Seven Affordable Things To Do in Milwaukee on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to finalize your plans for New Year’s Eve!  Here are some options and advice we’ve compiled for affordable New Year’s Eve events in Milwaukee.

Dining Out – A number of restaurants have special menus and require reservations for New Year’s Eve.  If you’re looking to dine out, we suggest you call the restaurant of your choice and inquire about their menu and reservation options.  If you’re looking to use a coupon, be aware that the Entertainment Book coupon policy states the coupons aren’t valid on major holidays such as New Year’s Eve.  However, if you have a coupon you’d like to use, we suggest contacting the restaurant to see if they will accept the coupon.  Chances are some businesses will still accept the coupons on a holiday as they won’t want to turn away business.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at the Mitchell Park Domes – The popular annual New Year’s Eve celebration is loaded with entertainment including children’s entertainers, crafts, balloons, and live music.  Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids (children 5 and under are free).  The event takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For more information and to make reservations, visit the Friends of the Domes website.

Winter Fest Family Fun New Year’s Eve Celebration – A new celebration this year, Winter Fest offers many different family friendly activities. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be live entertainment, games and activities from Radio Disney, and Winter Fest activities including free ice skating and skate rental.  At 8:30 p.m. and midnight, there will be a New Year’s countdown and ball drop.  Admission is $15 at the door or $12 in advance from Ticketmaster.  Children under three are free.

Free Ice Skating – Due to the warmer weather so far this winter, skating will not be available at any Milwaukee County ponds.  The skating rink at Red Arrow Park is open, and free ice skating is available until 1:00 a.m. on New Years Eve/Day.  Skate rentals are available.

As an alternative, the Pettit National Ice Center has open skate from noon to 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.  Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids.  In Waukesha County, Eble Ice Arena is open from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  A buy one, get one free admission coupon for Eble is available in the Entertainment Book.

Watch a movie at home – Watching movies is a popular choice with people who like to stay at home on New Year’s Eve.  If you reserve a movie in advance on, you’ll pay only $1 (if you rent directly at a Redbox machine, the price is $1.20).  Reserving in advance online is a good idea since the selection on New Year’s Eve may be limited.

Harlem Globetrotters at the Bradley Center – The Globetrotters are back for their annual New Year’s Eve appearance.  Games are at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Bradley Center, and tickets start at $19 plus fees. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster and the Bradley Center box office.  We recommend visiting the box office to avoid Ticketmaster fees.

The Polar Express at the IMAX – See the popular holiday movie, The Polar Express, at the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater located at Milwaukee Public Museum.  Show times are 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Tickets are $9 for adults ($8 for seniors/students/teens and $7 for children), and  can be purchased online at the Milwaukee Public Museum website.

Do you know of any other fun and affordable options for New Year’s?  If so, please leave a comment Also, if you’re willing to spend a little more cash out on the town and are looking for a party, this list of  from Between the Bars Milwaukee is a great resource.

Milwaukee Area Halloween Freebies

October 30, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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flickr paul keleherThere are several area businesses offering Halloween promotions this week.  Some require you to dress up in costumes, but many just require you to show up.

Discovery World – Buy One Get One Free Admission.  If you wear a costume to Discovery World from October 29th – November 1st, you’ll get buy one get one free admission.  Complete the Great Halloween Scavenger Hunt and get a $5 gift certificate for the Discovery World gift shop.  More details on the Discovery World website.

Eble Park Ice Arena – Free Admission.  If you wear your costume to Eble Park Ice Arena between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. on October 31st, you’ll get free admission.  More details are available here.

Michaels – Free Halloween Event for Kids.  Visit a Michaels store on October 31st between 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon to make a free art project and receive free Halloween swag.  More details are available on the Michaels website.  (Thanks to Couponers United for the heads-up on this deal).

Old Navy – $2 Costumes.  On October 30th and 31st, Old Navy will be marking down all costumes to $2!  This is a great way to pick up a last minute costume or to get a costume for next year.  (Thanks to Coupon Saving Game for the heads-up on this deal).

Qdoba – Free Children’s Meal.  Children ages 12 & under who are dressed in their Halloween costume will receive a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree at Qdoba from  October 29th – October 31st.  Check out Qdoba’s Facebook page for more information.

Sonic Drive-In – $0.50 Corn Dogs.  Visit Sonic Drive-In on October 31st from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. for $0.50 Corn Dogs.  Details can be found on the Sonic website.

Taco Bell – free Black Jack Taco on Halloween.  From 6:00 P.M. until 12:00 midnight on October 31st, get a free Black Jack Taco at Taco Bell restaurants.  No coupon is necessary, and details can be found on the Taco Bell website.

Toys “R” Us Free Halloween Event for Kids – Kids ages 3 and up who visit Toys “R” Us between 12:00 Noon and 3:00 P.M. on October 31st with their costume on will receive a reusable bag, which you can fill up with goodies and giveaways. Geoffrey the Giraffe will lead the kids on a parade around the store.  (Thanks for Bargain Briana for the heads-up on this deal).

Do you know of any Halloween giveaways around Milwaukee that we missed?  If so, leave a comment and let us know!

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Eble Park Ice Arena Customer Appreciation October 31st

October 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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ebleEble Park Ice Arena is holding a customer appreciation day from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 31st.  There are some great deals to be had on ice skating:

  • Skating admission is $2.  However, anyone wearing a costume will receive FREE admission!
  • Skate rental is $1.  Sizes and quantities are limited.

If you can’t make it to customer appreciation day, normal open skate hours are:

  • Monday through Friday – 12 to 3 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 2 to 4 pm
  • Adult admission – $5.50
  • Senior admission – $4
  • Age 18 and younger – $4

Eble is located at 19400 W Bluemound Rd in Brookfield and their phone number is (262) 784-5155.