Every Saturday morning after Thanksgiving
Milwaukee Public Market
The Charlie Brown Christmas tree lot will be set up on the sidewalk of St. Paul Avenue right outside the Public Market. Get ‘em while they’re hot; once they’re sold out, they’re out. Wisconsin-grown and as cute as the one from Charlie Brown -- sounds like the exact Christmas decoration your house is missing.
Friday and Saturday nights in December
Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge
A Tom and Jerry is a heavenly cocktail to indulge in on a cold winter night, and we all know Wisconsin has plenty of those in store for us. At Bryant’s, they’ll make their from scratch recipe right in front of your eyes in their very own Tom and Jerry room. They even have a limited edition souvenir mug for you to take home. Get it while it’s hot!
Partake in all the Christmas fun on the north end of Kinnickinnic Avenue (from Archer to Smith). Pick up your raffle tickets at Stone Creek Coffee or The Magnet Factory and drop them at participating businesses that you wish to win. All proceeds will benefit the Bay View Community Center. But there’s more. Check out the tree lighting in Zillman Park, write a letter to Santa at Voyager Book Shop, and check out the Krampus Crawl!
The rooftop bar will be opening early this day to welcome Santa to town, and your littles will be able to take a photo with the jolly man himself. Plus, there’ll be face painting, a letter-writing station, crafts with Mrs. Claus, and of course food -- a brunch buffet spread.
Cost: $40 adults, $20 kids, free for 3 and under
Hangout MKE Cafe & Lounge Co.
If you’re thinking about shopping local for your holiday gifts, or just need yourself a new Big White Yeti candle, this is this Pop-Up Shop to attend. There’ll be activities and games for the kiddos while you shop, so don’t hesitate to bring them. Other vendors include Cream City Caramels, the Earth and All Stars leather accessories, Fern & Nettle handmade soaps, Plushzilla, and many more.