Mistletoe Holiday House Offers Something for Every Holiday
By Laurel Ciohon
While traveling north into Door County, you've probably noticed a gingerbread-style building nestled between Carlsville and Egg Harbor. The festive storefront is none-other than Mistletoe Holiday House, located just off Hwy 42 on Holiday Drive. The easy turn off 42 and the in-and-out parking lot at the Holiday House make this a shop you can't miss out on! The inventory is nothing short of incredible, with ornaments of every shape and category, and decor for every holiday from Easter to Halloween to Christmas.
The awestruck look on my face and the sparkle in my eye must have been evident as I walked in Mistletoe this fall, as I've never seen so many holiday items in one space! Their tagline "you won't believe your eyes!" has never rang so true. As I carefully made my way around the colorful shop, I studied all the unique holiday treasures and collectables with amazement. There was literally an ornament shaped as, well, everything! Packer jerseys, food, coffee cups, retro campers, stand-up paddle boards – basically all my favorite things. And so much more!
Now in its 30th season in Door County, owner Sue Rief is as sweet as can be and loves the holidays, which is truly reflected throughout her shop. According to her website, Mistletoe Holiday House is located on the 45th parallel, which is halfway to the North Pole. The original shop owner, Jan Lautenback, was even an ancestor of the man who wrote the Christmas song, Silent Night!
With everything from heirloom Santa's to snowmen, hand-painted glass to wooden ornaments, handmade lighthouses and other items made by local artists, Mistletoe Holiday House has everything you need to decorate for the holidays. Find the perfect gift for anyone, treat yourself to a personalized ornament, or just walk around in awe of the holiday splendor. I can't wait to head back and pick out some Christmas gifts this December.
Mistletoe Holiday House is open daily May–December and is located at 5135 Holiday Drive, Egg Harbor. mistletoe-holidayhouse.com, 920.980.6834