Christmas in the Ward offers hot cocoa, kids activities

Christmas in the Ward is offering a wide range of family-friendly activities throughout the Third Ward this Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. The festivities kick off in Catalano Square at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with Mrs. Claus and her live reindeer, as well as a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30.

Visitors can also meet a variety of costumed characters including Jolly & Ginger Gingerbread, Frosty the Snowman, and Captain Kettle.

Meet Santa himself in Jolly's Outdoor Gingerbread House. Kids will receive a cookie and have an opportunity to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. You can bring your own camera for pictures or have your picture taken for a $5.00 donation.

There will be musical performances by the Milwaukee Police Band, Highpoint Barbershop Quartet, Sussex Hamilton A Cappella Choir, and Sigmund Snopek, and the Trinity Irish Dancers.