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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 19 - December 17, 2021

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 19 - December 17. Weather-permitting.

Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce presents
Free Trolley Rides! 

Friday Nights: November 19 - December 17, 2021

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 19- December 17. 


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

Friday Nights: Nov 26 and Dec 3, 10 and 17, 2021

W63N675 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI


Museum Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM and Festive Friday Evenings from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

*Please note the museum will be closed during Festive Friday hours on November 19, 2021.

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.  Each Festive Friday evening from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, excluding November 19, CAM will be hosting An Enchanted Christmas in their Outdoor Courtyard with lighted trees, holiday music, projected Christmas films, and a snowman scavenger hunt.  Stay warm with our freshly baked cookies, hot chocolate and cider (spiked options available), and fire pits.  Happy holidays!

Cedarburg Tree Lighting
Monday, November 29, 2021, 4:30pm

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 2021 Holiday Film Series will run December 3rd through the 23rd. All movies are $4.  Visit our Rivoli Theater page for a full schedule.  Please note, seating will be restricted due to covid precautions.

Ozaukee Nonprofit Center presents

Illuminate Ozaukee – A Holiday Light Show

November 26-Dec 23rd, 2021

Herman A Zeunert Park

N25W5598 Taft St.

Cedarburg, WI 53012



Treat your family to a fun tradition that’s filled with holiday cheer!

This event is a drive-thru ONLY holiday light display, with the exception of our VIP Night (December 8th), for more information on Illuminate Ozaukee’s walk-thru VIP Night, select the “Walk-thru VIP Night” tab below.

For 12 nights during the month of December, Ozaukee Nonprofit Center 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 eventbenefit Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, a 501c3 organization and our nonprofit Partner Agencies.


  • Friday, November 26th, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, November 27th, 5-8pm

  • Thursday, December 2nd, 5-8pm

  • Friday, December 3rd, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, December 4th, 5-8pm

  • Wednesday, December 8th - VIP Walk-thru night! Click here to purchase VIP tickets!

  • Thursday, December 9th, 5-8pm

  • Friday, December 10th, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, December 11th, 5-8pm

  • Thursday, December 16, 5-8pm

  • Friday, December 17th, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, December 18th, 5-8pm

  • Thursday, December 23rd, 5-8pm

Cedarburg, Grafton & Port Washington Parks & Recreation Departments present the Polar Express!

Saturday, December 4, 2021



All aboard the Polar Express! Don't miss this magical journey to the North Pole where you can see Santa and the wonders of his workshop! Activities include caroling, cookie decorating, trolley rides, train display, letters to Santa, making of "reindeer food," free photos with Santa and more!  The North Pole is located at the Port Washington Fire Department this year, with rides available from Cedarburg and Grafton.  Tickets are $7 per person (2 and under free) and must be purchased in advance at any of the three Parks & rec offices, or the Cedarburg, Grafton or Port Washington branches of Port Washington State Bank. 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts presents Free Admission and Make & Take Craft

Saturday, December 4, 2021

10am-4pm (free admission!)

Noon - 3pm (make & take crafts)

5050 Portland 

Enjoy holiday themed make & take crafts for all ages!

Please note: masks required over age 2

Free craft kits will be available for pick-up at museum for anyone unable to participate in person

Santa's Dash Away 5k

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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 2021 theme is "Running With My Gnomies!"  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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