Mitchell Park Domes

Naughy or Nice Holiday Floral Show

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory’s Show Dome is transformed 5 times each year. Each Show Dome display has a specific theme, generally categorized as historical, cultural or fantasy, and is chosen at least a year in advance. Plants are selected specifically for a particular floral exhibit and grown in the Greenhouses located at the Mitchell Park Domes. Once in place, a show may last from six to fourteen weeks.

Friends of the Mitchell Park DomesMilwaukee County Parks

Rotating Exhibits / Events

  • Naughy or Nice Holiday Floral Show

    NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 7

    Come see who is Naughty or Nice!
    Visitors to the show will get a behind-the-scenes view of the elves at the North Pole. Some elves will be making toys in the workshop or creating havoc in the wrapping department, while others will be hiding in the flower-filled displays, keeping an eye on the girls and boys who visit. Young guests will have the opportunity to write letters to Santa and mail them at the special holiday mailbox.
     
    The focal point of the show will be the 25-foot holiday tree, encircled by a paper garland. On closer look, visitors will see that the garland is actually Santa’s list of who’s naughty or nice. The tree will be decked in red, green, blue, and white ornaments and lights.
     

     

    Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

    The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from November 4th to April 14th (No market on November 25th)
    Located in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Conservatory (Domes)
    Market Hours: 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Free parking and admission to the market!

    The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market (MWFM) brings together about 50 weekly vendors in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes. There, agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sauces and soups, as well as prepared hot food and coffee. 

    The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is operated by the Fondy Food Center.  The mission of the Fondy Food Center is to connect neighborhoods to fresh, local food - from farm to market to table.

     

    Santa Under Glass

     

    DECEMBER 3, 9, & 16, 12:00-3:00 PM

     

    Bring all the good girls and boys to The Domes Dto meet Santa, Mrs. Claus & Rudolph too!  Check out the Holiday Floral Show, "Naughty or Nice" and get a behind-the-scenes view of the elves at the North Pole and the 25-foot holiday tree. Young guests will have the opportunity to write letters to Santa and mail them at the special holiday mailbox.
    Free to Friends of the Domes Members    
     

    Holiday Performance: Let There Be Light with David HB Drake

    DECEMBER 17, 2017

    Celebrate the season with David HB Drake, a troubadour from Wisconsin. He will perform his 'Let There Be Light' concert at The Domes for visitors to enjoy. The concert offers a seasonal collection of little-known folk songs played on handmade instruments.
    Free to Friends of the Domes Members
     

    Museum Store Sunday

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

    On Sunday, November 26, 2017 the Domes Gift shop along with over 400 Museum Stores representing all fifty states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside our museums and cultural institutions.  Museum Store Sunday offers consumers an annual special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts.  Enjoy special discounts.  Friends of the Domes Members will receive a double discount! If you aren't a member, enter a drawing for a free membership.

    Buy Local Gift Fair

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Conservatory Annex

    You can count on a great shopping experience with local, independent businesses offering food and beverage, clothing and accessories, soap and personal care items, decor and more!
    Admission is only $5 for tickets purchased in advance. ($7 at the door) Purchase tickets HERE.

    Don’t forget to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to support Hunger Task Force.
     

    Urban Garage Sale

    NOVEMBER 25 AND 26, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    $5 Donation at the door.  Kids are free.

    This year's event will bring together 65 talented local vendors, sound providers and foodies to create an alternative holiday shopping experience in the city of Milwaukee. What better home could this local Milwaukee event have than the Mitchell Park Domes? Moving to the modern Conservatory Annex will create a bigger and brighter look For the first time, Urban Garage Sale will take place over two days.

    To buy tickets in advance click here.