Museum shares holiday spirit with the Merry-Time Festival of Trees, November 14 – January 3.

We kept holiday traditions alive in 2020, and we thank you for bringing your family and friends to the 9th annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees from November 14 through January 3, at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The Festival turned the Museum into a winter wonderland with uniquely decorated trees, wreaths and decorative displays donated to DCMM by businesses and individuals in the community.

Visitors and supporters of the museum during the Festival purchased raffle tickets

 for chances to win a display and take it home! One ticket is included with every adult Museum admission. Additional raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. 

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket during the 2020 Merry-

Time Festival of Trees (and wreaths, and decorative displays) Raffle! Your purchase helps fund DCMM programming and events.

Here are the 2020 Tree Raffle Winners:

Tree/Wreath/Decoration Name Tree/Wreath/Decoration Sponsor Winner
Always Christmas Wulf Bros and Hi-Tec Fabrication Ann Steinberg
1930 Steel Bridge Christmas Richter’s Greg Anderson
Don’t Stop Believing Newport Resort Beth Sargent
“DECKED” out in plaid On Deck Clothing Co/ Mariellen Haen
I’ll be HOME for Christmas ERA Starr Realty Mary Rosecky
Nordic Wreath Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik Pam Lusty
Irish Country Christmas O’Meara’s Irish House Michael Browne
Enchanted Christmas Enchanted Photography Rita Hunt
We wish you a “Glittered Christmas The Action Realty Brooke Lyons
Let it Snow! Sturgeon Bay Utilities Abigail Clausing
PortSide’s ‘Back to Basics’ Reminder PortSide Builders Jane Metko
Curdie’s Advent Calendar Culver’s & Amoco Door Stop Lynn Zawojski
Roen Fishin’ Roen Salvage Shirley Romsos
Home is where your heart is Door County Habitat for Humanity Gail Heneghan
Black & White Christmas Maas’ Floral & Nursery Steph McElmeel
Lighthouse Holiday Lighthouse Festival Tour Operators Bill Maxwell
There is gnome place like home Sunnypoint Landscaping Michelle Holdridge
Door Dining Dream Door Guide Publishing Kelly Fossum
Christmas Cheers Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub Angie Randall
Wine-y Holiday Door Peninsula, Harbor Ridge, Island Orchard Cider, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country, Red Oak, Simon Creek, and vonStiehl wineries Tim Healey
Golden Years Pipka’s Lynn Zawojski
Weihnachtsgirlande McKeefry & Yeoman’s Jeanne Mueller
Spirits of DC Within Things Curiosity Shop, Door Peninsula and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country wineries Ken Seider
A Handyperson’s Christmas Door County Ace Hardware Bill Jorgenson
Coffee Mates Cornucopia and Kick Coffee Carrie DeClark
American Wreath AmericInn by Wyndham Scott Hilbelink
Cheers! Door County Flanigan Distributing Mara McKay
Christmas Bliss Bliss Kay Klecker
Trillium Organic Wreath Trillium Organics Cassie Cibik

 

12 Days of Merry-Times (online) Auction

Thank you to everyone who bid on maritime experience packages during DCMM’s 12 Days of Merry-Times online auction! Your bid helps support DCMM programming and operations!

We look forward to hosting this auction in person in 2021 on December 14!

Below are the winners of the 12 packages that were Auctioned:

Package Name Packages Included: Winner
Gantry Crane Ride Experience one of the best views and coolest rides in Door County from the Gantry crane at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Sturgeon Bay.
Package Includes: Guided tour of the Gantry crane at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding for 2 people. 
Mike Drews
Spring Sunset in the Tower Enjoy a Spring sunset view unlike any other in Door County from the top of the new Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower.
Package Included: 2 hour exclusive use of the J. Baumgartner Observation Deck and indoor observation floor, for up to 20 people, at a mutually agreed upon date and time in either May, June or July 2021.
Gary King
Evening at the Museum Enjoy a private party and curator-led tour of the DCMM Galleries & Archives at a mutually agreed upon date (Group of 10). Package Included: Up to 4 hours in the Museum: 2 hours with the Curator, and up to 2 hours for your own party in either the Captain’s Quarters or Bridge Room.
Box of assorted candies from Uncle Tom’s Candy Store;
Bottle of wine from Door Peninsula winery 
Denise McGinnis
Summer Party on the Tugboat John Purves Enjoy a summer evening and invite your friends to party on the decks of the Tugboat John Purves.
Package Included: 2 hour party for up to 10 guests, hosted on a mutually agreed upon date between May 1-October 1, 2021.
Gift basket from Door County Mustard; Bottle of vinegar from Island Orchard Cider’s Pomme line of products; Candle making and gift experience at Door County Candle Co.
Judy Beckes
Spring Sunset at Cana Island Lighthouse Enjoy a Spring sunset view unlike any other in Door County from the top of the Cana Island Lighthouse Tower.
Package Included: 2 hour exclusive access to the Cana Island Lighthouse and tower, for up to 8 people, at a mutually agreed upon date and time in either May, June or July 2021.
2 nights lodging in a courtyard view 1 bedroom suite at the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort
Melissa Minnema
Autumn Sunset in the Tower Enjoy an Autumn sunset view unlike any other in Door County from the top of the new Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower.
Package Included: 2 hour exclusive use of the J. Baumgartner Observation Deck and indoor observation floor, for up to 20 people, at a mutually agreed upon date and time in either August, or September or October 2021 
Mary Rosecky
Nights Out in the Door Take your special someone out for evenings of theatrical and musical entertainment at Door County’s finest venues and organizations.
Package Included:
2 tickets to the 2021 season of Northern Sky Theater
2 tickets to the 2021 season Peninsula Music Festival
2 tickets to the 2021 season Midsummer’s Music Festival
2 tickets to the 2021 season Peninsula Players Theater 2 tickets to the 2021 Glen Miller Orchestra performance
Lighthouse scene, handpainted on a shirt by Door County artist Jerry Richter; “Christmas Among the Birches” framed print by Audrey M. Off
Kim Schanock
Autumn Sunset at Cana Island Lighthouse Enjoy a later Summer or Fall sunset view unlike any other in Door County from the top of the Cana Island Lighthouse Tower.
Package Included: 2 hour exclusive access to the Cana Island Lighthouse and tower, for up to 8 people, at a mutually agreed upon date and time in either August, September or October 2021 
Lisa Farran
Museum + Family = Fun! Package Included:
1 year “Crew” pass to the Door County Maritime Museum (includes 2 adults and dependent children in same household)
Free Bowling for 1 year and gift certificates for food from Apple Valley Lanes
6 free admissions – or 18 games of open bowling – at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley & Family Fun Center
2 tickets to the 2021 Merry-Time Jingle Gala (scheduled for December 14, 2021)
1 night stay in a 2 bedroom suite at Newport Resort in Egg Harbor 
Denise McGinnis