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Lake Geneva

If you're looking for a winter getaway this holiday season or holiday activities to create traditions for the whole family, plan your stay at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. Every year, the holidays come to life during our annual Christmas in the Country celebration. Gaze at more than two million Christmas lights, indoors and out, including our family-favorite 12 days of Christmas drive-through light show. Enjoy a variety of activities, from Breakfast with Santa, trolley tours and more. The six-week-long picture-perfect holiday celebration welcomes resort guests and the community to share in the festive holiday spirit.

In addition to all of our on-site activities, there is an abundance of Christmas activities in the Lake Geneva area. Pick up your last-minute gifts at local shops and create a new tradition with the family!

2022 Christmas Activities

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Christmas Tree Lighting

28th annual illumination ceremony

We invite all of our resort guests and the community to help us kick off our annual six-week Christmas in the Country Celebration on Sunday, November 20, 2022. We'll flip the switch on more than 2 million lights throughout the resort and follow it up with our dazzling fireworks display. Roam the resort taking in all of the sights and sounds of the holidays and stroll through our Gingerbread House Walk. Plus activities for the kids, a visit from Santa, holiday cookies and hot apple cider. 

  • Sunday, November 20 | Activities begin at 4:30pm 
  • Photos with Santa begin at 4:30pm in Evergreen Ballroom 
  • Gather outside by the large Christmas tree at 6pm for the countdown to the illumination of holiday lights and fireworks
  • We ask that all guests and community members bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to those in need in the local community 
  • Special discounted room rates are available for Sunday, November 20, 2022: Overnight guests can add on an exclusive Breakfast with Santa for Monday morning, November 21, from 8am-10:30am, Adults $45 and Kids (3-12) $25 (service charge and tax not included). Tickets must be purchased online in advance - BUY NOW

Breakfast With Santa

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Don't forget your Christmas Wish List when you visit Grand Geneva for our Breakfast with Santa. Designed especially for kids, enjoy a breakfast served tableside with friends and family while enjoying holiday entertainment.  All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for your photo with Santa or show up in your PJ's. It's almost as fun as Christmas morning. 

  • Monday, November 21 then Saturday and Sunday mornings through Sunday, December 18
  • Adults $45 and Kids (3-12) $25 (service charge and tax not included)
  • Seatings from 8am-10:30am
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance - BUY NOW
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Holiday Tea

Igloo Experience

Embers Terrace
Looking for a unique, picturesque experience this holiday season? Grand Geneva has igloos you can reserve for up to five of your friends and family for 90-minutes. 

Coming Soon - 2022 Igloo Menu and Reservations 

More Holiday Fun

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Walk

Area residents, in both amateur and professional or adult or child categories, display their masterpieces beginning November 20, 2022, through the holidays, during a Gingerbread House Walk on the upper level. View these fabulous creations daily from 8am-8pm.  Registration for the Gingerbread House Contest is coming soon! Check back for more details. 

Trolley Tour of Lights

Trolley Tour of Lights

Concierge Desk
Hop aboard the Grand Geneva trolley for a tour around the resort to see all of our decorations. 

  • Starting on Monday, November 21, 2022 (last Tour of Lights is Wednesday, December 30)
  • Tours available hourly at 5, 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Meet at the concierge desk
  • The trolley is heated and enclosed

Admission is complimentary, but advance reservations are required and can be made starting November 7, most tours do sell out. Call (262) 248-8811 ext 3782 for more information. 

If you miss the trolley tour, don't worry! You are welcome to ride in your own vehicle down Grand Geneva Way, starting at Hwy 50. The trolley tour is not necessary to see all our decorations, but a fun way to experience them.

Holiday sleigh filled with kids

Elf Mail Run

Drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox located in the main lobby. Santa will send a message back for the kids. Then, join us daily at 4pm as Santa's helpers collect the mail to deliver to the North Pole. November 21 - December 24, 2022. 

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christmas tree service

Add some Christmas spirit to your stay at Grand Geneva. Enjoy a fully decorated tree in your guestroom upon arrival, complete with ornaments, ribbon topper and an ornament for you to cherish at home. It's all the Christmas cheer with none of the cleanup! 

$99 for the duration of your stay. Please call (262) 248-8811 ext 3782 to reserve your Christmas tree. 72 hour advance notice is required. 

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