One of the most charming aspect of Door County, Wisconsin is the fact that we are both a single community and many communities – so when this time of year rolls around, we have more festivities and parties, more music and events, and more opportunities to grow your holiday spirit. This weekend, four of the peninsula’s villages invite you to gather and sing carols, make crafts, meet Santa, enjoy holiday treats, and watch the lighting of Holiday Trees!
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The Merry-Time Festival of the Trees is already underway in Sturgeon Bay! Saturday, Dec. 5, join Santa on the tugboat John Purves from 10am-1pm; catch the Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Children’s Choir at 11 am; and get your tickets for the DOOR CANcer Inc. Holiday Home Tour from 10am-4pm! The Trees will be on display through Dec. 8 when the festival wraps up with the Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle party – advance reservations are required. For more details call (920) 743-5958 or visit dcmm.org.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Celebrate a Harbor Holiday in Baileys Harbor beginning at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 5 with Open House and Christmas Scene at the Baileys Harbor Visitor Center & Historical Society where you’ll enjoy cookies and refreshments by Bearded Heart Coffee, followed by a brand new addition to the season, a Holiday Parade complete with caroling, floats, and Santa on a Fire Truck! All are welcome to participate. The parade stops at the Town Hall where the Harbor Holiday Party will begin at 4pm. Enjoy holiday treats, a visit with Santa, and arts and crafts. At 5:45pm gather round the Christmas Tree outside as Santa lights it up.
Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village will also be on Dec. 5 featuring Holiday Open Houses starting at 10am at select galleries and shops with holiday items, specials, refreshments and treats, and at Eagle Harbor Inn from 1-4pm. There will be holiday crafts and a Sweets Sale at the Ephraim Moravian Church and Holiday Stories for the kids at the Library, and at the Village Hall you can purchase wholesome lunch and cookie plates, enjoy more crafts, and a Carol sing along. Outside, you and the kids can visit with Santa, meet the Door County Sled Dogs, and hop a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride! The evening wraps up at 4:30pm with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. For more information please call the Ephraim Visitor Information Center at 920-854-4989.
Jacksonport’s Christmas Party starts at 5:45pm on Dec. 5 with the Tree Lighting and Caroling at Lakeside Park, and continues at 6pm at the town hall for Dinner. Share the holiday spirit, non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for Feed My People.
Sunday, December, 2015
Ellison Bay’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Caroling will be held at 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 6, followed by the annual Chili Supper at Mink River Basin. Get your holiday spirit on in Ellison Bay this year! All are welcome, no charge. Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Service Club.
Don’t forget to download the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining Guide App for FREE for iPhone and Android and find what you’re hungry for in Door County! Now accessible right from the App, check out the Door County Events Calendar for where to be and what to do on the Door Peninsula.