Yes, only 18 days until Christmas day after this First Friday! Come downtown Racine and meet Santa who will be strolling around each of the downtown merchants and hoping you stop him for pictures. Share with him your Christmas wishes and you never know…

Here are a few of the happenings your friendly merchants have in store for you December 7th…

In celebration of the last First Friday of the year, Pub On Wisconsin at 525 Wisconsin Avenue, will feature the music of the Empty Bottle Boys & One Shot Jane! Playing the music of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, & many more; it’s going to be a good time! The music starts at 9pm, but feel free to join us any time after 3pm for our unbeatable Happy Hour & hot drinks for the cold road! See you down at Pub!

Uncorkt, 240 Main Street, is the place to be on First Friday, December 7th. Our drink specials begin at 4:00 p.m. with glasses of wine are only $5 and lowest priced craft beers. Join us from 6-9 p.m. for some traditional Christmas music performed by the Belle Ensemble. We’ll also have our traditional FREE wine tasting with a “Game of Thrones” themed from 6-8 p.m. in the back of the store. Dress in your favorite “Game of Thrones” attire and get another 5% off the wines! Happy Holidays!

Divino Gelato, 245 Main Street, will be having our Weekly Open Jam on First Friday, December 7th.

Dimples at 416 Main Street, will have live music by Bob Tremel.

Stop in and warm up at Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Ave, and watch beautiful art created from 2000º molten glass. Artists Daniel Sviland & Amanda Paffrath will be making beautiful blown glass mugs, perfect for the beer lover on your list. Shop the gallery of gorgeous glass – lots of gifts for under $50 – or pick up a gift certificate for one of their popular classes. Glass blowing demonstrations from 4-8:30.

See the great new items made locally, at Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, as well as unique offerings from our talented local artists. Featuring Wind Point Lighthouse photos, ornaments and coasters AND our collection of cardinal art and gifts. Great deals on Snoozies and jewelry!

Join us at Northern Lights Gallery and boutique, 423 Main Street for First Friday on December 7th. Friday kicks off a 3-day Special Sale Event featuring our interchangeable jewelry line, QUDO. QUDO is completely customizable – simply twist stones on and off to create a new look in seconds. This Friday, buy one stone, get a second stone at 50% off! As always, Northern Lights Gallery is unique, never ordinary and you’ll find your new favorite jewelry, art, home decor, and boutique fashion when you shop with us. We’re known for our friendly, welcoming atmosphere and we can’t wait to see you on Friday!

Happy Holidays Racine from Vapemeisters at 420 Main St, Downtown Racine! We are in the Holiday season and have multiple events coming up! First Friday enjoy 10% off Starter kits and Mods. On December 16th we have Guys, Games and Beer coming in for a vintage Gaming night and yes Ladies are welcome. We hope you can stop in and check out our ever-changing menu of flavors. We have over 140 flavors to try. We have recently expanded and have new things to check out! Come down and see us anytime, and Merry Christmas and Happy whatever!

Don’t miss the fun at Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street, as Tracy & Leayn are on site with their final LuLaRoe Holiday Sale from 5-9pm! This fun clothing line pairs fabulously with jewelry at Funky Hannah’s. Let the gals help coordinate a fabulous ensemble for you. Pick up great stocking stuffers and take advantage of their blow out sale.

Plumb Gold, 322 Main Street, invites you to beat the rush! Come in on First Friday and warm up while you peruse the best selection of holiday gifts. With many one-of-a-kind designs…you’ll want to act fast before they are gone! First Friday shoppers will receive 10% all in-stock designs. As always…FREE gift wrap with every purchase.

Come shop RG Natural Babies 430 Main Street, for gifts for the whole family! We have a great selection of toys for all ages, babies to adults. Plus our luxurious Aden & Anais Daydream Blanket is something great to curl up in during this cold weather. Gloves and mittens for all ages and sizes, plus more. We’ll have some great specials AND you’ll receive $10 RG Cash for every $50 you spend! www.rgnaturalbabies.com ~ Safe, Organic and Natural Products for your Baby!

It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping! Now is the time to get those unique, one-of-a-kind, presents that can only be found at Twice Baked Pottery at 320 Main Street. Whether it’s microwave apple bakers, bread bakers, egg bakers, or travel mugs, Twice Baked Pottery has something for everyone!

Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, is hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Party on First Friday, December 7th! Stop in the store for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, as well as in-store specials and a Free Gift with EVERY purchase. Keep the fun going all weekend long for the Downtown Holiday Open House on Saturday December 8th. See you soon!

Enjoy free RAM admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, December 7, at 441 Main Street. Get in the mood for the holidays with the 15-foot illuminated RAM Holiday Tree adorned with over 1,500 glass ornaments. Be inspired by the festive ornaments on the RAM Holiday Tree and create a merry and bright piece of art during the free family hands-on art project, 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

In October, many of the light-sensitive artworks in the current exhibition series highlighting collector Karen Johnson Boyd (1924-2016) were replaced with other pieces she donated. In the largest gallery, Honoring Karen Johnson Boyd: Collecting In-Depth at Home and at RAM gains added dimension by exchanging 17 baskets, wall pieces, and sculptures for works of similar sizes. Large and small-scale figurative works on paper have been traded out for large abstract compositions in Honoring Karen Johnson Boyd: A Multi-Dimensional Approach, which echoes both Mrs. Boyd’s and RAM’s approach to juxtaposing images and objects.

Come and shop at the RAM Museum Store, where you will find classics of yesterday and today. From humble masterpieces to transformative technologies, there’s something for everyone. Browse a wide range of stylish art-inspired apparel including scarves from Nuno Textiles, Wallace + Sewell and others, fine handmade jewelry by artists Kiff Slemmons, Elise Winters, Loeber + Look, and handmade ceramics by Alex Mandli, Jeff Oestrich, and Rick Hintze. Gift wrapping and shipping are also available at this full service one stop shopping experience!

Other First Friday’s sponsoring merchants include:

– Artist’s Gallery (401 Main Street)
– Asiana Asian Restaurant (423 Sixth Street)
– Blue Rock Lounge (306 Sixth Street)
– Brickhouse (316 Main Street)
– Dewey’s (600 Main Street)
– Dover Flag (323 Main Street) CLOSED
– EyeopenerZ (337 Main Street)
– Focus 21 Studios (345 Main Street)
– Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery (231 Main Street)
– Legacy on Main (240 Main Street)
– Lornacopia (310 Sixth Street)
– McAuliffe’s on the Square (213 Sixth Street)
– Mrs. Betty’s Kitchen (327 Main Street)
– Pepi’s Pub and Grill (618 Sixth Street)
– Photographic Design Gallery & Framing (411 Sixth Street)
– Racine Arts Council (409 Sixth Street)
– Racine Heritage Museum (701 Main Street)
– red moon (334 Main Street)
– Reefpoint Marina (2 Christopher Columbus Causeway)
– Sheepish (326 Main Street)
– Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe (530 Monument Square)
– Tangles Salon Studio (304 Main Street)

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown: the BEST of Racine. Visit our website (FirstFridaysRacine.com) for information about the latest happenings, and links to your favorite spots downtown. First Friday’s® is a Registered Trademark of First Friday’s. LLC. All Rights Reserved.