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NOTE:  Not all Cedarburg holiday events are listed on our website. Only events that organizations submitted for posting are listed.

Family Fun

Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce presents
Holiday Luminaries 

Friday Nights: November 18 - December 23, 2022

Downtown Historic Cedarburg

Along Washington Avenue


Feel the magic of the holidays and enjoy the beauty of hundreds of glowing luminaries lining the streets of downtown Cedarburg on Friday evenings, guiding you through our historic downtown and putting you in the holiday spirit. November 18 - December 23. Weather-permitting.

Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce presents
Free Trolley Rides! 

Friday Nights: November 18 - December 23, 2022

Downtown Historic Cedarburg

Along Washington Avenue

Got shopping bags? Let us help! 

Hop on our festive trolley ride with stops throughout downtown from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday evenings, weather permitting, November 18- December 23. 


Proudly sponsored by the Cedarburg Chamber Tourism, Promotion, & Development Committee.  For more information about trolley stops, contact the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce at 262-377-5856 or click here.

An Enchanted Christmas at the Cedarburg Art Museum

(262) 377-6123

W63N675 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI


Museum Hours: 

Thursday through Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM


Extended Hours on Festive Friday Evenings

November 18 - December 16, excludes December 23

5 PM - 8 PM

Stop inside the museum to experience the current exhibitions and shop festive finds in our gift shop filled with local art.  Both adults and children will love the holiday trains and vintage toys throughout the museum.  Visit us each Festive Friday evening from 5-8 PM, excluding December 23.  Inside you can warm up with freshly baked cookies, holiday music, and libations from a limited menu bar featuring a rotation of festive cocktails. Happy holidays!

Cedarburg Tree Lighting
Monday, November 28, 2022, 5:30pm

Chamber elves are busy organizing the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Thanks to generous support from Port Washington State Bank, Santa arrives at the Cedarburg Community Center each year in a horse-drawn carriage, ushering in the season of joy and good cheer. Beginning at 5:30pm, families will be treated to a Christmas Concert, cookies, cider, carols, free

make-and-take-crafts provided by local businesses, Secret Santa Workshop and Santa's Mailbox coordinated by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club

and, of course, the tree lighting at 7pm led by Santa and local dignitaries.

Rivoli Theater Holiday Film Series

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the beautifully restored Rivoli Theater in the heart of Cedarburg features great holiday classics on the big screen! The 2022 Holiday Film Series will run December 2nd through the 23rd. All movies are $4.  Visit our Rivoli Theater page for a full schedule.  

Illuminate Ozaukee
Every Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm- 8:30pm, December 2 - December 23, 2022

Treat your family to a fun tradition that’s filled with holiday cheer! This event is a drive-thru ONLY holiday light display. For 12 nights during the month of December, Ozaukee NonprofitCenter and over 50 participating businesses and nonprofits turn

Zeunert Park in Cedarburg into a winter wonderland of holiday lights.Visitors are invited to windthrough the park in their vehicles while enjoying the twinkling lights of the season. A suggested donation of $10 per vehicle is appreciated. Proceeds from the event benefit Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, a 501c3 organization and its nonprofit Partner Agencies.


Polar Express

Saturday, December 3, 2022

presented by the Cedarburg, Grafton & Port Washington Parks and Rec Department

9am - 12pm

It's time to mark your calendars for a magical journey to the North Pole and bring the family to see Santa and the wonders of his workshop. Activities include caroling, cookie decorating, trolley rides, train display, letters to Santa, making of “reindeer food”, take photos with Santa and receive a special gift!

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance!

For location information and to register online visit: HERE for $7 plus service fee OR for $7 at participating PWSB Branches starting Friday, November 4. (Children 2 and under are free)

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 3, 2022

presented by the Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club

9am and 11am seatings

Ozaukee Pavilion - W67N866 Washington Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012

The Cedarburg Junior Woman's Club is thrilled to host our annual Breakfast with Santa. Included in your ticket purchase is a hot pancake breakfast served to your table, the opportunity to see Santa and take pictures, raffle prizes and of course, our special Secret Santa Gift Shop for kids to shop for friends and family. 

Choose from a 9am or 11am seating. Each table sits 8. If you would like to sit at the same table as family/friends and are buying your tickets separately, please contact Lisa Schmit at

$14 for adults, $10 children ages 2 to 10

This event sells out so get your tickets quickly


"Christmas in the 'Burg" Family Mouse Walk

Friday, December 9, 2022, 4-7pm


Mrs. Claus and Union House Cedarburg will be hosting a "Christmas in the 'Burg Mouse Walk" based on the newly released children's book by author Reed Graf. Families will gather every half hour on the cozy back patio of the Union House, surrounded by heaters and a dancing fire and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies while Mrs. Claus reads the book aloud. Each group will then head off on a "mouse walk," visiting the locations mentioned in the book and collecting treats along the way.  $40 for a family of four includes a copy of the book, treats and mouse ears for the kids. Advance tickets required - click here to purchase tickets.  

Santa's Dash Away 5k

Saturday, December 10, 2022

presented by the Cedarburg Christmas Committee, Festivals of Cedarburg and Cedarburg Parks & Recreation


Santa’s Dash Away 5k is a holiday-themed fun run for all ages. Runners who register in advance receive a themed race packet which includes a fun Tshirt and costume accessories.  Our 2022 theme is "Leave the elf on the shelf and get your tail on the trail!"  All proceeds go directly towards the Cedarburg Christmas Committee, which coordinates Santa’s Cedarburg Workshop each holiday season.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or visit our Santa's Dash Away 5K page for more information!


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Cedarburg Tree Lighting
Illuminate Ozaukee Light Show
Rivoli Theater Holiday Films
CAM-Enchanted Christmas
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Polar Express
WMQFA Crafts
Santa's Dash Away 5K
Breakfast with Santa
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