Fish Creek Winter ParadeFebruary 5-7, 2016 is both Fish Creek’s Winter Festival and Baileys Harbor’s Winter Carnival, welcoming folks from near and far to experience the magic of winter in Door County! While overlapping the same weekend, together these two events offer lots of different ways to enjoy the outdoors from out on the ice, to under a heated ten – so bundle up and do more in Door County this winter!


In Baileys Harbor the relatively new Winter Carnival has grown over the past two years, and this 3rd annual event is better than ever. Start Saturday morning with a hearty breakfast to fuel an active day – The Ridges Sanctuary’s Great Waffle Breakfast will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 9-11am. Wrap that scarf tight and head out to Kangaroo Lake for a day of fast fun – “if it has a motor,” they say, “it’s allowed!” From 10am-3pm on Saturday, bring snowmobiles, ATVS, and other winter vehicles for radar runs and timed trial courses. The 3rd Annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament will be held from 8am-4pm on Saturday (register to participate on their website). There will also be other outdoor activities, afternoon live music, and hot food and drinks to warm you up throughout the day. Sunday, Feb. 8 brings the Winter Farmers Market which will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 10am-2pm featuring home grown, handmade, and local products. For more information, visit, call 920.839.2366 or email

DSC_0059Celebrating their 29th year, the Fish Creek Winter Festival offers music and food, family-friendly games, a chili cook-off, candlelight skiing, and more! Friday, Feb. 5th the fun begins at Hands On Art Studio where the Big Mouth Trio will play for Rock & Roll Art Night from 6:30-10pm, and the locally filmed favorite “Feed the Fish” will be screened at the Door Community Auditorium at 7pm. On Saturday the Festival gets underway at Clark Park where you can play winter games outside, and other festive games in the heated tent. DSC_0003The Gibraltar Historical Association presents “All Things Chocolate” at the Old Town Hall all day long, offering sweet treats to tempt your palate, from 11am-3pm the Peninsula School of Art’s SOUP! Event will warm you up, and at Noon gather in the main tent for the Chili Cook-Off Judging. With Free Trolley Rides through town, you won’t have to miss a thing! From the Fiddle Contest to the Snow Shoe Dance, to the Fireworks Display at 5:30pm, your Saturday is sure to be a full one! On Sunday the Annual Fruit Loop Run will start and finish at the main tent, and businesses will be open for your shopping and dining pleasure! For more information visit, call (800) 577-1880 (920) 868-2316, or email

Book your Last Minute Lodgings now! Just check out these great options…

wws winter entranceWestwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay is located on scenic Bay Shore Drive just 3 miles from shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions. Westwood Shores offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens and a breathtaking view of the bay from every suite. On-site amenities include indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free property wide WiFi too! Rooms are available for the Winter Festivals weekend, call or visit online for more information. (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

205 Coachlite InnCoachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available for Winter Festival weekend! 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. 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

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. Our availability Fish Creek Winter Games is listed below! All of our packages do include a complimentary bottle of wine, and our guests do received free trolley rides through town during the festival itself. Guests do receive 10% off at the Orchard Country Winery all weekend, including during their Winter Wine & Cherry Festival. We do have both our Guesthouse & Off-Premise Pet Friendly cottage available – but do have a 3 night minimum on both of these rentals.

  • King Whirlpool Suite 2 night package: $328.00 – 3 night package: $467.00
  • Double Queen Patio/Balcony Room 2 night package: $238.00 – 3 night package – $327.00Apple Creek Resort Indoor Pool
  • Single Queen Upstairs Room 2 night package: $198.00 – 3 night package:$277.00
  • Standard Queen Economy Room very small, 1st floor only 2 night package: $148.00
  • 2 Bed/2 Bath Guesthouse w/ Fireplace/Whirlpool – 3 night minimum: $687.00
  • 3 Bed/1 Bath Pet Friendly Off-Premise Cottage – 3 night minimum: $437.00

Always call for the best rates and current packages. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace. All AppleCreek packages include: 10% discount at The English Inn, $5 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice Co., 10% discount at Orchard Country Winery and Market, Hide Side Corner Store, Paul David Jewelry & Gifts, and O’Meara’s Irish Shop, and more! 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

gliddensuites_cathedralGlidden 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 openings in multiple one, two and three bedroom suites for that week-end, and our Winter Fling package is available, stay 2 nights, get the 3rd free at the winter rates. 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

White Lace Inn - Open All Year!The 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. Several gorgeous rooms are still available for Feb. 5, 6, & 7 during the Winter Festival and Winter Carnival weekend! Please call for more information or visit online! (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

New-Furniture-2-webNewport Resort in Egg Harbor has rooms available for your dates. Located in Egg Harbor near many of Door County’s shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions, Newport Resort offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free WiFi and Continental Breakfast included. We have one 1-bedroom suite, two 1-bedroom premium suites and four 2-bedroom suites available for Feb. 5-7. Please call for reservations and more information or visit us online! (920) 868-9900


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