Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade

Here on the Door peninsula, we are thankful for a whole lot – our gorgeous wild places, spring blossoms, summer sun, fall colors, and a real winter wonderland, great local shopping, arts and music, outstanding dining, and of course – our wonderful visitors! You’re like family to us, and we hope you’ll make yourselves at home in Door County this winter. Celebrate Thanksgiving with us by dining in local restaurants for your big meal, and book great lodging packages and rooms from the options listed below! And don’t miss the annual Thanksgiving Day parade and all the holiday festivities happening this weekend…

Nov. 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Day Parade in Jacksonport

The parade starts at 10:30am, whatever the weather, and runs right through down-town Jacksonport. Bundle up and bring the kids to the corner of Hwy 57 and Cty Rd V for Door County’s only Thanksgiving Day Parade!


Nov. 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Day Buffets

Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet seatings at 12 & 2pm. $26.99 adults / $10.99 children under 12 yrs. Large group and family friendly! VIEW MENU (920) 854-7999

Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11am-3pm. $18.95 adults / $8.95 children under 12 yrs. Rooms also available with no minimum stay – call for reservations! VIEW MENU (920) 746-9004

English Inn in Fish Creek: Thanksgiving Buffet served from 12-7pm. $21.95 adults / $5.95-$12.95 children (add $0.95 to child’s age from 5-12 yrs). Call for reservations: (920) 868-3076 A few seatings still available at 2:30pm, more tables open from 5:30pm until close.

Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor: Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11am-5pm. Call for seating reservations. $22.95 adults / $8.95 children under 11 yrs. VIEW MENU (920) 839-9999 CURRENTLY FULL

Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay: TAKE OUT your Thanksgiving Day Dinner! $16.99 per person (minimum 6 people per order, advance orders required). VIEW MENU (920) 746-8727

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Nov. 25-26, 2016: Holly Days in Egg Harbor

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A celebration of the holiday season in Egg Harbor featuring Breakfast with Santa, an Elf Hunt for the kids, the Reindeer Drop, Mistle Dough shopping contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, old-fashioned tree lighting and more! Write and mail your letters to Santa at the Main Street Shops and decorate cookies at the Pink Bakery! Enjoy a magical reading of A Door County Night Before Christmas at the Cinnamon Windmill, and hop a carriage ride from Mojo Rosa’s. On Friday at 4:30pm Santa is scheduled to arrive at Harbor View Park for the Tree Lighting and Caroling, stay warm with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. On Saturday the fun continues and Santa makes a morning appearance heading down Hwy 42 – following the jolly old man to Santa Land at the visitor center where the kids can do their shopping at the Children’s Christmas Store. For more information visit http://www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/.


Nov. 25-26, 2016: Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay

photo by Len Villano

photo by Len Villano

Dress for the weather, bring the kids, and sing along as Sister Bay lights up the village Chirstmas Tree and luminaries at 4:30pm on Friday, Nov. 25th! After the tree lighting, follow Santa Claus to the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library for stories and crafts! Saturday from 3-5pm you can decorate cookies at the Fire Station, so bring your creative caps and artistic attitudes… From 10am-4pm both Friday and Saturday, shop local in the village hall at the Friends of Gibraltar Arts & Crafts Show, and grab lunch from11:30-2:30 (proceeds support Gibraltar School programs). Many of Sister Bay’s shops, galleries, and stores will be offering special discounts and holiday sales for your shopping pleasure, and some will have open houses with light snacks and refreshments. For more information call Sister Bay at (920) 854-2812 or visit http://cometosisterbay.com.


Thanksgiving Lodging & Packages in Door County, WI: Nov. 23-27, 2016

Bridgeport 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. We have rooms available for Thanksgiving weekend with limited availability for the Thursday evening of Thanksgiving.

  • thanksgivingThanksgiving Package (Available Nov. 24-27, 2016): $25 Grocery Gift Certificate and a Complimentary Bottle of Wine are included with this 3 night package. 72 Hrs Advanced Reservations Required.

Packages not valid with any other feature or promotion. Subject to Advance Reservations, Black-out dates, and Availability. Excludes holiday and festival weekends unless otherwise specified. Bridgeport 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. All Suites Include: In Room Whirlpool, Snack Bar or Full Kitchen, King Bed, Hair Dryer, TV and DVD Player, Glasses and Silverware, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron and Ironing Board and a Guest Service Directory. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.bridgeportresort.net (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

Newport 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. Book one of our Packages to enhance your stay!

  • thanksgiving-packageThanksgiving Weekend at Newport Resort (Available November 23-26, 2016): This 4 Night Package coincides with our 17th annual Holly Days celebration in Egg Harbor which features a Tree Lighting Ceremony, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Breakfast with Santa, Scavenger Hunt and Holiday Shopping Sales all over the Village of Egg Harbor.
    • One Bedroom 4-Night Package – $464+tax or Premium Rm at $500+tax
    • Two Bedroom 4-Night package – $536+tax or Premium Rm at $572+tax

All packages based on availability and must be mentioned when making your reservations. 72 hours advance notice is required to accommodate packages. Limitations and exclusions may apply due to holidays, festivals, special events, etc. These packages may not be used with any other discounts or packages. Please ask for additional information and specifics on packages which may include additional items or items included may vary based on availability! On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free WiFi and Continental Breakfast included. Outside enjoy the picnic grilling area with fire table, free use of bikes, and a children’s playgrounds both inside and outdoor. http://www.newportresort.com/

Westwood 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. Rooms are still available all weekend!

  • thanksgiving-packageThanksgiving Package (Valid November 23-26, 2016): Westwood Shores is the perfect place to spend time with your family at Thanksgiving. Enjoy a three night stay and when you arrive, you will receive a $50 gift certificate from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center good at many shops or restaurants.

Packages not valid with any other offers. Advance reservations required. When making your reservation, be sure to mention you want the package added to your reservation. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free paddle boats and row boats. Free property wide WiFi too! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

stonharbor_thanksgiving_2016STONE 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. Rooms are available this weekend with no minimum stay!

  • Thanksgiving Buffet (November 24th, 2016): Price: $18.95 adults / $8.95 children 4-12 years old. Menu features prime rib, turkey baked salmon, stuffed shells, a variety of side dishes and desserts! Please call for room AND dinner reservations: (920) 746-0700

Prices vary depending on package and room selection. Please call our Reservations Desk and we will be happy to assist you with your package selection and reservation. Call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700 or (877) 746-0700

Open Hearth Lodge RoomOpen 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). We still have rooms available for Thanksgiving weekend! Most available rooms have 2 queen beds. Rates are $69 on Wednesday night and $84 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. 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! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Hillside InnHillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. Rooms are available Thanksgiving weekend! The Inn has been luxuriously renovated with careful attention to preserving the original integrity and simplicity of this white-painted landmark from the late 1800s, and features five beautiful adults only suites and two family friendly cottages with fireplaces, and elegant bathrooms. All rooms have in-room fireplaces and large walk-in showers, one suite has an in-room whirlpool as well. Continental Breakfast included. Small dogs considered with approval. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Apple Creek Resort

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. We are located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace! We do have a couple of suites available that have a private fireplace and whirlpool, which include our Honeymoon Suite at $119-$139, King Suite at $109-$129, and Queen Suite at $99-$119 per night. We also have a patio/balcony room available at $89, as well as single queen rooms for $69-$79 per night. To view the rooms available or book online for your convenience, you can CLICK HERE. All of our packages include: 10% discount at the Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours; 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant, the Old Post Office Restaurant, and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice. We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. http://www.applecreekresort.com/ (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

office-picThe Hilltop Inn is located just steps away from downtown Fish Creek, one of the most popular villages in the county. Rooms are available Thanksgiving weekend with a 2 night minimum stay. The Hilltop Inn’s spacious, deluxe town-homes place you at the doorstep of all Door County has to offer. Town-homes are pet-free and smoke-free. The Hilltop Inn has everything you need to enjoy your Door County vacation, including in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, full kitchens, WiFi, and outdoor heated pool and whirlpool (open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day). Weekly discounts available. http://hilltopinndc.com/ (920) 868-3556 or (888) 868-3556

Shoreline Resort livingroom-kitchenThe Shoreline Resort is located on the top of the Door Peninsula in Gills Rock and offers stunning views of the Green Bay Waters and that sense of seclusion that helps you escape everyday life. Luxury condominiums are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. Condos are available this weekend. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.theshorelineresort.com/ (920) 854-2900 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Eagle Harbor Inn Eugenia RoomEagle Harbor Inn is located across from the Bay, on the main street in Ephraim, this delightful Bed & Breakfast Inn offers elegant Whirlpool Suites with kitchenettes and B&B rooms, providing a perfect balance of quaint charm with many resort amenities. Rooms are available in our B&B all of those nights: the Toneta, Hilda, & Hulda. Additionally Tilla, Tillie, & Serena are available 11/23 & 11/24, at this time, and Josie is only available on 11/26, in that date range. We also have multiple One Bedroom & Two Bedroom Whirlpool Suites available. No minimum stay. No service on Thanksgiving Day. Our Whirlpool Suites are perfect accommodations for couples and families, located in architecturally distinct houses, each containing several units. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom with rheostatic lighting, custom soaps & loofah, two-way fireplace and a cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter & pillow selection. Also included is a private deck, a fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, range, toaster, and microwave. There are also TV/DVD, CD/iPod stereo, living/dining room, hair dryer & iron. Breakfast is not included for guests that stay in the suites but we do offer a lovely homemade Breakfast Basket (continental for two) which will be delivered to your door to start your day. B&B rooms do include a full scrumptious breakfast each morning. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Commons complete with fitness room, sauna and indoor current pool, and a playground is available for the little ones. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

Bay Shore Inn pool view from suiteBay 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. Bay Shore Inn offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, all with private decks to watch the sunset over Potawatomi State Park. Featuring updated kitchens with granite counters, WIFI, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, game room, sand beach to lounge, campfire area, bikes, paddle boats, kayaks, tennis, basketball courts and more! For Thanksgiving weekend a two bedroom suite is available, and one 3-bedroom house is available starting Nov. 24 with a 2 night minimum stay. Please call for more information or visit online! http://bayshoreinn.net (800) 556-4551

Birchwood Lodge

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay! We have a 3 night minimum for Thanksgiving weekend. We do have a Grand 1-Bedroom Suite and a 2-Bedroom Village Home available this weekend. Village Homes have one king size bed in the master suite with a full, attached bath, twin beds or a queen size bed in the guest suite and another full bath, a full kitchen, in-unit laundry, a queen size sleeper sofa, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, a dining area, TV’s/DVD players, and a private deck/balcony. Premier Suites are also available with 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 each morning. We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast each morning. 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! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

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. Rooms and suites are available for Thanksgiving weekend with a 2 night minimum, Fall Rates in effect. 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 are non-smoking and pet free. Two night minimum stay. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.gliddenlodge.com/ (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

Shallows Resort waterfrontThe Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor has their private home rental, The Falun House, available for Thanksgiving weekend with a 4 night minimum stay. Located just off the end of Alpine Golf Course, the Falun House is a beautiful ranch style home with all you need for a relaxing family vacation. The Falun House features an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen. This open area is highlighted by a beautiful Door County stone fireplace. The full kitchen contains a dishwasher, refrigerator, range and microwave. Off the dining area, a patio door leads to a deck with a gas grill and picnic table. The master suite has a king bed, newly remodeled bath with tiled shower. The second and third bedrooms both feature queen beds. A full bath with tub/shower is located right down the hall. A bonus bunk room suitable for children or adults expands the sleeping space to eight. Amenities include a 42″ HD TV, DVD, Cable TV with HBO, and WiFi. Rates from $200-225 per night September—May. Please call for information or visit online! http://www.shallows.com/accommodations/private-homes-and-cottages/falun-house (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560

Lodgings at Pioneer Lane giftBox9_10The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, a small country inn nestled in the heart of Ephraim, creates the perfect setting for a getaway anytime of the year. Rooms are available for Thanksgiving weekend! Our guests are pampered in spacious rooms each uniquely decorated to capture a different Door County theme—a north woods log cabin, a cozy cottage, an airy Swedish villa, a sea captain’s retreat, or a mid-century hideaway. All of our rooms have king-sized beds dressed with our signature fine linens. Six rooms have spacious modern tiled-bathrooms, whirlpools, and kitchenettes with wet bar, under-counter refrigerator, coffee-making supplies, and tableware. All rooms are air-conditioned and wired for free cable TV and WiFi. Please call for more information or visit online! http://lodgingatpioneerlane.com/ (800) 588-3565 or (920) 854-7656

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. Relax by the gazebo and fish pond, accessible by garden pathways, perfect for wandering, which surround and connect the four turn-of-the-century homes that make up the Inn’s 18 elegant rooms. Rooms are available for your Thanksgiving getway! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

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