There is something truly magical about the Christmas season. Maybe it’s the way fresh snow sparkles as it blankets the Earth, the taste of hot chocolate and peppermint, or the colorful and festive lights brightening the night. Whatever it may be, we know one thing for certain. There is no holiday quite like a Door County Christmas. With a variety of holly jolly events to attend, you’ll be reveling in the Christmas spirit and falling in love with the beautiful peninsula all at once.
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The Best Door County Christmas Events
Christmas by the Bay (November 18th-20th)
This fun-filled holiday kickoff event is a must for the whole family! Christmas By the Bay begins with the popular annual tree lighting ceremony at the clock tower. The weekend continues with a plethora of things to do such as the holiday parade, meet and greets with Santa, and free wagon rides.
Holly Days (November 25th-26th)
Holly Days is an old-fashioned winter celebration that you won’t want to miss. A delicious breakfast with Santa opens the event and is followed by the Mistle Dough shopping contest, a children’s elf hunt, tree lighting, caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!
Sister Bay Capture the Spirit (November 25th-26th)
This is the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping! Capture the Spirit is the grand reveal of this year’s beautiful Sister Bay Christmas lights. You will also enjoy extended shopping hours in the village, caroling, refreshments, an art fair, and cookie decorating.
Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village (December 3rd)
Filled with exciting activities and the spirit of giving, Christmas in the Village has grown to become one of the best Door County Winter events. You will have the chance to meet Kris Kringle himself along with his friendly team of sled dogs. Visitors will also enjoy hot soup, chile, and fun crafts. During the event, canned goods will be collected for the Sister Baby First Baptist Church Koinonia Cupboard, which serves hungry families in Door County.
Door County Winter Activities
There’s more to love in Door County this Christmas! Check out what fun outdoor activities will be waiting just for you!
Snowshoeing: After a heavy snowfall, this is a very popular outdoor sport! Many of Door County’s parks boast snowshoeing trails that wind through the region’s tranquil wilderness. For a unique experience, we recommend the snowshoe hike at Ridges Sanctuary.
Cross Country Skiing: With nearly 50 miles to explore, cross-country skiing is a great way to experience winter in Door County. Revel in jaw-dropping scenery and challenging courses as you make your way through a winter wonderland that is almost too beautiful to be real.
That’s not all! Take a look at even more exciting Door County winter activities!
Plan Your Next Getaway to Door County With The Ashbrooke
It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s vacation plans! Escape to our exciting and romantic destination that has been recognized as one of the best hotels in Door County. You’ll love our lovely rooms and suites that provide the utmost privacy and comfort. You will also have access to a variety of unique amenities including an indoor lap pool, cozy fire table, and more. What are you waiting for? Book your stay at The Ashbrooke for next season today or download our Door County Vacation Guide for more local activities and attractions.
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