Breakfast and Brunch with Santa Opportunities…

If you are looking to take the kids to dine with Santa this Holiday Season, the Lake Geneva area has several options for your dining pleasure…

Lakeland School in Elkhorn will be hosting breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 8th from 7:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a Belgian waffle and sausage breakfast, visit with Santa and listen to the Lakeland School Choir perform at 9:15 a.m. and again at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $7.00 and children under 4 are free. Lakeland School is located at W3905 County Rd. NN in Elkhorn.

Enjoy breakfast with Santa every Saturday and Sunday until December 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Grand Geneva. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 6 to 12 and $12 for children ages 2 to 5. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (262) 249-4788. Dress up for the event, or show up in your pajamas, it’s up to you.

Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan will be hosting breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 22nd. The kids will be able to choose their own breakfast items from a children’s height buffet full of all their favorites. Enjoy juices, fruit, mini pancakes, French toast, donut holes, eggs, bacon, sausage and more. The kids will have the opportunity to participate in holiday themed crafts, sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken at the life-size gingerbread house in the courtyard. Tickets are $17.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. There are several seatings that morning and reservations are required.

Lunch with Santa…

The Williams Bay Fire Department is hosting Lunch with Santa this Saturday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a visit and photo op with Santa, plus a free hot dog lunch that includes hot dogs, chips, cookies and hot chocolate.

Santa arrives by firetruck around 11:30 a.m., 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.

The Christmas Barn…

With just over 20 days left until Christmas, the Christmas Barn in Elkhorn is a great place to shop, shop, shop for everything “holidays”. This festively decorated location is the perfect place to put you in the right frame of mind to start thinking about the holidays.

Enjoy browsing for crafts, jewelry, pottery, artwork, candles, greeting cards, chocolates and more. The barn features the works of a large variety of artisans, each offering something a little different and many offering items exclusively made for The Christmas Barn.

The Christmas Barn is open weekends through December 23rd. Hours are Friday and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is plentiful and free and the facility is wheel chair accessible.

Whether you are looking for a unique gift for that hard to buy for person on your list, ornaments for the kids or a special treat for yourself, The Christmas Barn has it all. So, get out there and get shopping, rumor has it that Santa can use all the help he can get!

The Christmas Barn is located at N4403 County Hwy H in Elkhorn.

The Santa Cruise…

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. They also offer an Adult Only Cruise on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., some with live music.

Before you board your boat, you will have the opportunity to walk through the 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.

Gage Marine Corporation supports the Santa Cause and the Twelve Charities of Christmas and will be donating at least $50,000 this year. 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.



Festival of Trees…

365 Things To Do in Lake Geneva, WI encourages you to get out and enjoy all the wonderful holiday events in Lake Geneva this coming weekend. They promise to be fun, family friendly and affordable. Could anything be more welcome this time of year?

Head to Flat Iron Park (across from The Cove) tonight, November 30th for the annual tree lighting ceremony with Santa at 5:00 p.m.. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and cookies for everyone.

Santa will be in his workshop at 875 W. Main Street (the old Nine West location) on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning tomorrow December 1st, so make sure you have your camera.

Just a reminder, the 43rd Annual Electric Children’s Christmas Parade is tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m.

The streets have been decorated and the downtown area is looking very festive, so we encourage you take some time over the coming weekend to stroll the streets and check it out.

43rd Annual Electric Children’s Christmas Parade…

One of Lake Geneva’s most cherished community events starts at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 1st when local schools, businesses and organizations light up the streets of downtown Lake Geneva for the 43rd Annual “Electric Children’s Christmas Parade”.

This year’s theme is “A Whoville Christmas – Growing the Heart of our Communities” which encourages everyone to look inside their hearts for the positive things in life and show love and compassion 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.

Impressive Views of Geneva Lake & Transferable Boat Slip

The current owners of this modest home located in a highly desirable location across the street and directly behind the neighboring lakefront homes intended to knock the existing house down and build a new home. Their plans have changed and they are now offering this property for sale. It comes with a TRANSFERABLE boat slip and a very impressive view of Geneva Lake and is located just 3 doors from the Lake Geneva Highlands association park and piers. This rare opportunity of a potential building site with a great lake view and immediate use of a transferable boat slip seldom presents itself. The existing home is also a candidate for a remodel or renovation project and is conveniently located on the South Shore of the lake in one of the lowest real estate taxing districts on the lake.

Impressive Home with Brookwood Lake Rights

Here is a spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home located in the Brookwood Association in Fontana with impressive views of the very scenic and beautifully wooded back yard. The bright and open updated kitchen has a center island with granite counters and is adjacent to a delightful screen porch for summertime meals and entertaining, the two-story high living room and adjacent deck take full advantage of the private wooded views. A finished walkout lower level has equally impressive views from the family room and secluded bedroom suite with private bath. The oversized garage will accommodate 2 cars plus a 3rd space for potential boat storage. Brookwood is a golf cart friendly community offering exceptional lake access to Geneva Lake with a beautiful lakefront park and pier area for its members.

Charming Chalet on Wooded Lot with Geneva Lake Rights

Here is an impressive chalet style home offering a stunning wooded setting of just under 2 acres located in Fontana with exceptional lake access to Geneva Lake through the expansive Brookwood association lakefront park and piers. The open concept design two story high living room with natural fireplace has a beautiful view of the woods and a flowing creek through the back yard. The kitchen and bathrooms have been tastefully updated, the sun filled dining room with glass ceiling leads out to a spacious deck ideal for entertaining. The Brookwood association park has ample parking, a large deck overlooking the lake and a huge lakeside patio area for waterfront enjoyment adjacent to the boat piers. Check out this truly move-in ready home today, you will not be disappointed. Easy to show.

Affordable Powers Lake Waterfront home

Here’s a rare opportunity for an affordable waterfront home on Powers Lake located on an ideal level lot with terrific views of the lake. The cozy home has a natural fireplace in the living room, a spacious three season sunroom with skylights and cathedral ceilings and 3 bedrooms with an additional sleeping porch facing the lake. You’ll love spending time relaxing in the delightful covered porch overlooking the back yard and lake. Powers Lake is approximately 450 acres in size and offers exceptional water quality for swimming and boating enjoyment located just 10 minutes from Lake Geneva. The next owner may use the home in its current present condition or choose to remodel or renovate as has been done with many of the adjoining homes in the area. Easy to show, check it out before its gone.