The Best of West Allis: Fall & Winter Edition

Hailey Rose

September 27, 2023

Photo Credit: City of West Allis

The most colorful and chilly times of the year are right around the corner! And we’ve got the perfect place for you to make the most of these scenic and serene seasons right here in Wisconsin–none other than West Allis! Home to loads of fall fun and peaceful, cozy winters, West Allis is the place to be. Follow along and start planning your unforgettable trip to this charming city. 

Fall Fun

Photo Credit: City of West Allis

From exciting events and festivities to biking adventures down National Avenue, there’s so much in store and absolutely no time to waste! So let’s jump in and have some fall fun in West Allis.

As spooky season approaches, Haunted Honey Creek is a must-attend! Mark your calendars for October 27th from 4 o’clock to 9 o’clock pm and get ready for an epic night of frights and fun. From cemetery tours and paranormal investigators to campfire ghost stories and pumpkin carving contests, you’re in for a thrilling treat.

Take advantage of the weather while it’s still warm and bike West Allis! Embark on a grand bike tour of National Avenue. Take in the views, whether it’s the fall foliage or public art scattered throughout the entire bike-friendly avenue. Look around, it’s everywhere–even on the utility boxes!

Along the way, stop and check out the unique local shops including Oniomania–a specialty gift store with a hand-crafted flare–and Transaction Skate Shop–the one and only skateboard shop in West Allis! For the foodies, there are also a plethora of restaurants to discover including Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen–offering distinct, delicious dishes.

Cozy Winters

Photo Credit: McCoco’s Caribbean Restaurant

As the winter season rolls around, there’s magic in the West Allis air. Come and celebrate in the chilly landscape and participate in community events and cozy up in the warmth of indulgent restaurants.

With the holiday season nearby, West Allis knows just how to celebrate–with an entire day of jolly activities all happening on December 2nd! First, running from 12 to 4 pm, shop at The Christkindlmarkt, a traditional European-style Christmas market featuring over 50 unique vendors, specialty food retailers, and much more. 

By the time 3 pm rolls around, a whole new adventure awaits–Allis in Winterland! Taking place at the West Allis City Hall Art Gallery, Allis in Winterland transforms the space into a magical, Christmas-themed experience. This year, the event theme is Home Alone and includes an array of kid-friendly activities such as crafts and even letter-writing to Santa! Right next door, at the West Allis City Hall Centennial Plaza, watch the annual tree lighting at 4 pm followed by The West Allis Christmas Parade. That’s right, a night-time parade! It doesn’t get more magical than this.

Ready to brave the cold? From January 15 to the 20th, join in on West Allis Winter Week! That’s right! There will be events all week long including Cocoa Commotion, Winter Scavenger Hunt, and even a Soup Crawl! You won’t want to miss this unforgettable week in West Allis. 

After enjoying the chilly but cheerful weather, settle in the warm indoors by indulging in the cozy cuisine. In the morning, warm up with a sweet treat from Aggie’s Bakery & Cake Shop. By the time lunch and dinner come around, there are countless cuisine options. 

At Double B’s Barbeque, taste award-winning barbeque first-hand. While at McCoco’s Caribbean Restaurant, you’ll be transported to a warmer climate in no time by tasting zesty, refreshing concoctions. Any flavor you crave and can imagine are all here in West Allis.

Spending the chillier Wisconsin seasons in West Allis will never disappoint. From tons of fall fun and festivities to cozy, inviting winters, this is the place to be. So what are you waiting for? Plan your stay today!

For a sneak peek at one of the most flavorful and vibrant community events of the year, watch this Discover Wisconsin original short, ‘West Allis: A La Carte’ below:

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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