Christmas Lights & Desserts Bus Tour

Bus Tour

Christmas Lights & Desserts Bus Tour

As Buddy the Elf would say, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” If you agree, this is the tour for you. The bus will be led by a SINGING TOUR GUIDE for a Christmas caroling sing-a-long! This Santa-approved tour is the perfect mix of history, Milwaukee Christmas traditions, tasty treats and light-hearted holiday spirit. Did you know that Forbes in December 2019 named the Downtown Milwaukee lights as the best holiday light display in Wisconsin? This tour features stops to see many of those 500,000 lights and animated displays across the city complete with walking stops in Cathedral Square and Zeidler Union Square, plus viewing opportunities in areas such as Red Arrow Park, Pere Marquette Park and the Historic Third Ward. We encourage everyone to dress for the occasion; Santa hats, Elf stockings, ugly Christmas sweaters, pretty Christmas sweaters… all are welcome!

NOTE: We acknowledge that the best-laid plans today might not work in December. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, as long as you cancel 24 hours prior, we will refund your tickets with no penalty to you. In the event that we must cancel a tour due to weather or COVID-19, rest assured that you will receive a full refund.

Adult: $70.00
Adolescent (8-15): $35.00
Child (0-7): Free
Family Friendly

Bus Tour

Christmas Lights & Desserts Bus Tour

Show off your ugly Christmas sweater and spread some holiday cheer on a Christmas caroling sing-a-long! This Santa-approved tour is the perfect mix of history, Milwaukee Christmas traditions, tasty treats and a dash of light-hearted holiday spirit.

2.5-3 hrs
Fri, Sat, Sun

Tour Details


Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in December


2.5-3 hours

Number of Stops


Max Group Size


Tour Notes

What's Included

Samples of hot chocolate (or coffee or wine, if preferred) and desserts from 3 local restaurants, opportunities to get out and explore multiple downtown lighted parks, transportation, singing tour guide.


We offer an overnight hotel package with the Ambassador Hotel, available during the ticket purchase process. Dinner reservations at either of their two restaurants, The Fitz and Gin Rickey, can be made directly with those restaurants. Be sure to mention that you are on a Milwaukee Food & City Tour so they ensure your dining experience is complete in time for the tour to begin.


Although minimal walking is required, there is still walking involved. This tour is NOT handicap accessible and attendees will need to go up/down minimal stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times.

Two Words: Wisconsin Weather

Please plan ahead and dress appropriately for our time spent outside of the cozy bus while walking outdoors through two of the Holiday Lights displays.

Dietary Restrictions

This tour is seafood/shellfish free. We can offer vegetarian options. However, we are not able to accommodate other food allergies, dietary restrictions, or preferences on this tour. This includes gluten, vegan, sugar-free and kosher requests.

Private Tours

Tour can be booked as a private event for groups of 15 or more. We are happy to customize your date, time, location and dietary preferences. Call 414-255-0534 for more details.

Tour FAQs

If you need to cancel, please call (414)-255-0534 x 2 at least 48 hours before the tour. We are happy to give a refund with advance notice. No refunds are provided to no-show attendees or day-of cancellations.

Our tours are conducted rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we will delay the tour or if it needs to be cancelled, will issue refunds and/or reschedule your tour for a later date. 

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to accommodate walk ups. Guarantee yourself a spot on our tour by booking in advance directly at

We offer vegetarian options on all of our food tours. We are unable to accommodate for gluten-free, kosher, sugar-free or vegan on our public tours. We are able to make allergy/preference accommodations on private tours. Contact us at (414) 255-0534 ext. 2.

Our walking tours are handicap and stroller accessible. Check the tour listing for distances. There are plenty of walking breaks and opportunities to sit down along the way.

Our bus tours are not handicap accessible and attendees need to go up/down stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times. Foldable strollers and walkers are welcome.

Yes! All of our tours are available for as private tours. When you arrange for a private tour, you have the flexibility of time, date, number in party, and dietary accommodations. We require 8 or more for a private walking or streetcar tour, or 15 or more for a private bus tour. There is a 25% private tour booking fee which includes: restaurant gratuities, tour guide gratuity, driver gratuity, credit card processing fees, and administrative planning time. Call (414) 255-0534 ext. 2 for more information, or check out our private tour pages on our website.

Let's Get Going!

Meeting Location

Ambassador Hotel - 2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Meeting location is subject to change. Exact meeting location and parking details are sent in the confirmation email. Advanced ticket purchases required.

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"We attended the Christmas Lights and Desserts tour. It was a great tour with great viewing of Milwaukee Christmas decorations and wonderful desserts."

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