This is a great time to book a Northwoods vacation, as the post-Thanksgiving holiday season kicks in.
Kick-off your holiday season during these special days, Friday and Saturday, November 26-27, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan on a visit to our Northwoods Children’s Museum and visit with Tom, their live turkey. There will be a kid’s turkey calling contest and special holiday crafts for both children and adults.
Another fun event at our museum is Santa Saturday on December 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Santa will arrive at noon to visit with children, listen to their wishes and hand out treats. Holiday workshops will allow kids to make crafts to use as decorations or gifts.
In our downtown/business district you can enjoy the city’s annual Christmas Kick-Off. This will be held at 1 p.m. in downtown Eagle River. We invite you to join us in parading with Santa and his reindeer. “Shop Late to 8” starting Friday, December 3; Eagle River stores are open until 8 p.m. on Friday’s through December for your convenience.
Sleigh rides are also a favorite during the holidays! They are held in our downtown area on Saturdays in December (December 4, 11, and 18) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy some great scenery while riding in our sleigh.
This year Eagle River will be holding the 2nd Annual Ice Shanty Contest on Saturday November 27, at 1 p.m. Area residents will be showing off their “home away from home” for a chance to win prizes for the best Christmas designed shanty. Come join in this fun experience!
For the snowmobile enthusiasts, the Sno-Eagles’s Club will be providing guided snowmobile trail rides every Wednesday from December through March. Interested persons should plan to meet at the old Train Depot in Eagle River where the rides will leave at 9 a.m.