Spend Your Holidays in Grafton

Deck the halls in Grafton this year with a month of holiday fun on the Great River Road! Santa Claus is coming to town and the city is hosting a variety of jolly events which will jump start your holiday spirit! Come to Grafton in December to discover the magic of the yuletide season!

Fun For the Holidays

Bring the family to The Grove Memorial Park for the annual Grafton Holiday Lighting Ceremony and watch the city’s Christmas tree come to life in a glittering display on November 25.

On December 3, the popular Santa’s Chocolate Express returns with sweet treats, visits and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and downtown Grafton shopping.

Ever wondered what a room full of Santas would look like? Experience it for yourself Dec. 10 as Grafton’s Santa Con brings a crowd of Santas to the city! Shine up your black boots and don your fluffy-edged red hats as a multitude of cheery St. Nick’s descend upon area businesses! Following Santa Con, have Breakfast with Santa at Pere Marquette Lodge the morning of Dec. 11.

The annual Grafton Christmas Parade returns Dec. 17, marching down 2nd Street from the Hawg Pit to The Loading Dock where visitors can skate at The Loading Dock Ice Rink and have a warm cup of hot cocoa.

The holiday season wraps up with Grafton New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dec. 31 at Lighthouse Park. Watch explosions of color reflect in the Mississippi River and close out the year with friends and family along the open Grafton riverfront!

Dashing Winter Deals

Looking for some holly jolly holiday deals? Check out the great offers below and let it snow adventure during the chilliest months! Click the links to learn more about what’s on offer this season!

Aerie's Early Bird SkyTour Special - take the SkyTour lift up to Aerie’s with an Early Bird Special available through 2023!

Aerie's Resort Gift Card Special

- All of 2023, use your Aerie’s gift cards resort-wide on the Grafton Zipline, Grafton SkyTour, Aerie’s Alpine Coaster, Aerie’s Lodging, Aerie’s Winery, and Aerie’s Gift Shop!

Aerie's Eagle Tour & Lodging Package
- December through March, enjoy special rates during eagle-watching season and keep an eye out for our national animal along the great rivers!

Aerie's Winter Lodging Rate

- December through March offers winter lodging at Aerie’s Resort- take advantage of some hot deals for chilly days at Aerie’s!

Aerie's New Year's Eve Package

- Want to spend the end of the year relaxing at Aerie’s Resort? Ring in the New Year with this couple’s package providing accommodations, dinner for two, entertainment, and party favors!

Grafton Winery Igloos
– want to be outside but don’t want to shiver? Rent an igloo! Providing space for up to eight people, the heated igloos on the Grafton Winery patio are perfect for getting some sun, watching for eagles over the river, or hosting a small party- rent an igloo in 2-hour increments for just $40 Sunday – Friday or for $75 on Saturdays! *Igloo availability is dependent on cold weather and available December through February

Tara Point Inn Winter Getaway

– From Dec. 12, 2022 to April 29, 2023, book a Sunday – Thursday night in one of Tara Point’s cozy cottages and stay a second night free! *Holidays & weekends excluded

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All aboard Santa's Chocolate Express! Hop on the shuttle and travel down Grafton's Main Street. Registration will take place at the Visitor's Center. Stop in to local shops to sample chocolatey holiday…
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