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Christmas by the Bay

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

Join us as we usher in the holiday season during our annual Christmas by the Bay Celebration! All the fun begins Friday, Nov. 20 with our tree lighting ceremony at the clock tower on historic Third Avenue. Enjoy live music by Josh Gregory, Hervy Hodges, and Mike Raye from 6pm to 8pm with the tree lighting taking place at 7 p.m. Complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay.

On Saturday morning, our festive Holiday Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will depart from Sawyer Park and proceed up Oak Street to Madison Avenue, across the Oregon Street Bridge, down Third Avenue, and up Jefferson Street before ending at Sixth Avenue.

Following the parade, the public is invited to a meet and greet with Santa at the Door County Historical Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary hot cider and sweet treats will be available. A "Frozen" meet and greet with Elsa will also take place at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary Door County Trolley and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The weekend comes to a close during Breakfast with Santa at Stone Harbor Resort from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. To place a reservation, call Stone Harbor at 920.746.0700.

For a complete list of additional activities and events taking place throughout Sturgeon Bay from November through December, check out our Christmas by the Bay brochure. Copies are available at local businesses and the SBVC located at 36 S. Third Avenue, or click here for a copy.

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center's Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event and our mission possible — Cellcom, Ministry Door County Medical Center, Stangel Accounting and Tax Office, S.C., Cornucopia, Bridgeport Resort Door County, and Roen Salvage Co. On behalf of our organization and the Sturgeon Bay community — thank you for your generous support!

Click here to help make snowflake magic possible for next year (PDF)
Parade Entry Form

To receive additional information about Christmas by the Bay and other community events, visit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Avenue, or call the SBVC at 800.301.6695 or 920.743.6246.

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