Holiday Traditions

 

Day 1

There’s something special…

the holiday season and that spirit is ever present in Sheboygan. From the glistening waters of Lake Michigan, to the twinkling lights in the park; from the songs of the season performed at the local theatres or the children frolicking in the snow; tempting your taste buds with hand-dipped chocolates or creating a one-of-a kind gift; you will treasure the memories created during your holiday traditions getaway. Begin your morning with a visit to the Sheboygan County Historical Museum and their annual Christmas display. View the beautifully decorated Taylor home and Weinhold Log Cabin, then bring on the holiday memories with their featured exhibit. Years ago, for many in the Midwest, it was a Christmas tradition to visit the H.C. Prange stores and their beautifully entertaining window display. Today, you can see the animated characters come back to life, visit with the talking Bruce the Spruce Christmas tree, and sip on punch while you munch on cookies. Warm up with a hearty German lunch at Al & Al’s, a local restaurant serving up traditional favorites for over 56 years! Let your creativity come through at JSM Bead when you create your own holiday jewelry piece, your choice to gift it or keep it yourself. Make your way downtown for a bit of retail therapy. From the traditional to the one of a kind customized gifts, there is something for everyone on your list. Don’t forget to treat yourself to an afternoon snack of a hand-dipped chocolate! Check in to your hotel and freshen up before this evening’s event at the Stephanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts. This time of the year, there is a wide variety of holiday entertainment on their schedule from classic movies, to concerts and live theatre.

Day 2

Starting Your Morning…

The morning begins at Caan’s Floral, a local greenhouse and retail store. Surround yourself with the fresh scent of pine as you make yourself a wreath to take home. The expansive greenhouse boasts a wide selection of poinsettias in a variety of colors from the traditional red and white, to the brightest shades of blue and purple, who knew? There might just be the right one to match your home décor. A local guide boards your coach for a tour, showcasing the historic sights and history of the city and the lakeshore. Lunch is served up in the warm and cozy atmosphere of The Black Pig before taking time to tour the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. This world-class museum is filled with a vast collection of revolving exhibits, unique finds and the best washrooms around (a truly “must-see” when you are there!) Be entertained this evening at the Harvest Café, where local-farm-to table food takes on a whole new meaning. The Christmas Murder Mystery dinner is a fun, interactive way to get in the holiday spirit. Finish off your day at the Making Spirits Bright display. This drive-through display at Evergreen Park is sponsored by the local Rotary Club and supports the local food bank. Each year only gets bigger and brighter.

Day 3

Enjoy a leisurely morning…

Relax at the hotel before making your way to the Village of Kohler and the Kohler Design Center. See the latest in bath and kitchen décor and learn about the rich history of the Kohler Company. Take some time to browse through the boutique shops at Woodlake before you begin your journey home. Additional Tour Options: -Bulitz Farm Sleigh Ride –The Blind Horse Winery –Relish Kitchen Store Cooking ClassBoard to Brush or Urban Artique Class -Historic Mill Street Shopping – Plymouth

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