Tradition and surprise. It would not be Christmas without them, and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and House Tour offer both.
Friday evening begins with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented with great fanfare followed by the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, who will offer Swedish cookies to merry-makers. The Great Tree on the Courthouse lawn is lit and then young and young at heart will wait with anticipation as Santa Claus arrives on a horse-drawn carriage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then open their gingerbread home for visits from excited children.
Serenaded by carolers, families stroll Geneva’s historic marketplace, nibbling on fresh-roasted chestnuts, and dodging into brightly lit shops and restaurants along the way. For Santa Hours and Carriage Ride times, visit Geneva Chamber of Commerce's website
Christmas House Tour
Those who aren’t downtown, might be touring holiday-decked homes. The Christmas House Tour (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 & 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3) also another tradition, but thanks to the diversity of homes and the creativity of local designers, it is filled with unexpected treats.
For a sneak preview and more information visit the Chamber's website
Tickets include a holiday tea and are available for $30. Proceeds are used to decorate Geneva for the holiday season. Purchase at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St. or at any of the locations listed below (in Geneva unless indicated otherwise). Call the Chamber at 630-232-6060 to order over the phone.
610 S. First St.
Anastazia - Treasures for the Home
447 S. Third St.
600 S. First St.
123 S. Third St.
City of Geneva
22 S. First St.
212 S. Third St.
316 Campbell St.
Heinz Brothers Greenhouse
2010 E Main St., St. Charles
Her Art Shoppe
12 S. Third St.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
1308 Commons Drive
SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens
428 W. State St.
The Little Traveler (china & crystal room)
404 S Third St.
Please note: The above locations accept cash and check made payable to Geneva Chamber.
News Release Courtesy Of The Geneva Chamber of Commerce