Experience Winter Beauty with a Wisconsin Christmas Getaway

Plan a Magical Wisconsin Christmas Getaway in Cedarburg

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is ready to spread some holiday cheer. Our charming town, recently named “The Most Enchanting Christmastime Main Street In The Country” by OnlyInYourState.com, transforms into a winter wonderland during the festive season, with twinkling lights, enchanting events, and cozy accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly adventure, or a chance to indulge in some holiday shopping, Cedarburg has something for everyone.

people shopping outside on a Wisconsin Christmas getawayTour Twinkly Cedarburg

As the sun sets, Cedarburg’s historic shopping district comes alive with hundreds of twinkling lights and glowing luminaries. This enchanting spectacle, courtesy of the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce, takes place on Friday nights during the holiday season. Stroll along Washington Avenue, soak in the warm glow of the lights, and let the holiday spirit fill your heart.

people watching a film during a Wisconsin Christmas getawayEnjoy a Classic Holiday Film

Take a delightful break from the holiday rush at the historic Rivoli Theatre. Throughout December, the theatre screens a selection of classic and contemporary Christmas films, from timeless favorites like “A Christmas Story” and “White Christmas” to modern classics like “The Polar Express” and “Elf.” Cuddle up with your loved ones, munch on popcorn, and let the heartwarming stories transport you to the magic of the holidays.

couple shopping on a Wisconsin Christmas getawayImmerse Yourself in Festive Friday Eves

Cedarburg’s Festive Friday Eves are a must-do for anyone visiting during the holidays. Hosted by the Cedar Creek Settlement Merchants Association, these evenings offer a delightful array of family-friendly events, live music, and unique shopping experiences. Indulge in wine and food samplings as you browse the charming shops, and let the festive atmosphere transport you to a winter wonderland. To make your holiday shopping experience even more enjoyable, free trolley rides are available on Friday nights. Hop on the trolley, let it carry your shopping bags, and enjoy the picturesque scenery as you navigate through the festive downtown.


woman running on a Wisconsin Christmas getawayRun, Run Rudolph

Get into the holiday spirit with a bit of healthy fun at the Santa’s Dash Away 5K. This enjoyable run/walk event is perfect for all ages and contributes to the beloved local tradition of Santa’s Workshop. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a leisurely stroll, this event is a great way to get moving, warm up in the chilly weather, and support a fantastic Cedarburg tradition.

horses on a sleigh ride in CedarburgHave Your Own Hallmark Movie Moment

Make memories to cherish forever with a sleigh ride through the snow at Roden Barnyard Adventures. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? But it’s not just bells on this romantic ride, as the track has been lined with thousands of lights for a scene straight out of a Hallmark movie. It’s one of the most unique experiences in the area and a must for couples hoping to make their Wisconsin Christmas getaway truly unforgettable.

Fireplace room for a Wisconsin Christmas getawayExperience Magic at Washington House Inn

For the perfect holiday stay in Cedarburg, consider our historic downtown hotel as your warm and cozy home base for winter activities. Our charming rooms with king and queen beds are the perfect way to end a day exploring the surrounding area. Warm up by the fireplace or soak in a whirlpool tub, available in rooms like our Louisa Quade and Fred Asche, and enjoy our complimentary breakfast and evening social hour.

To add an extra touch of magic to your stay, participate in the old holiday tradition of leaving your shoes outside your door. When you wake up on Christmas morning, you’ll find a special surprise gift waiting for you!

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