You’ll find the City of Kenosha's Christmas tree at Fountain Plaza, west of the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue. This year’s Christmas tree was donated by Kenosha residents Penny Stage and Rob Walker. Each fall the City parks department harvests a Christmas tree donated by a local citizen. Twelve hundred colored bulbs illuminate the City Christmas tree, and the museum campus is beautifully decorated as well.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Lightin’ Up Window Decoration Contest in Downtown Kenosha! Our sincere appreciation goes out to all the businesses who participated and made downtown feel extra festive to kick off the holidays! We are truly lucky to have such a wonderful community. Thank you to our generous sponsors at the Kenosha News, Happenings Magazine, and the Lakeshore BID! And we thank the residents and visitors to Downtown Kenosha that voted November 26-27 during Lightin’ Up! Downtown and Small Business Saturday. May you enjoy the lights all season long!


The winners are:

Voter’s Choice: Duck Duck Goose Children’s Shop, 5811 6th Avenue

First Place: Authentique, 625 57th Street

Second Place: Century Pub & Eatery, 5511 6th Avenue

Third Place: Mike Bjorn’s Clothing, 5614 6th Avenue


Merry & Bright continues in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Various entities in Kenosha have come together to present Merry & Bright – a collection of holiday events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy all season long. An online holiday hub has been created with details on holiday events and how to Shop Local, Dine Local, and Play Local! It’s all part of the “Shop Small” imitative to continue Small Business Saturday throughout the entire holiday season, and beyond. Bookmark this Merry & Bright website: and check back often for updates.