Letters to Santa at the Pfister
November 24 – December 17
The Pfister Hotel
414.273.8222 | thepfisterhotel.com
Write a letter to Santa and drop it off at The Pfister Hotel North Pole Mailbox. Each child will receive a personalized note from Santa himself, plus all children will receive a free cookie from the Pfister front desk when they drop off their letters.
November 24 – December 30
414.931.0808 | pabstmansion.com
A holiday tradition the whole family can enjoy! Delight in the wonderment of Christmas at the Pabst Mansion, where no two Christmases are the same. From glitz and glam to train tracks and teddy bears around the tree, each room is decked from tip to mistletoe.
Small Business Saturday
Sat, November 25
Historic Third Ward
414.273.1173 | historicthirdward.org
Explore the unique offerings around the Historic Third Ward as you #shopsmall. Stop into the many independent businesses in the neighborhood to check off goodies on your gift list.
Milwaukee Makers Market
Sat, November 25 | 10am to 4pm
Sun, December 17 | 10am to 4pm
414.765.9966 | discoveryworld.org
Support local crafters, artists and creators by browsing dozens of booths featuring clothing, visual art, candles, home goods and so much more. This no-charge-to-enter artisan showcase is the perfect opportunity to shop for co-workers, pets, uncles, aunts and everyone in between.
Milwaukee Pets Alive Crafty Christmas Fundraiser
Sat, November 25 | 10am-4pm
MARN Art & Culture Club
This is a unique craft and gift sale raising much-needed funds for the special needs and considerations animals that Milwaukee Pets Alive rescues. 100% of the sale of each item will benefit Milwaukee Pets Alive to help our very special rescued animals!
Presented by MIAD Gallery at The Avenue
November 25 - December 21
414.847.3208 | miad.edu
MIAD Gallery at The Ave presents its first-ever Holiday Outlet, your destination to shop works from local creatives this holiday season. The Holiday Outlet will begin on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, with an official hot chocolate kick-off (while supplies last!), raffle, and a first-look at creative gifts for yourself and others.
Father Christmas Visits the Mansion!
November 26 – December 25 | Sun | 2:30pm
414.931.0808 | pabstmansion.com
With his lantern, walking stick and red cloak with white trim, a whimsical Father Christmas travels south to visit the Pabst Mansion each Sunday during the holiday season. Create magical memories with holiday treats, letters to Santa, and room after room of enchanting Christmas displays.
A Christmas Carol Dinner Experience
Wed, November 29 | 5pm
The Dark Room at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
414.276.8686 | saintkatearts.com
Reserve your spot for a wonderful winter's evening! Your reservation includes an exclusive meal with a menu curated by Executive Chef Erik Hansen. In addition to your meal, your reservation also includes a ticket to that evening's performance of “A Christmas Carol,” next door at the Pabst Theater, with seats located in the center orchestra section on the main floor.
MIAD Holiday Sale
November 30 – December 2
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
888.749.MIAD | miad.edu
Each year during the first week of December, MIAD students and alumni show off their wares ranging from sculptures, paintings and photographs to jewelry, stickers, greeting cards and more. Shop their affordable offerings and view the on-campus galleries while you visit.