Waukesha Christmas Parade

Silver Bells – Holiday Festivities in Downtown Waukesha

Join the fun in beautiful historic Downtown Waukesha area for this year’s holiday celebration, Silver Bells. Each year, Waukesha is transformed into a winter wonderland of fun and holiday magic. Take a look above at the graphic for a list of events taking place throughout the downtown area. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages from November 18th through December 23, 2022. It will certainly be a Christmastime Celebration to remember in Downtown Waukesha this Holiday Season. You can view all the details on their webpage.

Waukesha Christmas Parade 

2022 Silver Bells INFO:

Join us in beautiful downtown Waukesha for this year’s Silver Bells holiday celebration. Each year we transform our downtown into a winter wonderland of fun and holiday magic. We have activities and entertainment for all ages from November 18th through December 23rd. We look forward to seeing you and your smiles for a Christmastime Celebration to remember! 

The 2022 Waukesha Christmas Parade is being brought to you by the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, December 4, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. down Main St. This year’s theme is Peach on Earth!

The 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 235 W. Broadway. There will be music, hot chocolate, and, of course, Santa! Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.  Once the tree is lit, we will have the Lantern Stroll down to Riverfront St. for the City’s Walk of Lights Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.  Come join in the caroling,  see all of the new lights, and visit with Santa!

Santa will be available for pictures at The Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St., 262-278-4869, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., on the following dates:

Saturday, November 26

Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 10

Saturday, December 17


Santa will also be available for photos at GBF Bespoke Balloons & Event Services, 805 Clinton St., 414-659-7096 on the following dates and times:

Saturday, November 26     10:00 – Noon

Sunday, December 18         2:30 – 4:30 p.m.


Have your Holiday photo taken with the Live Reindeer in the People’s Park parking lot on the corner of Main and Clinton from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Carriage rides will begin on Saturday, November 26. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased and you can board the carriage at Martha Merrell’s Books at 321 W. Main St. Carriage Rides will be available on the following days and times, weather permitting:

Saturday, December 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 23, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


All of the information on Waukesha’s Silver Bells Festivities can be found on their website.  All details and photographs used in this posts were done so with permission from the Silver Bells in Waukesha in coordination with the Waukesha Downtown Business Association. Follow Waukesha Silver Bells on Facebook.



Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

6 thoughts on “Silver Bells – Holiday Festivities in Downtown Waukesha”

  1. I loved the christmas parade & seeing the sparkly lights & magical decorations light up downtown waukesha. Seeing all dressed in christmas attire & houses with lights also gets me into the christmas spirit.

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