Christmas Holiday Events in Wausau

Tis the season in the winter wonderland of Wausau, Wisconsin! From the ski peaks at Granite Peak to the annual Wausau Holiday Parade, you’ll find plenty of holiday cheer for your Wausau getaway. After a day of checking off you’re your shopping list, grab a cup of hot chocolate and warm up by the fire at the Jefferson Street Inn in beautiful downtown Wausau.

Wausau Things to See and Do

  • Granite peak ski area
    Pack up the ski gear and head to Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park for a Christmas vacation to remember. Enjoy the challenging jibs and jumps during the day and warm up with cocktails at the Chalet with friends by the roaring fire.
  • Nine Mile
    Named after Nine-Mile Swamp, this area of Marathon County is the ideal destination for a holiday time vacation with family. You’ll enjoy mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and is a fantastic cross-country skiing location.
  • Wausau Holiday Parade
    Line up along the streets of downtown Wausau to see the annual Holiday Parade beginning at Marathon Park. Throw on your scarf and hold on the some hot cider and watch the beautiful floats and marching bands fill the streets with some holiday cheer.
  • Wausau Holiday Parade
    Step into a winter wonderland in Wausau’s West Side River District. Starting on First Street, shops will be open on Saturday, November 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd, and will feature in-store specials and great ideas for checking off your shopping list.


  • Downtown Wausau
    Located in the heart of downtown, Wausau Center is an upscale shopping mall with dining spots, entertainment, retail shops, and top named department stores for your holiday shopping, including Sears, Younkers, and JCPenney.
Jefferson Street Inn - Wausau, WI
Located at
201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, Wisconsin (WI) 54403
Phone: 715-845-6500 Fax: 715-845-3133

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