Winter Wonderland,
Passionate Paradise

Door County’s quiet season is the perfect time for a getaway to play on the snow and ice or cozy up by the fire. Explore acclaimed restaurants, wineries, breweries and shops and reconnect with nature and yourself.

From holiday festivities to polar plunges and winter festivals, winter is a special time to be in the county. Plan an unforgettable trip in beautiful Door County using our online itinerary builder!

Want to learn more about what the county is like in the winter from locals? Check out these videos on fun things you can do and what winter living is like!

Cozy up and get inspired with the Winter Seasonal.


Winter’s chill doesn’t stop locals from taking advantage of the beautiful winter landscape and trails in area state parks and preserves. Go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, or ice skating, then stop at the coffee shop or tavern for a warm-up!

Check out this blogger’s advice and experience on skiing on the peninsula or see what snowshoeing opportunities are available.

Before hitting the trails and exploring, don’t forget to gear up at one of these Door County locations!


Winters in Door County are home to a full calendar of great entertainment opportunities. Catch a theater performance or live music gig at one of our performance venues. Keep up with our events calendar to see who is playing!

Winter is also the time to get in touch with your creative side. Check out more hands on art opportunities here and learn more about how you can get creative in the county.

Coffee shops are a perfect winter hangout. Coffee shops in the county are a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy a book, or get some work done. Here are a few of the many coffee shops in the county you can check out.


Celebrate the holiday season and winter months at one of the many winter festivals Door County hosts where you can ring in the holiday season with tree lightings and family fun.

Enjoy holiday festivities in Sturgeon Bay (Christmas by the Bay); Ellison Bay (Tree Lighting and Chili Supper); Egg Harbor (Holly Days); Baileys Harbor (Harbor Holidays); Ephraim (Christmas in the Village); Fish Creek (Tree Lighting and Caroling); and Washington Island (Tree Lighting and Reception). Check the events calendar for updated dates.

Fish Creek Winter Fest, the Polar Plunge, and Fire & Ice Festival are other hugely popular winter festivals.


Find great holiday or Valentine’s Day gifts in the galleries, boutiques and shops of Door County

Discover special, one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends. Read more about holiday shopping in Door County here, and check out some retail options to find the perfect gift!

Door County Snow Report

Months Temps Sunrise Sunsets
December  39° / 22°  7:07a  4:10p
January  31° / 19°  7:27a  4:29p
February  33° / 19°  7:09a 4:58p


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