By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 26, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season.

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It’s almost time to get into the holiday spirit … and check a few gifts off of your holiday list.

That’s because the West Allis Christkindlmarkt is back, offering attendees the opportunity to peruse market goods, purchase gifts and enjoy a smorgasbord of food and drink from local purveyors.

The traditional European-style Christmas market is scheduled to take place Dec. 3-4 at the West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. Hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 3 and noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4.

The market is free and open to the public and will feature over 50 food-based retailers (from Milwaukee Pretzel Co. and Corvina Wine Co. to Rushing Waters and Underground Meats), over 20 local artisan craft vendors and five food trucks, including favorites like Flour Girl & Flame, Riley’s Good Dogs and more.  Beer will be provided by Westallion Brewing Co.  

For a full list of vendors, visit

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.