Your Guide to Fox Cities Holiday Shopping

Check off your Christmas and holiday gift list with Wisconsin's Best Shopping here in the Fox Cities!

With Wisconsin's Best Shopping, the Fox Cities have everything from your favorite national retailers and Fox River Mall to quaint downtowns with local boutiques and specialty shops. You'll find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Visiting from outside the area? Make a night or weekend of it by visiting our hotels page to find a spot near our mall or in the heart of one of our walkable downtowns to peruse local shops. Start planning your Fox Cities holiday shopping getaway today!


Fox River Mall

Fox River Mall is a must-stop shopping destination. This mall boasts more than 130 retailers and restaurants, including H&M, Scheels, Pottery Barn, and many more of the nation’s top retailers. Shop now, or plan out your Black Friday and post-Thanksgiving stops.

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

Anchor store hours (beginning on Thanksgiving - 11/28 - through Black Friday - 11/29):

JCPenney Thanksgiving: Opens at 6 p.m., Black Friday: Open until 9 p.m.
Macy’s Thanksgiving: 5 p.m. - Midnight, Black Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Scheels Thanksgiving: Closed, Black Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Target Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. - Midnight, Black Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Downtown Appleton

With more than 60 unique local shops and 50-plus restaurants, downtown Appleton offers plenty of great shopping and dining options with small-town charm, walkability, and convenience. Here are just a few stores you'll find:

Blue Moon Emporium

Downtown Neenah

Neenah offers a mix of both intimate, upscale and family-friendly shopping and dining in its quaint historic downtown setting.

Lucy's Closet Pet Boutique

Downtown Menasha

Downtown Menasha sits along the Menasha Channel and offers a quiet small-town shopping destination. Main Street has become home to many local shops offering a variety of clothing, home decor, and specialty items, as well as restaurants and bars.

Aunt Esther's Attic
Lemon Loves Lime

Not sure what to give?

Give the gift of options! Purchase a gift certificate from a local attraction or to one of our downtowns or chambers that can be redeemed at participating businesses.

Building for Kids Children’s Museum Gift Certificate
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Ticket Vouchers or Fan Gear
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Gift Certificates
Downtown Appleton Gift Certificates
Downtown Neenah Gift Certificates
Heart of the Valley Chamber Gift Certificates

Listen to our conversation with WTMJ's John Mercure, highlighting some the the season's best shopping and event, or click here to check out a full list of Fox Cities shops.

Banner Photo Credit: Adam Shea Photography

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