Shopping Guide: Discover Rhinelander’s Holiday Shopping Wonderland | The Hodag Store Rhinelander

Shopping Guide: Discover Rhinelander’s Holiday Shopping Wonderland

Holiday shopping in Rhinelander offers a unique and charming experience. With a wide variety of shops and businesses, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list. You can find one-of-a-kind businesses, popular chain stores, craft fairs and more- Rhinelander’s got it all!


Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets

There are several holiday craft fairs and markets in Rhinelander. Shop from a variety of local artisan items and handmade products to find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift! Here are several local craft fairs and events for your holiday shopping:

ArtStart Holiday Market: November 3, 4-7pm & November 4, 10am-2pm

Downtown Rhinelander Holiday Open House: November 17-19

Annual Show & Sell Craft Show at James Williams Middle School: November 18, 8:30am-3:00pm

Wildflowers on Brown Street Maker’s Bazaar: Widows Weekend November 17, 2-7pm & November 18, 8am-5pm. December 2 – April 21, 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of each month 10am-4pm


Choose from many specialty shops for you gift-giving needs. Here are some suggested shops by interest:

Outdoor Goods

Visit Mel’s Trading Post for quality sporting goods and outdoor equipment year-round!  From hunting and fishing to snowshoeing and camping, you can find plenty of apparel and gear for the outdoors-man/woman in your life.  Blain’s Farm & Fleet is a great one-stop-shop to find seasonal gear, hunting and fishing items, clothing, equipment, power tools and more.


Food & Drink Items

Stop by Rhinelander Brewing Company for unique Rhinelander Brewing apparel and gifts, beer related items, and of course locally brewed Rhinelander beers.  Or, grab some sweet treats and a chocolate Hodag from Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe.  Choose from chocolates, popcorn, fudge, gift assortments, and more.


Clothing & Gifts

Vital Industries + Vital Supply carries a wide variety of hand screen printed and embroidered items.  You’ll find fun and unique designs on glassware, clothing and accessories. They also carry a wide selection of gift items.  For the book lovers, check out JC Weddle Books and browse used books of all topics and genres! You can also find collectible items here.  Lattitudes is another stop where you can find clothing, jewelry and accessories, and gifts.  Items include home décor, puzzles, kitchen and bath items, journals, and much more.


Hodag Items

For the hodag fans, visit The Hodag Store! This one-of-a-kind shop offers a variety of hodag clothing, souvenirs items, and even hodag beer.  For kids, check out Happy the Hodag online or at select retail locations. Created by a local author and illustrator, Happy the Hodag carries several hodag themed children’s books about the adventures of a happy hodag, along with plush, apparel and other hodag goodies.


Gifts for Kids

For children’s gifts, make a stop to Imaginuity. This toy store is filled with fun for all ages. Items include games, books, toys, and puzzles for a variety of interests and age groups.


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