Before you know it, “‘tis the season” will be here. We love the holiday season when we deck out the Chanticleer in full holiday décor. It all starts in early November, when we begin setting up and decorating our Christmas trees. Each suite, cabin, and common area gets its own Christmas tree.
After Thanksgiving, I hand-make fresh evergreen garlands and install them above each fireplace. Accented with hydrangea flowers, pine cones, boxwood branches, and rosehips, the garland really makes the suites and cabins feel homey! We try to decorate each suite differently, using different types of evergreens for each.
If you are looking for a quiet time to see Door County, the holiday season is perfect. You can enjoy your visit without having to worry about traffic, crowds, or dinner reservations! Sturgeon Bay has its city-wide celebration, “Christmas by the Bay,” from Friday November 16th to Sunday November 18th. There are other activities planned throughout the county all the way up through Christmas, like the “Holly Days” in late November in Egg Harbor.
If you like music, you’re bound to enjoy the annual Christmas concert of the Peninsula Singers, a lovely choir in Door County. They’ll be hosting two concerts, in fact – one in Sturgeon Bay on December 8th, and a second in Sister Bay on the 9th. Don’t forget that with autumn just behind us, you can also enjoy delicious specialties like hot apple cider and other late-harvest goodies.
However, it just wouldn’t be winter without spending a little time outdoors, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the snow. Door County offers a variety of winter activities, like skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding, not to mention sleigh rides, sledding, and ice fishing. With so many things to choose from, you may not even want to leave!
The best part is that the Chanticleer bed and breakfast is open throughout the holidays, along with many other businesses in Sturgeon Bay. Treat yourself and spend the holiday season with us!