OK, so it’s a few months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about it, right?
With the Christmas spirit in mind, I want to bring together all of the folks leading the city’s top holiday events together — and anyone else interested in being part of the dialog — for a meeting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at City Hall.
The goal: Start talking now, as we look to jointly plan, brand and market these events.
We delivered a similar effort with Rocketober last year, to great success, and we’re working on Heritage Days. I think it’s time to do it with Christmas.
I am confident that by collaborating we can make the holiday season feel even more special in South Milwaukee … and help all of our individual events be better.
I also hope we can look to add a new event or two. One big one on my mind: a significant downtown event, one that could incorporate the existing chamber tree lighting along with activities like food, music, caroling, carriage rides, reindeer and more. Similar to what Greendale (pictures in this post from their 2014 event) and a number of other communities do.
I would also love to see a lighted Christmas parade, like this.
I ask you to join the conversation … and celebrate the season, a bit early.