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Happy Holidays!

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With Christmas arriving next week, Sister Bay has yet to see that white blanket of snow that many of us were hoping for. Other than a few flurries here and there, the forecast isn’t predicting a white Christmas for 2020. Due to the bountiful evergreens right in our backyard, a green Christmas is a great consolation. 

As we forward to a relaxing Holiday to cap this very challenging year, we can’t help but feel a sense of deep gratitude to our guests and visitors this year. You’ve enabled us to continue moving forward after a successful vacation season with construction well underway on an expansion that we think you’ll love. We can’t wait to show it to you!

Below, find some Door County-style ideas to ensure your Holiday season is memorable for the right reasons this year. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

It’s Virtually Christmas!

With very limited opportunities for in-person Christmas spirit this year, you would be missing out if you didn’t take advantage of modern technology to get your Christmas fix. There are many virtual productions available in Door County, which help support our great performers and crew members, all of whom are itching to show you their stuff after most productions were canceled for the year. Here are just a few upcoming virtual Holiday and winter events: 

A Very Special Virtual Christmas Concert Video from Birch Creek

‘It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol’ a Holiday Audio Play from Peninsula Players

Northern Sky Theater Announces It’s First-Ever Winter Season

Keep Dining in the Door

If there is one thing that is synonymous with the Holidays, it’s eating. We all tend to loosen our dietary restrictions for a few weeks, and (in a normal year) we do a lot more dining out. This year, the restaurants are a lot less full and we’re eating more restaurant food at home, but the outpouring of support for Door County’s “cool” dining establishments has been nothing short of magical. 

Still, these restaurants need our help badly. The Holidays is a great time to visit Door County and enjoy some of the most delicious and unique cuisine in the Midwest, whether you do so in a clean, socially-distanced dining room, or with take-out in a cozy room at Open Hearth Lodge. Follow the link for some updates as our restaurant community rolls with the changes:

Bits & Bites: Changes Keep Coming for Door County’s Food Scene

Festival of Lights

While it’s sad to think of a year without the Fish Creek Winter Festival, innovative ideas such as these are what will get us through the pandemic. In lieu of Winterfest, the Fish Creek community has put their funds and volunteer energy into lighting up Fish Creek, brighter and more beautiful than ever before.

Fish Creek Cancels Winter Festival, Unveils Winter {Festive} Tour of Lights

One More Thing: Open Hearth Expansion Update

Construction continues on our new pet-friendly expansion! Over the past month, we’ve seen framing and walls go up for the first floor of the new wing. The weather has cooperated and construction is moving along as scheduled. Check back here for more information, including 2021 reservation availability!

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