Cherry Drop Is Back for New Year’s Eve

Sister Bay hosts activities to ring in 2022

The giant cherry is bouncing back to Sister Bay for New Year’s Eve, when the Cherry Drop, presented by FM 106.9 The Lodge, returns to Husby’s Garage Bar as the clock runs down on 2021. 

The six-foot-wide, 300-pound cherry – made of lights, no less – will be suspended roughly 120 feet above Husby’s Garage on Dec. 31 as revelers wait for it to make its descent to ring in 2022. The crew from FM 106.9 The Lodge will be onsite playing party tunes beginning at 10:30 pm as the crowd gathers between Husby’s and the Sister Bay Bowl.  

 “We’re excited to be back with a full-sized celebration this year and happy there will be expanded outdoor activities,” said Lodge owner Mike Mesic. 

This year will be the first celebration with new activities at the Dörr Hotel and options at the Filling Station and Garage Bar. 

“I’m the one always worried about the weather – particularly the wind,” said Jaime Forest, VP at The Lodge and self-appointed handler of the mammoth stone fruit. “Regardless of the weather, people are warm and happy; the crowd energy is positive; and we can’t ask for a more amazing get-together. It’s what you would imagine New Year’s Eve to be in Door County.”

Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

But the Cherry Drop isn’t the only thing going on in Sister Bay for New Year’s Eve. The village’s expansive display of holiday lights will stay lit, including the tunnel of lights and displays at the beach and Waterfront Park. At the Sister Bay Sports Complex, the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink will also be open for skating (weather permitting) and will host a fireworks display at 8 pm. 

Get updates on the festivities by joining the FM 106.9 The Lodge Cherry Drop Facebook event.