November 2021
It starts with an entrepreneur’s dream to open a shop … and soon that dream weaves its way into the fabric of a community. Small, locally owned shops can be found throughout the Kenosha Area. Some have been here for generations, while new ones continue to open. We invite you to join us for Small Business Saturday – and the holidays! Shop Small, Shop Local, Dine Local, and Play Local!
Wherever you live, we encourage you to support locally owned businesses that, in turn, support their local community on Saturday, November 27. We would love for you to do your shopping in Kenosha! We have a SHOP SMALL page on our website that lists shops and art galleries offering apparel, home décor, flowers, plants, family games, pet products, Kenosha souvenirs, natural health products, jewelry, specialty food items, antiques, spirited gifts, books, and more. In honor of Small Business Saturday, watch our social media channels for chances to win prizes throughout November. Right now, you can ENTER TO WIN the Ultimate Shop (and Dine) Small Kenosha Prize Package!
Looking for holiday events? Where to shop small and local? How to have a #KENOSHASNOWDAY? Where to stay overnight in Kenosha for a holiday visit? Visit our holiday hub HERE for all the answers! Artistree Giftable Art Show, City of Kenosha Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas at Kemper, Lakeside Players Production: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, visits with Santa, International Holiday, Victorian Christmas, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra holiday concert, and more are listed on the holiday calendar. Events continue to be added – watch for details to come on Lightin’ Up in Downtown Kenosha on November 26. This is when local businesses will have special offers and you can vote for your favorite window display!
The NEW Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park Honor Plaza serves as a tribute to veterans, and a center for the whole community to gather, reflect, and recreate. The Veterans Memorial Gallery inside The Civil War Museum honors all U.S. veterans and soldiers from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts. A Veterans Day Commemorative Celebration will be held at the museum on November 11. Visit a Miniature Statue of Liberty at the Kenosha History Center. Local Boy Scout troops donated the statue to Kenosha in 1950.
From full menus and buffets to prepared meals and carryout options, we’ve compiled THIS BLOG POST listing Kenosha restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving or offering preorders/carryout specials at this time. Places specifically offering a dine-in Thanksgiving dinner and/or buffet include HobNob, Kenosha Brewing Co., and The Stella Hotel & Ballroom. As always, reservations are recommended. We are grateful for all the support our community and visitors have shown to small businesses this year.