Ring in 2020 Door County Style

So you’re up here in the County, planning to enjoy the New Year and welcome a whole new decade in the most beautiful place on earth. You’re settled in a warm and comfortable room at Julie’s Motel or enjoying the casual elegance of a condo at Evergreen Hill, both conveniently located in Fish Creek. So what to do for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? We have a few suggestions that will assure you a really good time!

For the third year, the Sister Bay Cherry Drop event is happening and things will be hopping up north on December 31! Check out shopping and restaurants during the day and get ready for after-dark fun starting at 8:00pm. Head over to the Sister Bay Sports Complex for the County’s only fireworks show, put on by the Sister Bay Advancement Association. In addition to the excitement in the sky, the Sports Complex located off Mill Rd. at 2124 Autumn Court, will offer a bonfire and ice skating.

The Cherry Drop is sponsored by radio station 106.9 The Lodge. They will be broadcasting live and playing party tunes starting at 10:30pm from the Sister Bay Bowl and Husby’s Food and Spirits. A six-foot, 300 lb., lighted, metal cherry will be raised high above Husby’s. Just like its counterpart in Times Square, the giant cherry will begin its descent about 10 seconds to midnight and with a countdown, ring in the new year!   

Two popular Door County theaters are staging shows on New Year’s Eve. Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay is ending the three-week run of “A Tuna Christmas” on December 31. When the curtain falls, the two-person cast of Alan Kopischke and Noah Simon and the TAP staff will join theater patrons for food, drinks, and fun!  The show starts at 7:30pm and more information is available at:  www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com.

Northern Sky’s new Gould Theater is presenting “Home for the Holidays”, a series of concerts ending with a show on New Year’s Eve. This year’s series, stars Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Rich Higdon, and Memphis musician Eric Lewis in a performance of music and humor. The show starts at 4:00pm and includes drawings for items donated by local businesses. For the full scoop on this exceptional concert, go to: www.northernskytheater.com.

New Year’s Day in Door County offers a variety of outdoor activities with something for everyone. There’s nothing like a parade to celebrate new beginnings and Egg Harbor has one like no other! The quirky parade begins at 1:00pm and runs through the Village of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42, from Harbor School Road to County Rd. E. The parade is open to anyone who wants to participate and the line-up starts at Stella Maris Parish located at 7710 Highway 42. No formal registration is required and extreme creativity is encouraged! Vehicles, floats, costumes, and pets are welcome. Parking is available for parade attendees on Church Street. All the details can be found at:  www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/events/new-years-day-parade.  

Another outdoor New Year tradition is this year’s 34th Annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge.  Starting at 12:00 noon on January 1, hundreds of participants dash into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park. For all the pertinent info, go to:   www.jacksonport.net/organizations/jacksonport-polar-bear-club.

There are hikes scheduled for New Year’s Day at many of Door County’s state parks and nature preserves. Trails will be open at Whitefish Dunes, and Potowatami State Parks and The Ridges Sanctuary. Guid

 

Ring in 2020 Door County Style

So you’re up here in the County, planning to enjoy the New Year and welcome a whole new decade in the most beautiful place on earth. You’re settled in a warm and comfortable room at Julie’s Motel or enjoying the casual elegance of a condo at Evergreen Hill, both conveniently located in Fish Creek. So what to do for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? We have a few suggestions that will assure you a really good time!

For the third year, the Sister Bay Cherry Drop event is happening and things will be hopping up north on December 31! Check out shopping and restaurants during the day and get ready for after-dark fun starting at 8:00pm. Head over to the Sister Bay Sports Complex for the County’s only fireworks show, put on by the Sister Bay Advancement Association. In addition to the excitement in the sky, the Sports Complex located off Mill Rd. at 2124 Autumn Court, will offer a bonfire and ice skating.

The Cherry Drop is sponsored by radio station 106.9 The Lodge. They will be broadcasting live and playing party tunes starting at 10:30pm from the Sister Bay Bowl and Husby’s Food and Spirits. A six-foot, 300 lb., lighted, metal cherry will be raised high above Husby’s. Just like its counterpart in Times Square, the giant cherry will begin its descent about 10 seconds to midnight and with a countdown, ring in the new year!   

Two popular Door County theaters are staging shows on New Year’s Eve. Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay is ending the three-week run of “A Tuna Christmas” on December 31. When the curtain falls, the two-person cast of Alan Kopischke and Noah Simon and the TAP staff will join theater patrons for food, drinks, and fun!  The show starts at 7:30pm and more information is available at:  www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com.

Northern Sky’s new Gould Theater is presenting “Home for the Holidays”, a series of concerts ending with a show on New Year’s Eve. This year’s series, stars Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Rich Higdon, and Memphis musician Eric Lewis in a performance of music and humor. The show starts at 4:00pm and includes drawings for items donated by local businesses. For the full scoop on this exceptional concert, go to: www.northernskytheater.com.

New Year’s Day in Door County offers a variety of outdoor activities with something for everyone. There’s nothing like a parade to celebrate new beginnings and Egg Harbor has one like no other! The quirky parade begins at 1:00pm and runs through the Village of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42, from Harbor School Road to County Rd. E. The parade is open to anyone who wants to participate and the line-up starts at Stella Maris Parish located at 7710 Highway 42. No formal registration is required and extreme creativity is encouraged! Vehicles, floats, costumes, and pets are welcome. Parking is available for parade attendees on Church Street. All the details can be found at:  www.eggharbordoorcounty.org/events/new-years-day-parade.  

Another outdoor New Year tradition is this year’s 34th Annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge.  Starting at 12:00 noon on January 1, hundreds of participants dash into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park. For all the pertinent info, go to:   www.jacksonport.net/organizations/jacksonport-polar-bear-club.

There are hikes scheduled for New Year’s Day at many of Door County’s state parks and nature preserves. Trails will be open at Whitefish Dunes, and Potowatami State Parks and The Ridges Sanctuary. Guided hikes are available at Peninsula and Newport State Parks. The hike at Peninsula goes from 10:00am-12:00pm. Hikers should park in Lot #5 and meet at the warming shelter on Highland Rd. The hike is a family-friendly (no pets though) 1-3 miles with a treat of hot cocoa and cookies at the end. Newport hikers should park in Lot #1 and meet at the Nature Center. Hot cocoa and hot cider will be available at the end. There are both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day hikes at The Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. For all the details head to:  www.crossroadsatbigcreek.com.

Hope that’s enough to keep you busy and enjoying the end of 2019 and the start of 2020!! From all of us at Julie’s…wishing you and yours a very Happy New Yeared hikes are available at Peninsula and Newport State Parks. The hike at Peninsula goes from 10:00am-12:00pm. Hikers should park in Lot #5 and meet at the warming shelter on Highland Rd. The hike is a family-friendly (no pets though) 1-3 miles with a treat of hot cocoa and cookies at the end. Newport hikers should park in Lot #1 and meet at the Nature Center. Hot cocoa and hot cider will be available at the end. There are both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day hikes at The Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. For all the details head to:  www.crossroadsatbigcreek.com.

Hope that’s enough to keep you busy and enjoying the end of 2019 and the start of 2020!! From all of us at Julie’s…wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year