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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 17 - December 22, 2023

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 17 - December 22. Weather-permitting.

Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce presents
Free Trolley Rides! 

Friday Nights: November 17 - December 22, 2023

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 17- December 22. 


Proudly sponsored by the Cedarburg Chamber Tourism, Promotion, & Development Committee, Cedarburg Overhead Door and Stilt House.  See trolley map for stops!

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 17 - December 22, 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.  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 27, 2023, 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 2023 Holiday Film Series will run December 1st through the 23rd. All movies are $4.  Visit our Rivoli Theater page for a full schedule.  


Illuminate Ozaukee
Every Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm- 8:00pm, December 1 - December 23, 2023

Treat your family to a fun tradition that’s filled with holiday cheer! This event is a drive-thru ONLY holiday light display. For 8 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 wind through 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.


Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2, 2023

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 Workshop for kids to shop for friends and family. Choose from the 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

$15 for adults, $10 children ages 2 to 10, free children under 2.  This event sells out so get your tickets quickly!


2nd Annual "Christmas in the 'Burg" Family Mouse Walk

Friday, December 8, 2023, 4-7:30pm


Christmas in the 'Burg is a family holiday walk through Festive Cedarburg on Friday, December 8 from 4:00-7:30pm. Your adventure begins at the Union House deck for hot chocolate and cookies around the fire. Mrs. Claus will be reading the new book, "Christmas in the 'Burg" by Reed Graf. In this story, a Grandpa and his family of mice walk through Cedarburg during the holidays visiting the stops on a Festive Friday. You and your family will follow the same path as the story, reliving the adventures of the mice in the book. The event is $40.00 for a family of 4(2 adults and 2 children) and children over the age of 2 (with a max of 2 additional children) are $5.00 each. Children under the age of 2 are FREE. Children will receive mouse ears and face painting, and a cheese box to gather treats handed out at stops along the way. Each family will receive the book, "Christmas in the 'Burg" by local children's author, Reed Graf, to read at home(1 book per family). Come and join the family holiday fun in charming Cedarburg, Wisconsin! Attendance is limited, so register soon.  All tickets will be sold in advance. click here to purchase tickets.  

Santa's Dash Away 5k

Saturday, December 9, 2023

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. 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!

Cookies & Milk with Santa 

Monday, December 18, 2023. OPEN HOUSE 9-11am

presented by the Ozaukee Family Services, 4922 Columbia Road, Cedarburg


For parents and children 0-5 years old. A Holiday meet & greet with Santa! We'll have a variety of activities, make-and-take craft items, and snacks. Plus take your photo with Santa. It's sure to be fun for all! Free, but please call (262) 376-7774 to register and with questions.

Kuhefuss House Holiday Gathering Place 

Fridays: November 17, 24;  December 1, 8, 15, 22,  2023. OPEN 5-8 pm

presented by the Cedarburg Cultural Center at the Historic Kuhefuss House, W63N627 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg

Bundle up and stay warm by the campfire while making your own holiday s’mores and sipping seasonally inspired refreshments.


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Cedarburg Tree Lighting
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Christmas Mouse Walk
Santa's Dash Away 5K
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Kuhefuss House Gathering Place
Polar Express
WMQFA Crafts
Santa's Dash Away 5K
Breakfast with Santa
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