“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go.”
From sparkling lights in downtown Lake Geneva and decorated trees in Elkhorn to a light tunnel in East Troy, Walworth County is decked out with holiday spirit. If you’re bringing the entire family for a visit or hosting friends for the holidays, Walworth County has trimmed the trees, hung up the lights, turned on the Christmas music, and sprayed fake snow on the windows (at least until we get our first big Wisconsin snow!) to welcome you home for the holidays.
Lake Geneva’s Parade of Trees
If a Parade of Trees doesn’t scream holiday fun, we’re not sure what does! Geneva Lake Museum hosts the Parade of Trees every year with dozens of decorated trees in the museum and around Lake Geneva’s downtown area. The Museum’s trees can be viewed Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, but the trees throughout the downtown can be viewed anytime. Make sure to remember which one is your favorite and go online to vote for the People’s Choice Award!
Let It Glow at the Walworth County Fairgrounds
Looking to continue your tour of holiday trees? Head to Let It Glow at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. Let It Glow is a free drive-thru holiday festival with whimsical light displays along Balsam Boulevard. The trees are sponsored and decorated by local families, organizations, and businesses. Trees will be on display through Dec. 27.
Turn on the Twinkle in East Troy
East Troy will be hosting East Troy Lights, a timed, interactive light show set to music daily on the hour at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm through December. You can walk through the lights or see the show from you car by tuning into 90.9 FM to get the full experience.
The twinkling lights illuminate the entire downtown East Troy Square in sync with favorite holiday songs, or visitors can take control of a light show simulator and create their own holiday light show.
Grand Geneva’s Gingerbread House Walk
We can’t promise you’ll be able to pick your favorite, but we can promise some pretty sweet views when you visit the Grand Geneva, and we’re not talking about the dozens of decorated Christmas trees and holiday displays. We’re talking about the Gingerbread House Walk. Area residents, in amateur, professional, adult, and child categories, build and display their Gingerbread House masterpieces at the Grand Geneva through the holidays. The Gingerbread House Walk is open to the public Sunday-Thursday from 8am-8pm.
Christmas Remembered at Rosewood
Another holiday event you shouldn’t miss is Christmas Remembered, a Rosewood tradition that celebrates some of the most loved hymns, carols, and holiday songs. Christmas Remembered is a live show of vocals and orchestrations performed amongst colorful lighting and video. Audience members are encouraged to sing along throughout the performance.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Walworth County
Once all the presents are opened, the cookies are eaten, and the carols are sung…it’ll be time to celebrate the New Year. Alpine Valley Resort is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a live band and drink specials starting at 9pm. Or ring in the New Year with a full spread of festive eats and treats at Lake Lawn Resort’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet.
“We wish you a merry Christmas. And a happy New Year. Glad tidings we bring. To you and your kin. Glad tidings for Christmas, and a happy New Year” in Walworth County!