Door County Holiday Festival Highlights

2017 Door County Holiday Festival Highlights

As the temperature drops, Door County becomes a hub for winter fun, holiday shopping, and quick getaways. Enjoy these great community events this November and December!

Turkey Trot

Nov. 4
Ring in the fall with a 4, 2, 1 and 0.5 mile run.

Sturgeon Bay Christmas by the Bay

Nov. 17 - 19
Kickoff the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony near the clock tower on Third Ave. on Friday at 7pm. The fun continues Saturday with the Holiday Parade at 10am followed by a meet and greet with Santa at the Door County Historical Museum, and the holiday art crawl featuring 21 sites. The weekend comes to a close during brunch with Santa at Stone Harbor Resort on Sunday from 9:30-11am.

Thanksgiving Parade

Nov. 23
While everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit, don’t forget this fall favorite celebrating Thanksgiving. Enjoy eclectic floats and characters mixed with traditional color guard, a Jacksonport fire truck, some horses and maybe a camel, and Santa.

Holly Days

Nov. 24 - 25
Egg Harbor
An exciting old-fashioned winter weekend including breakfast with Santa, an elf hunt for children, mistle dough shopping contest, tree lighting, caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Visit for more information.

Sister Bay Capture the Spirit

Nov. 24 - 25
The village lights up for the holidays with special decorations throughout town and in the parks, caroling, Santa Claus, refreshments, extended shopping hours, art fair and cookie decorating for kids.

Holiday Home Tour

Nov. 24-25
Northern Door County
Support the Northern Door Children’s Center with this holiday-themed fundraiser. The Holiday Home Tour is a self-guided tour that features five Northern Door homes that have been beautifully decorated for the season. You can also check out tours and a bake sale at the Children’s Center.

Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village

Dec. 2
Kick off your holiday countdown with Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village, featuring fun family crafts, sing alongs and carols, sweets sale, visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides and more.

Baileys Harbor Winter Farmers Market

Dec. 3, 10, and 17
Baileys Harbor
Shop local at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping while browsing great local vendors' home made wares, food, and health and beauty products.

Play it Forward for the Holidays

Dec. 28
Fish Creek
Wrap up the holiday season and give back before the month is through. Play it Forward features Door County performers as they raise money for their choice of regional, national, and international causes.

New Year’s Celebration and Fireworks

Dec. 31
Sister Bay
Ring in the new year with your family and loved ones with the county's only New Year's Eve fireworks display.