Merry-Time Festival of Trees
November 6 - December 15
Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum’s galleries. Lovingly decorated by local businesses, organizations and residents each of these extraordinary trees is adorned with beautiful ornaments and special surprises. Best of all, every tree will go home with a lucky winner in our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle! Enjoy a live auction, a silent auction, the tree raffle drawing and a score of heavy hors d’oeuvres at the event’s final event, “Jingle Mixer Gala” on December 15. Create a new holiday tradition for your family and friends by joining in this wonderful festive event. Museum admission includes a daily festival rate of $10 for adults (includes a free $5 Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle ticket).
We are currently looking for sponsors for the 2020 Festival! Click here to find out how you can become a sponsor!
Tug Lighting & Merry-Time Festival of Trees Opening Day
November 6, 2020
Celebrate the holiday season with hot cocoa and carols for the opening of the Merry-Time Festival of Trees and the lighting of the Tug John Purves.
Merry-Time Festival of Trees
November 6 – December 15
During the Merry-Time Festival of Trees, visitors to the museum can explore not only the exhibits dedicated to Great Lakes maritime history, but also the beautiful holiday trees scattered throughout the museum galleries. With every admission, visitors receive a free raffle ticket to try to win one of the donated trees. Trees will remain at the museum until January 1 so they can be enjoyed by all visitors through the holidays.
Kids Day & Santa on the Tug
December 5, 2020
Children of all ages will delight in visiting Santa aboard the historic tugboat John Purves during Merry-Time Fun Kids Day. Enjoy family activities, holiday crafts, and a museum scavenger hunt starting. Santa will be on board the John Purves, where kids can share their Christmas wishes.
Jingle Mixer Gala
December 15, 2020
Create a new holiday tradition by visiting the Door County Maritime Museum during the Merry-Time Festival of Trees to see beautiful holiday decorations scattered throughout the Museum. The Merry-Time Festival of Trees culminates with the annual Jingle Mixer Gala on Tuesday, December 10th. Hundreds of attendees will enjoy catered hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live music, silent and live auctions, as well as the tree raffle. Tickets are limited and are available to the public starting November 1st at www.doorcountytickets.com; you can secure your tickets early by sponsoring the event or decorating a tree.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this Festival possible!
North Pole Sponsors
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Tree Raffle!
|Tree #||Tree Name||Tree Donor||Tree Winner Name|
|002||Merry Tech-Mas||Quantum PC||David William|
|003||DC Sleigh Ride||Sturgeon Bay Utilities||Sandy Cebrij|
|004||DC Dream Dinner||Door Guide Publishing||Tim Windingstad|
|005||M&M Tree||Midsummer’s Music||Marcia Smith|
|006||Christmas Breakfast||Northern Territory||Keith O’Brien|
|007||Sunflower Tree||Sunshine House||Dawn King|
|008||A Very Glas Christmas||Glas Coffee House||Greg Anderson|
|009||Lion King||Lucy Richter||Marilyn Driscoll|
|010||Even Santa has a Team||Portside Builders||Diane Haniske|
|011||Shopping Around the Christmas Tree||Nicolet Bank & Westside Businesses||Tammy Wagner|
|012||Target Run, Christmas Done||Target||Andrew Murphy|
|013||We are Beachy!||Farmers Ins / Laura Beck Nielsen Agency||John Schopf|
|014||Horsin’ Around the Christmas Tree||Applewood Stables: Breeze||Chas Schink|
|015||Do You Want to Build a Snowman?||LLR & Melissa Nick||Burnie Lueth (Laurie Halbon)|
|016||Square Reindeer Wreath||Bliss||Ellen Shaw|
|017||Northwoods Wonderland||Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding||Amy Kawula|
|018||Candyland Wreath||Renee & Dan Wadle||Sally Peterson|
|019||Cheers!||Flanigan Dist||Tom Grovogel|
|020||Bloody Merry Christmas||Dorskis||Tim Windingstad|
|021||Stille Nacht (Silent Night)||Wulf Bros||Brian Phillips|
|022||Curd Nerd Christmas||Culvers||Amanda Benedict & Harold Saucier|
|023||A Natural Christmas||Door County North||Masterson|
|024||Blue Wonderland||On Deck||Kent Jorgenson|
|025||A Cozy Cabin Christmas||Action Realty||Leslie Gast|
|026||The Coast Guard Tree||SB Coast Guard Committee||John Capman|
|027||Toy Story Magic||Roen Salvage||Heather Heffernan|
|028||Nollaig Shona Tree||O’Meara’s||Pam Cameron|
|029||Peave, Love and Joy||Gary & Valerie Richter||John Nelson|
|030||Holiday Hanging Baskets||Brown County Graphics||Dianna Moser|