come on in and make your FREE marshmallow snowman. Winter cocktails and kiddie beverages for purchase.
Friends' Olde Fashioned Hobby Shoppe | 5723 6th Avenue
Official opening of Under City Roleplaying & Miniatures, Original TSR miniature giveaways, demo games.
K9 Kibble | 5535 6th Avenue
Stop in and make a FREE bandana for your dog.
Left of the Lake Art Gallery | 4615 7th Avenue
Holiday craft making.
Lemon Street Gallery | 4601 Sheridan Road
Let’s decorate Union Park & FREE cider and sweets for gallery shoppers.
Red Roses Bead Haven | 4726 7th Avenue
Make your own pipe cleaner ornaments!
Rettungs Haus Shepherds | 5812 6th Avenue
Mt. Pleasant Police Department demo with K-9 Ares! Coat and Slipper drive for local nursing home residents. $15 Class Certificate with your donation. Raffle to win a basket of Puppy items!
Rhode Center for the Arts | 514 56th Street
Come visit Santa from 5 to 8pm!
Robin's Nest Cakery |5607 7th Avenue
Coloring contest with raffles throughout the evening.
S.J. Crystals Mens Apparel | 5701 6th Avenue
Check out our Holiday Nutcracker collection!
Sandy's Popper | 5503 6th Avenue
Decorate a Homemade Popcorn Ball Ornament for FREE for kids, complimentary hot chocolate and half-price coffee.
Dawn’s Style | 633 58th Street
10% off jewelry in my display case!
Duck, Duck, Goose Children's Resale Shop | 5810 6th Avenue
25% off everything!
glyndy Jr’s | 5925 6th Avenue A
Refreshments and a drawing for a $25 gift card.
In the Garden of Eden | 513 57th Street
20% off a single item and enter to win a $20 gift certificate.
Jockey Factory Store | 5500 6th Avenue
$20 off any purchase of $100 or more.
Live A Little Consignment Boutique | 5811 6th Avenue
Enter to win a Gift Basket (Valued at $60.00) and 10% off total sale.
Lulu Birds | 711 57th Street
Stop in and save 10% on any purchase.
M Again reMakes | 720 58th Street
Hot apple cider and cookies.
My Animix | 5702 7th Avenue
Save big with 25-60% off all your favorite Anime stuff & get a FREE gift with every purchase.
Peacetree Originals | 4721 7th Avenue
FREE organic hot tea and vegan soup.
Salon on Sixth | 5040 6th Avenue
10% off products, plus samples of Stress Fix Body Creme.
Something Different | 5716 6th Avenue
Stop in to your home for everything sports! FREE hot chocolate and coffee.
Boathouse Pub & Eatery | 4917 7th Avenue
Spend $100 or more and get a FREE $25 gift certificate. LIVE music by The Cucumbers.
Kaisers Pizza & Pub | 510 57th Street
The Early Bird Sandwich: Season carved turkey breast, sweet potato spread & brandy cranberry glaze.
The Lake House Bar & Grill at the Kenosha Yacht Club | 5130 4th Avenue
Join us during Lightin’ Up for the debut of our award-winning Texas Style Chili! We’re also featuring a special Chorizo Flatbread for $9!
Mike's Chicken & Donut Bar | 707 56th Street
Warm up with a hot Jameson cocktail or an Irish Coffee.
Mike’s Donuts & Chicken | 707 56th Street
Holiday inspired donut holes! 6 for $2
Scoops Ice Cream | 5819 6th Avenue
$3 melting snowman cocoa and hot caramel apple cider! Make a purchase and enter a $10 Scoops gift card raffle. One drawing every hour 5-8pm.
Slice of NY Pizzeria | 5703 6th Avenue
Two slices and a soda for $8.50.
The Buzz | 5501 6th Avenue
$2 hot chocolates.
ADULT ACTIVITY & NIGHTLIFE
Capt. Mike's Beer & Burger Bar | 5118 6th Avenue
LIVE music by Pierce Vendetta
Cooler Near the Lake & Thomey Financial | 506 56th Street
Sixth Annual “Dude Thanks for the Food” Shalom Center Fundraiser. LIVE music by Sid Simo.
Mangia Wine Bar | 5717 Sheridan Road
Special cider cocktail in the bar.
Mike’s Sportsbook & Meat Bar | 707 56th Street
Bad Santa will make a special appearance with Lots of giveaways! Come drink and get FREE stuff...... Perhaps sit on Bad Santa's lap?
PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. | 716 58th Street
LIVE music by Tim Delany singing standards and Christmas carols. Tapping Hot Chocolate, our chili chocolate stout.
Rustic Road Brewing Co. | 510 56th Street
Come check out our lights, order up a flight, enjoy a glass of Strawberry Blonde, Oatmeal Stout or Coconut Porter, and take a selfie with Ol' Dirty Santa himself! America's Pub Quiz starts at 8pm - top 3 teams win a gift certificate.
Sazzy B | 5623 6th Avenue
$5 candy cane martinis.
Lightin' Up is brought to you by Downtown Kenosha, Inc. and the City of Kenosha.