Create New Holiday Memories in Watertown, WI!

Published On: Thursday, November 21, 2019By Categories: Blog, Special FeaturesTags: , , ,
Santa House in Watertown, WI

Visit Santa’s House in the Main Street Plaza

 

The Hallmark Channel loves to remind us that there is no better place to spend the fall and winter months than in a quaint, small town. Whether it’s the fresh air and friendly faces, or the historic downtowns dressed in their holiday best, small town charm is what creates lasting memories on your family getaways. Watertown, Wisconsin will provide exactly that-with all the adventure you desire sprinkled in!  So, put down your devices and take a trip to Watertown to enjoy history, recreational fun, and the charm only a small town can provide during the holidays.

Charm Galore

During the month of December, participating downtown businesses decorate their storefronts in order to win the public’s vote for best holiday window. Enjoy the creativity and ambiance of this festive time of year. While enjoying our downtown, plan a stop at Santa House in the plaza. Santa is available on select nights to hear all your Christmas wishes. The house is wheelchair accessible for all to enjoy.

Events

Watertown is full of family events throughout the season.  From an after-dark Christmas parade, to the live nativity shows and festive musical performances, to the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train that rolls into town to perform for a crowd, and so much more. You are sure to experience some holiday magic.

Play Outside

Looking for some recreational activities? Introduce the family to something new at the 21-hole Frisbee disc golf course in Watertown. It’s free and open year-round. Snow provides groomed cross country skiing trails at Brandt-Quirk Park, and cooler temperatures allow for ice skating at Heiden Pond, and Silver Creek Pond. Bring your camera to capture these special moments.

Play Inside

For those that prefer indoor experiences, Watertown has you covered. For the shopping enthusiast in your group, the city boasts antique, boutique, jewelry and gift shops throughout. While exploring the shops, take in the great architecture and stories of the nationally registered historic downtown. Find some extra time to roller skate at Skate Express Family Roller Rink, and be sure to take in a movie at the Towne Cinema, at the great family price of only $4.25 per person. Your family memories will last a lifetime!

Time to Eat

After all of your activities, you will be ready for some local food fare. Enjoy a sizzling Friday fish fry or steak dinner at Elias Inn. Wash it all down with a whiskey or brandy old fashioned, another Wisconsin tradition. Watertown is also home to Zwieg’s Grill, which serves up one of the best 101 Burgers in America. Finally, top off your meal with homemade ice cream made at Mullen’s Dairy Bar. You won’t go home hungry. It’s a promise!

For details on recreation, events, and communities in Watertown, follow facebook.com/WatertownTourism.

Robin Kaufmann is the Tourism Manager for the city of Watertown. She eats, sleeps, and breathes travel in her personal and professional life. She is the voice of Watertown Tourism, and the Facebook specialist for Enjoy Jefferson County Tourism.

PLEASE FOLLOW & LIKE US! :)

September 2022 Winner

RECENT POSTS

Halloween Thrills in Jefferson County
Halloween Thrills in Jefferson County
Halloween enthusiasts will find something for all thrill-levels in Jefferson County
A Creamery 201 Wedding
A Creamery 201 Wedding
Jefferson County is home to some of the most beautiful, unique, affordable, and conveniently located event venues in Wisconsin. Join...
Barn Quilt Help from Axley
Barn Quilt Help from Axley
What you may not know is the great behind the scenes work that helped make this tour happen. One of...
Whitewater Storytelling Festival September 23rd – 25th
Whitewater Storytelling Festival September 23rd – 25th
Grab your imagination and head to Whitewater, WI for the magical Whitewater Storytelling Festival happening this weekend! The weekend will...
Enjoy Some Late-Summer Fun in Fort Atkinson this Weekend!
Enjoy Some Late-Summer Fun in Fort Atkinson this Weekend!
Looking for a reason to get out and explore Jefferson County this weekend? September 16-18 is the perfect weekend to...
Sign up for our Event Newsletter
Read the latest stories about what's happening in Jefferson County and get a list of events delivered right to your inbox each month.
Thank you for subscribing!