Milwaukee Holiday Guide, Deals & Events

Shopping & Beauty

There's no place like Milwaukee for the holidays! There's also nothing like giving the gift of Milwaukee. Spread some cheer while shopping local and attending festive events in the Greater Milwaukee Area this season.

The Ambassador Hotel

Leave your vehicle conveniently parked at The Ambassador Hotel and enjoy front door service to holiday happenings and shows during your winter getaway. A complimentary shuttle is offered to The Ambassador guests, as well as customers of its restaurants. Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card that can be used at The Ambassador’s restaurants: Gin Rickey, The Fitz and Deco Café.

Bavarian Bierhaus

The Bavarian Bierhaus has affordable packages for hosting holiday parties for companies and other large groups. Its many indoor space options ensure groups of 50 to 400 can enjoy a celebration. Also, buy $100 in Bierhaus giftcards and get a $20 gift card for free.

Black Shoe Hospitality

Buy a $100 gift card and get a $20 bonus dining card. All gift cards can be used at Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants, which include Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC in Milwaukee, and Buttermint Finer Dining & Cocktails in Shorewood.

Bublr Bikes

The Bublr Bikes bikeshare system connects downtown Milwaukee neighborhoods and neighboring Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Shorewood. There are nearly 100 stations currently active, with more added all the time. Buy an annual Bublr membership for just $80 – a savings of $20.

Colectivo Coffee

Whether you’re looking for a gift or an experience to send to your friends and loved ones, Collectivo Coffee has you covered. Their holiday gift boxes come in festive packaging ready to place right under the tree. Or give the gift that keeps on giving with a year-round coffee subscription. Looking for a sweet stocking stuffer? Pair one of their new travel mugs by MiiR with a festive holiday blend.

Eldr + Rime

Experience an educational winter series beer pairing dinner via Eldr + Rime’s partnership with 1840 Brewing Company. The three-course meal menu will change from month to month based on beer selections. This event will be held in private dining rooms for up to 25 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Receive a $20 bonus gift card for every $100 gift card purchase through the end of 2021.

Gin Rickey at the Ambassador Hotel

Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive a $25 gift card free! Gift cards are valid at Gin Rickey, The Fitz and Deco Cafe; located within the Ambassador Hotel.Gin Rickey is featuring two Autumn cocktails now through the end of November; a "Cranberry Thyme Gin & Tonic" and a "Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour". Both taste like Autumn in a glass!

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Visit the Historic Milwaukee Store on Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday to shop its array of holiday gifts including ornaments, cards, books, games, and more. In store promotions on that Saturday include a free Neighborhood Keychain when you spend more than $50. On that Sunday, the museum will be giving out a Free Museum Store Sunday sticker to the first 100 customers, and a tote bag for the first 20 customers who spend more than $50. The first 25 customers on both days receive a sheet of Milwaukee holiday wrapping paper – a $4.75 value. All customers will be entered to win a Doors Open Polaroid Camera and Hoan Bridge Neon Light. Historic Milwaukee members receive 10% off merchandise.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum is holding a special online (extended) version of its popular Museum Store Sunday. Enjoy unique shopping opportunities and virtual experiences online, including the chance to win items from participating Trunk Show vendors.

The Pfister Hotel

The perfect gift with no delays! Celebrate tradition and experience the wondrous charm of the holiday season at The Pfister Hotel. Now through December 31, purchase a gift card for The Pfister Hotel, Mason Street Grill, Blu, or Well Spa + Salon and receive a $25 Promotional Bonus Gift Card for every $100 you spend on gift cards.  


Give the gift of experience this holiday season! Now through December 31st, receive a $25 Holiday Promotional Bonus Card for every $100 you spend on Marcus Gift Cards. Send your fellow spies on a secret mission to SafeHouse, located somewhere in downtown Milwaukee. SafeHouse Gift Cards are available for purchase online or in-house. Buy now.

The Saint Kate Hotel

The perfect gift with no delays! Give the gift of luxurious accommodations with an artful twist this holiday season and experience all that Saint Kate has to offer! Now through December 31, purchase a gift card for Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, ARIA, Giggly, or Proof Pizza and receive a $25 Promotional Bonus Gift Card for every $100 you spend on gift cards.  

Tempel Lipizzans

A unique way to give an unforgettable experience. As a Holiday Special the gift certificate comes with our keepsake booklet and 60th anniversary ornament and can be mailed to you or to the recipient.

Wisconsin State Fair

State Fair tickets will be available for just $10 each. The Wisconsin State Fair also has great ticket bundles for any fair lover. There will be no online ordering fees during the promotion, though mailing fees apply. You can also pick up tickets at the State Fair office.

Holiday Happenings

There’s a lot happening around town this holiday season, celebrate with these great events.