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Winter Wonder Woods


Due to the unfortunate weather conditions the last two days, we are rescheduling tonight's (Dec. 12) Winter Wonder Woods event at Hawthorn Glen to Sunday, Dec. 20.

All participants enrolled in a Dec. 12 session will be transferred to the same time on Dec. 20. If you have concerns about the rescheduled date, please contact our office Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (414) 647-6050 and we will work with you to issue a full refund.

Winter Wonder Woods 2020 is SOLD OUT! Milwaukee Recreation will not be accepting walk-up registrations.

Celebrate winter in style with Milwaukee Recreation's Winter Wonder Woods! Join us to safely experience seasonal serenity in the city while creating lasting memories and new traditions.

See Hawthorn Glen in a new light as you stroll through our trails that are twinkling with holiday cheer. Over 25,000 lights will illuminate the beauty of the Glen, winding you through the woods and past displays. Winter Wonder Woods will feature a selfie station, hiking Santa, educational facts along the trail, and more!

  • Where: Hawthorn Glen
  • Dates: Dec. 11/12 and Dec. 18/19
  • Time: 5-8:30 p.m. (sign up for a 30-minute session)
  • Cost: $3 per person (free for children that are 2 years old or younger)

NEW THIS YEAR: Small groups are invited to rent the Holly House at Winter Wonder Woods! SOLD OUT

After walking the trails and enjoying the light displays at Winter Wonder Woods, cozy up to a private fire at our Holly House. Celebrate the season in style with your loved ones. Includes tasty treat, hot chocolate, or cider, as well as optional games for your small group to enjoy.

  • Dates: Available on Dec 11/12 and Dec. 18/19
  • Times: 30-minute sessions each night at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 per 30-minute session
  • Maximum number of people in your group: 5
  • Rent the Holly House here!

COVID-19 Updates

Face coverings are required. Concessions and the ornament project will not be available.

Due to safety guidelines, participants will register for a session in order to take the tour. Each session will consist of only 25 people moving through the trail every 30 minutes. Please arrive at your scheduled time to ensure you can move through the trail within your 30-minute time frame.

Note: Parking is extremely limited in both the Hawthorn Glen parking lot, and on the street on the adjacent Martin Drive. Street parking is not permitted on 60th St.


Phone: (414) 647-6050
Email: Outdoor [at]

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