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Old, new Christmas traditions kick off Sturgeon Bay holiday season

Thanks to two holiday events, you will see the first signs of Christmas in Sturgeon Bay this Saturday. The Door Community Child Development Center welcomes families and other holiday revelers to its Door County Trek to the North Pole. Guests will hop on a trolley to travel to the North Pole, where they will be treated to readings of “The Polar Express” and a Meet and Greet with Santa. The event runs from 2-8 p.m., with tickets available online. Earlier in the day, the Door County Maritime Museum will welcome Santa by U.S. Coast Guard Boat as a part of its holiday festivities, including the kickoff of the Merry-Time Festival of Trees and the lighting of the Tug John Purves. The museum has long hosted the kickoff of the holiday season in Door County, a responsibility Door County Maritime Museum Deputy Director Sam Perlman says they do not take lightly.

The rest of the county will get into the holiday spirit in subsequent weekends, with Destination Sturgeon Bay hosting a pair of parades next weekend. Egg Harbor will host Holly Days, and Sister Bay will welcome guests for Capture the Spirit on November 25th and 26th.  November 25th is also when the Sister Bay Historical Society will begin its second season of the Door County Christkindlmarkt.

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