Each year, Egg Harbor kicks off the holiday season with its two-day Holly Days festival, and whether you live in the area or are visiting, you'll want to make this event a part of your holiday traditions. Our real estate agents know it's just one of the things - along with local wineries, golf courses, and abundant cultural opportunities, to name a few - that has helped the Door County community earn a spot as one of the "Top Ten Coolest Towns in America" by Budget Travel magazine.
Here's what you need to know about Holly Days in Egg Harbor:
The festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, with plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy. All activities, except for a Breakfast with Santa, are free, although donations are welcome. Since many Holly Days activities are held at local businesses, it's also a great chance to explore the unique shops in Egg Harbor. There's even a contest held on each day that allows you to gain entries by making purchases at participating stores.
Kicking off a Fun-Filled weekend
The weekend of holiday fun gets underway with a Breakfast with Santa held at Landmark Resort and children's activities including cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa, buttonmaking, and glitter tattoos. Participating businesses will also take part in the Children's Elf Hunt and Mistle Dough Contest on both days. The Elf Hunt lets kids 12 and under pick up an entry form from participating businesses and find the elves hidden at each of the locations listed. You'll need 10 elves' names to qualify to win a prize. In addition, if you shop at participating businesses during Holly Days, you can get tickets when you make a purchase. These serve as entries to a drawing for gift certificates to various businesses.
The fun continues with Friday book readings, games of breakfast bingo, and a wine tasting. Highlights of the day include horse-drawn carriage rides through Egg Harbor and an exciting Santa arrival on a fire truck. The day concludes with an old-fashioned tree lighting, which also includes caroling as well as free hot cocoa and cookies.
A second day of building memories
Saturday features the same array of children's activities so your kiddos can try their hand at something new or return to a favorite craft or event. The Children's Elf Hunt and Mistle Dough Contest also return, and now that Santa has arrived, he'll visit with guests from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Make sure to bring your camera or cell phone so you can snap some photos of your little ones as they give Santa a letter or share their list with him. You can also board a horse-drawn carriage ride on Saturday, and make sure you're present to hear the winners of the Elf Hunt and Mistle Dough announced.
Attending Holly Days is a great way to usher in the holiday season, get some shopping done, and give the kids plenty of fun things to do. You'll also get to see more of what this charming village has to offer by exploring its shops and other venues. If you're interested in living in this beautiful area of Wisconsin, contact us to visit Fish Creek homes for sale or Sturgeon Bay homes for sale. Our Egg Harbor real estate agents offer years of experience helping buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions. We have a customer-focused approach combined with honesty and integrity, and it's one that has helped us build a loyal group of highly satisfied clients over the years.