With its gently rolling hills and modern cities, Wisconsin is a diverse state with opportunities for all types of visitors. The cities of Milwaukee and Madison offer visitors a wide choice of urban attractions, including museums, festivals and abundant shopping. Visitors who favor a more rustic getaway will find plenty of destinations in Wisconsin's rivers, lakes and forests.
- Downtown Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 in STURGEON BAY, WI.
The holiday season kicks off in November with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Santa parade through beautiful downtown Sturgeon Bay. Bring the kids to have their picture taken with Santa, enjoy a holiday hayride, or get in some early shopping during the special extended hours.
- 101 Osthoff Avenue Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 in ELKHART LAKE, WI.
Experience the warmth and wonder of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany, at the Old World Christmas Market in December. Browse the handcrafted ornaments and wooden toys of European and regional vendors while snacking on bratwursts, potato pancakes, and apple strudel.
Make this year's holidays extra special by visiting the House on the Rock. Experience Christmas like you've never before by walking through the exhibit filled with over 6,000 collectible Santa Clauses. Enjoy festive music and photograph the World's Largest Carousel. The gravity-defying Infinity Room will give you plenty to talk about long after the holiday season is over.
Downtown Milwaukee converts into a winter wonderland for the annual season-long Holiday Lights Festival. Visitors can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate on the Jingle Bus while touring the elaborate light displays, wreaths, and animated sculptures that adorn the city parks.