We're sorry to announce that the Winter Wine Walk has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
We'll miss it.
We're sorry to announce that the Christmas Light Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Nestled in the Baraboo Bluffs just 45 minutes north of Madison on Hwy 12, and only 10 minutes south of Wisconsin Dells, the vibrant community of Baraboo offers 5 weekends of Family Fun and Holiday Shopping for young and old alike. Visit Downtown Baraboo for holiday activities each weekend from the Saturday before Thanksgiving until New Years. A beautiful courthouse square is surrounded by cheerful storefronts, enthusiastic shopkeepers, and a thriving assembly of artists. Downtown Baraboo offers all of the amenities that create a wonderful day-trip for family or friends any time of year, but especially during the holiday season!
Visit our beautiful community and climb aboard the horse-drawn wagon for a nostalgic holiday ride through Downtown Baraboo. Rides are available every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas between 11:00 am to 2:00pm. Pick up and drop off is the corner of 3rd and Oak Street. What a great way to check out all that Downtown Baraboo has to offer. Don't worry if it's cold. Warm up with some hot chocolate from one of the wonderful specialty food merchants. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to experience a visit from the strolling carolers as they serenade Santa at the Historic Al Ringling Theatre.Santa is welcomed to Downtown Baraboo during Christmas Light Parade and lights the Official Downtown Baraboo Christmas Tree near the new renovated Al Ringling Theatre! Immediately after the parade children and families are invited to come Inside the Al Ringling Theater to visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. Every Saturday through the Holiday Season Santa invites you to visit him at the Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Avenue, from 11am to 2pm. Bring your camera! Sponsored by the Baraboo Burger Company
Black Friday in Downtown Baraboo is the best version of Black Friday shopping. Grab a cup of hot coffee or breakfast and shop select downtown Baraboo Shops for some of the deepest Discounts of the YEAR! Specific shop promotions will be released at 12 noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Special Prices only 8am to 10am at select Shops in Downtown Baraboo.
Shop Small Business Saturday in Downtown Baraboo, support your local retailers who support your community all year long.
Shoppers can catch up on their holiday gift-buying in the many specialty stores located throughout the historic downtown and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the fabulous cafes, taverns or restaurants.
The Very Merry Holiday weekend includes the Very Merry Holiday Fair which is virtual this year due to COVID 19. Visit The Very Merry Holiday Fair to see all of the artist links.
The Sauk County Historical Society is Celebrating Christmas Across America at the Van Orden Mansion on December 12 and 13 from 2pm - 8pm.
Every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Santa will be on the Square to take pictures with children from 11am - 2pm. Bring your camera! Sponsored by Baraboo Burger Company.
From mid December to Christmas most shops are open until 7:00pm with extended hours. Our downtown offers that unique gift, big surprise or special item that you just can't find anywhere but here. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery, hospitality and uniqueness that is all Baraboo. Our merchants will make your last days of shopping enjoyable moments as you find that perfect something for that special someone.
Started by local growers in the late-1980's, the Baraboo Farmers' Market has become a favorite feature of downtown life for Baraboo residents, who avail themselves of the wealth of locally produced agricultural products every Wednesday and Saturday morning from early May through October. Only Wisconsin-produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, bakery items, flowers and perennials, bedding plants, jams and jellies, maple syrup and honey, herbs and herbal products, and other commodities are allowed to be sold at the market. Not only does the market provide an outlet for local and regional growers, it offers consumers the opportunity to purchase products directly from the people who make or grow them, thus fostering an appreciation for the producer's labor and for Wisconsin's agricultural heritage.
The Baraboo Farmers' Market is held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm on the Courthouse Square on Oak Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. The market runs from May through October.
If you are a grower interested in participating in the 2017 market, please visit www.baraboofarmersmarket.com for more information and applications.
The Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market includes Antique Dealers, Collectors, Artisans and Crafters selling their work on the streets of Downtown Baraboo. The Market will be open from 9am - 3pm.
Stop by and check it out!
If you are interested in participating in the Sunday Market, please contactMary Hultman - Events Coordinator
Downtown Baraboo Inc. hosts a Beer Walk each year on the last Friday in June. Taste fabulous Wisconsin Craft beers as you wander through Downtown Baraboo. Participating merchants offer two unique beers to sample. Local breweries will also be onsite pouring featured selections.
Brew Ha Ha ticket will go on sale in May at Bekah Kates (117 3rd Street) at 9am. Tickets may also be purchased online at EventBright.com one hour later.
We will also have Designated Driver tickets available for sale online and at Bekah Kates. (All event attendees, including designated drivers must be 21 years old and be prepared to be carded)
Sorry -- the 2020 season of Concerts on the Square has been canceled.
If you are interested in preforming at Concert on the Square or Supporting the Concert season please email email@example.com.
Photo by Mike Johnsen
Sorry -- The Big Top Parade and Circus Celebration has been canceled for 2020