Sturgeon Bay high marching band 2013 holiday paradeThe Holidays are nearly upon us, can you believe it?! Just a week before Thanksgiving, the spirit of the season is creeping in all over the county…. Sturgeon Bay gets us started this weekend, Nov. 20-22, 2015, with the annual Christmas by the Bay Celebration! On Friday evening, gather by the clock tower on Third Avenue and enjoy live music from 6-8pm, complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides, and at 7pm watch the lighting of the city’s Christmas Tree! Bundle up the kids and bring a hot drink to sip as you socialize…

Sturgeon Bay Holiday parade gift float 2013The much-loved Holiday Parade starts at 10am on Saturday, Nov. 21st running from Sawyer Park, over the Oregon Street Bridge, down Third Avenue, and up Jefferson to Sixth Avenue. Door County Trolley and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available from 11am-3pm to get you around town. After the parade everyone is invited to meet Santa at the Door County Historical Museum where you can snag a complimentary hot cider and a snack, and head over to the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center for a “Frozen” meet and greet with Elsa from 11am-2pm.

12th-Holiday-SNS-2015If you don’t catch Santa after the parade, make sure to get to Stone Harbor Resort Sunday morning for Breakfast with Santa from 9:30-11am. For breakfast reservations, call (920) 746-0700. And don’t forget to book your room!

Girls, if you’re not quite ready for Christmas tunes yet, gather your best-ies and head for Ladies Weekend at Stone Harbor Resort, or the Women’s Getaway Weekend at Bridgeport Resort (more details about these events and room offers below)!

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Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Nov. 20-22, 2015

coachlite inn classic QueenCoachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available this weekend starting at just $79/night + tax! Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just half a mile from the heart of Sister Bay. Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast, and soak in the whirlpool, sit by the Koi filled garden pond, use the ring of fire, or cook on the BBQ grill. Rooms are available this weekend for 1 or more night stays. All rooms come with cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, microwave and mini-fridge, as well as access to our outdoor whirlpool/hot tub. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-5503

Birchwood LodgeBirchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has several Premier Suites, some Grand One Bedroom Suites and some Two Bedroom Village Homes available this weekend at fabulous off season rates! Premier Suites have one king bed, one queen size sleeper sofa, full bath, double whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, private deck/balcony. We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast (packaged items) each morning. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay. Take a look at all of our suites and facilities under the Lodging Options tab on our webpage. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

Open Hearth new suiteOpen Hearth Lodge in Sister Bay is located on 6.5 acres of scenic Door County open space with landscaped lawn, rural meadows and young forest. Offering King Whirlpool rooms, Lodge Rooms, and the Evergreen Suite (perfect for larger groups). Rates starting at $84/night! Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace. Continental Breakfast included. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-4890

StoneHarbor_Nov2015Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay offers rooms and suites with whirlpools, fireplaces, balconies, separate bedrooms, and/or full kitchens, as well as resort amenities including a 21 slip marina, indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and sauna, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! This weekend is Ladies Weekend – Rooms are just $89 or $125/night for a 2 room deluxe suite… Catch Rocker Play in the pub Friday night and an opening act of “Dangerous Dames of Comedy” that’s sure to please. Saturday there will be Stop N’ Shop in the Ballroom, and later live music with Men in Suits! Please call for more information or visit online. (920) 746-0700

Apple Creek ResortAppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has a wide range of rooms available for Nov 20-22nd including Private Whirlpool Suites, and Single/Double Queen Rooms available. Always call for the best rates and current packages. All of our packages include: 10% discount on Breakfast and Pizza at Arroyo Bay Grill (across the street); 10% discount at the English Inn Restaurant, Old Post Office Restaurant, and Orchard Country Winery and Market; $5.00 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice; 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; and 15% discount at O’Meara’s Irish Shop. All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay. We are located directly across the street from twenty shops, dining, & Door Community Auditorium. We are by gorgeous Peninsula State Park, Winery, Scenic Boat & Trolley Tour, & Drive-In Theatre. We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Bay Shore InnBay Shore Inn in Sturgeon Bay is located along Bay Shore Drive just minutes from all the fun shopping and delectable dining in town, and offers On-Site Massage Packages as well as Dining Packages, please inquire when making your reservation. We do have availability in all types of suites: One Bedroom, Two Bedroom, Deluxe, Supreme, and Premiere. We also have the Three Bedroom Cottage open. All with low winter rates in effect. We are currently offering a special, as well—stay three nights for the price of two. Please call for more information or visit online! (800) 556-4551

GliddenGlidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Sturgeon Bay and south of Jacksonport near Whitefish Dunes State Park where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. We have 2 bedroom 2 bath units available for $225/night and one 3 bedroom 3 bath for $270/night this weekend. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day! All of our units have a king bed in the master bedroom, full kitchen, whirlpool in the master bath, gas fireplace in the living room, and private deck overlooking Lake Michigan. We have an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna, and we are non-smoking and pet free. Two night minimum stay. Ask about our Winter Fling Special: stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE (Does not apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years). Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

Bridgeport Womens weekend 2015Bridgeport Resort in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay offers an array of on-site recreational amenities including indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools with an indoor splash park and playground for the kids, a whirlpool, a sauna, and a fitness center. This weekend is the Women’s Getaway Weekend: enjoy a Friday Welcome Reception with Hors d’oeuvres; Complimentary Services on Saturday including Massages and Hand Paraffin Treatments and Continental Breakfast; and feast on the Complimentary Sunday Brunch before you head back to the real worldBridgeport Waterfront Resort is located in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay with exceptional access to all of Door County, Wisconsin’s quaint shops, award winning restaurants, scenic parks and wide variety of attractions. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

White Lace Inn Room #1The White Lace Inn in Sturgeon Bay is the epitome of a romantic bed and breakfast with cozy rooms and extravagant suites, with luxurious queen or king size Victorian beds, oversized whirlpools and fireplaces, and, of course, a full, scrumptious breakfast. We have plenty of availability this weekend and Spectacular Winter Rates at the moment starting at just $99/night, all including breakfast. Please call for more information or visit online! (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

Door County Lighthouse InnDoor County Lighthouse Inn & Vacation Rentals in Egg Harbor offers a quaint B&B filled with lighthouse décor located in downtown Egg Harbor, within comfortable walking distance from unique shops, 5-star restaurants and the new marina. Full breakfast is served each morning at 8:30am and 9:30am for B&B room stays. Rooms are open this weekend or book a Winter Romance package at $290-380 for 2 nights plus a $50 dinner coupon for The English Inn or Log Den. Pet-friendly options located in off-site vacation rentals. Please call for more information or visit online! (866) 868-9088