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What are 56 activities to do during a Milwaukee winter?
  1. Venture inside the warm and illuminated Domes.
  2. Enjoy a carriage ride Downtown.
  3. Cross country ski in Grant Park.
  4. Go sledding at Northpoint.
  5. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Colectivo.
  6. Toboggan at your favorite park.
  7. Ice skate at Red Arrow Park (when open).
  8. Eat some fondue at the Melting Pot.
  9. Check out the Winter Involvement Fair!
  10. Warm up with Soup Bros. soup.
  11. Go ice fishing.
  12. Snowmobile at Bong Rec Area.
  13. Build an igloo on the lakefront.
  14. Grab brunch at the Original Pancake House on Downer Avenue.
  15. Rock your snow suits / moon boots.
  16. Heat up in the sauna at The Tubs.
  17. Enter an ice sculpture contest.
  18. Cruise around Winter Gallery Night and Day.
  19. Slurp some tasty matzo ball soup at Benji’s.
  20. Binge OnMilwaukee’s FoodCrush podcast.
  21. Shop one of our “Unique Boutiques“.
  22. Make snow angels in the front yard.
  23. Buy a new board at Bigfoot Bay View.
  24. Winterize your car.
  25. Go check out the domes above Cafe Benelux.
  26. Get chili powder at the Spice House.
  27. Stay at home and snuggle up.
  28. Ride The Hop around Downtown and stay warm inside.
  29. Get out the snow blower and go to town.
  30. Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk.
  31. Fill your belly with a delicious pop-up at Oak & Oyster.
  32. Make your way through Lori’s 52 restaurants for your 2019 bucket list.
  33. Ride a sled down a hill.
  34. Build a snowman.
  35. Play some snow football.
  36. Learn to curl.
  37. Bake cookies, or just buy some at the Public Market.
  38. See a show at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
  39. When forecasters predict a “dusting,” expect five feet of snow.
  40. Figure out when it’s a parking “Snow Emergency“.
  41. Be happy you don’t live further up nort, eh?
  42. Count down till wonderful day when pitchers and catchers report.
  43. Plan a vacation for Spring Break.
  44. Go winter camping.
  45. Frolic with your dog at a dog park.
  46. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum.
  47. Curl up with a good read from a local bookshop.
  48. Treat your wind-burned skin to a day of pampering at a spa.
  49. Snowshoe in Doctor’s Park.
  50. See the Admirals skate at the UW-Panther Arena.
  51. Pack up your skis and head up to the U.P.
  52. Write to Summerfest requesting bands for next year.
  53. See some hoops. Hit a Bucks or UWM game.
  54. Figure out the difference between winter storm watch and winter storm warning.
  55. Take the laptop or iPad to at any of these local Milwaukee Wi-Fi hot spots!
  56. Attend a Winter Welcome event!


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  • Pick N Save
    • Free membership (offers rewards that can add up to discounts on groceries)




  • Best Student Mattress Discounts:
  • Mattress Firm
    • Students receive a 15% discount on in-store purchases, but you can browse selections on the Mattress Firm website. Click here to download coupon.
  • The Black Tux
    • $20 off discount toward any suit or tux rental, use code UWM20 at checkout.
  • Scrubs & Beyond
    • Scrubs and Beyond is offering 20% off almost everything on their site.
    • Discount Code: STUDENT


  • Riverside Automotive Service & Parts, Inc.
    • 10% discount with a valid UWM ID
  • TransUnion SmartMove
    • 20% off TransUnion SmartMove QuickCheck service for housing applications
    • Discount Code: UWMSave20
  • FormSwift
    • Offers free guides for landlords and tenants.
  • MIG Auto Transport
    • $50 off of any transport quote
  • Paperless Post
    • Students and faculty receive a 25% discount on online invitation and greetings service.
    • All students have to do is:
      • Create a Paperless Post account using their school email address.
      • Email help@paperlesspost with their school name in the subject line.
      • Our customer operations team will then credit their account with the 25% discount.