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  • Dropping into 2022: New Year’s Eve Highlights

    New Year’s Eve used to be a relatively simple affair in Door County. You hit the supper club, wolfed down a steak or a lobster tail fresh from the bay, then maybe counted down to midnight with some friends wearing silly hats at a bar.  If you were lucky, there might be a band playing. […]

  • Winter Park Open for Snow Sports

    Winter Park in Kewaunee County has made enough snow to open the Prevea Health snow-tubing hill during special winter-break hours, ahead of opening the skiing and snowboarding runs. The tubing hill will be open Dec. 30, 10 am – 4 pm, and Jan. 2, 11 am – 5 pm.  The regular season for snow tubing, skiing and […]

  • Crossroads Guided Hikes

    Join the naturalist for about an hour Dec. 30, 1 pm, to visit the Ida Bay Preserve. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Canal Road and Buffalo Ridge Trail, 1195 Canal Road, to explore the deep beech-hemlock forest at the preserve’s east end.  Join the pre-school-aged members of the Junior Nature Club […]

  • Bowl in the New Year at Apple Valley Lanes

    The 115 Club, Door County AOD Coalition and United Way of Door County are sponsoring a New Year’s Eve bowling party Dec. 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Apple Valley Lanes, 1217 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The event is free for all ages, and soda and snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so sign […]

  • Ice Rink Input Session Dec. 22

    Planning continues for revamped Sister Bay facility Plans are underway for a new community centerpiece at the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink in Sister Bay, so the Friends of the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink organization is seeking ideas from the community during a public-input session at the rink on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 6 pm.  […]

  • Hilander Ice Rink Preparing for Season

    Broomball teams wanted The temperature has dropped, and the snow has started falling, which means it’s time to start thinking about lacing up your skates and broomball shoes. Staff members at the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay hope to be open as soon as it’s cold enough to make ice. The […]

  • Start Your December at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Join in the learning and fun at Crossroads at Big Creek this weekend. The Junior Nature Club will meet Dec. 3, 10 am, to explore the solar system during a planet walk that’s free and open to the public. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center. Space exploration will continue Dec. 4, 2 […]

  • There’s Plenty to Do at Crossroads This Weekend

    Crossroads at Big Creek will be a busy place during the Thanksgiving weekend and beyond. Wild Ones will screen The Little Things That Run the World on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2-3 pm. This video features Wild Ones’ honorary director, Douglas Tallamy, discussing why we must add native plants to our landscapes for the good of […]

  • Fish Creek Lights Up Dec. 4

    Fish Creek (visitfishcreek.com) will be extra merry and bright this winter courtesy of new holiday light displays throughout town. Last year, the Fish Creek community came together to purchase 70-plus new holiday decorations, so look for and enjoy the new light additions: a snowflake arch in Clark Park, lights in the new Noble Square gazebo […]

  • A Baileys Harbor Holiday

    Harbor Holiday will kick off at 6 pm on Dec. 4 with a parade to the town hall. Santa, his elves and his reindeer will gather to light the tree at 6:30 pm, followed by caroling, hot cocoa and a few more surprises.  Baileys Harbor will not be able to hold its usual Adopt-a-Tree program […]

  • Santa’s on His Way to Light Up Sister Bay

    Santa, his elves and his favorite reindeer will visit Sister Bay during the annual Capture the Spirit holiday lighting Friday, Nov. 26, 3-5 pm. Enjoy hot chocolate and treats before Santa arrives at 4:30 to light the village Christmas tree and holiday light display; then join Santa in singing traditional Christmas carols.  Sister Bay businesses […]

  • Santa Brings His Elves and Reindeer to Ephraim

    The Ephraim Business Council will present its annual Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 4.  Tour downtown Ephraim on a complimentary, horse-drawn wagon, 2:30-4 pm. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 3 pm at the Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42, and will be available to greet visitors inside. Take home a bit […]

  • The Elf Hunt Is On in Egg Harbor

    Egg Harbor’s Holly Days celebration is just around the corner. Festivities will kick off Friday, Nov. 26, with some new and returning activities. Kids of all ages will be on the lookout for elves hidden in participating businesses. When they find and record 10 elves on their entry form, they may turn it in at […]

  • Plus-Plus Play Time at DC Kids & Baby Boutique

    Door County Kids & Baby Boutique will host a special holiday open house during Egg Harbor’s Holly Days Nov. 26-28, 10 am – 4 pm, all three days.  The shop will feature a Plus-Plus hands-on play time for kids and “kidults.” The Plus-Plus toy line is designed and produced in Denmark using 100% wind energy. […]

  • Historical Museum Hosts Mr. and Mrs. Claus Saturday

    The Door County Historical Museum will host Santa and Mrs. Claus on Nov. 20, following the annual Christmas by the Bay parade until 1 pm. Santa will visit with museum-goers of all ages in his beautiful, historical sleigh, and Mrs. Claus and museum staff members will pass out festive refreshments.  The museum, located at 18 […]

  • Local Realtors Association Creates Storybook Trail

    The Door County Board of Realtors has received a $5,000 placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors to help transform the service road in Egg Harbor’s Frank E. Murphy Park (co.door.wi.gov/542/Frank-E-Murphy-County-Park) into a paved, handicapped-accessible children’s storybook trail along the shore of the bay of Green Bay that tells the story of the Lighthouse […]

  • Experience Natural Christmas at The Ridges

    Spend time this holiday season surrounded by natural beauty during The Ridges Sanctuary’s annual Natural Christmas, set for Dec. 11, 3-6 pm, at the Cabins at The Ridges, 8288 Cty Q in Baileys Harbor. Guests can stroll the softly lit Hidden Brook boardwalk, roast marshmallows and chestnuts around an outdoor fire, and listen to holiday […]

  • Tiny Trekkers Program Begins Nov. 30 at The Ridges

    Children up to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to The Ridges Sanctuary for Tiny Trekkers: Holiday in the Woods, a program designed to foster an early love and respect for the natural world. Active play in nature between caregivers and children provides lasting impressions. The program includes three sessions – Nov. 30, Dec. […]

  • Egg Harbor Holly Days Nov. 26-27

    An exciting old-fashioned winter weekend including Breakfast with Santa, an elf hunt for children, Mistle Dough shopping contest, tree lighting & caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, and the One Barrel 2.62 fun run! Festivities will kick off Friday, Nov. 26, with some new and returning activities. Kids of all ages will be on the lookout for elves hidden in participating […]

  • Crossroads Declares Nov. 26 Green Friday

    At Crossroads at Big Creek, Nov. 26 will be Green Friday rather than Black Friday, so the preserve and educational center will feature events focused on evergreens to celebrate the start of the holiday season.  Programs will start at 9:30 am with Family Science: Evergreens, a program of hands-on activities about evergreen trees in the […]