Bob Webster of Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva Contributes to 2017 Lake Geneva Lakefront Market Sales Report

Lake Geneva Lakefrotn Sale by Bob Webster of Keefe Real Estate on the North Shore of the lake in Knollwood
One of the Top Ten Lake Geneva lakefront closings in 2017 listed by Bob Webster of Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva.

Bob Webster, an agent for Keefe Real Estate, represented the sellers on two top sales, both in Linn Township. A veteran of nearly 40 years in the market, Webster said sales of high-end lakefront properties are as strong as he has ever seen… “The beauty of real estate,” he said, “is that it doesn’t go down 500 points in a day.”

Read the full Lake Geneva Regional News article here

Christmas Around the World…

Gooseberries Fresh Food Market in Burlington will be hosting their Annual Holiday Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 16th. The store says it is their “most fun event” of the year, so you can be sure there will be lots of food items and free samples.

This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World” so sample offerings will be representative of countries far and near and will include Cranberry Breakfast Sausage and Potato Sausage from Germany, Bacon Water Chestnut Dip from Norway, Deviled Egg Dip from Ethiopia, Wreath Salad with Pears from Spain and Tamale Casserole from Mexico. The United States will be showcasing Cranberry Orange Meatballs and an Overnight Egg Bake just to name a few.

Gather family, friends or co-workers for this Family Friendly event and go check it out! Tons of samples and lots of fun, plus the ideas for food prep going into the holidays will be invaluable.

Gooseberries is located at 690 W. State Street (Hwy 36) in Burlington.


Santa Cruise…

Holiday Cruisin…

Here is your chance to see some of the most beautiful lighting displays in the area from a particularly unique point of view, when you board the Santa Cruise for a ride on Geneva Lake to view lakefront estates all decked out for the holidays.

Join Gage Marine this holiday season for a Santa Cruise Boat Tour on Geneva Lake. Cruises depart the Gage Marine dock in Williams Bay hourly beginning at 4:30 p.m. everyday through the end of the year with a few exceptions.

Before you board your boat, you will have the opportunity to walk through the Twelve Charities of Christmas Tree Festival. As you travel around the lake, the lights on each estate are said to tell a magical story of a journey to Santa’s North Pole Hideaway. The cruise provides activities for the kids, along with a snack bar and beverages for kids as well as adults. So, start a new tradition this year and make a reservation to take a December Cruise on Geneva Lake. Plan to arrive early or stay late and enjoy a holiday cocktail and/or meal at Pier 290.

$2.00 from the sale of each ticket will go to support the Santa Cause and the Twelve Charities of Christmas. Please note that cruises only run if weather permits, so please check with the Gage Marine office or their website for tour schedule updates.

Gage Marine and Pier 290 are located at 1 Liechty Drive in Williams Bay.

Jungle Bells Hayride…

Safari Lake Geneva is hosting “Jungle Bells Hayrides” at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays in December. Enjoy a 45-minute guided hayride through the animal sanctuary where you can view a wide variety of animals from all over the world, all living in free-range conditions.

The animal reserve is currently home to more than 50 animals from 5 continents, including an Arabian camel, American bison, cattle, llama and alpaca. You may also catch glimpses of several species of antelope, a greater rhea, miniature zebu, Tennessee fainting goats and more.

Ticket prices are $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 3 and older and include a cup of animal feed, so plan to get up close and personal with some of the residents. Reservations are required, and they ask that you plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your tour time. Safari Lake Geneva is located at W1612 Litchfield Road in Lake Geneva.

So, bundle up, grab the camera and head out for some spectacular winter wildlife watching.

Santa, Elves and Reindeer…

Don’t miss an opportunity to take the kids to see Santa in downtown Lake Geneva, complete with elves and live reindeer.  Geneva Java will be hosting Santa and his helpers (both 2 legged and 4) this Saturday, December 9th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and next Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Geneva Java is located at 252 Center Street in Lake Geneva.

Edible Holiday Houses…

The Aram Public Library in Delavan will be hosting 2 nights of Edible Holiday House building next week. Don’t miss an opportunity to let your creativity shine and test your construction skills by creating an edible house from graham crackers, frosting and candy.

All materials will be provided, and space is limited so registration for the 45 minute time slot is required. Contact the library at (262) 728-3111 x117 or stop by and talk to the clerk at the Children’s Desk.

House building will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12th and Wednesday, December 13th, so don’t delay in getting your reservation request in.

Aram Public Library is located at 404 E. Walworth Avenue in Delavan.

Lunch with Santa…

The Williams Bay Fire Department is hosting Lunch with Santa this Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a visit and photo op with Santa, plus a free hot dog lunch with refreshments.

So gather the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews along with their wish lists and head to Williams Bay on Saturday for a fun filled, family friendly event courtesy of the Williams Bay Fire Department.

The Williams Bay Fire Department is located at 5 E. Geneva Street in Williams Bay.

Children’s Live Nativity…

Bradley’s Department Store in Delavan will be hosting a Children’s Live Nativity this Saturday, December 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m. so gather the family and your camera and head to Delavan for the special event.

Bradley’s Department Store has been [art of the Delavan community since 1852. While you’re there, take advantage of their wide selection of men’s and women’s clothing. You can see the Nativity and get some of your Christmas shopping done all in one trip.

Bradley’s Department Store is located at 222 East Walworth in Delavan.