WAUWATOSA (WITI) -- Mayfair is turning holiday shopping into a true stress-free celebration of fashion and fun. On each of the three Thursdays in December leading up to Christmas, from 5-8 p.m., Mayfair will host “Merrier Thursdays Parties.”
On these special evenings the center will be transformed into a festive party offering light bites, signature entertainment, a wine lounge, holiday hosting tips, custom-made poetry, exclusive retailer discounts and experiences, and FREE UBER ride service to and from Mayfair.
The events were developed to take the stress out of holiday shopping and provide an experience unlike anything that’s been offered by a mall before.
Guests who arrive to the Merrier Thursdays events will immediately experience the evening’s ambiance with custom event décor and lighting. Greeters will welcome shoppers and hand out menus of the evening’s offerings including:
Free transportation to and from the mall – UBER is teaming up with Mayfair to provide complimentary round trip ride service to the first 1,000 guests for each of the Merrier Thursdays events at Mayfair. Guests must first download the UBER app and enter the promo code MAYFAIRMALL and they will receive a voucher for a free first ride as a new customer reward with UBER . Then once the UBER app is installed, users will receive notifications about utilizing the free UBER ride service to and from Mayfair for each of the Merrier Thursdays events. The free ride service for Merrier Thursdays events will be available to all UBER app users in the greater Milwaukee area.
Live performances – The Center Court and Food Court will feature a marquee act, and smaller performances will take place throughout the hallways and at main entrances. Scheduled entertainment for the first Merrier Thursdays event on Dec. 4 include:
Holiday hosting tips – Guests will be inspired with new ideas for holiday party planning and enjoy sampling fare and demonstrations from PF Chang's China Bistro on Dec. 4, Maggiano's Little Italy on Dec. 11, and Williams-Sonoma on Dec. 18.
Customized holiday poems – Professional poets will be on site to create personalized poems and holiday greetings based on attributes of someone on our guests’ shopping list. The guest will receive the poem printed on parchment and placed in a decorative envelope.
Wine lounge and sneak preview – Guests will be delighted to get a sneak preview of the new Nordstrom corridor behind the current barricade, where they can also sample wines specifically selected for the holiday season. This experience is by invitation only and is designed to reward Mayfair Club members . For more information on joining The Club, visit http://www.mayfairmall.com/the-club.
Happiness patrol – To make spirits even brighter, a “roaming happiness patrol” will surprise and delight guests with freebies including gift cards, bottles of water, purse mirrors, holiday shopping bags and more.
Retailer parties – Select retailers will host their own special in-store events featuring special offers, trunk shows, giveaways, appetizers and refreshments.
Merrier Thursdays will take place Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI. There is no fee to attend. For more information on events and specials, visit www.mayfairmall.com.