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Shop Local Holiday Guide 2017

If you love to shop local, this guide is for you!This is our way of celebrating local Milwaukee businesses whose unique products will make your holidays even more special.

Contact us if you know of another business or local holiday fair that should be added.

MKE Outfitters

For every shirt you buy for a loved one this holiday season, MKE Outfitters will donate one to a kid in foster care.

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Ruckus & Glee, LLC

805 N. 68th St.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

(414) 395-3201

This locally owned toy store is stocked with unique and popular toys including Two Bros Bows, pogo sticks, open-ended construction toys like Mad Matr, Q-Ba-Maze marble runs, and Squigz, plus retro and classic toys like Jack In The Box, 80s arcade games, and lava lamps. And, of course, everything fidgety.

During the holiday season, Ruckus & Glee hosts unique family-oriented experiences, including a silhouette artist on November 2nd and 3rd, Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 11th, Pictures With Santa on November 24, and more! .

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Orchard Street Apparel

4188 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

St Francis, WI 53235

This Milwaukee-based apparel line makes clothing as soft on you as it is on the environment.

Check out their social media & website for sales throughout the season

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Holiday Night Market

Free admission! Join us at the Little Red Store in Wauwatosa for A Holiday Night Market on December 9th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Twinkling lights, local artists, and warm drinks just a few steps away from Cafe Hollander. Featured artists for the evening:James Steeno GallerySquare One Soapworks, LLCA Happy Thought IndeedGoldilocks & Bear Soy CandlesThe Flying TurkeyNaomi Paper Co.


Little Red Store

7720 Harwood Ave.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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Milwaukee Candle Co.

(248) 303 0213

524 S. 2nd St. 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53204

“The idea for Milwaukee Candle Co. was born after an epiphany with the strength and power of scent-memory connection. “I had this grand idea to develop certain scent combinations that were remindful of the different parts of the city that I enjoyed exploring”, says founder Kevin Goudzwaard. “The Hometown Collection was then born”. Candles such as Bradford Beach (on a good day) and Brewery Tour were the first to launch in a collection truly inspired by Milwaukee.

The next debut, The Essential Collection, is inspired by the world and its natural aromas. It represents an appreciation for what’s natural and beautiful in this world. Fragrances such as “Blood Orange + Mahogany” and “Bergamot + Lavender” are simple, yet complex. Whereas The Hometown Collection is geared towards consumers with a connection to our city, The Essential Collection has a broader appeal with its minimalistic, modern design and varied aroma profiles.”

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Metcalfe’s Wauwatosa

In Wauwatosa at 67th& State.

This fifth-generation, family-owned grocery offers more than 3,500 locally produced items – meat, bakery, produce, dairy & cheese – and so much more.

Find some holiday inspiration and cheer with Metcalfe’s at their Holiday Open House on November 10th (3-7pm) and November 11th(11am-3pm). Sample from local producers & Metcalfe’s kitchens, get gift and recipe ideas and find out about Metcalfe’s holiday catering.

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Highland Community School Holiday Art Bazaar

Saturday, November 18th

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Highland Community School (1706 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee, WI)

Begin your holiday season at one of the premier holiday art fairs of the region: Highland Community School’s 4th Annual Holiday Art Bazaar and Craft Market. Visitors will enjoy a wide selection of unique art and gifts from local and regional artists. Stroll through the school for one of a kind handmade toys, vintage clothes, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, woodcrafts, apothecary, and other art and gift ideas. There will also be fresh-baked goods and coffee at the HCS Café and mobile café lunches for purchase by the Café. Enjoy artist demonstrations by Michael Westcott and musical entertainment. Plus, attendees will be able to decorate their own canvas tote bag, perfect for shopping or carrying art supplies!

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Discovery World Membership

500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 765-9966

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Free Play and Shopping Night at Chasing Tales

Wednesay, November 29th


7265 S. 1st St., Oak Creek, WI 53154

Kids play FREE while you get some holiday shopping done! Vendors will be set up around the perimeter of their gym and will include Arbonne, Lula Roe, Thirty One, Norwex, and more!

Little Monsters

2445 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 964-2323

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Little Monsters is a children’s boutique (ages newborn to 10) that offers a wide variety of unique clothing, toys, books, and accessories. They even have advent calendars from Meri Meri, Christmas pajamas, plush and candy. Complimentary gift wrapping is available throughout the year. The store has additional Sunday hours from Thanksgiving thru Christmas of 12-3, and is open Christmas Eve for any last minute shopping needs!

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