It's the most wonderful time of year here in Wisconsin! Lights are being hung and carols are being sung across the state and family and friends are gathering together to celebrate the season. And in case you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, we've rounded up eight of the most festive Wisconsin companies who can help make your season bright. Whether you're looking for sweet treats or fun ways to deck the halls, we've teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to help you shop local and check off that Christmas list!
Whether you love maple, caramel, or classic chocolate, fudge brings a little nostalgia to your holiday table. Freshly made in small batches using the finest ingredients, Stoughton Sweet Shoppe offers 24 flavors of fudge and 6 flavors of caramel so there's something for everyone on your list.
Make your spirits bright with this seasonal amber ale from New Glarus. With a rich copper-red color, fruity ale body, and spiced hop finish, Snowshoe Ale will add a little warmth to your cozy winter evenings.
Nothing brings family together quite like a delicious dinner and what's Christmas dinner without a fantastic roast? Cook up a juicy, delicious cut of meat that is raised without antibiotics or hormones. And when you buy from the Wisconsin Grass-Fed Beef Co-op, you're making a meal you can feel good about.
Christmas morning is for family, presents, and indulgent treats like The Local Oven's famous Bacon Maple donuts. Stock up on breakfast treats and check out the bakery's year-round Christmas room while you're at their Prairie du Chien location. The holidays never tasted so sweet!
Looking to cut your own Christmas tree this year? Check out the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association! With tips, tricks, and a statewide map of where you can cut your own trees, they're your resource for this fun holiday tradition.
Looking for fun, affordable, and natural stocking stuffers this holiday season? Pick up some bath bombs, lotions, and soaps from Floppy Ear Farm! Adorably wrapped, available in a variety of scents and sizes, and under $10 a piece they're the perfect gift for a secret santa, white elephant, or hostess gift.
Looking for fresh vegetables to add to your Christmas dinner? Head to Milwaukee's Winter Farmers Market for a variety of local, sustainably-grown foods. With high-quality vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, and dairy products, you'll wow your guests with the freshest ingredients.
Put the finishing touch on your home with a beautiful custom Christmas wreath. Available with all kinds of fun, festive bows and ornaments and made from fresh Fraser or Corkbark fir these gorgeous arrangements will last through the winter.
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.