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Christmas by the Bay

Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sunday, November 22, 2015

Get in the spirit of the holiday season with a weekend of festive fun in Sturgeon Bay! The event kicks off with the annual tree lighting ceremony complete with live holiday music Friday, November 20th from 6pm to 8pm.

The fun continues Saturday, November 21st with the annual Holiday Parade at 10 am followed by special children’s activities, live music, and a chance to meet Santa and his reindeer at the Door County Historical Museum.

As the weekend comes to a close on Sunday, November 22nd, attendees will have one more chance to meet Santa during the brunch with Santa event at Stone Harbor Resort.

This weekend also serves as an excellent opportunity to shop for the holidays at a number of unique shops and boutiques located throughout Sturgeon Bay, many of which are sure to be decked out for the season with a variety of gift ideas and special extended hours.

Holiday shopping without the crowds

Discover one-of-a-kind treasures in our charming specialty shops. All three distinct shopping districts offer a variety of home accents, fine art, along with holiday gift and decorative home accents. Don’t miss the holiday specials which include the Christmas by the Bay Holiday Stroll, Holiday Ornament Showcase, and Red Hot Holly Dot Sale.

Culinary delights in a peaceful setting

Our unique restaurants offer culinary delights for every palate, from fabulous ethnic cuisine to fine American fare. Stop by one of our quaint cafes to warm up with a cup of hot cider or spirit and a delectable dessert.

Merry-Time Festival of Trees

Merry-Time Festival of Trees is a new initiative to joyously celebrate the holidays, promote our Sturgeon Bay and greater Door County community, and help raise much-needed Museum operating support. This event will replace the Museum's long-standing Ports of Call gala and expands the Holiday Ornament & Decoration Showcase. Read More


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