As an unabashed holiday lover, I enjoy a bit of the hustle and bustle that accompanies the season. But even I, with my very merry disposition in overdrive, can find December a bit stressful. Gift shopping is something I often postpone. I love giving gifts and want to provide the people I love with carefully selected presents I know they will enjoy, but I dread shopping. The crush of the crowds, the noise, and the hassle all find me fleeing for the door before my lists have been completed. Leave it to The Pfister Hotel to make even something that many of us avoid, holiday shopping, into a lovely, gracious experience.
The Pfister Holiday Marketplace is a delightful alternative to the typically holiday market. This year the hotel welcomes over 60 local artists, artisans and makers to the Mezzanine and invites the city to join this festive shopping experience. The free event overlooks the elegant hotel lobby, beautifully trimmed in holiday finery and featuring the stunning 18 foot Christmas tree. Shoppers will be treated to live piano music as they explore the unique offerings at this one-of-a-kind market.
Beyond pieces from your favorite local artists, visitors will find everything from soap to soil. This year, the market welcomes a number of brand new creators, including a maker of hand-loomed rugs, cotton ribbon, chainmaille pieces and even handmade slime!
This celebration of the local arts community will be hosted on the Mezzanine of the hotel, accessible by both the Grand Staircase, and the elevators located next to the concierge’s desk. Join us December 8 and 9 from 11 AM- 6 PM for Milwaukee’s most hospitable and beautifully appointed holiday shopping experience.
Learn more about the Pfister Holiday Marketplace here
Vendors found in the Holiday Marketplace include:
Fresh Coast Trading Co.
Shefali Kapoor Vallecha
Sarah Gail Luther