Celebrate the beauty of the season with the annual Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour on Friday, and Saturday, December 7 and 8.
The traditional Christmas Walk begins on December 7 at 6:00 pm when Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, and her attendants arrive by horse-drawn carriage to offer Swedish cookies to visitors. Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree on the Courthouse lawn and officially opens his Gingerbread House at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of holiday shopping and dining in historic Geneva and delight in chestnuts roasting, strolling carolers, freshly-made candy canes and hot cider.
The House Tour takes place on Friday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Five distinctive homes decorated for the holidays will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. A traditional tea at the Congregational Church in Geneva, and a keepsake decorating and entertaining ideas booklet are also included in the tour.
Many shops and restaurants will be open with special activities planned also. One not to miss is Chef Roby attempting to the make the world's longest candy cane. Stop by the old courthouse on Third Street on Saturday night to see how long it is!
House tour tickets are $30 per person. For more information on the Christmas Walk and House Tour, contact the Chamber Office at (630) 232-6060 or visit www.genevachamber.com.