By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 18, 2020 at 10:01 AM Photography: Artistic Holiday Designs

 The Corners of Brookfield is getting in the holiday mood with festivities that include carolers, hot cocoa walks, photo booths, giant light shows and more in the Town Center. 

Events kick off with two giant light experiences, which will remain on display in Market Square throughout the holiday season. 

Starting Nov. 21, guests can take a walk through a multi-sensory hot cocoa mug installation (pictured above). The creation boasts 18,000 LED lights and is augmented with a chocolate-scented fog. Guests can also experience a 40-foot long immersive lights tunnel – showcasing 10,000 color changing LED lights – running along Market Square. It’s the perfect opportunity for a few festive photos with those in your pandemic pod.

But that’s not all. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, The Corners will be hosting a new initiative called 10 Days of Cheer. Each day will feature something new from hot cocoa walks and carolers to community singing, shopping specials and more. Each night, the Center’s 35 ft. Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Children are also invited to drop off letters to Santa in the Market Square North Pole mailbox, starting Friday, Nov. 27.

 On Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., The Corners will also host the 6th Annual Gingerbread Build event in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Remarkably decorated gingerbread houses sponsored and built by local businesses will be displayed throughout the Center for voting as part of Habitat’s Gingerbread Build project.

“We know that everyone could use a little cheer this year, so we wanted to make The Corners a safe space for the community to come and enjoy the season together,” noted Chelsea Roessler, director of marketing and events. “The holidays may look different this year, but for us, that was even more reason to get creative with our tenants, utilize our outdoor space and think of fun, safe ways to celebrate.” 

The Corners will feature expanded shopping throughout the holidays, with hours  Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Center will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with special hours on the following days: Friday Nov. 27 (Black Friday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.