More Holiday Events for December

A Christmas Past At Big Creek 

Dec. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

The Door County Historical Society hosts its inaugural event, A Glimpse of Christmas Past, at Heritage Village at Big Creek throughout the month of December. This holiday celebration invites the community to step back in time and experience the rich history and festive traditions of Door County. Heritage Village has been transformed into a winter wonderland with each building adorned in historically-appropriate holiday decor that captures the spirit of 19th century Christmas. The public is invited to visit every Friday and Saturday evening during the month of December from 4-7 pm. 

A friendly decorating competition with local non-profits allows visitors to vote for their favorite building by making a donation. All proceeds from these donations will be shared among the participating organizations: Sturgeon Bay Historical Society (Heritage Chapel), Sunshine Resources (Vignes Schoolhouse), YMCA of Door County (The Greene Store), Operation Not Alone (Schopf House), and Crossroads at Big Creek (Warren House).

Hot chocolate will be available for purchase and local singing groups will serenade visitors with classic carols. There is no admission fee.

Heritage Village at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.

Christmas Comedy At Southern Door Auditorium 

Dec. 16

An interactive comedy show, Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, will be performed at the Southern Door Community Auditorium, 2073 Cty Road DK in Brussels, on Dec. 16, 7 pm. 

Led by the character of Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun and current bingo caller, audience members will play bingo and get quizzed on Christmas traditions, the origins of St. Nick and other holiday trivia.

Visit to reserve tickets. For more information, call 920.676.1920 or 920.825.7311.

Open House At Newport State Park 

Dec. 16

The office at Newport State Park will be open and full of holiday cheer on Dec. 16 from 10 am – 2 pm. Enjoy cookies and cider, shop for park merchandise and pick up your state park entry stickers. A drawing will be held with special prizes. Newport State Park is located at 475 Cty Road NP in Ellison Bay. 

Griffon String Quartet Holiday Concert

Dec. 16

Griffon String Quartet, Midsummer’s Music’s resident string ensemble, will play a holiday concert at the Belgian Heritage Center on Dec. 16, 3 pm.

The quartet consists of Roy Meyer and Alex Norris on violins, Oryann Tsaig on viola and Jesse Nummelin on cello. During the concert, they will perform selections by Beethoven and Dvořák.

Doors will open at 2 pm to allow visitors time to view the historical exhibits before the concert. Wine and cheese plates sponsored by Von Stiehl Winery and Renard’s Cheese will be available for purchase.  

Admission is free, but donations to support the artists are encouraged. 

The concert will take place at the Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 Cty Road DK in Brussels.  

Christmas Crafts At The Kress 

All month

Kress Pavilion’s Maker Space. Submitted.

Throughout the month of December, head to the Kress Pavilion’s Maker Space to create holiday crafts.

Paint clear globe ornaments with colorful alcohol inks, or make a seasonal card with paper, die-cuts, stamps, paints, envelopes and other materials. 

For more information about the Maker Space, call 920.868.2664. It is located in the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor.

New Year’s Party At Aging & Disability Resource Center

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County (ADRC) is hosting a New Year’s party Dec. 28 at 11:30 am. The event will feature a special lunch, music, pink champagne floats and a balloon drop. Participants are asked to wear black, gold and silver. Call 920.746.2372 for reservations. The ADRC is located at 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. 

Christmas Day Meal For Veterans

Veterans and immediate family are invited to a Christmas Day meal at VFW Post 3088. The meal will be served from 12-2 pm and includes roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and dessert. RSVP at 920.304.6058 or 920.304.6188. VFW Post 3088 is located at 744 Delaware St. in Sturgeon Bay.