Wisconsin December 01, 2018
At Christmastime, This Wisconsin Town Has The Most Enchanting Main Street In The Country
There are few spots in the state with more history, charm and fun than Cedarburg. This spot just 20 miles north of Milwaukee is like a whole different world, with an old-school main street chock full of historical buildings and quaint shops and restaurants. These folks have so much on their yearly calendar they have a group dedicated just to their various festivals. Unsurprisingly, this town is a Christmas wonderland when the holidays approach. From fabulous decor to a calendar chock full of events, Christmas in Cedarburg is practically perfect.
Cedarburg’s entire five block downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and during the holidays is magically transformed into something straight out of a movie or Norman Rockwell painting. It's quaint, charming and almost too good to be true.
Shopping along Washington Avenue is the perfect place to find an unusual and unique gift. There are more than 100 specialty shops, boutiques and artist studios to discover. Your friends and family won't be planning to regift anything you get for them along this amazing stretch of downtown Cedarburg.
Festive Friday Eves are a series of free, family-oriented evenings held at Cedar Creek Settlement on six Fridays, leading up to the holidays. Each one has a different theme and you'll find wine and food tastings, music and entertainment and so much more. Sign up for a horse-drawn carriage ride and have a fabulous night out on Fridays.
Check out the Holiday Cookie & Craft Sale the first weekend in December and find time to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. During the season there's a scavenger hunt, polar express, symphony concerts, holiday movie showings and so much more. No matter when you visit, you'll find it impossible to miss the Christmas cheer.
Most everything scheduled is family-friendly and designed to take advantage of and enhance the magic of the season.
There are holiday exhibits all over town, from Washington House Inn’s 100 year old Feather Tree Exhibit, the Cultural Center’s Antique Toy Exhibit, the General Store Museum plus the Historic Kuhefuss House Museum. There's so much preserved history here in town and they dress it up in its best for the holidays. Visiting here feels like stepping into a Currier and Ives ad and you won't regret taking the short trip north of Milwaukee.
Cedarburg has the perfect downtown with fabulous storefronts all dressed up for the holidays. There are more than 100 historical buildings in town and a gorgeous creek winding through town. You'll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of much busier spots and this cute little spot is super accessible. You'll love how much this place transforms and makes you feel like you could be at the North Pole.
Learn more about the Cedarburg Christmas celebration
on their webapge or check out Facebook for up to the minute information.
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