The South Milwaukee Downtown Market remains a labor of love for me — a chance to take an active role in revitalizing our downtown while at the same time delivering a fun and unique community event.
And our momentum continues.
Following a successful third summer season, we’re holding a pair of indoor Christmas Markets at Caterpillar on back-to-back Saturdays in December.
The markets are planned for Dec. 3 and 10 inside Caterpillar’s Heritage Building and museum, 1970 10th Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
The events will feature more than 40 regular market vendors – and some new faces – selling arts, crafts, organics, baked goods and other prepared food. Live Christmas music from local acts that played the summer markets is also planned.
The newly remodeled and expanded History Museum, located inside the Caterpillar Heritage Building, will also be open during both markets, giving customers a chance to experience this one-of-a-kind South Milwaukee attraction.
We’re also starting the summer 2012 season a bit earlier, the Downtown Market Committee decided at its meeting on Monday.
Markets will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from May 24 to Oct. 11 on and around 11th Avenue south of Milwaukee Avenue. This is the earliest the market has opened since its inception in 2009, and the 21-week season is its longest to date.
Learn more about the market at our website: www.smdowntownmarket.org.
And I’ll keep you posted as the Christmas Markets and summer season draw nearer.