Shop local and get in the holiday spirit at these local markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 23-25, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Eat, drink, shop and be merry at this Christmas market that will also feature music and activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.