With a beautiful square, restored Victorian storefronts, enthusiastic shopkeepers, and artists abounding, Downtown Baraboo offers all of the amenities that create a wonderful day-trip for family or friends any time during the year, but especially during the holiday season. Nestled in the Baraboo Bluffs just 45 minutes north of Madison on Hwy 12, this vibrant town offers an astounding array of holiday festivities for young and old.
Visit downtown Baraboo for holiday activities each weekend from Mid November until Christmas:
Visit Santa Claus
Santa joins the Christmas Light Parade
and lights the Official Downtown Baraboo Christmas Tree!
Immediately after the parade children and families are invited into the Al Ringling Theatre for a magic show by Tristan Crist and then a visit with Santa on the theater stage where they can have their pictures taken.
Every Saturday from November 23 to December 21: Santa invites you to visit him at the Al. Ringling Theatre from 11am to 2pm. Bring your camera!
Free Horse and Wagon Rides
Every Saturday from November 23 to December 21:
Come visit between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and climb aboard the horse-drawn wagon for a fun ride through beautiful Downtown Baraboo. What a great way to spy out the next stop on your shopping trip! And if it's cold, don't worry -- you can get warmed up with some hot chocolate from one of our wonderful specialty food stores
. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to experience a visit from the strolling carolers as they serenade busy shoppers!
“Thank You” to the carolers who do what they do out of the kindness of their hearts!
More Christmas Fun
Visit these pages to find out more about the Downtown Baraboo Christmas...