New! Download a Dec. 7th Holiday Shopping Night Map (pdf)
There isn’t a more festive place than Bayfield during the holidays. Sparkling lights decorate this quaint little town, which rests on the shores of Lake Superior and welcomes visitors as the gateway to the Apostle Islands. Whether holiday shopping, celebrating with friends, or taking advantage of Bayfield’s wealth of outdoor activities, bring the entire family to experience the holiday magic that this historic fishing village has to offer.
The season officially begins with the town’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, November 24th. Enjoy holiday treats and warm beverages while listening to Christmas carols performed by the talented Rittenhouse Inn Singers in the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. Then, join in the procession as the crowd moves outside to serenade the holiday tree as it is ceremoniously lit for the season.
Don’t miss the Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour, December 1st from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Guests will enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, special promotions and sales at over seven local galleries, featuring handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, quilting and more. With so many unique stores, galleries, and boutiques, you’ll find something right here in Bayfield for everyone on your gift list! Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour map (pdf)
Bring the kids to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus as they make a memorable appearance in Bayfield on the Madeline Island Ferry, on Saturday, December 8th. Upon their arrival, children will get an opportunity to meet Santa and have a picture taken (bring your own camera) in the Lakeside Pavilion from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Each child will also receive a goody bag from Mrs. Clause and refreshments compliments of the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.
Come see what Bayfield has in store for you! Get an early start on your holiday shopping during the December 7th, Bayfield’s Community Holiday Shopping Night. Participating Bayfield shops and restaurants will be offering exceptional specials and deals to reward customers from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Download a Dec. 7th Holiday Shopping Night Map (pdf)
Want to enjoy the scenic beauty of Bayfield while recreating outside? Check out the Winter Sports and Activities page for information on downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoe trails, ice fishing, snowmobiling, Apostle Islands Ice Caves and dogsledding adventures and the famous “Ice Road” to Madeline Island. You’re sure to appreciate Bayfield’s quiet pace and unassuming atmosphere while enjoying the winter splendor of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
Download a 2012 Holiday event schedule (pdf)
Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour
The Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour will take place on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Download a Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour map (pdf).
2012 Galleries participating:
Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, special promotions, sales and more!
And don’t forget to enjoy all of Bayfield’s fun wintertime activities:
- Downhill skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Show shoeing
- Ice cave adventures
- Art classes
- Ice skating
- Ice fishing
Check out all of our winter activities.