Gone are the fall colors and here are the chilly evenings. Friday Football for our local schools is winding down and we’re going to start hearing Jingle Bells on XM before you know it! That can only mean one thing… the holiday season is here in Lake Geneva.
To help you find what to do in Lake Geneva, WI, here’s a few ideas that can give you a jump start to planning your Lake Geneva vacation.
The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery Holiday Open House – November 9-11
Filled with gorgeous home decor, beautiful artisan crafted pottery, glasswork and art, one-of-a-kind limited edition Christmas ornaments and so much more. The Cornerstone Shop had an open house this past weekend with HGTV designer Monica Pedersen on hand sharing her book and her love of decorating. We stopped by to meet Monica and do a little early bird shopping and absolutley loved so many pieces in the store. But not to worry, we left a few treasures for you to pick up to! If you’re looking for something truly unique to give as a gift this holiday, you’ll find it at The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery at 214 Broad St (corner of Broad & Main) in downtown Lake Geneva.
Grand Geneva Illumination Ceremony – Sunday, November 18
One of the most magnificent holiday light displays around Lake Geneva has to be at Grand Geneva on Hwy. 50. Grand Geneva really pulls out all the stops to make the holidays something very special. With a special illumination ceremony, this year Grand Geneva will again showcase thousands of lights. They will also be collecting Toys for Tots, so bring an unwrapped toy or article of clothing to donate and know you’re making a difference.
The Dancing Horses Christmas Show – November 14 – January 15
The Dancing Horses provides a one-of-a-kind show that you won’t see anywhere else around Lake Geneva. Located on Hwy. 50 west of Lake Geneva, you may recognize The Dancing Horses if you saw Echo, the talking parrot on America’s Got Talent earlier this year. This dazzling holiday show features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in a fantastic display of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art theatre, this live holiday show is truly a must-see for any horse lover. To get more information or purchase tickets online visit: https://www.thedancinghorses.com/Default.aspx.
At The Lake Winter Wonderland Weekend – November 16-18
Known as a great magazine that helps visitors navigate around Fontana, Lake Geneva and Williams Bay, At the Lake Magazine is celebrating 15 years. To commemorate this milestone, they are hosting a Winter Wonderland to debut their winter issue of the magazine. There will be a champagne gala at the Rivieria on Friday evening, shopping in downtown Lake Geneva on Saturday and at the Artisan Marketplace at Bella Vista Suites on Saturday as well! Sure to be a fun weekend, this would be the perfect opportunity to grab your besties and make it a Girls Lake Geneva Getaway Weekend!
Downtown Lake Geneva Festival of Lights – Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1
This is a great weekend if you are looking for things to do in Lake Geneva with kids. Friday they host the annual tree lighting ceremony complete with a visit from Santa at the Riviera. Saturday Santa and his Reindeer will be at Starbucks downtown for kids to get their pictures taken! Should be tons of fun and a great way to get the whole family involved.
Lake Geneva Christmas Parade – Saturday December 1
This year marks 37 years of having the Great Electric Children’s Christmas Parade in Lake Geneva! It’s a true holiday tradition to line the streets and celebrate the season. The parade starts at 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Lake Geneva.
Lake Geneva is a special place to visit or live year around. This holiday season, we’re excited to share in these local traditions with family and friends. We have made several new friends throughout the year as new families have purchased homes on the lake. Throughout the process of buying a home and moving in, many of those people have become dear friends. For those friendships and trust in us as professionals and now friends, we are incredibly grateful and so very blessed this holiday season.