Downtown Kenosha's Lightin' Up festivities begin at a special ceremony filled with music and fun as the Mayor and a few lucky children flip the switch to light the City's Official Christmas Tree! Then, enjoy magical lights and holiday cheer throughout Downtown as businesses offer family friendly activities, special holiday sales, live entertainment, art exhibits and more! Lightin' Up is the BRIGHT SIDE of this Black Friday!
Starts: Friday, 11/28/14 at 4:00 p.m.
Ends: Friday, 11/28/14 at 9:00 p.m.

Kenosha, WI

LIGHTIN' UP Downtown Kenosha

Friday, November 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us as the City of Kenosha kicks off the holiday season in the brightest of fashion!

Downtown Kenosha’s Lightin' Up festivities begin at a special ceremony filled with music and fun as the Mayor and a few lucky children flip the switch to light the City's Official Christmas Tree! Then, enjoy magical lights and holiday cheer throughout Downtown as businesses offer family friendly activities, special holiday sales, live entertainment, art exhibits and more! Lightin' Up is the BRIGHT SIDE of this Black Friday!


4:00 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony
Kenosha Public Museum | 5500 First Avenue
Join us as Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman and Santa lead a special program of music and fun! Musical entertainment provided by the Kal Bergendahl Project. Two lucky children will be selected to join Santa Claus and the Mayor to light the outdoor tree!

5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free Streetcar Rides
Kenosha's streetcars will be decked out in holiday style and carolers and other festive entertainment will be featured onboard. Rides are FREE from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Streetcar stops are located along 54th and 56th Streets in Downtown. (Click HERE for map of stops)

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Visit with Santa
5819 Sixth Avenue
Kids can visit Santa at his new Winter Wonderland! Visits are free and photo prints are available from the Kenosha Art Association for a small donation.

5:00 p.m. & Later - Lightin' Up Downtown
Enjoy family activities, live entertainment and special promotions at Downtown shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses. Roaming carolers and musicians add holiday cheer along our illuminated streets. Plus, vote for your favorite holiday display in our second annual Downtown Business Decorating Contest! Click here for list of participants and how to vote.

 2014 Lightin’ Up Downtown Activities by Business

*Check back often as new businesses and details are added regularly!

A Summer's Garden Florist | 5617 6th Avenue
In-store specials & kids can come in and make a FREE Christmas ornament!

Alpaca Art | 5813 6th Avenue
$3 & $7 ornaments -No studio fee when painting these items.

Artworks | 5002 7th Avenue
25% off all art supplies and a FREE gift with every purchase.

Boobe' | 633 58th Street
Stop in Boobe' for some holiday treats and take advantage of the in-store specials!

Captain Mike's Beer & Burger Bar | 5118 6th Avenue
Special Christmas brew on tap and "Bad Santa" will be making a special appearance throughout the day and evening! Live music by Pierce Vendetta at 9pm.

Char's Cafe & Catering | 5537 6th Avenue
Stop in for a delicious Colectivo Coffee or Espresso Drink. Also available - Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider. $1.00 off a 12 oz. bowl of Soup or Chili. We also have an extensive offering of sandwiches and wraps available. Open until 7PM.

CJD Aversa Antiques & Curiosities | 5000 7th Avenue
20% off all purchases.

Cooler Near the Lake & Thomey Financial | 506 56th Street
The Fourth Annual "Dude Thanks for the Food" Shalom Center fund raiser -- our goal is to collect 2000 lbs of food and $500 in cash this year – FREE beer for nonperishable food donations and LIVE music by Sid Simo.

Duck, Duck, Goose Children's Resale Shop | 5810 6th Avenue
Tutus $5.00 - Buy One, Get One Free Hair Pretties - Playtime Holiday Puppets $5.00 - 30% OFF Amber Teething Necklaces, Bink'd Temporary Tattoo Earrings®, Bottle Pet®, Green Toys®, Grovia® Products, Grumpy Cat, Little Pim®, Maple Landmark® Trains, Sticky Bellies®, Snappi Diaper Fasteners, Teething Bling & Piggy Paint®. 15% OFF all Gently Used Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Books and Equipment.

Elsie Mae's Canning | 5507 6th Avenue
Make your own Pine cone bird feeders and holiday face painting.

Forever Grateful | 5000 7th Avenue
20% off all Christmas sweaters and come and enjoy our dancing leg lamps!

Franks Diner | 508 58th Street
Kids, come make a Marshmallow Snowman! Warm beverages for kids and adults.

Friends' Olde Fashioned Hobby Shoppe | 5723 6th Avenue
An Old Fashioned Hobby Shop For the Entire Family! Heroclix Incredible Hulk Figure FREE until they run out-28 mm Fig of the Mighty Marvel Tragic hero.

Happy Mouth Organics | 5606 6th Avenue
Come join me for some of my organic chai tea, and lots of deals on products!

House of Nutrition | 5824 6th Avenue
20% off Twin Labs (in stock) vitamins, 10% off Now diffusers and 10% off all NOW vitamin D.

JanMichael Boutique | 635 58th Street
15% storewide sales and additional sales to be announced that day. Open 10am-9pm.

Jockey Factory Store | 5500 6th Avenue
50% off ALL Sleep & Thermals + 40% off everything else* (*excludes clearance and all Jockey bra styles).

Kaiser's Pizza & Pub | 510 57th Street
Hot homemade soup in a Kaiser's mug $7 - you keep the mug!

Kenosha Art Association | 5715 7th Avenue
On location hosting Santa at 5819 6th Avenue!

K9 Kibble | 5535 6th Avenue
Serving hot cider and cookies. Stop in to make a FREE bandana for your dog.

Lemon Street Gallery | 4601 Sheridan Road
Opening day of Artistree, our Holiday Gift Show of local art appropriate for gift giving. This is the premiere opportunity to nab the 'best of the best' gifts this year! Open 11-6pm.

Linnea Bakery | 512 56th Street
Snowflake making and free chocolate for the first 100 children. Discounted tickets available for December 5th reindeer corral event. Hot beverages and seasonal baked goods available, and Nordic holiday gift selection kicks into gear tonight!

Live a Little Boutique | 5811 6th Avenue
FREE candy cane to the first 25 customers and FREE Xmas Gift Tags for purchases over $20.

M Again reMakes | 720 58th Street
FREE candy canes and 10% off.

Mangia Wine Bar | 5717 Sheridan Road
Oso Brewery Beers for $2.50 and Pumpkin Pie Martinis for $5.00.

My Animix | 5702 7th Avenue
Lightin' Up Black Friday Weekend Special! Save Big with 25% - 60% Off All Your Favorite Anime Stuff!

NovelTea Bookstore | 5700 6th Avenue
Used Books, Loose and Packaged Teas, Organic Herbs and Herbal Remedies. FREE gift with any purchase.

Paddy O's Pub | 5022 7th Avenue
A taste of Christmas in a pint! A cold Strongbow hard English Cider with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon whiskey in it, for only $5.00!

Pete's Place & Pete's Eats | 4520 8th Avenue
Join us for a traditional Wisconsin fish fry served from 3-9 pm and with your meal receive a traditional Korbel Brandy Old Fashion Sweet for only $1! Also tonight only: $1 frosty mugs of Miller Lite, $1 bottomless cup of coffee and $5 Kid's menu. Jim Conway and more talented musicians will come together at 7:30 for a Irish Folk Jam. Stop in for some Kenosha meets Dublin Holiday Magic!

Pollard Gallery | 518 56th Street
GIFTS GALORE! Unique and one-of-a kind choices by Kenosha artists and LIVE Christmas music.

Public Craft Brewing Company | 716 58th Street
Open at noon. Come in out of the cold, grab a pint and enjoy the return of our Chili Chocolate Stout, Hot Chocolate and real Hot Chocolate for the kids. Live music by Tim Dollmeyer from 6-9pm.

Red Roses Bead Haven | 4726 7th Avenue
$5.00 kits make and take crafts – snowman earrings, angel baby bookmarkers, and wire snowflakes. Profit from each kit will be donated to Safe Harbor Animal Shelter.

Rhode Center for the Arts | 514 56th Street
Lakeside Players presents "On Golden Pond?" Tickets are $13 adults, $10 students/seniors. 7:30pm.

Robin's Nest Cakery | 5607 7th Avenue
Public voting for 1st ever Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Contestants must submit entries between 11/15 & 11/22. Got to for details on how to enter the competition.

Rustic Road Brewing Company | 510 56th Street
Featuring a variety of Naughty and Nice beers on tap along with a special visit from Dirty Ol' Santa himself! Holiday Trivia starts at 8pm. Featured beer: Ol' Dirty Santa (Double Chocolate Milk Stout).

Sandy's Popper | 5503 6th Avenue
Annual Decorate a Complimentary Sandy's Homemade Popcorn Ball Ornament– FREE!!! Kids of all ages. Also complimentary hot chocolate and half-price coffee.

Sazzy B | 5623 6th Avenue
$4 Candy Cane Martini and we will have live jazz at 9pm.

Scoops Ice Cream | 5819 6th Avenue
$3 melting snowman cocoa! Hot cocoa with a scoop of your fav ice cream! Stop by to see Mrs. Claus – she will be assisting with letters to Santa. FREE Chocolate Advent Calendar to the first 100 kiddos!

Sixth Avenue Boutique & ZouBisou Lingerie | 5507 6th Avenue
Coobie Lingerie Special! Purchase a Coobie bra AND lace thong, hipster or laser cut panty for $26.99! Save $11.00!

Something Different | 5716 6th Avenue
Stop by and enter our Lightin' Up raffle and get FREE candy for the kids!

Ssmarty Cakes | 5819 6th Avenue
FREE cake pops to the first 100 kids.

Trecroci Realty | 522-56th Street, Suite 101
FREE Christmas Mugs with candy (while supplies last).

Yoga & Friends | 5721 6th Avenue
Mini classes at start of every hour, participants receive class discounts. Also, create Gratitude Ornaments!

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