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‘Tis the season in
Few cities celebrate the holiday season like
Milwaukee and the fun starts this week. On tap are the kickoff
extravaganza of the Downtown
Holiday Lights Festival Thursday
in Pere Marquette Park and the unique
Holiday Folk Fair International
at the Expo Center of Wisconsin State Fair Park Friday through Sunday.
Other favorites of the season:
Travel back to Victorian America by
Pabst Mansion. The elegant
mansion provides a glimpse of the world of Captain Frederick Pabst, who
led the world’s brewing industry more than a century ago.
You can also dine like Captain Pabst at
Mader’s, which has been serving
the best in German food for 112 years. It’s only natural that the oldest
and most German of Milwaukee’s restaurants is a co-sponsor of this week’s
Christkindlmarket this Thursday
through Sunday at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.
Milwaukee continues to be known as brew city and is home to one of the largest
breweries of Miller/Coors. Tours of the
historic Miller/Coors are available year-round. The award-winning
Sprecher Brewery in Glendale is a
leader in the burgeoning craft brewing movement. Stop in for a tour that
includes specialty sodas and award-winning root beer for the kids.
Great Lakes Distillery also
offers tours of the first distillery to open in Milwaukee since the end of
Any visit to Milwaukee requires a stop at the
Milwaukee Art Museum on the lakefront. Known
internationally for the winged addition designed by famed architect
Santiago Calatrava, the museum currently hosts a very special exhibition
500 years of Italian painting.
Don’t forget to stop for lunch at the
Café Calatrava, which coordinates
its menu with each special exhibition.
Feeling lucky? Milwaukee’s
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
provides a full range of gaming, along with superb dining operations and
To really experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest, you
need to take a beer history tour at
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
in Milwaukee. No reservations are needed. For a small fee, enjoy a
historical guided tour that takes you back to 1844 when Best & Company was
born to present day. Tour fee includes a 16 oz. Pabst or Schlitz tap or
non-alcoholic beverage of your choice.