For those who don’t want to buy all their gifts on their phone, Mayfair Mall has been accessible for 65 years to shoppers in the Milwaukee and Wauwatosa area.
Over the decades, the mall has grown different shapes, sellers and even an indoor ice rink.
Here’s some information about the mall and what it has to offer, including when you can visit it with the big guy from the North Pole.
When did the Mayfair open? And how many stores did it have at that time?
Mayfair opened on October 9, 1958 with 55 stores and restaurants.
How many stores does Mayfair currently have?
It has 161 stores, including a food court and restaurants.
There is also a hotel (Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel).
What is the distribution of stores (clothing, gifts, adults, children, sports, etc.)?
The shopping center has:
- 14 accessories stores,
- eight children’s clothing stores,
- two department stores (Macy’s and Nordstrom),
- 10 electronics and entertainment stores,
- 26 dining options,
- 19 health and beauty stores,
- eight home and household goods stores,
- 12 jewelry and watch stores,
- 32 men’s clothing stores,
- 17 shoe stores,
- 21 specialty stores (like The Lego Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Hot Topic, Spencer’s Gifts, etc.),
- 11 sports and fitness stores,
- 47 women’s clothing stores.
How many restaurants are there on property? How many options are there in the food court?
Mayfair offers 26 dining options.
Inside the food court, options range from mall classics like Auntie Anne’s and Rocky Rococo to more served spots like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Panera Bread.
But the property’s standalone restaurants outside draw many customers to the area. These restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory, ELDR and RIME, Maggiano’s Little Italy, PF Chang’s China Bistro and Texas de Brazil.
What some people may not realize is that there is an Ebar at Nordstrom, which serves a variety of hot and cold drinks.
What are the dates and times for Santa Claus? And what should parents know if they are considering taking their children there?
Santa has already arrived in Mayfair! It made the trip from the North Pole to Wauwatosa on Friday and is available daily through December 24.
- 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday
- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
- noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Can I book a place to see Santa in Mayfair?
Yes. Families can book their Santa visit at ouissanta.com but you have to create an account. Reservations are encouraged; walk-in guests are welcome. A variety of photo packages are available for purchase after Santa’s visit.
Users can search for “Mayfair” to find the mall or any other shopping center in the area.
Is there anything new at Mayfair in 2023?
Mayfair welcomed The North Face and Diamonds Direct in 2023, and also expanded JD Sports and relocated Ann Taylor and Hot Topic.
Which car parks fill up most quickly in Mayfair?
Lots to the west along North Mayfair Road fill up most quickly, so buyers are advised to try different lots.