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Dancing Horses Show (The Dancing Horses Theater, State Road, Delavan, WI)
This dazzling spectacle features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art, yet intimate, 300-seat theater, this live show is truly a must-see for any horse lover. Wheelchair-accessible, and fully climate-controlled for all seasons, the venue is both comfortable and accommodating. See website for date, time schedules and dinner information
Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva)
For the true Lake Geneva experience you have to get on the water. Cruises run from May through November with some April departures, depending on the weather. For full information on tour schedules, dates and prices see website at www.cruiselakegeneva.com
Old World Wisconsin (Hwy 67 – Eagle, Wisconsin)
An outdoor museum of rural history depicts the lives and times of the pioneers with 65 historic buildings. For full information on the special events held throughout the year, hours and admission, see website at oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org
Champs Sports Bar & Grill
Live Music Every Friday Night 9 p.m. Lake Geneva
No cover charge! Visit: www.foodspot.com
November 22, 2015 through December 31, 2015
Christmas in the Country – Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
From the illumination ceremony with two million lights and fireworks, to bringing in the New Year on New Year’s Eve, the Grand Geneva Resort hosts a six-week long Christmas in the Country Celebration!!! Bring magic to the holidays and enjoy the lights, music, and the theater as well as ginger bread houses, breakfast with Santa, Elf Mail Runs, holiday teas, live entertainment in the lobby lounge, and so much more!!!
Saturday November 28 to Saturday December 19, 2015
A Christmas Portrait – Part of Grand Geneva’s Christmas in the Country Celebration
1:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Come join us for an entertaining and uplifting Christmas in the Country with singing, dancing, and a stroll down memory lane. Experience the bustling excitement and joy that is only found during the Christmas Season! Do you remember your first sleigh ride? How about that perfect gift under the tree? Let your heart relive these holiday moments and more as we present this timeless musical treasure for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss A Christmas Portrait!
Show Schedule is subject to change
Nov 28 -7:30 p.m. show /Dec 1 & 2 – 1:30 p.m. show/ Dec 3 & 4 – 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show/ Dec 5 – 7:30 p.m. show/ Dec 8 & 9 1:30 p.m. show/ Dec 10 – 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show/ Dec 15 & 16 – 1:30 p.m. show/ Dec 17 & 18 – 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show/ Dec 19 – 7:30 p.m. show
Call 262-803-8110 for tickets
November 29 through December 27, 2015 daily
Holiday Tea – Grand Geneva Resort – Lobby Lounge – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During this festive time of year, Grand Geneva will be bringing you a special afternoon Holiday Tea. Reserve a table and take a step back in time and tradition. $14.95 per person – reservations are required. Call 262-249-4788 to make your reservation. Tea will not be available on Christmas Day!
Saturday December 5, 2015
Geneva Lake Museum – Victorian Christmas Party 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Free admission for all. The Geneva Lake Museum will be holding their Christmas Party from 1-4 p.m. Featuring, gorgeously decorated trees, delicious cookies, games, arts and crafts and music. This is going to be a wonderful event for the whole family. Also, be sure to enter their raffle to win a Christmas Basket
Saturday December 5, 2015, Sunday December 6, 2015
Saturday December 12, 2015 and Sunday December 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An Old World Christmas – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin
Join us for a daylong, 19th-century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring Old World storytelling, live performances by holiday characters from our immigrant past, free horse-drawn bobsled rides (or wagon rides, if there’s no snow on the ground), caroling and hymn singing, food sampling from cherished recipes, and many, many more activities that capture the merriment of the season.
Our 1880’s village will be trimmed for the holidays, and wood-fired stoves and bonfires will beckon with the promise of warmth and good cheer. Be sure to meet our 19th-century Santa for your one-of-a-kind holiday photo. We’ll even fire up our Finnish sauna for this very special event.
Purchase a holiday Combo ticket and save: Make it a full day of fun when you purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket to Old World Holiday Breakfast and An Old World Christmas and enjoy a festive breakfast and holiday performance, a horse-drawn bobsled ride (snow permitting), and all of the seasonal activities at the daylong event!!!
Cost $10.00. Reservations not required for an Old World Christmas ticket. Purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket and Save: Enjoy An Old World Christmas PLUS the Old World Holiday Breakfast $29.00 per person. Reservations are required and bill be available online; until then call 262-594-6301.
Saturdays only – December 12, January 16, January 23, February 6 and February 13, 2015
$5.00 per event with the exception of February 6th Bottoms Up! Beer Tasting which is being offered at $20.00 per person.
Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva, 330 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Black Point Estate is partnering with Horticultural Hall for a winter version of its popular “Veranda Views” program series. The historic house estate offered a Chautauqua style series that included history, art and music this past summer. “The series that included history, art and music this past summer. The series was so successful that we decided to continue this type of programming in the winter season, said site director, Dave Desimone. We have found that the residents of this area are very supportive of diverse cultural programs, Desimone continued.
Since Black Point is closed in the winter another location was needed. Beth Gallagher, director of Horticultural Hall, responded by offering to partner with the estate. “One of our goals is to offer more community based programming at Horticultural Hall so this was a natural fit” said Gallagher. Both organizations have shared history together through the Lake Geneva Garden Club.
The lineup for the winter season is as follows:
December 12: The World War One Christmas Miracle with Rochelle Pennington
Join nationally known, Wisconsin author and storyteller Rochelle Pennington as she discusses the factual account of the 1914 battlefield Christmas truce. The Christmas truce is the story of peace “breaking out” in wartime. Pennington’s program will detail the amazing circumstances surrounding the 100,000 enemy combatants who “met in the middle” on Christmas day and halted the war. This truce is remembered today as the most extraordinary event in military history.
January 16: Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and Geneva Lakes with Caitlin Zant
Over 750 ships have been lost in Wisconsin waters. Maritime Archaeologist Caitlin Zant will discuss some of her favorites, including the Lucius Newberry and Lady of the Lake; both on the bottom of Geneva Lake! This program will include photos and video of some amazing shipwrecks.
January 23: The Songs of Lincoln with Chris Vallillo
Abraham Lincoln’s life spanned a period of great change, growth and struggle in our young nation, and the music of his era movingly characterizes these remarkable times. Chris Vallillo chose the collection of music in this project to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures, not only as a remarkable leader, but as a man, who knew and loved many of these very songs himself. The program is designed to be educational as well as entertaining including interesting anecdotes about the songs and composers. A nationally recognized bluegrass artist, Vallillo will take you on a musical journey back through the land of Lincoln.
February 6: Bottoms Up! Book Discussion and Beer Tasting (NOTE: This program is for adults only and $20.00 per person.)
Warm up on Winterfest weekend while learning about Wisconsin’s historic bars and breweries with Bottoms Up author, Jim Draeger. No presentation about beer would be complete without a tasting so let’s all raise a glass together. A tasting of six craft beers will be served as part of the presentation. Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and the State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than twenty-five years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing, and lectures.
February 13: Polka Heartland with Richard March
From polka’s surprising origins as a cutting-edge European fad, to an exploration of the modern-day polka scene, “Polka Heartland” captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture, and offers up the fascinating history of how “oompah-pah” came to be the sound of Middle America.
This history unites the dazzling images of photographer Dick Blau with author Richard March’s cultural backstory to explain the polka phenomenon that plays out at Wisconsin wedding receptions, crowded festival dance tents, and off-the-grid Mexican dances. March explores the people, places, and history behind the Midwest’s favorite music and describes some of the venues, instruments, and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka’s popularity. The Julida Boys will perform polka classics following March’s talk.
For more information on any of these programs, please visit Black Point Estate at www.blackpointestate.org To purchase tickets please call 262-248-1888.
Saturday December 12, 2015 and every 2nd and 4th Saturday this winter
Snowshoe Social Hike – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Big Foot Beach
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday for a snowshoe hike in the woods!! Your experienced guide will take you on a winter wonderland journey thru Big Foot Beach State Park. No experience necessary, no equipment needed. Please make your reservation by clicking the Adventures tab on our website, Lake Geneva Adventure Club is where you’ll find your booking pass for the perfect morning!!!
Adventure Club Member $10.00 (includes snowshoe rental)
Adventure Club Member, bring your own snowshoes $5.00
Non member $15.00 (includes snowshoe rental)
Non member, bring your own snowshoes $10.00
State Park Fees apply
For more information, please visit www.clearwateroutdoor.com
Wednesday February 3, 2016 to Saturday February 13, 2016
Winterfest and U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition – The Riviera Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest weekend featuring the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition featuring music, magic, refreshments, activities, helicopter rides, shopping and dining. Crowning of the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition Champion’s Award, second and third place are featured at this great event at the beautiful and famed Riviera on the lake front in Lake Geneva. For more information, please visit www.usnations.org or www.lakegenevawi.com
Friday February 12, 2016 to Sunday February 14, 2016
Sky Circus On Ice – Delavan Lake at Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan will come alive with free winter fun during the 3rd Annual Sky Circus on Ice. Presented by Gift of Wings and Winterfun Inc. and sponsored by the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Lawn Resort. This extended weekend event will feature professional kite performances over Delavan Lake, plus ice carving and snow sculpting throughout the grounds of Lake Lawn and downtown Delavan. A variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities will be planned around the kite performer’s showcase.
Saturday February 13, 2016
Track the Past – Geneva Lake Museum – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for a free family fun day! All aboard… come and see great train memorabilia, multi guage trains, operating train layout, Thomas The Train will be represented , ring the train bells and hear the whistles. Have some cookies and see train flicks. For more information call 262-248-6060, or visit www.genevalakemuseum.org.
Sunday April 3, 2016
Maple Fest – Covenant Harbor – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Maple Fest is a family friendly event at Covenant Harbor located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We serve breakfast, provide family activities and a craft fair.
We set this day side for everyone to explore our grounds and experience all that Covenant Harbor has to offer. All of the proceeds raised through this event go to reducing our summer day camp costs, directly benefiting local community families. Advanced breakfast tickets are available at a discounted rate ($1.00 off). Contact us at 262-248-3600 to purchase. Breakfast is $7.50 for adults, Helicopter rides are $40.00 per person (paid directly to vendor), Laser Tag – $4.00 per game or $20.00 for entire day, Adventure activities $3.00 per ticket or $15.00 for all day wristband, include a giant swing, indoor climbing wall, inflatable adventures.
Free activities include carpet ball, mini golf and maple syrup tours.
Raffle for great prizes – including a week of free day camp, or a climbing tower experience for a group up to 15 people!!!!