One of the most charming aspect of Door County, Wisconsin is the fact that we are both a single community and many communities – so when this time of year rolls around, we have more festivities and parties, more music and events, and more opportunities to grow your holiday spirit. This weekend, four of the peninsula’s villages invite you to gather and sing carols, make crafts, meet Santa, enjoy holiday treats, and watch the lighting of Holiday Trees!
The Merry-Time Festival of the Trees is already underway in Sturgeon Bay! Saturday, Dec. 5, join Santa on the tugboat John Purves from 10am-1pm; catch the Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Children’s Choir at 11 am; and get your tickets for the DOOR CANcer Inc. Holiday Home Tour from 10am-4pm! The Trees will be on display through Dec. 8 when the festival wraps up with the Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle party – advance reservations are required. For more details call (920) 743-5958 or visit dcmm.org.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Celebrate a Harbor Holiday in Baileys Harbor beginning at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 5 with Open House and Christmas Scene at the Baileys Harbor Visitor Center & Historical Society where you’ll enjoy cookies and refreshments by Bearded Heart Coffee, followed by a brand new addition to the season, a Holiday Parade complete with caroling, floats, and Santa on a Fire Truck! All are welcome to participate. The parade stops at the Town Hall where the Harbor Holiday Party will begin at 4pm. Enjoy holiday treats, a visit with Santa, and arts and crafts. At 5:45pm gather round the Christmas Tree outside as Santa lights it up.
Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village will also be on Dec. 5 featuring Holiday Open Houses starting at 10am at select galleries and shops with holiday items, specials, refreshments and treats, and at Eagle Harbor Inn from 1-4pm. There will be holiday crafts and a Sweets Sale at the Ephraim Moravian Church and Holiday Stories for the kids at the Library, and at the Village Hall you can purchase wholesome lunch and cookie plates, enjoy more crafts, and a Carol sing along. Outside, you and the kids can visit with Santa, meet the Door County Sled Dogs, and hop a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride! The evening wraps up at 4:30pm with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. For more information please call the Ephraim Visitor Information Center at 920-854-4989.
Jacksonport’s Christmas Party starts at 5:45pm on Dec. 5 with the Tree Lighting and Caroling at Lakeside Park, and continues at 6pm at the town hall for Dinner. Share the holiday spirit, non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for Feed My People.
Sunday, December, 2015
Ellison Bay’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Caroling will be held at 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 6, followed by the annual Chili Supper at Mink River Basin. Get your holiday spirit on in Ellison Bay this year! All are welcome, no charge. Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Service Club.
Baileys Harbor’s Winter Farm Market on Sunday, Dec. 6 offers local shopping opportunities for home-made crafts and art, canned goods, goodies, and more!
Download the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining Guide App for FREE for iPhone and Android and find what you’re hungry for in Door County! Now accessible right from the App, check out the Door County Events Calendar for where to be and what to do on the Door Peninsula.
Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Dec. 4-6, 2015
Door County Lighthouse Inn in Egg Harbor is a quaint B&B filled with lighthouse décor, is located in downtown Egg Harbor, within comfortable walking distance from unique shops, 5-star restaurants and the new marina. We have 2 rooms still open this weekend! Full breakfast is served each morning at 8:30am and 9:30am. We do have 2 special packages running this winter: The Winter Romance Package with a $50 English Inn Dinner Coupon, and a Sleigh Bells and Romance Package which includes the Trolley Winter Wonderland Tour, $25 DCVB Gift Certificate and a $50 dinner coupon to The English Inn. Please call for more information or visit online! (866) 868-9088
Bay Shore Inn in Sturgeon Bay has several rooms open this weekend – book 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE! Bay Shore Inn 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (800) 556-4551
Glidden 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. Rooms are available 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 Tranquil Spa Retreat, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Winter Fling and other great Lodging Packages! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127
Open 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). Rooms are available this weekend, and our Nature of Romance Packages start – call for details please! Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace. Continental Breakfast included! (920) 854-4890
Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay has rooms and suites with whirlpools, fireplaces, balconies, separate bedrooms, and/or full kitchens available this weekend. Resort amenities include 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! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700
Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available for your dates! 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. Rooms and Suites are available this weekend. 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. 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