Spring into Easter!

Easter Egg Hunts, special Sunday Brunches and Easter activities to have fun with the entire family. From Sunday best to all-out outdoor Easter fun. Find all your eggs and make it an Easter you’ll never forget in Walworth County!

Easter Egg Hunts

April 13

April 19

April 20

April 21

Breakfasts & Brunches

April 13

April 20

April 21

Easter FUN!

April 13

April 14

April 20

April 21

For details and more events go to
VisitWalworthCounty.com!

Ice Skating in Walworth County

ice-skating-3002574_1920Ice has created many magical experiences for the Lake Geneva area this winter. In January, we were fortunate enough to welcome Ice Castles to the Riveria Beach in Lake Geneva. This magical outdoor experience, no doubt, has given guests a new appreciation of the beauty and wonderment of ice.

However, nothing beats the classic winter tradition of lacing up a pair of skates and taking to the ice. Whether it’s skating arm-in-arm with a loved one or teaching your kids to skate for the first time, nothing compares to the wintry magical feeling of gliding across the ice.

Bring your own skates to any of these Walworth County rinks. Rentals are available where noted:

Delavan

Lake Lawn Resort | 2400 E. Geneva Street
Rentals available at front desk; $5 per hour

East Troy

Adjacent to the East Troy Public Library | 3094 Graydon Avenue

Elkhorn

Courthouse Square (Veterans Park) | 100 W. Walworth Avenue

Fontana

The Abbey Resort | 269 Fontana Boulevard
Rentals available at front desk; $2/pair

Reid Park | Lake Street

Lake Geneva

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | 7036 Grand Geneva Way
Rentals available at the ski shop; $10/pair

Flat Iron Park | 201 Wrigley Drive
Rentals available through Clear Water Outdoor;  Free for used, $5 for new

The Ridge Hotel | W4240 Hwy. 50
Rentals available at front desk; $8/pair

Walworth

Rotary Park | Casey Lane

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For more winter activities check out our “Winter Fun” section in Things to Do at VisitWalworthCounty.com

Sledding

boy-child-cold-1620934The snow keeps coming, so that means more time to enjoy the sleds! Sitting at the top of the hill, that rush fills you excitement.

Walworth County has such a unique geological history, that has textured the landscape creating great opportunities for winter fun with moraines and hills for lots of sledding! Grab the kids or that kid inside of you, pull out your sled and check out one of these hills:

Burlington

Beverly-Jo Park | 367 Dunford Dr.

Fox River Park | 9521 304th Ave.

Steinhoff Park | 833 Cedar Dr.

Darien

Wildwood Park | Sweet Rd. & Wildwood Dr.

Delavan

Robert H. Miller Park | High St. & N. 7th St.

Rudy Lange Sledding Hill | Washington St. & Terrace St.

Swan Creek Trail | West Side

East Troy

North of Mitchell Park | 3090 Graydon Rd.

Pulliam Nature Area | 1824 Thomas Dr.

West Kettle Nature Area | 1825 Thomas Dr.

Lake Geneva

City of Lake Geneva Sledding Hill | Sage St. & Mill St.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | 7036 Grand Geneva Way

Whitewater

Trippe Lake Park | 407 S. Wisconsin St.

Nordic Trail, Kettle Moraine State Forest | N9084 County Hwy. H

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Have you found a special sledding hill to add to this list?  Let us know!  Comment below with the hill name & location.

Check out a full list of great winter fun and events in Walworth County at, VisitWalworthCounty.com!

Ring In 2019 in the Lake Geneva Area!

We invite you to celebrate the New Year with us.  From family friendly events to live music to delicious menus – we have everything you may need to ring in the New Year in style!

New Year’s Eve:

Legends of CountryHappy Noon Year at Lions Field House in Williams Bay – celebrate the New Year with games, activities, food, mocktails, balloon drop, & more from 11 am – 1 pm – sponsored by the Barret Memorial Library and the Williams Bay Recreation Department.

New Year’s Eve at The Mountain Top in Lake Geneva – ski or snowboard your way into the New Year from 12 – 9 pm.

Legends of Country at The Fireside in Fort Atkinson – two opening performances on New Year’s Eve to start the year out right – at 12 pm & 6 pm.

Light It Up – New Years At Noon at Rosewood in Delavan – all the festivities of a New Year’s Eve celebration with an earlier bedtime! 11:30 am cocktail reception, 12:30 pm dining, 2 pm show.

New Year's Eve 2018New Year’s Eve 2018 at Studio Winery in Lake Geneva – wine, music, and great people from 4 pm – 9 pm.

New Year’s Eve at Grand Cafe at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva – enjoy a prime rib & seafood buffet from 4 – 10 pm.

New Year’s Eve at the Duck Inn in Delavan – a delicious menu celebrating the New Year with style at one of Walworth County’s Supper Clubs from 4 pm – 2 am.

NYE Celebration at Stefana’s in Lake Geneva – ring in the New Year with friends, dancing, great cocktails & Cork N Classics from 4:30 pm – 1 pm.

Gordy's New Year's EveGordy’s New Year’s Eve in Fontana – culinary & cocktail specials all evening and a late night party with a DJ & dancing – the party runs from 5 pm – 2 am.

New Year’s Dinner at Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – celebrate in the romantic rustic-chic restaurant with panoramic lake views and a luscious prime rib buffet dinner form 5 – 9 pm.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Hunt Club in Lake Geneva – ring in & relish the New Year with a celebratory three course meal from 5 – 10 pm.

New Year’s Eve at The Geneva Inn in Lake Geneva – ring in 2019 like it’s 1920 with a five course prix fixe menu and live entertainment from 5 pm – 12 am.

Lake Lawn ResortNew Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – offering multiple NYE parties for all ages – everyone has a chance to celebrate the New Year! Party from 5 pm – 1 am.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at 240° West at The Abbey Resort in Fontana – indulge in the romance of starting the New Year with that special someone at 240° West form 5 – 10 pm.

New Year’s Eve at Ristorante Brissago at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – enjoy a five course menu including a champagne toast from 5:30 – 11 pm.

The LoungeRing In The New Year at The Lounge at the Delavan Lake Store in Delavan – celebrate the New Year at The Lounge from 6 – 10 pm.

Light It Up – New Year’s Gala at Rosewood in Delavan – an extraordinary New Year’s Eve experience including a midnight countdown and champagne toast. Cocktail & cheese reception at 6:30 pm, dining at 7:30 pm, and show & dancing at 9 pm.

The Ridge HotelNew Year’s Eve Celebration & Cocktail Party at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – ring in the New Year with a cocktail party, champagne toast, and a concert featuring Nashville’s High South from 9 pm – 1 am.

New Year’s Eve at PIER 290 in Williams Bay – great food, drinks, & music that will rock you from one year into the next form 9 pm – 1 am.

New Year’s Party at Abbey Springs in Fontana – Ian Ash will perform a duo show with bassist Chivo from 9 pm – 1 am.

Dirty CanteenLive Music at Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy – Dirty Canteen is rocking in the New Year from 9:30 pm – 1:30 am.

New Year’s Day:

New Year’s Day Brunch at The Abbey Resort in Fontana – 240° West is offering a spectacular New Year’s Day brunch from 9 am – 1 pm.

Pajama JamPajama Jam Brunch at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – break out those bunny slippers & boogie over to Crafted Americana for a brunch with a Bloody Mary Bar and a DJ from 9 am – 2 pm.

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – a bountiful array of breakfast and lunch fare with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar from 9:30 am – 2:30 am.

New Year’s Day Buffet at Stefana’s in Lake Geneva – enjoy the first meal of the New Year with an all you can eat buffet from 11 am – 6 pm.

Snow GolfSnow Golf at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva – 4 person scramble, 9 holes, so much fun starting at 11 am.

Light It Up – New Year’s Day Brunch at Rosewood in Delavan – a cocktail reception at 11:30 am, dining at 12:30 pm, and a show at 2 pm.

Turn the New Year’s holiday in to a mini-getaway, with many of the area’s resorts and hotels offering packages that include overnight accommodations, special dining options and entertainment.

Reservations are highly recommended or required for most of the activities – please see the listings online or call for more information.

For details on each of these New Year’s events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com or call (262) 728-6000.

Santa Sightings: December 22-23, 2018

The last weekend before he leaves to head back to the North Pole to deliver presents to all of the children.  If you haven’t had a chance to get him your list, here are the places he will be this weekend.

Saturday, December 22

Breakfast With Santa | 8 am – 12 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Evergreen Ballroom,
Lake Geneva
(262) 249-4788, www.grandgeneva.com

Lake Lawn Breakfast With SantaBreakfast With Santa | 8:30 – 10 am
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
(262) 728-6000, www.lakelawnresort.com

Breakfast With Santa | 9 – 10:30 am
Baker House, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-4700, www.bakerhouse1885.com

Santa’s Hours | 11 am – 1 pm
Bradley’s Department Store, Delavan
www.delavanwi.org

Santa In His WorkshopVisit Santa in his Workshop | 11 am – 2 pm
Santa’s Temporary Workshop, Lake Geneva
(262) 395-8128, www.streetsoflakegeneva.com

Santa In The Chalet | 2 – 4 pm
Downtown, Burlington
(262) 763-6044, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Santa Visits | 2 – 4 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lobby, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-8811, www.grandgeneva.com

Santa CoveSanta’s Coming to The Cove | 3 – 5 pm
The Cove of Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva
(262) 249-9460, www.coveoflakegeneva.com

Santa Cruise | 4:30 – 9:30 pm
Lake Geneva Cruise Line – Winter Harbor, Williams Bay
(262) 248-6206,
www.santacruiselakegeneva.com

Sunday, December 23

Grand Geneva SantaBreakfast With Santa | 8 am – 12 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Evergreen Ballroom, Lake Geneva
(262) 249-4788, www.grandgeneva.com

Jolly Old St. Nicholas at The Abbey Brunch | 10 am – 1 pm
The Abbey Resort – 240° West, Fontana
(262) 275-9000, www.theabbeyresort.com

Santa CruiseSanta In The Chalet | 2 – 4 pm
Downtown, Burlington
(262) 763-6044, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Santa Cruise | 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Lake Geneva Cruise Line – Winter Harbor, Williams Bay
(262) 248-6206, www.santacruiselakegeneva.com

For more information on holiday fun, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com
or call (262) 728-6000
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Celebrate the Holidays in the Lake Geneva Area

Start a new tradition or revisit a favorite this holiday in Walworth County.  We have something to please even the grumpiest Grinches in your family – from light tours and tree displays to traditional holiday teas.

If you need to entertain the family or friends, we have some options for you.

  • Bay Festival of Trees at Edgewater Park in Williams Bay – adorned with 21 decorated trees that visitors can stroll through until December 31.
  • Elf-e1545327318358.jpgElf The Musical at The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson – based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy is now a must -see holiday musical.  Catch it December 20 at 10:30 am & 5:15 pm, December 22 at 10:30 am & 4:45 pm, and December 23 at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm.
  • Holiday Tea at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – Ristorante Brissago brings you a special afternoon holiday tea, daily at 1 pm through December 22.
  • Gingerbread HouseGingerbread House Display at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – amateur and professional builders display their masterpieces for all to see. Hundreds of gingerbread houses are available to view on the upper level outside of Ristorante Brissago through January 1.
  • Santa Cruise at Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s Winter Harbor in Williams Bay – embark on a magical boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway through December 31.
  • Mingle & Jingle Weekend at Delavan Lake Store in Delavan – lots of specials, entertainment, and even a wine & cheese tasting, December 21 – 23.
  • Trolley Tour of LightsTrolley Tour of Lights at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – sit back and enjoy the thousands of lights decorating Grand Geneva’s property while riding the trolley, which runs through January 1.
  • Christmas in New York with Franc D’Ambrosio at the Belfry Music Theatre in Delavan – celebrate the magic of the season with favorite holiday standards.  Performing December 21 – 22 at 7 pm.
  • Holiday Tea at The Geneva Inn in Lake Geneva – the Grandview Restaurant is offering a special holiday tea menu each day through December 31.
  • Classic Holiday Tale at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – a reading of a classic holiday story – for children of all ages in the Swinghurst Theatre.  Story reading daily through December 30 at 11 am.
  • Ugly Sweater Saturday.jpgUgly Christmas Sweater Saturday at Sprecher’s Restaurant in Lake Geneva – wear your ugly Christmas sweater in on Saturday, December 22 and receive a $5 gift certificate!
  • Santa Cause Tree Festival at Gage Marine in Williams Bay – see the Christmas trees decorated by the Twelve Charities of Christmas through December 30 (not open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day). Visitors get a chance to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the trees and the items surrounding the trees.  The charities receive the proceeds from the raffle ticket sales.
  • Unique Craft Beer Holiday Tasting at Sonoma Cellars in Delavan – enjoy new craft beers from new a& unique breweries at the free sampling on December 22 form 2 – 4 pm.
  • Christmas Remembered at Rosewood in Delavan – the songs we love during the holidays paired with delicious farm to table fare.  Serving supper club stations with a show on December 20 at 12:30 pm and a brunch with a show on December 23 at 12:30 pm.
  • Vision BoardVision Board Party at Staller Estate Winery in Delavan – make vision boards to help you set goals and be successful in the New Year! Just $15 and includes the supplies and a glass of wine from 6 – 8 pm on December 28.
  • Dueling Pianos Holiday Show at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – the N.E.W. Piano Guys are returning to Lake Lawn Resort on December 27 – 29.

Christmas Eve:

  • Jingle & Mingle at the Delavan Lake Store in Delavan – offering a special Bloody Mary Bar from 11 am – 2 pm and drink specials all day to hydrate you while you do your last minute shopping.
  • Elf Mail RunElf Mail Run at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – get those last minute letters in to Santa Claus. Drop your letters in the special mailbox located in the lobby and an Elf will pick up the mail at 4 pm (running daily through December 24).
  • Hunt ClubChristmas Eve Dinner at The Hunt Club Steakhouse in Lake Geneva – enjoy an intimate gathering with a crackling fireplace and beautiful decorations from 4 – 9 pm.
  • Christmas Eve at Stefana’s in Lake Geneva – gather with family and friends and feast on a delicious Italian-German cuisine while enjoying three open fireplaces from 4:30 – 9:30 pm.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – the Frontier Restaurant has prepared a special menu just for Christmas. Enjoy Christmas Eve right on the shore of Delavan Lake from 5 – 10 pm.

Christmas Day:

  • The Abbey 2Christmas Day Brunch at The Abbey Resort & Spa in Fontana – enjoy a brunch on Christmas morning at 240° West for the perfect start to the holiday from 9 am – 1 pm.
  • A Grand Yuletide Christmas Day Buffet at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – the Frontier Restaurant is offering a traditional holiday with all of your brunch favorites from 10 am – 6 pm.
  • Christmas Day Brunch at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva – the Geneva Chophouse will be serving a traditional holiday brunch from 10 am – 3 pm. The Grand Café will also be serving a breakfast buffet, ala carte lunch, and a dinner buffet.
  • Christmas Day Community MealChristmas Day Community Meal at Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce in Elkhorn – join the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Christmas Day Community Meal from 11 am – 12:30 pm – all are welcome.
  • Christmas Dinner at The Abbey Resort & Spa in Fontana – 240° West is offering a delicious Christmas dinner after all of the holiday fun from 5 – 10 pm.

For more information on holiday fun, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com
or call (262) 728-6000

Santa Sightings: December 15-16, 2018

Make memories this Christmas in the Lake Geneva Area – Santa will be on hand to help!

Saturday, December 15

Baker HouseBreakfast With Santa | 8 am – 12 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Evergreen Ballroom,
Lake Geneva
(262) 249-4788, www.grandgeneva.com

Breakfast With Santa | 9 – 10:30 am
Baker House, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-4700, www.bakerhouse1885.com

Santa VisitsChristmas Train | 9 am; 10:30 am; 12 pm; 1:30 pm; 3 pm
East Troy Electric Railroad, East Troy
(262) 642-3263, www.easttroyrr.org

Santa Visits & Magic Scratch Ornaments | 10 – 11:30 am
Aram Public Library, Delavan
(262) 728-3111, www.aramlibrary.org

Old World Wisconsin SantaAn Old World Christmas | 10 am – 4 pm
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
(262) 594-6301,
www.oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Santa’s Hours | 11 am – 1 pm
Bradley’s Department Store, Delavan
www.delavanwi.org

Santa & His ReindeerSanta and his Reindeer | 11 am – 2 pm
Streets of Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva

Santa In The Chalet | 2 – 4 pm
Downtown, Burlington
(262) 763-6044, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Santa Visits | 2 – 4 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Lobby, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-8811, www.grandgeneva.com

Santa CoveSanta’s Coming to The Cove | 3 – 5 pm
The Cove of Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva
(262) 249-9460, www.coveoflakegeneva.com

Santa Cruise | 4:30 – 9:30 pm
Lake Geneva Cruise Line – Winter Harbor, Williams Bay
(262) 248-6206,
www.santacruiselakegeneva.com

Sunday, December 16

Grand Geneva SantaBreakfast With Santa | 8 am – 12 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Evergreen Ballroom, Lake Geneva
(262) 249-4788, www.grandgeneva.com

Christmas Train | 9 am; 10:30 am; 12 pm; 1:30 pm; 3 pm
East Troy Electric Railroad, East Troy
(262) 642-3263, www.easttroyrr.org

Jolly Old St. Nicholas at The Abbey Brunch | 10 am – 1 pmThe Abbey
The Abbey Resort – 240° West, Fontana
(262) 275-9000, www.theabbeyresort.com

Holiday Brunch Buffet | 10 am – 2 pm
The Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-5690, www.genevainn.com

An Old World Christmas | 10 am – 4 pm
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
(262) 594-6301, www.oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

Santa BrunchSanta Brunch | 11 am – 2 pm
Evergreen Country Club, Elkhorn
(262) 723-5722, www.evergreengolf.com

Visit Santa in his Workshop | 11 am – 2 pm
Santa’s Temporary Workshop, Lake Geneva
(262) 395-8128, www.streetsoflakegeneva.com

Santa In The Chalet | 2 – 4 pm
Downtown, Burlington
(262) 763-6044, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Santa Cruise | 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Lake Geneva Cruise Line – Winter Harbor, Williams Bay
(262) 248-6206, www.santacruiselakegeneva.com

For more information on holiday fun, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com
or call (262) 728-6000
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