Nearly two dozen businesses in Kewaunee, Algoma and Luxemburg are participating in the 2018 Kewaunee County Christmas Stroll, scheduled to take place this weekend and next.

Shoppers visit each participating business and enter to win their in-store $25 gift certificate. They can have their Christmas Stroll “passport” stamped to enter a drawing for cash prizes – a chance to win $200 with 20 stamps, $100 with 15 stamps, $50 with 10 stamps, or $25 with five stamps.

Christmas Stroll hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 16-17 and Nov. 23-24.

The annual Christkindlmarkt celebration is also scheduled this weekend in Kewaunee, centered around Lakehaven Hall. A craft market and German pork meal and other food and refreshments will be available from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday. The annual Holiday Lights Parade featuring Santa Claus is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and Santa will visit with children at Lakehaven Hall after the parade.

The craft market will continue 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, and Santa Claus will be back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The German pork meal will be served 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Author Rochelle Pennington returns to Lakehaven Hall for a free presentation about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald at 6 p.m. Her presentation ;ast year about the Christmas Tree Ship attracted about 200 people.

No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared in a stormy Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975, when wind gusts peaked at nearly 100 mph and waves reached the height of three-story buildings. Memorialized in a popular song by Gordon Lightfoot, the Edmund Fitzgerald remains the largest shipwreck on the Great Lakes to this day.

Pennington delves into the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the 29-man crew.

Businesses and organizations participating in the Christmas Stroll:

Algoma

Ahnapee Brewery, 105 Navarino St.

vonStiehl Winery, 115 Navarino St.

BellaLuna’s Apothecary, 211 Steele St.

Yardstick, 317 Steele St.

Walter’s Do-It-Best, 521 Fourth St.

Algoma Chamber of Commerce, 1226 Lake St.

Kewaunee

Coho Motel & Lighthouse Gift Shop, 705 Main St.

LaFond’s Fish Market, 216 Milwaukee St.

Amy’s Coffee House, 406 Milwaukee St.

Wakker Cheese, 409 Milwaukee St.

Pretty Please Boutique, 222 Ellis St.

Salon 220, 220 Ellis St.

Kewaunee County Historical Society, 217 Ellis St.

Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis St. (Nov. 16-17 only)

Agricultural Heritage Farm, N2251 State Highway 41 (Nov. 17 only)

Cold Country Vines & Wines, E3207 Nuclear Road

Parallel 44 Winery, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road

Luxemburg

Aissen Tree Farm, E1105 State Highway 29

Alpaca to Apparel, N3569 E. Townline Road

Aude Jewelers, 213 Main St.

Don’s Bakery, 118 Main St.

Flowers N Gifts by Judy, 606 Center Drive

PharmHouse Market & Cafe, 125 School Creek Road

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