Cheer District, Illuminated by We Energies

Cheer District, Illuminated by We Energies

Stop by to see the 109th Annual City Christmas Tree in Cheer District, Illuminated by We Energies!

Deer District is the site of the City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree for the 2022 holiday season! Illuminated by We Energies, Deer District has transformed into Cheer District for the fourth consecutive year.

“We are continuing a grand tradition with some new partners this year, and I am so pleased that our combined efforts will bring the spirit of the holidays to even more Milwaukee residents,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “Deer District has become a central gathering place in Milwaukee, and the official city Christmas tree will be a great complement to all the activity and excitement there.” 

The City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree is the longest running official tree in the United States other than New York City’s. This year will mark the 109th year of the city’s tree.  

“We Energies is proud to light your homes with affordable, reliable and clean energy,” said Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of We Energies. “We’re delighted to once again illuminate your holiday season with Cheer District.” 

Dynamic Events by David Caruso, designer of the City of Milwaukee Christmas Tree, produced the tree lighting ceremony on November 18 to officially mark the transformation of Deer District into Cheer District for the holiday season.

Milwaukee Makers Market: Dec. 9-11

The Milwaukee Makers Market brings its first-ever three-day event collaboration to The Beer Garden in Deer District. Shop the Market on Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 in celebration of the holiday season.

Twenty Makers are secured for the December market, and each Maker offers a variety of seasonal selections including knitwear, pastries, artwork and jewelry. Makers attending throughout the weekend include BB Cakes, Sassy Beans, Dumbly Bunny Crafts, For the Love of Drax, Cream City Patchworks, Space Time Coffee, Full Circle Healing and more.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to hold the Milwaukee Makers Market for three consecutive days in Deer District,” said Ryan Laessig, Creator of Milwaukee Makers Market. “The location is completely new to the Market, which makes us all the more excited. We’re exposing more of our wonderful small businesses, and that’s what we’re striving for in the end.”

On Friday, Dec. 9 the market will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the market is free. Lunch will be available for purchase from Heirloom MKE: Food Truck with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

For more information on the Milwaukee Makers Market, visit Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, which features Maker Spotlights and event highlights throughout the 2022 season.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 11

SOLD OUT: The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill will host Breakfast with Santa, presented by We Energies, on December 11 that will include pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an appearance from Bango, a breakfast buffet featuring build-your-own pancake and French toast stations and a cookie decorating kit. Reservations and tickets are now sold out! Get ready for a day of holiday fun for the whole family at The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Dec. 22

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will host its highly anticipated 2022 winter tour, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More presented by Hallmark Channel, with two shows at Fiserv Forum on Thursday, December 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Hunger Task Force.

After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. For 2022, TSO brings a completely updated presentation of the unforgettable, multi-generational holiday tradition, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 60 cities across the nation.

102.9 The Hog is proud to welcome TSO in Milwaukee for the two spectacular shows!


Sleigh Your Holiday Party With Deer District!

Eat, drink and be merry! Deer District is the perfect winter setting for your holiday party, and will be home to the City of Milwaukee Tree for the season beginning November 18! Our flexible event spaces can host a variety of group sizes. From team dinners to company-wide receptions, Deer District has got you covered.

Pair a pre-game reception at The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill with a team outing to a Milwaukee Bucks game or host a luxury reception and dinner at GATHER! You can even "wow" your colleagues and guests with a full arena buyout of Fiserv Forum.

We have several menu options ready to choose from and we can even create a customized menu just for you! Our dedicated catering team will help you design a menu that meets your event needs, whether you want a sit-down dinner or just appetizers.

Oh what fun! All holiday parties booked from November 2022 through February 2023 will receive 10% off the rental rate and a complimentary welcome beverage.

Are you ready to sleigh your event? Contact us today at or 414-918-4299 to reserve your date!

Send a Letter To Santa at B93.3's Mailbox!

Stop by B93.3's Santa Mailbox that is located on the plaza just outside of The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill/The Beer Garden! Grab a letter template from the tube attached to the mailbox or one located inside The MECCA to write your very own letter to Santa! Make sure to include your email address so Santa can respond.

You can also download your letter ahead of time here.

Then drop your letter in the B93.3 Mailbox by December 20th & Santa’s elves will make sure he responds. Happy Holidays from B93.3, Fiserv Forum and Deer District!

Oh What Fun... bring yo’elf & all your friends to Cheer District, Illuminated by We Energies! From holiday lights to drinks, food, sweets, shopping local + more, there is something for everyone!

Upcoming Events At Fiserv Forum

There's snow place like home for the holidays... and tickets make the perfect gift! Don't miss out on all of these awesome upcoming events at Fiserv Forum.

+ Cheer on the Bucks and Marquette Men's Basketball!