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YOUR Wisconsin WINTER getaway

Spend Christmas In
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 to classic Christmas tale readings and festive holiday tea making this the most magical time of year. The six-week long picture-perfect holiday celebration welcomes the public and guests alike 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, as well, such as a ride on Santa's boat cruise and reindeer visits in downtown Lake Geneva. Pick up your last minute gifts at local shops and create a new tradition with the family!

Holiday photo by Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Lighting 

25th annual illumination ceremony

Help us kick off our six-week Christmas in the Country Celebration on Sunday, November 24. 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 vote on your favorite gingerbread house display. Plus, kids activities, a visit from Santa, holiday cookies and hot apple cider.

  • Sunday, November 24 | Activities begin at 4:30pm
  • Open to the public! We ask that guests bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to local families in need
  • Photos with Santa begin at 4:30pm in Evergreen Ballroom
  • Bring your cash for a chance to win raffles prizes to benefit Walworth County Deputy Sheriff's Association 
  • Gather outside by the large Christmas tree at 6pm for the countdown to the illumination of holiday lights and fireworks
  • Special $99 room rates available for Sunday, November 24, 2019: Overnight guests only can add on an exclusive Breakfast with Santa for Monday morning, November 25, from 8am-12pm, Adults $35, Kids (6-12) $20, Kids (2-5) $12 (service charge and tax not included) -  Call (262) 249-4788 for breakfast reservation

2019 Christmas Activities

Elf

Elf Mail Run

Main Lobby
Drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox located in the main lobby and 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.

Christmas Decorations

Classic Holiday Tale

Swinghurst Theatre
Join us for a cozy reading of a classic holiday story, for children of all ages. We encourage the little ones to come in pajamas and slippers, as guests will be invited to relax while we bring a holiday story to life. Starting at 11am on Saturdays, November 30 through December 21. See Concierge for location. 

Gingerbread House Display

Area residents, in both amateur and professional, adult or child categories, display their masterpieces beginning November 24, 2019, through the holidays, on the upper level just outside Ristorante Brissago. Come in and view these fabulous creations!


Holiday Game Zone

Holiday Grand Game Zone

Loramoor Ballroom
We hope to see you in the Grand Game Zone over the holiday! Enjoy air hockey, ping pong tables as well as several arcade games for you to experience December 20 - January 5, 2020, from 10am10pm. Plus, activities with our Experience Team.

Santa and Kids

Santa Visits

Main Lobby
Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves on Saturdays in the lobby.

  • Every Saturday, November 30 - December 21 from 2-4pm
Elf

Elf Mail Run

Main Lobby
Drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox located in the main lobby and 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.

Christmas Decorations

Classic Holiday Tale

Swinghurst Theatre
Join us for a cozy reading of a classic holiday story, for children of all ages. We encourage the little ones to come in pajamas and slippers, as guests will be invited to relax while we bring a holiday story to life. Starting at 11am on Saturdays, November 30 through December 21. See Concierge for location. 

Gingerbread House Display

Area residents, in both amateur and professional, adult or child categories, display their masterpieces beginning November 24, 2019, through the holidays, on the upper level just outside Ristorante Brissago. Come in and view these fabulous creations!


Holiday Game Zone

Holiday Grand Game Zone

Loramoor Ballroom
We hope to see you in the Grand Game Zone over the holiday! Enjoy air hockey, ping pong tables as well as several arcade games for you to experience December 20 - January 5, 2020, from 10am10pm. Plus, activities with our Experience Team.

Santa and Kids

Santa Visits

Main Lobby
Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves on Saturdays in the lobby.

  • Every Saturday, November 30 - December 21 from 2-4pm
Elf

Elf Mail Run

Main Lobby
Drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox located in the main lobby and 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.

Christmas Decorations

Classic Holiday Tale

Swinghurst Theatre
Join us for a cozy reading of a classic holiday story, for children of all ages. We encourage the little ones to come in pajamas and slippers, as guests will be invited to relax while we bring a holiday story to life. Starting at 11am on Saturdays, November 30 through December 21. See Concierge for location. 

Music to Your Ears

Relax in Lobby lounge with a holiday beverage as you enjoy live entertainment DAILY.  

Trolley
Trolley
Trolley

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 25, 2019
  • Tours available hourly at 5, 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Meet at the concierge desk
  • The trolley is heated and enclosed
  • Tickets are $5 per person for non-resort guests, lap-sitters are free
  • Complimentary for guests staying at Grand Geneva, Timber Ridge, Villas and Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Reservations are required and can be made starting November 1, most tours do sell out. 

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.



merry christmas to all

christmas Day dining

Gather with family and friends and sit back and enjoy every part of this special time together. Choose from a plethora of options on Wednesday, December 25 at Grand Geneva from the perfect brunch to a family dinner. 

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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! 

$79 for the duration of your stay. Please call (262) 248-8811 to reserve your Christmas tree.