Have a Hudson Holiday 2023
Have a Hudson Holiday!
This year we look forward to filling Hudson with lights and over the top decorations for our shops and award-winning restaurants. We invite you to enjoy our events this holiday season! Our Hudson Holiday events are made possible by the generous donations from area businesses and organizations with special recognition to the City of Hudson and the Hudson Area Home and Garden Club.
Window Decorating Contest
Businesses throughout Hudson will be decorated and voted on by a select group of judges. Check out all the windows and enjoy your favorite decorations.
November 6 - December 5
Starting November 5, pick up your FREE 5 x 7 Passport at participating businesses! Search for the photos of Santa hidden throughout our many welcoming bistros and shops. Drop off your completed passport at Angel's Pet World by December 6 at 4:00 p.m. for a chance to win prizes.
Light Up Hudson
November 24, 7:00 p.m.
Santa is escorted to Lakefront Park. With a wave of his wand, he illuminates the thousands of twinkling lights in the lavish holiday display along the St. Croix River. It promises to be a magical evening for everyone.
Buena Vista: A Stroll in the Park
November 24 - February 9
Enjoy the twinkling lights dotting the shore line of the frozen St. Croix River all winter long. Bundle up the family, grab some hot cocoa, and head down to Lakefront Park!
We encourage you to wear your plaid and do your holiday shopping locally this year!
Small Business Saturday
Shop, Eat and Sip locally on Small Business Saturday! Keep it local because your dollars support the community, local businesses create local jobs, invest in your community, support the environment and keep Hudson unique!
December 1, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Wagon rides through Lakefront Park aglow with luminary candles set the mood for this holiday event. Festively decorated shops and bistros greet you with the sights and sounds of the season. Tasty treats tempt your senses while restaurants showcase the best of holiday dining. Come see Helmer Dance Studio's talented Holly Doll dancers pose as live mannequins in downtown Hudson’s storefront windows.
Santa & His Critters
December 2, Noon - 3 p.m.
Santa will visit with children in Lakefront Park. Children bring your lists; parents bring your cameras. Sweet treats, sled dogs, a petting zoo plus many other activities. Visit the downtown shops and restaurants for specials.
Visit with Santa
December 10, Noon - 3 p.m.
Bring your list to visit with Santa at Thorcraft Custom Kitchens located at 512 2nd Street in the 2nd Street Crossing building. Bring your camera for photos with Santa.
Discover Where to Stay in Hudson
Hudson is home to several fantastic places to stay. Choose from locations that offer indoor pools, jacuzzi suites, pet-friendly accommodations, or a historic B&B. Start planning and discover places to stay in Hudson, Wisconsin at https://www.hudsonwi.org/discover/stay.