Community Events

The Events Committee and West Allis Health Department are assessing upcoming events as the coronavirus pandemic evolves. Subscribe to receive event updates and information.

City events are supported largely by donation. Those wishing to support City events may do so through the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation at

2020 Christmas Parade, Christkindlmarkt canceled

Nov. 4, 2020 - The City of West Allis Events Committee and Christmas Parade Subcommittee today announced the cancelation of the City of West Allis Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and Christkindlmarkt, scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5 of this year. The City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, will not be open to the public but will be live streamed for viewing at home on the City’s social media.

While safety considerations relating to the coronavirus pandemic were factors in the committees’ decision to cancel, financial, logistical, and operational challenges related to how the pandemic is impacting regular parade participants were a greater concern. The Christkindlmarkt, held annually at West Allis Farmers Market, follows the lead of Chicago and Milwaukee’s popular European-style holiday markets, both of which recently announced cancelation of their in-person events this year.

The City’s Events Committee is working to offer alternative ways for the community to celebrate the holiday season this year. These events may include drive-through activities, virtual programs such as the Tree Lighting Ceremony, or smaller, ticketed events. Announcements are expected in early November regarding these events.

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Santa on the Go - Canceled dec. 12; Modified event dec. 19

The weather outside has turned frightful, and we’re sorry to announce that Dec. 12's Santa on the Go has been canceled due to the weather. You can still see Santa on Saturday, Dec. 19 from noon – 2 p.m. Santa and the Santa on the Go trailer will be parked on Greenfield Ave. outside of City Hall at 7525 W. Greenfield Ave. Drive by to wave to Santa, or stop by to take socially-distanced photos and show off your holiday masks with Santa and the Santa on the Go trailer. Thank you for your understanding! 


The City of West Allis is overjoyed to once again sponsor the Veterans Giving Tree project this year. The Veterans Giving Tree project honors veterans from the Milwaukee VA who do not have families by fulfilling their modest gift requests this holiday season.

Due to the current state of COVID-19, we are going virtual this year. There's no need to come in to City Hall to choose a star! Click here to choose your virtual star by clicking the 'Sign Up' button corresponding to the veteran you would like to purchase a gift for. Select 'Submit and Sign Up' at the bottom of the page to commit to purchasing your vet's gifts. If all veterans listed have been chosen, general items and monetary donations are also welcome. A list of general items needed by the VA is listed on the sign-up page.

Once you pick a star virtually, purchase the requested gift and return the wrapped gift to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, at the East Entrance aka Main Entrance. 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295. The last day to select a vet and return the gifts is Sunday, Dec. 20. Learn more.