When the leaves fall and the wind and snow start to blow, Door County settles down into the quiet of the “Off Season.” Though it may seem like not much is going on around the Door Peninsula in the colder months, nothing can be farther from the truth!

Door County is known for its summer fun and fall festivals, but the activities continue all year around! Tree lighting celebrations, winter festivals, and fun in the snow and on the ice, keep the cabin fever away for visitor and locals alike!

Sturgeon Bay kicks of the winter holiday season with Christmas by the Bay, Nov. 17th-19th. A tree lighting ceremony, a fun parade, and breakfast with Santa are some of the highlights scheduled for that weekend. Take a break from shopping with a carriage ride around historic Sturgeon Bay!

Caroling, cookie decorating, and story time with Santa are some of the family friendly events being held at Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay Nov. 24th&25th. Sister Bay will be all aglow with luminaries and lights, and the tree lighting ceremony is a must see! Do some early shopping at the arts and crafts fair, or some caroling with friends!

Elf hunts, Mistle Dough Shopping Contest, and good old-fashioned holiday fun can be had at Egg Harbor Holly Days. Horse drawn wagon rides, breakfast with Santa, and caroling round out the weekend of Nov. 24th & 25th, making it one of the best weekends of the season!

Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village rings in December with Santa and his sled dogs! Enjoy family crafts, hearty soups and chili, and carriage rides Dec. 2nd in downtown Ephraim!

Bailey’s Harbor gets into the holiday spirit with a parade, arts and crafts, and a fantastic tree lighting ceremony. A great community event, Dec. 2nd-3rd.

The Waterbury Inn makes a cozy “home away from home” to come back to after a day of wintery activities! The fireplace in the lounge makes the cocoa taste even better! Call us today to book your holiday adventure!