Holiday Season

Winter Wonderland in Door County

The chilly season is upon us, but that doesn’t stop the peninsula from thriving. The trails are prime for snowshoeing and skiing, ice skating starts up, and coffee shop culture is booming. Enjoy the last vestiges of holiday celebrations before the countdown to the New Year starts!

Icy Cave Point

Christmas in the Village

Ephraim Village Hall

Dec. 1

Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. Festivities feature fun family crafts, sing alongs and carols, a sweets sale, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Don’t forget to stop for a visit with Santa! Visit for more information.

Santa on the Tugboat

Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay

Dec. 1

Join Santa onboard the historic tugboat John Purves. Due to the size of the tug, only two adults can accompany each child. Adult museum admission includes a Santa visit. Explore the exciting new shipwrecks exhibit, and enjoy crafts, games and more. Featuring a children's raffle.

Ridges Christmas

Harbor Holiday

Throughout Baileys Harbor

Dec. 1

Head over to the lake side and celebrate the holidays with an afternoon of family fun. Activities will be held throughout town. The day features arts & crafts, cookies & hot chocolate, a parade with Santa waving hello from a fire truck, caroling, a tree lighting and more. Visit for more information.

Natural Christmas

Ridges Sanctuary Cabins

Dec. 8

Enjoy the decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating cookies and listening to holiday music. Optional wreath making workshop and holiday crafts are available to try. Enjoy treats around an open fire. Guided hikes and tours of the Range Light are available throughout the event. Free.

Noble House Tree Lighting & Caroling

Alexander Noble House Museum, Fish Creek

Dec. 8

Celebrate the Christmas spirit at this historic location in downtown Fish Creek. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, a tree lighting, and caroling with friends new and old.

Ugly Sweater Run

Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run/Walk

Door County YMCA, Fish Creek

Dec. 8

Wear your craziest holiday sweater. Enjoy a free community day, hot cocoa, cookies, and a performance by the Midsummer’s Music String Quartet. Santa will also be stopping in for a visit.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Cherry Drop

Throughout Sister Bay

Dec. 31

Ring in 2019 with the county's only New Year's Eve fireworks display. Enjoy ice skating, bonfires, and the Cherry Drop, newly added to the festivities last year, at midnight. Visit for more info.

Egg Harbor Parade

Egg Harbor New Year’s Day Parade

Downtown Egg Harbor

Jan. 1

Wrap up in your warmest gear and head out to Egg Harbor for their annual New Year’s Day parade. This informal, goofy parade, rings in the new year with food and warm drinks! There is no formal registration to participate. Visit for more information.

Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge

Lakeside Park, Jacksonport

Jan. 1

Start your new year with this annual, chilly, event. Go in your bathing suit or dress up in your favorite costume, just make sure to bring towels, blankets, warm clothes, and anything else you might need to warm up afterward. Registration opens at 10:30 am with the plunge starting at 12 pm.

Polar Plunge