A Victorian Christmas at Geneva Lake Museum…

The Geneva Lake Museum will be hosting “A Victorian Christmas” this Saturday, December 2nd from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a walk through the museum, a visit with Santa, cookies and juice, live entertainment, crafts and more.

Lots of family fun and a visit to the museum, all free of charge. The museum is asking that you please consider bringing a donation for either the Walworth County Food Pantry, the Lakeland Animal Shelter or Toys for Tots.

The Geneva Lake Museum is located at 255 Mill Street in Lake Geneva.

Freezin’ for a Reason…

Raising funds for local charities is a great Reason for Freezin’…

With the weather finally turning, chances are the only watercraft you’ll find on Geneva Lake are an occasional die-hard fisherman or the barges that are removing the piers for the season, but this Saturday, December 2nd, there will be all kinds of activity at the Williams Bay end the lake when the Gage Marine boats take to the water for Freezin’ for a Reason.

Temps are predicted to be in the 50s for Saturday, so the “Freezin’” part will have to be left up to the water temperatures this year. Probably don’t need to “bundle up”, when you head out for lots of fun and a few shivers as summer watersport enthusiasts gather to raise funds for the Santa Cause Super Charity aka the “Reason” part. Water skiers, wake boarders, tubers, and wake surfers will be taking to the chilly waters of Geneva Lake to wow the crowds and hopefully raise some money. The minimum donation to participate in the event is $60, so contact your friends and get them to sponsor you. Their goal this year is $35,000, with proceeds from the event being used to support several local charities in Walworth County, so if you can help them out with that, please donate.

Gage Marine will be supplying and manning the boats and there will be certified safety personnel on site during the duration of the event. Dry suits will be available for all athletes that need one and there will be a hot tub available for warming up after your time on and/or in the water.

The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd. Plan to watch from any of the neighboring piers that are still in the water, the enclosed outside deck at Pier 290 or you can watch from Gage Marine’s Grand Belle. There will be raffles and an auction, plus Pier 290 will have a cash bar and hot food for purchase. The “Freezin’ for a Reason” event is fun, family friendly and affordable, how can you pass that up?

Christmas Cookie Walk…

365 Things To Do in Lake Geneva, WI has found a great way to take the stress right out of your holiday baking!

The First Congregational United Church of Christ at 715 Wisconsin Street in Lake Geneva is hosting their annual “Cookie Walk” on Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. and running through 1:00 p.m., or until the cookies are gone.

To ensure that you will have comfortable browsing room, numbers will be handed out as you arrive. The sanctuary will be open during the cookie walk so you will have a warm place to wait for your number to be called, so plan to sit and enjoy some beautiful Christmas music before and even after you shop.

Bakery boxes are supplied to package and transport your selections and all cookies are $9.00/lb. In addition to the cookies, there will be other holiday treats for sale. 50% of the profits will be donated to Side by Side, a local charity that helps families in crisis.

Homemade cookies and no mess, sounds like a perfect way to start enjoying the holidays and support our community at the same time!

Electric Children’s Christmas Parade…

One of Lake Geneva’s most cherished community events starts at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 2nd when local businesses, organizations and schools light up the streets of downtown Lake Geneva for the 42nd Annual “Electric Children’s Christmas Parade”.

This year’s theme is “Christmas in the Stars” which encourages everyone to find their inner Jedi and look for the positive things in life, including being a little kinder and smiling more often. In other words, be joyful and pass it along to others.

The parade route starts at Williams and Marshall Streets and runs south on Broad Street to Main Street and west on Main to Cook Street. You’ll find that there are lights on all the floats, many of the band instruments, and that even the local fire trucks are illuminated for the event.

The Electric Children’s Christmas Parade is a treasured holiday tradition for not only the residents that live in and around the Lake Geneva area, but also for the thousands who visit the area during the year. After the parade, we suggest you stop in at one of the many places downtown for a cup of hot chocolate or a bite to eat, then head back out to check out some of the retailers in town. It’s the perfect night to do a little Holiday shopping or just enjoy everything that the beautiful downtown area offers.

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Shop Small Business Saturday…

Support our local merchants and get your gifts wrapped for free…

This Saturday, November 25th is Shop Small Business Saturday, so get your holiday shopping lists organized and head out in support of local business owners everywhere.

Shop Small Business Saturday is a nationwide program launched by American Express on November 27, 2010, encouraging consumers to shop locally.  The program gained momentum in 2011 when the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday, and it has continued to grow with an estimated 95 million people supporting the “Shop Small” event last year.

If you plan to shop in downtown Lake Geneva this Saturday, make sure you stop into the Keefe Real Estate office at 703 W. Main Street from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM where Keefe Kares volunteers will be providing free gift wrapping for purchases made from a local merchant.

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Haunted Hayrides…

Watch out for things that go bump in the night…

365 Things To Do in Lake Geneva, WI suggests that you consider the Dan Patch Stables at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa when making plans this fall season.

The stables are offering their very popular Haunted Hayrides again this year. The rides started at the end of September and will be running through Saturday, October 29th. Rides run from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The 6:00 p.m. rides each evening have been toned down to make them a more family-friendly ride for the little ones in your group. However, each ride following the 6:00 p.m. ride is an “all bets are off” so be prepared to be scared.

Dan Patch Stables offers on-site concessions and a bonfire on hay-ride nights. Please note that all tickets are CASH ONLY.

Plan to spend some time at this great facility located on Hwy 50 just east of Lake Geneva.