14 Milwaukee Holiday Markets You Won’t Want to Miss

Shop local and get in the holiday spirit at these local markets.

1) Milwaukee Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturdays, Nov. 3-Mar. 30, Mitchell Park Domes

Expect to find fruits, veggies, meats, eggs and dairy at the Domes every Saturday this winter, as well as baked goods, jams, cider, maple syrup, honey and soup from local farmers and bakers.

2) Oconomowoc Winter Farmer’s Market

Sundays, Nov. 4-Mar. 31, 641 E. Forest Dr.

Held at Oconomowoc High School, you can browse produce and baked goods sold by local farmers, artisans and vendors.

3) Historic Milwaukee Holiday Sale

Nov. 14, Milwaukee City Hall

Visit city hall one day only to shop for various Milwaukee-themed gifts. All proceeds will benefit Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

4) Holiday Happenings

Nov. 16-17, West Vliet St.

The shops on Vliet Street will be selling holiday décor and gifts to help get you into the holiday spirit. Make a day of it and stop by one of the restaurants on Vliet for an early holiday meal — we suggest Wy’East Pizza or Maison.

5) Christkindlmarket

Nov. 17-Dec. 31, Fiserv Forum

The staple German holiday market comes to Milwaukee by way of the new Bucks arena, promising food, drinks, collectibles, gifts and entertainment in the forms of various bands and choirs.

6) German Christmas Market

Nov. 23-25, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Eat, drink, shop and be merry at this Christmas market that will also feature music and activities.

7) Milwaukee Makers Market

Nov. 24-25, Discovery World

Get started on your holiday shopping Thanksgiving weekend, and check out the locally-made products created by independent artisans at this market.

8) Urban Garage Sale

Nov. 24-25, Mitchell Park Domes

With aims to showcase Milwaukee’s creative community, Urban Garage Sale will host 60 vendors at the Domes. The organizers ask for a $4 entry fee that will serve as a donation toward future events.

9) Old World Christmas Market

Nov. 30-Dec. 9, The Osthoff Resort

This Elkhart Lake market advertises itself as “reminiscent of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt” of Germany, and in 2012 it was named one of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events in North America. Featuring regional and international artisans, this market is worth the drive to Elkhart Lake.

10) Modern Holiday Market

Dec. 8, 133 W. Pittsburgh Ave.

Browse products from local businesses, vendors and artists at Third Branch Creative Studio. Entry is $5 or two canned goods.

11) The Maker Market

Dec. 8, 407 E. Buffalo St.

Sponsored by LOCALmke, this market will feature American-made, local- and handmade goods.

12) Holiday Marketplace

Dec. 8-9, The Pfister Hotel

Over 50 vendors will be at this two-day event, with roughly 20 new vendors coming each day, so be sure to stop by both Saturday and Sunday.

13) Hovercraft

Dec. 9, The Pritzlaff Building

For $5 admission, you can shop for handmade gifts crafted by independent artists. There will also be food and a bar available.

14) Etsy Holiday Market

Dec. 15, 8580 S. Howell Ave.

Come see some of your favorite Etsy shops in real life at the Oak Creek Center, where over 30 vendors will be selling items.