Activities, Events

Enjoy Christmas Day in Wisconsin Dells!

Let’s make this a day your family will remember for years to come. Here is a short list of things to do, family activities, places to dine, and holiday treats to enjoy this Christmas Day. 

For a delicious holiday meal with selections the whole family will enjoy, Denny’s is the place to go! Denny’s is open 24 hours this Christmas at two Dells locations (S. Frontage Rd. and Wisconsin Dells Pkwy).

How about a stocking full of pancakes? IHOP is open Christmas Day for a tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A plate of warm, fluffy pancakes await the entire family as they warm up those bellies this Christmas. 

Get wet and wild today at Kalahari Resort’s Waterpark and Indoor Theme Park! Day passes are available for purchase even if you’re not a Kalahari Resort guest. Tackle some waves on the Flowrider, challenge family members to laser tag or mini golf, race around the go-kart track, play arcade games, go to new heights on the ropes course, or do it all! It’s sure to be an unforgettable Christmas Day of family fun.

Knuckleheads is the perfect place for big families! They have an activity-packed theme park in a smaller space so it’s easier to keep track of the little ones. Their cosmic bowling is a thrill for all ages. With an indoor roller coaster, bumper car track, a ton of arcade games, a new trampoline park and other exciting rides, the kids will stay busy while the parents take a break at their fully stocked bar for some extra holiday cheer. 

Christmas is a magical time of year. Experience a family adventure like no other at Great Wolf Lodge’s MagiQuest. You will be challenged to race up and down four levels of fun, armed with a magic wand as you complete various quests on your way to the ultimate, final task: defeat the evil dragon.

If the kids are old enough to enjoy these attractions by themselves, parents can relax on Christmas Day at one of the many Wisconsin Dells spas. Elements Spa at Great Wolf Lodge, Spa Kalahari at Kalahari Resort, and Sundara at Wilderness Resort will all be offering services this Christmas so you can spaaaaaaah your way to a perfect holiday!

For the perfect family activity head to Desert Star Cinema and catch a holiday flick. The thrilling modern day twist on the classic Annie is an ideal choice! So grab the family and a bag of warm, buttery popcorn, and head to the movies for the perfect Christmas activity to stay toasty warm and beat the chilly, winter weather.  

Walgreens will be open on Christmas for any last minute gifts, stocking stuffers, treats, wine, beauty products, first aid supplies, cold medicine, and anything else that might be needed on this very busy day.

Christmas Day can be a long one. Get that much needed holiday pick-me-up at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts! The Wisconsin Dells Highway 13 Starbucks location is open 7am-4pm on Christmas Day (The Lake Delton location is closed.). We recommend one of the holiday flavors like Peppermint Mocha or the Gingerbread Latte. The Wisconsin Dells Parkway Dunkin’ Donuts location is open 5:30am-2pm on Christmas Day and the Lake Delton location is open 24 hours for all day energy. Try the Red Velvet Latte, yum!

Make reservations today for Kaminski’s Chop House at Chula Vista or Double Cut Grill at Kalahari for an unbelievably delicious Christmas dinner. Kaminski’s at Chula Vista is the place to go if you’re looking for food to share. Their impressive portions are ideal for a big family. For incredible food and a stress free atmosphere, reserve your table today at the spectacular Double Cut Grill. Located inside Kalahari Resort, it’s an ideal place to dine with your family or as a couple! Fresh seafood, succulent steaks, and an atmosphere with a big city feel, everyone will leave Double Cut satisfied, yet begging for more. 

From all of us here at, we would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.