The leaves are gone and the air is crisp. It is starting to feel like the holidays. This is the time of year for a quick weekend getaway. Time to come up and visit Door County to stock up on your favorite wines, beer, frozen cherries…all the things you need to make your holiday celebrations perfect. The Hilltop Inn is the perfect place to stay on your next Door County getaway. Conveniently situated in Fish Creek, the Hilltop Inn’s Resort Condos are steps away from shopping, dining, nature, the arts…everything you love Door County for. Plus we are in the middle of the county and within easy driving distance to all of the other towns and villages. Your home away from home, we have all of the amenities to make your stay comfortable. Each townhome condo has two bedrooms, queen size beds, flat screen T.V’s, free high speed internet, whirlpool tubs, and fully equipped kitchens.
Quaint is a word often used to describe Door County. This is especially true during the holiday season. The towns and villages of the county pull out all of the stops by decorating their streets and hosting special events. The pace is slower here in the off season. The feeling is more intimate. You are interacting with the locals, the people that live here year round, the owner of the shop or restaurant you are in. You feel connected in a way that isn’t possible other times of the year. You become a true insider which makes your holiday Door County visit truly memorable. So how do you want to make your Door County Holiday memory? What lights you up? Shopping and eating your way through the county? A sleigh ride or fun run? Parties, parades, or just relaxing in nature? It is all here for you to explore this Door County Holiday Season.
Saturday, November 2
Sevastopol Town Park
A fundraising run for Sevastopol schools. There are several different runs from half mile all the way to a four mile run. Top winners get medals and age category winners get frozen turkeys! Many people run in costumes. This is a morning of fun for the whole family. There are free refreshments including bagels and bananas plus chilli, hot dogs, and hamburgers for sale. There is also a chilli cook off and a fun award ceremony. Click here for more information and to register for the run.
Merry-Time Festival of Trees
November 10 through December 11
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay
Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries. Lovingly decorated by local businesses and organizations, each of these extraordinary trees is adorned with beautiful ornaments and special surprises. Best of all, every tree will go home with a lucky winner in our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle. Enjoy a live auction, a silent auction, the tree raffle drawing and a score of heavy hors d’oeuvres at the event’s final gala, “Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle”. Create a new holiday tradition for your family and friends by joining in this wonderful festive event! Click here for more information.
Sturgeon Bay Christmas By The Bay
Throughout Sturgeon Bay
Kickoff the holiday season during the annual tree lighting ceremony near the clock tower on Third Ave. (Friday, 6-8pm). The fun continues with the Holiday Parade (Saturday, 10am) followed by a meet and greet with Santa, and horse-drawn carriage rides (Friday & Saturday). The weekend comes to a close during brunch with Santa at Stone Harbor Resort (Sunday, 9-11am). Visit sturgeonbay.net for more information.
23 Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 28 10:30 a.m.
Parade viewers can expect a blend of eclectic floats and characters mixed with a traditional color guard, a Jacksonport fire truck, some horses and maybe a camel. And of course, what parade is complete without Santa! Participation in the parade is encouraged! For more information click here.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Chilli Supper
Sunday, November 24 5 p.m.
Join in the spirit of the season and gather around the tree for the lighting, to sing carols, and enjoy a warm bowl of chili. Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Service Club. Visit doorcountynorth.com for more information. Free to all in the community, donations of canned goods for area food pantries encouraged. Click here for more information.
Capture The Spirit
The village lights up for the holidays with special decorations, caroling, Santa Claus, refreshments, extended shopping hours, art fair and cookie decorating for kids. Click here for more information.
A celebration of the holiday season with Breakfast with Santa, a children’s Elf Hunt, Mistle Dough shopping contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, old-fashioned tree lighting and more! Click here for more information.
Whether you are visiting us for a pre-holiday get away, Thanksgiving, or one of our very special events make The Hilltop Inn your home away from home. Book one of our resort condos here.