Its four Pete Dye-designed courses are usually covered in ice and snow come December, but this exceptional resort in a storybook town an hour’s drive from Milwaukee transforms itself into a winter wonderland for the holidays. Skip the mall in favor of the open-air Shops at Woodlake Kohler, which features specialty stores, unique boutiques, and casual restaurants. By day, there are live reindeer, horse-drawn carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, afternoon teas, and a Mistletoe Brunch on Sundays throughout December. For active-minded guests, there’s ice-skating, sledding, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing. By night, enjoy caroling receptions in the American Club’s library, with eggnog served. Old world charm and elegance characterize the resort’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.