Sturgeon Bay Holiday Kickoff

Join the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), Nicolet National Bank and the rest of the Sturgeon Bay community to celebrate the holidays Nov. 16–18 during the annual Christmas by the Bay event. Stay in Sturgeon Bay to create holiday traditions and memories for the entire family.

Join family and friends in Community Foundation Square on Third Avenue for live holiday music by Josh Gregory, Michael Raye and Hervy Hodges on Nov. 16, 6–8 pm. At 7 pm, a tree lighting countdown will start at Community Foundation Square. Festivities include free horse-drawn wagon rides around town, 6–8 pm, weather permitting; and caroling by the Sturgeon Bay High School City Rhythm Show Choir. Children are invited to send letters to Santa via Santa’s mailbox located outside the SBVC. Also available at the SBVC is a drop-off location for the Big Bundle Up Campaign.

Enjoy watching the decorated floats go by during the Christmas by the Bay holiday parade on Nov. 17, 10 am. To be part of the parade, contact the SBVC at [email protected] Meet and take a picture with Santa at the Door County Historical Museum, 11 am–2 pm. Wagon and trolley rides are also available, 11 am–2 pm.

Spend more time with Santa on Nov. 18, 9–11 am, during a special breakfast at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. Reservations are requested by calling 920.746.0700. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit

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