Jolly Holly Folly

SAVE the DATE for the 24th Annual Jolly Holly Folly - Sunday, December 1, 2019

Enjoy savory samples from some of Milwaukee’s best restaurants followed by a performance at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Jolly Holly Folly will feature The Band's Visit, a 2018 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical.

Click here to see photos from the 2018 Jolly Holly Folly.

The 23rd Annual Jolly Holly Folly
Thursday, November 29, 2018

As the holidays are approaching, join us for some hilarious fun to help prep you, your family and friends for the most hectic time of the year. The evening kicks off with savory samples from some of Milwaukee’s best restaurants followed by Doug Jarecki’s screenplay comedy, ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas.

Milwaukee playwright and actor Doug Jarecki delivers a hilarious and heartwarming holiday treat! ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas takes a unique look at Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper, and shares the “other” stories that led to that magical night in Bethlehem. This smart, funny, and sweet production, featuring an all Milwaukee cast, is sure to put the entire family in the holiday spirit.

Event Information



Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
*Parking is available for $15 a vehicle at 130 E. State Street

5:00 pm 


Food tastings from the area's finest restaurants.
Complimentary alcoholic beverages, as well as a cash
bar is available in the Bradley Pavilion.

7:30 pm 

Doug Jareki’s screenplay comedy, ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas at the Wilson Theater, Vogel Hall

Ticket Information


$120 per ticket ($100 per ticket for groups of four or more).
Ticket sales close at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 29.

To order your tickets online through the Marcus Center:

1. Go to
2. Log-in or create your account. Group Code is: jollyholly
3. Click on 'Twas the Month Before Christmas
4. Order your tickets

Tickets are assigned on a first come first served basis. Please purchase all group tickets at once, to ensure seats remain together.

Ticket Questions:

Keri-Ayn Hough at the Marcus Center,, 414.273.7121, ext. 213

Jolly Holly Folly Questions:

Tricia Mallett at AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin,, 414.225.1615

Participating Restaurants

CubanitasIndulge Wine Room
Maxie'sStory Hill BKCBrunch
Sazama’s Fine CateringPastiche at Metro
AmilindaBeans and BarleyStella Van Buren
Milwaukee Pretzel CompanySafe House
Purple Door Ice CreamBlue Bat Kitchen
Rock Bottom BreweryBelAir CantinaKindred

Thank you Sponsors