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Holiday Shopping is
Just Around the Corner!

Are you ready for some seriously fun holiday shopping? The River District offers a variety of stores, services, and restaurants that will pelase everyone on your list. From antiques to workshops, from your own handmade gifts to expertly assembled gift baskets, you'll find it here!

And we're here to make the experience of shopping in our historic downtown better than ever! November has even been proclaimed Small Business Month in honor of the celebrations! Check out these holiday events coming to the River District:

11/7-11/8: Christmas on First Open House

Join us for the 23rd Annual Open House to jump start your shopping, including in-store drawings, yummy treats, and a chance at a Grand Prize gift basket valued at over $500!

11/28: Small Business Saturday
Celebrate small business and shop local with us on Saturday, November 28. Activities and specials are in the making, so be sure to check back for updates!

12/4: Holiday Parade and Lighting of the East River District.
Thanks to a VERY generours $13,000 grant from the Dudley Foundation, we are able to literally brighten the holiday season on the east side of Wausau's River District! Hang around after the holiday parade to get a taste of nostalgic Wausau. 

We Have A Lot To Be Proud Of
Our River District community is rather amazing. More family than business district, everyone looks to help each other out, and that has not been more evident than with the recent fire that damaged Downtown Grocery and Evolve Fitness.

Some River District businesses are continuing to collect donations to help cover unexpected costs of recovery, and help get the businesses up and running again as soon as possible. We thank the City of Wausau (especially the Fire and Police departments) for their help and cooperation, and the Wausau media for their support.

We have also had a banner year in 2015, and even more to be proud of in our 13 year history as a Main Street program. Our annual State of the River District report highlights all we're accomplished, and everything that's yet to come.

With everything mentioned above, it's no wonder we're a quarterfinalist in the America's Best Communities contest. Thanks for helping keep Wausau "wausome".

Wausau River District, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Wausau's River District and is supported by City of Wausau Room Tax Funding.

Christmas on First Open House
Sat. & Sun. 11/7-11/8
West Side of Wausau's River District
Prepare for the holidays at the 23rd Annual Christmas on First Open House! Enjoy in-store giveaways, refreshments and great gift ideas. Visit all eight participating specialty shops, listed below, for a chance to win a Grand Prize Giveaway valued at over $500! More details here. 
Join us this year at:
- Blossoms and Bows
- Builer's Cycle & Fitness
- Buttermilk Creek
- Dime and Dollar Thift Store (sat. only)
- Katzenbarkers Natural Pet Food
- Navieve Fromagerie
- Needle Workshop
- River District Antique Mall

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