3 Ways to Party in MKE on NYE (Without Staying Up Until Midnight)
Exploring Downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin with Garrett Black
Photo by Garrett Black

Milwaukee is BUMPIN’ with New Year’s celebrations each year! And while I love the part of the holiday where you set new goals for yourself and feel like you’re getting a fresh start on life, New Year’s Eve actually falls near the bottom on my list of favorite holidays because it’s all about one thing I have zero interest in – staying up until midnight.

Whether you share my ambivalence toward parties, work early the next morning, or something in-between, you better believe that there are still some fun ways to ring in the new year in Milwaukee without staying up all night. I’ve assembled a list of three local events you’re going to want to add to your end-of-the-year itinerary! Click each event to view additional information.

Think basketball is boring? Think again! This world renowned basketball stunt team turns slam dunks and alley-oops into jumps, flips, and an array of other tricks. You’ll be laughing as much as you’re cheering at this game, with comedic moves and plays that make any of the NFL’s “excessive celebration” calls feel unwarranted. Not to mention that if you haven’t gotten the chance to visit the new Fiserv Forum yet, this is your opportunity!

Sometimes, the best way to celebrate any winter holiday in Wisconsin is to escape to a warmer destination. When your budget can’t quite swing another trip to Florida, though, a visit to the Mitchell Park Conservatory (aka the Domes) is the next best thing. Their New Year’s Eve party includes a diverse line-up of musicians and entertainers, but honestly… a walk through the desert or tropical dome might be all you need to start your new year off in a vacation state of mind.

Alright, so this one isn’t technically on NYE, but when you opt to go to sleep before the ball drops in Times Square, you get to wake up feeling full of energy and ready to dive right into 2019! Continue the celebration with style and class at one of Milwaukee’s most notable hotels. Whether you’re hungover or just plain hungry, it’s highly likely that however optimistic you feel about 2019 before brunch will pale in comparison to how optimistic you feel afterward.

New Years Eve in Milwaukee Wisconsin Pinterest Pin with Photo by Garrett Black

For more Milwaukee fun in December, take a drive down Candy Cane Lane or enjoy a holiday concert for the Concord Chamber Orchestra.

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