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Continue Your Holiday Traditions and Create New Memories at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel and The Pfister Hotel

Marcus Hotels & Resorts brings back guests’ favorite holiday celebrations along with new events for all to enjoy

By - Nov 23rd, 2021 10:12 am

Milwaukee, November 17, 2021…. The award-winning Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel and the AAA Four Diamond Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee will soon be hauling out the holly, putting up the tree and inviting guests to enjoy the magic of the season with the return of Milwaukee’s most favorite holiday traditions and new celebrations. From delectable Thanksgiving feasts to cheerful breakfast with Santa and a spectacular Holiday Marketplace to the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, guests near and far can enjoy the most special time of the year with family and friends.

Don’t Miss Out on These Unforgettable Experiences for the Holiday Season:

Friday, November 26, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

All is bright at The Pfister Hotel for its signature holiday tradition as Santa lights the spectacular lobby tree. Guests can sip warm drinks and nibble on treats as the hotel lobby glows. To help those in need within the greater Milwaukee community, The Pfister Hotel will be collecting food for Hunger Task Force at this event. To contribute, guests are invited to bring a non–perishable food item. This is event is free and open to the public. Enjoy complimentary parking with any purchase.

Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saint Kate’s Holiday Marketplace is the ideal place to find perfect gifts for friends and family, all while taking in the sights and sounds of local music and art. Experience and enjoy the holiday ambiance while interacting and connecting with over 50 local artists and vendors at an event curated by Milwaukee-based artist Renee Bebeau. Located in Saint Kate’s lobby and ARC Theatre, entry into the Holiday Marketplace is free.

Friday, December 31, 2021 to Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Year’s Eve is meant to be celebrated in style. Create an unforgettable experience with Saint Kate’s exceptional New Year’s Eve package that includes special moments for a memorable, fun-filled night. Delight in customized in-room amenities and treats in addition to all the specials this one-of-a-kind package offers, including:

    • A one night stay with six guest rooms
    • Table for 12 with a round of pre-dinner drinks in Milwaukee’s only champagne bar, Giggly
    • A chef-curated private dining experience in The Dark Room for 12 guests
    • A reserved private area for live music and cocktails in the Bar post-dinner with two bottles of champagne
    • Complimentary 2:00 p.m. late check out

Reservations are required. Only one package is available for booking this year. To book this remarkable experience, email BradyPankow@SaintKateArts.com. Pricing: $8,000 (tax and gratuity included). Full pre-payment is required. 30-day cancellation notice required, or full amount is charged.

More Holiday Events at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Experience an Artisanal American Thanksgiving at ARIA inside Saint Kate. Enjoy a special prix fixe menu featuring mouthwatering filet and delectable salmon, along with traditional Thanksgiving favorites like bourbon barrel smoked turkey, mushroom and buttercup squash skillet stuffing, pumpkin-chevre cheesecake and much more. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com. Pricing: $49 Adults, $15 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included).

Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there’s nothing like the smell of evergreen to make spirits bright. Join Saint Kate in partnership with Northgate Floral to create a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. While designing the wreath masterpiece, guests can enjoy small bites and mimosas. All materials are included so guests will take home their creation that night. Tickets are required. Pricing: $75 per person.

Guests can take in the spirit of the holidays through various art exhibitions inside Saint Kate, including:

    • A Cabinet of Curiosities” by the Wonder Makers, a celebratory and festive installation on view from November 19, 2021 to April 3, 2022 in The Vitrine. Guests can witness artists Mindy Sue Wittock and Jenna Freimuth’s collaborative embroidery pieces and see how they blend their unique artistic styles to create colorful and magical embroidery that invites curiosity and wonder.
    • All can see Saint Kate’s Holiday Window Installation from Milwaukee-based artist Kim Weiss as it spans across three windows in the hotel’s lounge. Featuring paper sculptures of evergreen boughs and printed ornaments cascading from the ceiling with ornately decorated wind chimes, guests will enjoy this beautiful holiday exhibition.

Sunday, December 18, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Create a new holiday tradition at Saint Kate’s Brunch with Santa and make lifelong memories. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a plentiful brunch in Saint Kate’s festive ballroom and visit with the jolly man himself. Enjoy a traditional buffet with specially made chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes with all the trimmings. In addition to photos with Santa, every child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while composing a handwritten letter to Santa. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Seatings are from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pricing: $49 Adults, $24 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Experience delicious holiday specialties steeped in the culinary tradition of the Midwest. Guests can enjoy festive offerings inspired by all the comforts of a home-cooked feast in addition to ARIA’s beloved regular menu. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com.

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year at the most artful bar in Milwaukee with live musical entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. No reservations required.

Friday, December 31, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Ring in 2022 with an enhanced New Year’s Eve menu at ARIA. Featuring mouth-watering steaks, oysters, crab legs, lobster and more, in addition to ARIA’s acclaimed regular dinner offerings. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or visit OpenTable.com. For parties of 6 or more, email BradyPankow@saintkatearts.com.

Friday, December 31, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Ring in the New Year at Milwaukee’s only champagne bar, Giggly at Saint Kate! Enjoy special packages with reserved tables, premium champagne, party favors, and either charcuterie or dessert. Reservations required all night. Packages start at $350. For reservations, call 414-270-4422 or book your package through https://www.exploretock.com/saintkate. Pre-dinner seating from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and evening seating from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 1, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us at Giggly, Milwaukee’s only champagne bar for a New Year’s Day celebration. Guests can enjoy a spectacular buffet featuring an assortment of the finest salads, starters and entrees along with a champagne and bloody mary bar. No reservations are required. Pricing: $49 Adults, $15 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included).

To learn more about Saint Kate’s holiday events, visit: https://www.saintkatearts.com/holidays.

Continue Your Holiday Traditions at The Pfister Hotel

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Pfister Grand Ballroom, the perfect destination for your family’s cherished Thanksgiving. Guests can indulge in a harvest of starters and fresh salads, an array of fresh seafood on sculpted ice, an Artisan Wisconsin cheese station, freshly baked goods from the hotel’s Grand Pastry table, and chef-prepared organic eggs, pastas, and succulent carved meats plus all the traditional trimmings. Guests can extend their experience with an overnight stay the night of Wednesday, November 24 or Thursday, November 25 at a special rate of $109 per night plus tax, with the purchase of brunch. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an all-American grill for this quintessential holiday with wood-grilled steaks, seafood and a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Private dining rooms are also available for family gatherings of any size. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com. Pricing: $48 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under with a select menu (tax and gratuity are not included).

  • The Pfister’s Magical North Pole Mailbox

November 26, 2021 – Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guests are invited to drop off their letters to Santa at The Pfister Hotel in the magical North Pole Mailbox located in the hotel’s lobby. To celebrate, each child will receive a complimentary cookie from the Pfister’s front desk as they drop their letter off. Children will know Santa received the letter with a personalized note back from the jolly man himself. This service is free and open to the public.

Sunday, December 5, 12 and 19, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Pfister Breakfast with Santa is a holiday tradition that creates lifelong memories. Guests can enjoy a jolly breakfast collection with Santa and his elves in The Pfister’s festive ballroom. In addition to photos with Santa, every child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while composing a handwritten letter to Santa. Smaller seating groups for each date will ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $54 Adults, $29 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Pfister Christmas brunch begins with a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary in our elegantly decorated ballroom. Following cocktails is a spectacular buffet featuring a delicious assortment of fresh seafood, Wisconsin’s finest cheeses, carved meats, made-to-order omelets, individually customized pastas, holiday salads and starters, a vast array of mouth-watering entrees and decadent desserts loved by big and small elves alike. Guests can extend their experience with an overnight stay the night of Friday, December 25 or Saturday, December 26 at a special rate of $109 per night plus tax, with the purchase of brunch.  Reservations are required. For reservations, call 877-704-5340 or 414-935-5950. Pricing: $69 Adults, $27 Children 3-10 years-old, Children 2 years-old and under are free (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Saturday, December 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Experience classic American favorites and enjoy delicious Christmas specials in addition to Mason Street Grill’s popular regular menu. Private dining rooms are also available for family gatherings, big or small. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Pre-Dinner Seating from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Evening Seating starting at 8:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year in style at Blu, The Pfister Hotel’s signature cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor, or get cozy around the fire in The Pfister lobby lounge expertly decorated for the season. Enjoy special packages including live music, reserved tables, premium champagne, party favors, and a dessert display created by the hotel’s Pastry Chef. VIP Packages with stellar views are available. Reservations are required. To book this extravagant experience, email BrandonRivas@thepfisterhotel.com. Packages start at $350 (tax and gratuity are not included). Credit card guarantee required with 48-hour cancellation notice required or full amount is charged.

Friday, December 31, 2021 | Seatings are from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

With old acquaintances or new, Mason Street Grill is the place to be on December 31 with wood-grilled classics all night long. Ring in the New Year with live music and a champagne toast at midnight. Private dining rooms are also available for special gatherings. For reservations, call 414-298-3131 or visit OpenTable.com.

To learn more about The Pfister Hotel’s holiday events, visit: https://www.thepfisterhotel.com/pfister-holidays.

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