Friday, November 20, 2009

Top Ten Reasons You Should Visit Lake Geneva This Winter!

1. Santa, his elves, and real live reindeer. Children will be able to visit with them at Starbucks in downtown Lake Geneva on December 5th, 12th, and 19th from 11am until 2 pm.

2. Winter Sleigh Rides- Fantasy Hills Ranch will be offering this favorite holiday activity daily starting at 9 am. They will also be offering a bonfire afterwards to take those winter chills away.

3. Cross Country Skiing Trails- Big Foot Beach State Park will be offering perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails when the park receives a fresh snowfall of six inches or more. A sledding/snowboarding hill is also available near the parks maintenance shop.

4. Snowmobiling- Snowmobiling trails are located throughout Walworth County and connect to surrounding county trail systems. Maintenance, marking, and grooming are performed by local snowmobile clubs. By joining a local snowmobiling club (a family membership is $25 annually) you will receive maps, badges, and state and local newsletter subscriptions. Also, a member of any club is welcome on any other club trail in Wisconsin.

5. Ice Fishing- Ice Fishing is a favorite pastime on Geneva Lake in the winter months. Here you can rent an ice shanty, as well as shop the largest selection of ice jigs and ice lures in Wisconsin with over 80,000 in stock! Fishers can also sign up for guided ice fishing tours of Geneva Lake.

6. Festival of Lights- A fun filled weekend of Holiday Celebrations starting on December 4th in downtown Lake Geneva. The festival includes readings of Christmas Stories, a festive tree lighting ceremony, visits with Santa and his reindeer, Christmas carolers, a holiday parade and many holiday specials and activities around town.

7. The Dancing Horses Holiday Show- The horses will be all decorated for the Holidays during this festive show. Prancer the Reindeer and Santa Clause will also make an appearance, in this Holiday show which includes all new costumes, lighting, and Holiday music. The Bird show will feature parrots and macaws, which appeared in The Jay Leno Show and Animal Planet. The show can be enjoyed every Sat. Sun. & Wed Nov. 15th to Jan. 3rd.

8. 34th Annual Great Electric Children's Christmas Parade- A holiday tradition held on December 5th at 5 pm in downtown Lake Geneva, which includes local businesses and organizations lighting up the streets. Be sure to stroll through town following the parade for holiday shopping and dining specials.

9. Winterfest- During the weekend of February 5th until the 7th enjoy the US National Snow Sculpting Competition at the Riviera. The weekend will also include Children's Sculpting, Wagon Rides, Helicopter Rides, Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, and Sleigh on Wheel Rides.

10. The Cove of Lake Geneva- The Cove is offering exceptional discounts this holiday season which allows guests to enjoy all the fun winter activities listed above. Visit to see all the great holiday discounts that are now available.

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