Kenosha HarborHoliday - International Market & Festival
December 7 - 8 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bask in the food, fun and festivities of the fourth annual Kenosha HarborHoliday celebration, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. With so much going on, events will take place inside the Kenosha Public Museum, inside the Civil War Museum and on the grounds just east of the museums. Events over the course of the weekend include a special incarnation of HarborMarket in heated tents just east of the museums, and free rides on the streetcar with a holiday storyteller. The fun also includes The International Holiday Faire inside the Kenosha Public Museum and a Victorian Christmas celebration inside the Civil War Museum. Admission and parking are free.
With more than 50 vendors outdoors, as well as an abundance of family-friendly activities, and hands-on fun, Kenosha HarborHoliday is the place to be this weekend to kick off your holiday celebration and shopping. Please note that the regular indoor HarborMarket returns next week at the Kenosha Masonic Center.
Get in the spirit of the holiday season with exciting activities and presentations in both the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum. Highlights on Saturday include the International Holiday Faire, ornament making, live storytelling, letter writing to Santa with Mrs. Claus, a gallery search as well as live musical performances. On Sunday, enjoy a live radio show reenactment of A Christmas Carol and finish up those letters to Santa. Admission to all events is free!
New this year! Find beautiful and unique ornaments created by local artists and crafters at this year’s HarborHoliday. Since each ornament is hand-painted, you’ll go home with a one-of-a-kind work of art to put on your tree. At just $10 each, these ornaments are reasonably priced. Go ahead, pick out a few for yourself and to give as gifts.
Interested in a Kenosha-themed ornament? Then purchase raffle tickets. Explore the entire ornament selection and purchase raffle tickets at the outdoor hot cocoa bar. Don’t worry, it’s inside one of the heated tents. All proceeds from ornament sales support the free activities at Kenosha HarborHoliday. Find more information on Kenosha HarborHoliday here and on Facebook.
Take in the live entertainment while you partake in the festivities outside and inside both museums, as well as on the streetcars circling HarborPark. Performances include solo acts, bands, radio program reenactments, dancers, choirs, storytelling and so much more. It’s all free and family-friendly.
All of the outdoor performances will take place in the two heated tents just east of the museums. So grab a cup of hot cocoa from one of the hot cocoa bars, sit back and enjoy!
OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 7
- 10:00 am: Carthachords
- 12:00 pm: County Crossing
- 2:00 pm: Violet Wilder
Sunday, December 8
- 10:00 am: Front Porch Rockers
- 12:00 pm: Kenosha Chamber Choir
- 2:00 pm: Milwaukee Road
Holiday HarborMarket Vendors
Explore the 50 plus vendors taking part in this year’s special Kenosha HarborMarket holiday event inside two heated tents just east of the museums. Whatever your holiday needs, be it prepared and ready-to-serve food, holiday decor, arts and crafts or produce, HarborMarket vendors have got you covered. Need some greenery to “spruce” up your festive decor? Green Acres will once again have assorted, and fragrant, holiday greens from which to choose.
Our arts and crafts vendors have so many fun gift ideas for nearly everyone on your list. Wired in Style, Whimsically Crafty, BARNacle Goods, Marche Provence, Kenosha Beach Glass Design Center, Dawn Claudio’s Art, Pallay Craft and Urban Samba are just a few of the dozen or so arts and crafts vendors offering unique home decor, jewelry and body care products.
Do you need help or inspiration getting everything set for your holiday meals? Let our processed food vendors help with products that will please everyone at your table. Sweets from La Tarte Bakery, Elsie Mae’s Canning, and Pies, MB’s Sweet Treats and Sweet Impact Chocolates can hold their own on any dessert spread. For appetizers to serve while you are finishing up the main course or for that work potluck, look no further than WisConian Delectables, Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam, Umland’s Crunchy Cheese Bites and Glas All Naturals, amongst others.
All of that shopping and exploring is bound to make anyone hungry. Pick up ready to enjoy food from our prepared food vendors including Roll With It, Sky Mountain Kettle Corn, The Sweet Life Doughnut Shop, Pedro’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Esperanza Coffee Collective and Mandolin Coffee Company will also be on hand to serve up coffee and other beverages.
Here is the complete list of vendors scheduled to attend:
- Anointed Body Care Co
- Anytime Arepa
- Auntie G.G.'s Provisions
- B & J's Pampered Pup Bakery
- Bamboo Switch
- BARNacle Goods
- Brew City Pickles
- Creator Farms
- Dawn Claudio's Art
- Decatur Dairy
- Efoxen LLC
- Elsie Mae's Canning and Pies
- ErthScentials CBD
- Esperanza Coffee Collective
- Gardens of Grace
- Glas All Naturals
- Gypsies Baskets
- Julius Gustav Apiaries
- Kenosha Beach Glass Design Center
- La Tarte Bakery
- Lake Michigan Mermade
- Little Europa
- Lubell Beach Glass
- Maci Moo Treats
- Magic Pueblito
- Mandolin Coffee Company
- Marche Provence
- MB's Sweet Treats
- Merdeka Indonesian Imports
- Mijo's Authentic Mexican Food
- Oberweis Dairy
- Olano's Empanadas
- Pallay Craft
- Pedro's Authentic Mexican Cuisine
- River Valley Mushroom Farm/Agent Jay’s Markets
- Roll With It
- Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam
- Sherwood Game Farm
- Sky Mountain Kettle Corn
- Soap & Sensibility
- Spinning Handiworks
- Stamper Cheese Company
- Steppin' Out Foods
- Sweet Impact Chocolates
- Taste of Paris Bakery & Cafe
- The Eating Well
- The Sweet Life Doughnut Shop
- Things and More
- Umland's Crunchy Cheese Bites
- Up In Smoke Creations
- Urban Samba Plants
- V & K Honey
- Whimsically Crafty
- Wired In Style
- WisConian Delectables
Click here for the MAP OF VENDOR LOCATIONS
Market Vendor Spotlight - WisConian Delectables
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Market Vendor Spotlight - Spinning Handiworks
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Please note, vendor and entertainment information is subject to change.
For more information about things to see and do in the Kenosha Area,
go to the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website.