A Winter Getaway To Saugatuck, Michigan

Posted on: December 4, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

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A Winter Wonderland Getaway To Saugatuck, Michigan

‘Tis the season to plan your winter getaway! When you reserve a few days at Wickwood Inn in December, you have planned the perfect Winter Wonderland getaway. There are snowflakes in the air, and festivity is everywhere! Our communities are bustling with good cheer and so many things to do. There are extraordinary holiday markets, magical sleigh rides, delightful strolling carolers, a jolly old-fashioned parade, extra festive performances, New Year’s Eve fireworks, and so much more!

“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”
~ Louis Armstrong

To help you sort through all this goodness, today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites. Of course, all of the professional staff at Wickwood Inn can further tailor your Winter Wonderland getaway … creating your ideal vacation.

This Year’s Essential Winter Getaway Things To Do

Percheron Sleigh Ride & Farm Lunch | Virtue Cider

Experience Winter Magic at Virtue Cider Farm in nearby Fennville with their special Percheron sleigh rides. The sleigh is pulled by a team of local Percheron horses, the traditional work horse of cider farms, around the 48-acre property. After the ride, enjoy a specialty lunch and Virtue Cider in the taproom greenhouse.

Nouveau Fest | Fenn Valley Winery

Celebrating the first wine of the new vintage. The Fenn Valley Vineyards Nouveau is a dry red wine from the 2018 vintage … the perfect addition to any holiday table or as a wine to sip in front of the fireplace during those cold winter months. Can’t make it for Nouveau Fest? Try the Cellar Tour and learn how wine goes from grape to glass.

Live Music, Vinyl, Fine Art & Christmas Trees | Waypost Brewing Company

Waypost Brewing, just a short drive from downtown Saugatuck, is already making its mark and your winter visit is not complete without a visit here. Their local craft beer is outstanding. The place has a good vibe. And they know how to host a party! Whether it’s a stunning fine art show, a night of great live music, or someone spinning a well-curated night of vinyl … there’s always a glass of cheer to be had. Oh, and you can find the perfect Christmas tree here, too!

Saugatuck Christmas Parade | Downtown Saugatuck

This year’s theme is “Whootville,” and will include Santa and Mrs. Clause and The Grinch.  Live entertainment acts like the Dance Asylum, the cast of A Christmas Carol,  and the Saugatuck High School Marching Band. Don’t miss out on this year’s downtown Saugatuck holiday festivities just outside Wickwood Inn’s front door!

Carols, Cookies & Cuvee | J Petter Galleries

Just over the river in our neighboring town of Douglas, listen to the live music of the Holiday Jazz Trio as they sing your favorite songs of the season. And what could be better than tasty & nostalgic holiday cookies inside J. Petter Galleries? Petter Wine Gallery perfects wine pairing to mature your childhood favorite flavors. The cookies will be provided by our neighborhood foodie friends, Borrowed Time. While you are there, bring home the artwork that will bring back the memory of this perfect winter getaway!

Loft Dinners, Holiday Party, New Year’s Eve Bash | Borrowed Time

Whether you enjoy a 3-course Pre Fixe intimate dining experience in the loft, attend a chef’s dinner, or go all out at one of their big events, fun is ALWAYS on the menu at Borrowed Time. And, your winter getaway won’t be perfect without a visit to this food lovers haven in downtown Douglas.

Holly Days | Everyday People Cafe

Celebrating its 20th year anniversary, this pop-up artisan market was well ahead of its time. A locals’ favorite, this market in the back room at EPC features a rotating crew of artists and complimentary nibbles. The front of the restaurant is open, and so is the bar, so you can grab a glass of wine while you shop and stay and enjoy dinner after.

Holiday Vendor Sale | Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery

There aren’t many places more charming than Crane’s. Enjoy the winter wonderland scenery on your short drive on nearby country roads to Crane’s Orchards. They always have a slice of pie, a cider doughnut, glass of wine, or a pint of cider ready to lift your spirits and bring you cheer.

Live Music, Brew Your Own Beer | Saugatuck Brewing Company

Spend an afternoon at Saugatuck Brewing, or SBC as we call it, brewing your own batch. That’s right! You choose the beer recipe, work alongside a master brewer, and design the label for your own beer. Gifts for beer lovers don’t get much more unique than that! Stay for the evening and enjoy great pub food plus live music.

This year, gift yourself the perfect Winter Wonderland Getaway. Join us in Saugatuck where things are merry and bright … where you create memories that mean just a little bit more!

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more?”
~ Dr. Seuss


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