December 2014

Winter caroling

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Door County!

From festive social occasions to intimate family gatherings, visitors can experience the warm welcome of Door County’s communities and businesses this holiday season. In our newsletter this month we feature some of Door County’s nonprofits and charities, take a closer look at snowmobiling culture, provide a winter festivals preview, and outline upcoming holiday events.

Krista Lawell lacing running shoes

The Rewards of Winter Running

With the right layers, it’s not that hard to leave the house for a run during the cold winter months. Learn just how easy and fun winter running can be. Read the Silent Sports blog!

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Door County Distillery’s Apple Brandy Hot Toddy

Door County Distillery recently posted this simple Apple Brandy Hot Toddy recipe on its Facebook page. Try at home this holiday season!

Giving Truly is Better Than Receiving

Find out more about the Door County charities that make life easier for the less fortunate, and how you can give back this holiday season.

2015 Door County Visitor Guide

Pre-Order the 2015 Door County Visitor Guide

Looking forward to next year’s visit to Door County? Get a jump on planning your trip and pre-order the new 2015 Door County Visitors Guide! Pre-order now if you just can’t wait to see what joys the new year will bring.

The 2014 Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge was the club’s coldest swim in its history! Air temperatures were 2 degrees and wind chills were well below zero. The 2015 Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge will be the club’s 29th annual dip into frigid waters!

Upcoming Events

Make Door County Your Home for the Holidays

December and January are terrific times to get away to the resorts and cabins of the peninsula and Washington Island for an unforgettable family vacation.

Top 10 Door County Winter Highlights

From stargazing and snowshoeing to festivals and fresh fish, there’s much more to a Door County winter than what meets the eye.

Find and Decorate Your Perfect Door County Christmas Tree

Many families love to return to Door County for the holiday season. Those who are staying a while at cabin or cottage rentals may even opt to put up and decorate a tree. Visitors who love the idea of cutting down their own tree will want to check out the Door County tree farms that […]

Newport Resort

Newport Resort: Have yourself a Merry Little Getaway

Tis the season to visit Newport Resort in Egg Harbor. We offer spectacular off-season rates on our spacious suites. There are holiday packages with festive extras. And our indoor pool, sauna and hot tub will warm you after a winter hike!

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Door County: A Winter-Lover’s Dream

Thanks to snow and ice, there’s almost as much to do in the great outdoors of Door County during the winter as there is during the summer — you just have to layer up and bring the right accessories. Fewer businesses may be open, but trails and parks are ripe for exploration and the slower pace of things sets the tone for truly enjoying the season.

Upcoming December Events

Look forward to these festive holiday activities and events in communities throughout the county.

Door County is home to more than 350 nonprofit organizations.


Bistro 42’s Dried Cherry and Almond Biscotti

Warming up with a coffee drink or hot chocolate? This biscotti recipe is the perfect complement! The tough Italian cookies are meant to be dipped in a hot drink — and the cherries will remind you of Door County with every bite.

There are 250 miles of snowmobiling trails in Door County.

Winter Festivals Preview

With crisp, fresh winter weather comes snow, ice — and of course, festivals. Mark your calendar with all of Door County’s fun winter festivals.

Snowmobile the Door

Winter fun is just a snowfall away! Learn more about the many miles of beautiful trails, and what makes Door County’s snowmobiling culture so special.

Carlsville is supposedly named after three men, all named Karl, who were the first to settle there.


December Photo Challenge: Your Best Shot of 2014

This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge takes a look back at 2014 in search of the best shots of the year. Capture or submit what you feel is your best shot of 2014 for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

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Door County in Pictures

Have you checked out the Capture Door County photo contest yet? More than 18,200 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 94,500 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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