The Holiday and Winter Season kicks off just after Thanksgiving in Door County. While this may seem a bit early, it ensures that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the magic of the season! From shopping and wine tours, special menus and confections, to candle light skis and hikes…there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village is the first big weekend after Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit. Tour Ephraim by horse drawn carriage, enjoy children’s holiday stories and crafts, or pick up some sweet treats! The local businesses participate in a Holiday Open House tour and have refreshments and crafts for young and old!

Snowy parks, both big and small are perfect places to play! The state and county parks keep their trails groomed impeccably for cross country skiing, with other trails reserved for hikers, snow shoeing, and fat tire bikes as well. When open, the snow mobile trails are the best way to see the heart of the Door Peninsula! Lack of equipment will never be an issue, with several locations to rent skis and snowshoes…even snowmobiles!

The Ridges Sanctuary in Bailey’s Harbor and Cross Roads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay offer winter workshops and hikes. They are the perfect places to discover the winter ecosystems of Door County, and learn about the animals that inhabit them!

From twinkling lights and holiday deals to snowy forests and icy bays…Door County offers something for everyone in the Winter months. The Waterbury Inn is open all year around, with fantastic deals and packages! Give us a call today to book your Door County stay!