Washington House Inn Blog
No place like Cedarburg for the Holidays
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin is a beautiful destination any time of year, but especially so during the Christmas season, and our cozy inn in downtown Cedarburg is right in the middle of it all.
The Cedar Creek Settlement’s Festive Friday Eves celebrates an exciting series of six family-oriented, evening events during the holiday season. The Settlement features 25 unique specialty shops, three restaurants, artists studios and the Cedar Creek Winery nestled in a restored 1864 woolen mill, festively adorned for the holidays with natural greenery, garlands, beribboned wreaths and thousands of tiny white lights.
Shoppers flock to Cedarburg the first weekend in December to take in various craft shows including Christmas in the Country, a juried show and sale of fine art, home decor, holiday ornaments, gourmet holiday food, jewelry and more. This popular show has been the premier holiday shopping experience for almost forty years. The Cedarburg Artists Guild Holiday Art Fair offers fine art from local artists. Two locations means you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the art lover on your list.
Step back in time in the Kuhefuss House Museum and celebrate A Founders’ Christmas in Cedarburg with costumed, docent-lead tours glimpsing into the holiday traditions of Cedarburg during the 1840’s, the era of our community’s founding fathers.
Cedarburg’s newest museum, the Cedarburg Art Museum, is decked for the holidays and offering many holiday events throughout the season, including an exhibit of Christmas Cards created by Cedarburg artists past and present and art and cookie projects for children. Ring in the new year at the museum’s First Annual New Year’s Eve Salon. The elegant and intimate party includes gourmet appetizers, activities and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight.
Rivoli Theater’s Holiday Film Festival runs December 13 – 23, 2013. Visit their website for movie listings and times so you can enjoy a holiday classic on the big screen in our beautifully restored, community-run theatre.
Paradise Ranch is open to the public for an old fashion Christmas to remember. Listen to the sleigh bells ring while a team of Percheron pulls you on a party sleigh across forty beautiful wooded acres. Just the sleigh ride is worth the visit…but add thousands of Christmas lights to an evening sleigh ride and it’ll be a night to remember!
There’s so much going on during the holiday season, it needed its own website. For more information about these and many other holiday events, check out A Cedarburg Christmas. We look forward to seeing you soon at our historic Cedarburg, WI Hotel soon!