Photo of holiday lights during Wisconsin Dells events

No matter when you decide to visit Wisconsin Dells, you will have a wealth of activities and events to choose from year-round. You already know Wisconsin Dells is one of the top summer destinations, but the Dells are just as magical during the winter. Our waterpark resorts transform with festive lights and activities that embrace the holiday spirit. There are dozens of Wisconsin Dells events to plan your holiday around, whether you are looking for family-friendly entertainment or something for the adults. 

And if you can’t make it for the holidays, there are plenty of other festive events you can plan your getaway around. However you want to explore the Dells, Sand County Vacation Rentals offers the perfect vacation rentals for your group!

Tis’ the Season for Holiday Fun in the Dells!

Witness Magical Light Displays

Downtown Wisconsin Dells transforms with magical lights along the River Walk every holiday season. The focus of the display is the 55-foot silver maple tree decorated with more than a thousand lights. Most nights feature a visit by Santa Claus for those perfect holiday photos!

You can also visit the Night of Lights display at Mt. Olympus, with over one million dazzling lights at the outdoor theme park. 

Dells Trolley Tours

Join Dells Trolley Tours for unique winter adventures. The Santa Holiday Trolley offers a festive way to spend the afternoon with Santa. For the ultimate experience, we recommend the Winter Wonderland Tour for a sleigh ride, lunch, wine tasting, and bonfires. For adults visiting the Dells, we recommend the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl, which will transport you to three Wisconsin Dells bars for festive drinks and great music.

Wisconsin Dells Events Throughout the Year

If you already have holiday plans, don’t worry; there are plenty of Wisconsin Dells events throughout the year to plan your getaway around. Check out some of the top festivals and events such as:

April: Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest

May: Automotion Festival

September: Wo-Zha-Wa Days 

September: Kilbourn City Live Music and Arts Festival

October: Dells on Tap

Wisconsin Dells Cabins for Groups

Sand County Vacation Rentals offers the perfect vacation rentals for your Wisconsin Dells getaway. Browse our collection of condos, cottages, and vacation homes to find the ideal property for your family. Book your family vacation in the Dells today!