Holiday Happenings: December 27-29

Just because Christmas has passed doesn’t mean the fun has passed too!  We have great events happening throughout the county all weekend.  Whether you’re looking for live theater, great food, or live music, we have it all right here in Walworth County!


Thomas & Friends: A Holiday Adventure, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Performances on December 27, 28, 29
Breakfast at 8:30am; Show at 9:00am
Join Thomas & Friends for breakfast & a show!  It’s almost time for the annual Holiday Party on the Island of Sodor. Preparations are in full swing when unpredictable winter weather begins, leaving the engineers to finish up all of the planning….and it’s a lot of work! In order to make sure everything runs smoothly, they’re calling on the really useful engine, Thomas!   Thomas and the Engineers are going to need your help too, so come join us for Thomas & Friends: A Holiday Adventure.  Each show ticket includes a special Thomas & Friends gift.  Call (262) 249-4741 for tickets.

Breakfast & Show: Adults $30, Children (ages 14 and under) $25
Show only: Adults $15, Children (ages 14 and under) $10


A Christmas Portrait, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Performances on December 27 (lunch, dinner), December 28 (lunch, dinner), December 29 (brunch)
Lunch at 12:00pm; Show at 1:30pm
Dinner at 6:00pm; Show at 7:30pm
Brunch at 11:00am, Show at 11:30am

Come join us for an entertaining and uplifting Christmas in the Country with singing, dancing and a stroll down memory lane.  Experience the bustling excitement and joy that is only found during the Christmas Season!  Do you remember your first sleigh ride?   How about that perfect gift under the tree?  Let your heart relive these holiday moments and more as we present this timeless musical treasure for the whole family to enjoy.  Don’t miss A Christmas Portrait!

Lunch or Brunch & Show: Adults $65, Children (ages 14 and under) $35
Dinner & Show: Adults $70, Children (ages 14 and under) $35
Show only:Adults $30, Children (ages 14 and under) $20

seasons greetings

Christmas in the Country, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Events throughout the weekend
Join Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for festive events throughout the resort.  Visit for the Holiday Tea, the beautifully decorated Hall of Trees, or check out & vote for your favorite Gingerbread House Display!

Check each event page for pricing and details. Reservations required for the holiday tea.


The Magic of the Holiday Season Show, Dancing Horses Theatre
Performances on December 27 (lunch/show), December 28 (lunch/show, dinner/show), December 29 (show only)
Lunch at 12:00pm, Show at 1:00pm
Dinner at 5:00pm, Show at 6:00pm
Sunday Show at 1:00pm
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season: music, costumes, and holiday lights grace the entire theatre from November 15th to January 12th, 2014. Check website for details & menu.  Reservations are required, so please call (262) 728-8200 today for tickets.

Lunch & Show: Adults $49.95, Children (3-12 years) $37.50
Show only: Adults $27.50, Children (12 and under) $15, Children (2 and under) free to sit on lap of a parent

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Elkhorn Light Show, 843 Chelsea Drive, Elkhorn
December 27-29
Visitors can listen to Christmas music in the comfort of their cars while watching lights dance to the beat!   We have over 40,000 lights, over 50 strobe lights, a professional radio station, and a special guest waving from the window!  If you enjoy the show, please feel free to make a donation.  There is a cash/check donation box located at the show.  This is a charity light show, so all donations go directly to the Elkhorn Area Fire Department.   Many thousands of visitors have already made magical holiday memories by visiting this show!  Checks should be made out to the Elkhorn Area Fire Department.
***tune your car radio to 88.5 FM to hear the music for the show!!***

Free to the public; donations welcome & appreciated

Lights show


H!p Pocket, Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn
Friday, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Tom Stanfield, Fontana Grill @ The Abbey
Friday & Saturday, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Kathy Fry, Nuvo @ French Country Inn
Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Scott Thomas Karaoke, Lookout Lounge @ Lake Lawn
Friday, 9:00pm-1:00am

Tom Stanfield, The Helm @ The Abbey
Friday & Saturday, 9:30pm-1:00am

Greg Schaffer, Studio Winery in Lake Geneva
Saturday, 4:00pm-8:00pm

Terry Sweet, Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn
Saturday, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Joe Kadlec, Nuvo @ French Country Inn
Saturday, 7:00pm-11:00pm

Karaoke, Snug Harbor in Delavan
Saturday, 9:00pm-2:00am

Lake Geneva House of Music, Lookout Lounge @ Lake Lawn
Saturday, 9:00pm-1:00am

Michael Favaro, Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn
Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm

New Blues Show with Doug Jackson, Studio Winery


Wine Tasting, Aeppeltreow Winery in Burlington
Saturday, December 28 and Sunday, December 29
If we are working, you may watch. Otherwise, we’ll tell you about our products and how we make them. And then we’ll try them.  We offer several tasting options: 5 sample for free, one may be a brandy/whiskey, or $5 to try up to all the wines / ciders, and/or $5 to try up to all the distilled brandies & whiskey. (Aside: we lean dry, but there is something at least medium sweet in each style.  We often offer cheese pairings, too.) Parties of more than 10 should call before their visit to make arrangements.  You are free to stroll through the orchard. There are walking paths through the woods. Bong State Rec Area adjoins the property.

Sample up to 5 for free, or try all wines/ciders for $5 or all distilled brandies & whiskey for $5

Holiday Victorian Tea, Baker House
Saturday, December 28
Tea will begin with a tour of the first floor of the mansion.  The tour is given by our costumed butler and will last approximately 20 minutes.  The tour combines both the unique architectural elements of the home, as well as the history of the family that built it.  Tea is then served and enjoyed at the guests leisure.

Tea is $28.00 per guest and includes sweet & savory delights  (plus tax and gratuity)

Trout House Holiday Feast, Rushing Waters Fishery
Saturday, December 28
Served in a celebratory family style, this meal will be one you’ll talk about for weeks!  Menu includes smoked trout chowder with sourdough bread, whole roasted salmon fillets basted in brown butter, family sides of green beans & mashed potatoes, and a cranberry gelatin & panna cotta for dessert.

Adults $30, Children under 12 $17

Harborside Champagne Brunch, Fontana Grill @ The Abbey
Sunday, December 29
Each Sunday from 9am-2pm, enjoy scrumptious brunch options with new selections introduced each week.  Visit website for prices and more information.

Bloody Mary Bar & Sunday Fish Fry, Sperino’s
Sunday, December 29
Stop in for our extensive Bloody Mary bar and stay for the blue gill 4 piece fish fry!

For even more events throughout the area, check out our Events Calendar or browse our website for winter activities, local attractions & restaurants, and more!  From all of us at the WCVB, happy holidays!!


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