It’s the most magical time of the year here in Cedarburg and the whole town is preparing for its annual winter wonderland. There is so much to do during the holiday season and we wanted to put together a guide for visitors on some of the best events during this time of year, that way you can spend less time planning and more time having fun on a Wisconsin Christmas getaway here in Cedarburg.
Run, Run Rudolph
One of the best ways to warm up in chilly weather is to get moving, and you certainly won’t be cold after participating in the 7th Annual Santa’s Dash Away 5K! This fun run/walk for all ages has all proceeds going towards A Cedarburg Christmas, which helps keep Santa’s Workshop free for the over 500 families that visit Santa there every year. Reserve your spot today and help support a wonderful Cedarburg tradition.
Enjoy a Classic Holiday Film
Get in the Christmas spirit with films running all December long at the historic Rivoli Theatre. Relive classics on the big screen like A Christmas Story and White Christmas mixed with new favorites like The Polar Express and Elf. It’s a great way to take a break from the crowds for a relaxing holiday movie.
Celebrate the History of the Area
For nearly three decades the Cedar Creek Settlement Merchants Association has hosted Festive Friday Eves with the goal of providing five free family-oriented events for the community at Cedar Creek Settlement. Enjoy live music, gorgeous decorations in the over 25 unique shops and venues, special shopping nights with wine and food samplings, and more! It’s the perfect time to grab gifts for everyone on your list and take in the festive atmosphere.
Tour Twinkly Cedarburg
Witness Cedarburg lit up with hundreds of lights as glowing luminaries line the streets of the historic shopping district. Shop in peaceful surroundings with festive lights creating a magical scene and transporting you to a world of Christmas wonder and joy. It’s one of the most fun nights to be downtown and we highly recommend it for first-time visitors!
Have 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.
Experience Magic at Washington House Inn
For the perfect holiday stay in Cedarburg, consider Washington House Inn as your warm and comfy home base for winter activities. Cozy 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 relax in spacious and comfortable accommodations.
We have a surprise for all our guests staying with us during the month of December! In accordance with an old holiday tradition, guests who put their shoes outside their doors at night will wake up the next morning to find a special gift inside just for them! It’s our way of giving back and celebrating the holiday season. Have your Christmas getaway at our historic Cedarburg hotel and experience everything our beautiful town has to offer.Book Now