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Fox Cities Holiday Shopping

*updated 10/19/18

Need some help checking off your holiday gift list? Well the Fox Cities has you covered! With Wisconsin's Best Shopping, we’ve got everything from big box stores and Fox River Mall, to quaint downtowns with local boutique and specialty shops. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Visiting from outside the area? Make a night or weekend of it with one of our shop and stay packages and start planning your Fox Cities holiday getaway today!


Fox River Mall
Boasting 140 stores, Fox River Mall is a must-stop shopping destination. Here you can explore more than 140 retailers and restaurants, including Macy’s, Scheels, Pottery Barn, Forever 21 and many more of the nation’s top brands.

Some stores are set to open as early as 2pm on Thanksgiving Day with all others opening throughout the night and into Friday morning. The Fox River Mall will be opening from 6pm to Midnight on Thanksgiving, but each individual store will open at its own discretion.

  • Anchor store hours (beginning on Thanskgiving through Black Friday)
    JCPenney – 2pm Thursday to 9pm Friday
    Macy’s – 5pm to 2am Thursday; 6am to 10pm Friday
    Scheels – Closed Thursday; 7am to 9pm Friday
    Sears – 6pm to Midnight Thursday; 5am to 10pm Friday
    Target – 6pm to Midnight Thursday; 6am to Midnight Friday

Downtown Appleton
With over 60+ unique locally owned shops and over 50 restaurants, downtown Appleton offers plenty of great shopping and dining options with the charm and walk-ability of small town convenience. Just a few of what you’ll find…

The Vintage Garden
Lillian’s of Appleton
Items of Interest
Blue Moon Emporium
Angel’s Forever, Windows of Light
Avenue Art & Co
Cedar Harbor
Crazy Sweet

Downtown Neenah
Unique shops and dining options, sitting along shores of Lake Winnebago, Downtown Neenah might be small but still offers a variety of great shopping in a quaint historic downtown setting.

Elements Unleashed
Hang Up Gallery of Fine Art
Bill Paul Ltd.
Lucy’s Closet Pet Boutique
The Natural Boutique
Tailored Hide Custom Leather & Gift Gallery

Downtown Menasha
Downtown Menasha sits along the Menasha Channel and offers a quiet small-town setting. Main Street has become home to many local shops offering a variety of clothing, home décor, specialty items and great restaurants.

Lemon Loves Lime Children’s Boutique
Renewed & Reclaimed
Aunt Esther’s Attic
Wreath Factory
Wild Apple Gallery & Gifts

More Fun Gift Ideas…

Gift Certificate for the Building for Kids Children’s Museum

Visit the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers store for fan gear and apparel or grab ticket vouchers for next seasons games

Gift Certificates for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

  • Not sure what to give your loved one? Give the gift of options! Grab a gift certificate to one of our downtown's that can be redeemed at multiple participating downtown businesses.
    Downtown Appleton: Gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount at Appleton Downtown Inc., 116 N Appleton St. or online at appletondowntown.org. Redemmable at over 150 downtown businesses!
  • Downtown Neenah: Gift Certificates can be purchased at Future Neenah, 135 W Wisconsin Ave. **Special November 2 & 3: Turn in paid receipts from downtown businesses on those dates and receive a $10 Future Neenah gift certificate. 

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 14:53

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