November 2023

Hotel Verdant

Where to Stay in Racine County This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! Do you have friends and family visiting this holiday season? Direct them to the Visit Racine County website for a full list of places to stay. Racine County has a wide selection of accommodation choices ranging from full-service major hotel chains to budget motels. We encourage visitors to check hotel websites and social media sites for packages and discounts.


Enjoy easy access to the freeway with hotels such as Clarion Pointe by Choice Hotels, Comfort Inn, Delta by Marriott-Racine, or Fairfield Inn by Marriott-Racine, or enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan in downtown Racine at the Doubletree by Hilton-Racine Harbourwalk or Hotel Verdant.


Racine County looks forward to welcoming your family and friends to our community!

Get Cozy and Stay Awhile
Christmas Carnival of Lights

Experience the Midwest's Biggest Drive-Through Holiday Light Show

Christmas Carnival of Lights at Jellystone Park Camp-Resort is the Midwest's biggest, brightest and most dazzling drive-through holiday light show!

Relax in the comfort of your own vehicle as you wind your way through the campground's winter wonderland, book your seat on Santa's Giant Sleigh, or take a ride in the Golf Cart Holiday Train for a unique experience. Enjoy Christmas in the country with lights on all sides that are high above in the trees and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays.

Open November 18, 2023, through January 1, 2024 (excluding November 23-24 and December 25).

Enjoy the Most Dazzling Lights
RAM's Wustum Museum Holiday Wreath Workshop

Festive Decor Workshops at RAM's Wustum Museum

Celebrate the holiday season by creating festive decor! RAM's Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts has fall and winter themed workshops for you to get creative and cozy indoors.

November 4 Ceramic Trees

November 7 Paper Poinsettia

November 9 Try it Thursday: Winter Wreath Canvas Painting

November 14 Origami Wreath

November 18 Who's Your Turkey? Ages 7-13

Create Festive Decor
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Returns December 3

The CPKC Holiday Train is traveling back to Wisconsin this holiday season! This FREE event will raise money, food and awareness for local food banks with two stops in Racine County on December 3!

6:45 p.m. Amtrak Depot - Sturtevant

8:05 p.m. Railway Crossing - Caledonia

Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or non-perishable food donations for local food shelves. The Holiday Train is all about families and communities coming together to celebrate the season and help those in need.

According to the CPKC website, "The CP Holiday Train has now raised more than $22.4 million and collected 5.15 million pounds of food since its inaugural journey back in 1999."

Catch the Holiday Train

Coffee Shops to Keep You Cozy This Fall

Looking for a cozy place to relax with friends, find a quiet nook to do some work, or just grab a cup of joe on the go?

These are just a selection of coffee shops around Racine County serving locally crafted beverages, bakery items, and more artisan delights to get you through the daily grind.

Stay Grounded
Quilts on Barns Tulip Basket

Quilts on Barns Adventure

Looking for a fall road trip idea? Enjoy a self-guided driving tour to see 28 painted wooden quilt patterns on barns throughout Racine County, host to one of the first barn quilt projects in Wisconsin.

Many of the area's most popular attractions are minutes from the Quilts on Barns route. The route threads its way throughout the countryside and is incredibly photogenic in the fall. A free Quilts on Barns brochure is available at the Racine County Visitor Center.

Whether it's spotting barn quilts or simply exploring the scenic backroads of Racine County, you'll find beauty and surprises at every turn!

Take a Road Trip

Ongoing RAM's First 20 Years: A Visual History of the Art and Architecture, Racine Art Museum

Through Nov 11 "Kringle Four....The Musical? 7 Mile Fair Lady!" Sixth Street Theatre

Through Nov 12 "Seasonal Allergies," Racine Theatre Guild

Nov 3 First Fridays, Downtown Racine

Nov 3-4 The Bluegrass Sampler, Mount Pleasant

Nov 4 Beer and Bacon Walk, Downtown Racine

Nov 11 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Racine

Nov 12 SEWERFest, Sturtevant

Nov 17-19 "Matilda, Jr.," Racine Theatre Guild

Nov 18 Ladies Night Out, Downtown Racine

Nov 18 "The Vagina Monologues," Racine Theatre Guild

Nov 18 - Jan 1 Christmas Carnival of Lights, Caledonia

Nov 23 Turkey Trot 5K, Downtown Racine

Nov 24 "Oh What Fun it is to Run" 5K, Caledonia

Nov 25 Leftover 5K Run/Walk, Downtown Racine

Nov 25 Small Business Saturday, Downtown Racine

Nov 25 Big Christmas Shopping Show, Racine

Nov 30 Retro Anime Night, Racine Public Library

Nov 30 - Dec 2 Christmas Comes to Union Grove, Union Grove

Dec 3 CPKC Holiday Train, Sturtevant

Dec 3 CPKC Holiday Train, Caledonia

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