By Jeniece Smith
Planning a Wisconsin stay this December for the holidays? Choose one of these resorts throughout the state to make your trip extra festive with special events – from craft fairs to theater performances and holiday meals. Make your reservations now for a season to remember!
The Osthoff has a plethora of offerings this month, including an Old World Christmas Market, breakfast and brunch with Santa, a Christmas Day Buffet and family holiday activities like cookie decorating, ornament making, horse-drawn wagon rides and even sled dog rides. Special soirees are planned for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The kids will love meeting Santa's reindeer and waking up at the resort Christmas morning to a stocking stuffed with goodies, games and gifts.
In addition to their annual market in November, The American Club is hosting a hearty handful of holiday happenings this month. Many of the events are food-related, with breakfasts, brunches, afternoon teas and buffets planned all December. Specials will be offered at the resort’s numerous restaurants Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Ring in 2019 at the club with parties at The Horse & Plow and The Winery Bar. Looking for other events around town? The Walderhaus is hosting its annual Gingerbread Festival, and the Sheboygan County Rotary’s free drive-through light show at Evergreen Park will warm your heart.
From a classic performance of the Nutcracker to opportunities to participate in an interactive presentation of “A Christmas Carol” and a live radio broadcast of a holiday show, Lake Lawn’s unique holiday offerings will have you eager to book a stay.
It’s all about NYE at the Landmark this holiday season. A New Year’s Eve Bash will feature a buffet dinner in addition to late-night snacks and a champagne toast, along with karaoke and live music. Stick around for a breakfast buffet the following morning, then check out Egg Harbor’s New Year’s Day Parade in the early afternoon.
Heidel House’s Experience the Magic package will create an immersive holiday experience for your family. Ornament and cookie workshops, wreath decorating, carriage rides, the Breakfast Buffet with Santa and a giant gingerbread house created by the resort’s chefs will make for a lively day.
Looking for more fun in your Wisconsin stay? Check out these resorts with year-round activities.