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Contact:          Katie Otto, Lake Mills Main Street Program
Phone:(920) 648-6721           e-mail:



Winter Holiday Market Returns to Lake Mills


LAKE MILLS, December 1, 2014: The fourth annual Lake Mills Winter Holiday Market will be held at the Lake Mills Middle School, 318 College Street, Lake Mills, WI on Saturday, December 13 from 9am to 3pm.

The Winter Holiday Market pairs popular summer Farmers’ Market vendors with exceptional art and craft vendors, including many from our annual Lake Mills Arts Festival. “This year, we have moved our venue and have more than doubled the vendor participation from last year, with over 70 vendors,” said Katie Otto, Executive Director of the Lake Mills Main Street Program.

Along with the showcased vendors, shoppers can enjoy free blood pressure screening, provided by Willowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In addition, the Lake Mills Police and Fire Departments will be providing free tips on holiday home safety.

Local Girl Scout Troops 1130 and 1543 are conducting a toy drive, as well as a scarf/mitten drive, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors Program. The Lake Mills Food Pantry will have a food barrel at the front door to collect canned goods the holiday season. Please consider bringing donations for these worthy causes.

Girl Scout Troop 2928 will provide a craft corner and daycare – bring the kids, and let them create while you shop!

“This year’s slate of vendors offers a wide variety of great quality items that are artisan-created and farmer-produced” said Ed Grunden, Market Manager. “Our focus is to provide quality art and crafts as well as delicious food products as we grow this holiday market.”

You can also enjoy a hot meal right at the Winter Holiday Market. The Market Grill will offer BBQ pork, sloppy joes, steamed hot dogs (including organic beef), grilled cheese, soda and water. There will also be several vendors selling baked goods – bring a hearty appetite to the Winter Holiday Market – you will not go hungry that day!

A wide variety of products, ranging from wonderfully scented soaps and candles and a variety of Christmas items will be available at the Winter Holiday Market. You will also find alpaca (yarn, socks and blankets), knitted afghans and baby blankets, wool winter hats and scarves, handmade jewelry, custom-created signs, a wide variety of clothing and accessories, hair bows, tutus, custom-made American Girl doll clothing, wildlife photography, metal art sculptures, fine wood products, pottery, original prints and water colors, quilts, fused glass, hand-painted silk scarves, and stuffed animals, just to mention a few of the artisan items.

Farmers’ Market items include Angus beef, chicken and lamb, apples, honey and maple syrup, a variety of cheese and cheese curds, breads and delicious baked goods (pies, cookies, quick breads, stollen), salsa and relish, and jams and preserves.

The day will be filled with holiday music. Lake Mills City Band will perform a Christmas concert from 11am-12pm. And from 12:30pm-1:30pm, the Lake Mills High School Chamber Strings will perform holiday music.

“We would like to thank our Winter Holiday Market gold sponsor, Topel’s Towing and Repair, as well as in-kind sponsors Summit Credit Union and Sound Haven Learning Center,” said Otto and Grunden. “Their generous support allows us to continue to host this popular event.”

Information regarding this event can be found at or by calling the Main Street office: 920-648-6721. Join our Facebook page at to view highlighted products being offered by some of our great vendors.

The Lake Mills Main Street Program is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.




Save the date! The 2015 Knickerbocker Ice Festival will be held on Friday, February 6 (Trivia Night) and all day Saturday, February 7!

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If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact the Main Street office at 920-648-6721.   Participate. Volunteer. Donate.  









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