You do not have to wait until after you finish your Thanksgiving dinner to start celebrating the holiday season in Door County this weekend. Jacksonport kicks things off with its annual Thanksgiving parade at 10:30 a.m. While it may be the smallest parade you have ever attended, it may also be the one with the biggest heart. This year, spectators can donate money to the family of nine-year-old Alice Mattson along the route as she continues her battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Egg Harbor and Sister Bay welcome Santa Claus himself for their respective holiday events on Friday and Saturday. At Egg Harbor Holly Days, you can have breakfast with Santa at Big Easy Door County on Friday and Saturday mornings ahead of children’s activities. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 4:30 p.m. Friday to coincide with the village’s tree lighting and caroling. Santa will zoom north to Sister Bay Friday to turn on the holiday lights at the village’s Capture the Spirit. You will also have a chance to visit Santa’s reindeer, participate in storytime with him, and check out the Arts and Crafts Fair at Village Hall. You can see the full schedule of those two events by clicking the links above.