It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know.
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1. No garbage pickup: Friday, Dec. 24
The City of Milwaukee will not be picking up garbage or recycling on Friday, Dec. 24 or Monday, Dec. 27. You can view your collection date here.
2. Family Dinners and Toy Giveaway: Saturday, Dec. 25
Bring your kids to get a free home cooked meal for four from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Dec. 25, at Northcott Neighborhood House, located at 2460 N 6th St. No registration required.
3. Christmas Dinner at Wisconsin Center: Saturday, Dec. 25
No reservations required for a free box filled with turkey, ham, yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans and dessert, courtesy of the Salvation Army. The giveaway runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 25. The takeout location will be at the intersection of 4th St. and Wisconsin Ave. and curbside pickup on Wells St.
4. Kwanzaa Opening Ceremonies at Wisconsin Black Historical Society: Sunday, Dec. 26
Observe the first day of Kwanzaa with food and community at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Doors open at 1 p.m. and programming begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26 at 2620 W. Center St. Event is both in-person and virtual. Either a negative COVID test within 72 hours or COVID vaccination card or photo required for in-person entry.
5. Magic of Lights: ongoing
Take the family to catch a light show at American Family Field, until Jan. 2. Tickets are $22-38 per vehicle. Located at 1 Brewers Way.