Walworth County Fall Bucket List

Summer is quickly coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Walworth County offers a wide variety of fall-themed activities that deliver everything from apple and pumpkin picking to fall festivals to scenic tours on land, in the air, or on the water. Whether you’re looking for a family day out or a unique date for just the two of you, the Lake Geneva area has fall fun for everyone.

To find additional information on these activities and more, please go to www.visitwalworthcounty.com or call 800-395-8687.

Fun things to do throughout fall in Walworth County, WI.

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Member Monday: Spirit of the Lakes Chorus

Being new to the area makes everything around Walworth County a surprise for me, and meeting the ladies with the Spirit of the Lakes Chorus was an absolute treat! They were all smiles, and I mean ALL smiles! And then they began to sing. My instant thought once they started: WOW. Their haromonies are as friendly and welcoming as their smiles. This genuine group of gals sing their heart out in practice every week, and when they perform for an audience, they wow them too, and often bring home honors of recognition for their talents. Lucky little me got to ask Director Tessa August a bunch of questions about herself as the Director, and the chorus. Read on to learn more about this incredible chorus, and where you can plan to see them perform in the upcoming months.

WCVB: Please tell us a little about Spirit of the Lakes Chorus.
TA: The Spirit of the Lakes Chorus is a women’s chorus, which performs a cappella four-part harmony. We have a great director, we love to sing, we laugh a lot, and we have become great friends on our musical journey. Get ready to sing, laugh, and meet other women who share your love of singing. We are an award-winning chorus! As part of Sweet Adelines International, we compete annually in our Regional Competition, and we often come home with medals to recognize our achievements.

WCVB: What type of music does Spirit of the Lakes Chorus perform?
TA: Barbershop, and other a cappella four-part harmony.

The Director of Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in Lake Geneva, WI.

WCVB: Please tell us a little about yourself, as Director of the Spirit of the Lakes Chorus.
TA: I took over the reins as director of Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in July of 2015, after the retirement of co-directors, Joe and Kay Liles. I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2012 from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. While at St. Nobrert, I studied in the Voice Studio of Dr. Michael Rosewall with an emphasis in Classical and Opera. I was very involved in  Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir, Vocal Jazz, St. Norbert Abbey Singers, and Knight Theatre during my years at St. Norbert College. A native of Walworth, WI, I moved back to Lake Geneva area and am currently the full time Director of Sales at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, and part-time Sales Manager at Gino’s East of Lake Geneva. I have stayed very involved with music by teaching private voice and beginner piano lessons. I also directs the musical production at myr high school alma mater, Big Foot High School, in Walworth. I am thrilled to to be the new director of Spirit of the Lakes!

WCVB: As Director of Spirit of the Lakes Chorus, what is your favorite part of being involved in the chorus?
TA: There is never a dull moment. I work about 75 hours a week in customer service, so to have my at least once a week night to completely escape into music is exactly what I need. My passion has always been music, hence why I have my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. My favorite part of Spirit of the Lakes is the love. No matter what is going on, what we’re working toward, or even sometimes what we’re annoyed with…we really do love each other, and we make it through whatever we have to. Yes competition is fun and healthy, yes our performances are important, but if you’re not having fun what’s the point? And I’ll tell you..these ladies like to have fun!

Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in Lake Geneva, WI.

WCVB: What can a visitor expect by attending a rehearsal?
TA: We pretty much throw you in..in a good way. All the ladies are very welcoming. The director will normally ask what part you used to sing in chorus, and perhaps voice test you a little bit to see what section she would most likely have you in. Then it is completely up to you if you sing along or just listen. It’s a great time, and there’s never anything to be scared of!

WCVB: How many members are currently in the Spirit of the Lakes Chorus?
TA: 19 and growing

WCVB: Who can participate in the chorus, and how does one get involved?
TA: Any female singer. Coming by during a rehearsal is great. You can meet us in a relaxed atmosphere, and get to know us a little bit. They can get in touch with the director, or any member, there is contact information on our website!

Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in Lake Geneva, WI.

WCVB: Does Spirit of the Lakes Chorus have any upcoming events?
TA: We do! We will be performing on the Park Stage at the Walworth County Fair on Labor Day. We have a fall performance on Sunday, October 23rd at the Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn. We will also have a Christmas/Holiday Concert at Horticultural Hall in December (date soon to be finalized).

WCVB: Does Spirit of the Lakes Chorus host local concerts?
TA: We can! We do a few every year, and can be hired out for performances as well. We usually do about a half hour to an hour of music depending on the event. We love to get out in our local community!

Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in Lake Geneva, WI.

WCVB: Where can the public see Spirit of the Lakes Chorus perform?
TA: At the above performances.

WCVB: Can Spirit of the Lakes Chorus music be purchased?
TA: It can! We have a few CD’s for sale, including a lovely Christmas one. Just contact us for more details!

To learn more about Spirit of the Lakes Chorus, visit their website and follow them on Facebook!

Member Monday: Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre is one of Lake Geneva’s hottest new attractions this year, and I had the opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one convo with the magic man himself, Tristan Crist. He’s full of wit and entertaining humor, and his show delivers just that. If you’re thinking about catching one of his live performances, here’s what you can expect: to laugh, to be impressed and amazed by his illusions, and perhaps to be his “assistant” for a trick or two. He shares heartfelt stories, never misses a beat with his quick wit, and even takes time out after the show to chat with his guests and sign autographs for the little ones. Up close, Tristan is just as charming as he is on stage.

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WCVB: Please tell us a little about yourself.
TC: I’m a 33-year-old professional magician and illusionist with a dog, a cat and several beautiful magical assistants.

WCVB: Please tell us about your assistants.
TC: Nancy and Shannon are my two full time assistants.  Nancy has worked with me for the past 8 years and Shannon for the past three years.

WCVB: How did you get your start in the magic business?
TC: I started with card tricks as a young boy, worked my way up to performing at birthday parties and scouting events.  Fast forward 20 years and thousands of shows in venues big and small – I can now call myself a professional!

Tristan Crist LIVE in Lake Geneva, WI. Lake Geneva's hottest NEW attraction!

WCVB: Where have you previously performed?
TC: I spent ten years as a featured entertainer at Circus World in Baraboo, WI performing for over half a million people.  I have also performed at large theatres and performing arts centers throughout the Midwest.  In addition, I enjoy performing for a variety of corporate parties and functions throughout the year.

WCVB: Besides your Lake Geneva location, where was your favorite place to perform and why?
TC: I had a 400 seat theatre at Circus World before coming to Lake Geneva.  It was a favorite place to perform because it was built specifically for my show and included all sorts of special secrets to help with the magic!

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WCVB: How did you come to choose Lake Geneva as the destination of choice for your theatre?
TC: I was looking for a tourist destination close to Chicago and Milwaukee that didn’t currently have a permanent evening entertainment option.

WCVB: What is your favorite part of performing?
TC: Seeing the audience reactions!

WCVB: What kind of training do your assistants need in order to perform with you?
TC: Flexibility and a strong work ethic are a must.  Nancy has a gymnastics background and Shannon was a professional water-skier with the Tommy Bartlett show prior to doing magic.

Family fun at the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in downtown Lake Geneva, WI

WCVB: What kind of audience does your show cater to? Is your show family friendly?
TC: The show is designed to fool adults, but is certainly appropriate for the entire family audience.

WCVB: How many performances do you do in a week?
TC: During the summer season we will average around 7 shows per week.

WCVB: In addition to illusion mastery, what else can your audience expect at your live performances?
TC: The biggest surprise people consistently mention is how funny the show is.

Tristan Crist LIVE in Lake Geneva, WI. Lake Geneva's hottest NEW attraction!

WCVB: Is it necessary for tickets to be purchased in advance, or can people buy tickets at the door?
TC: Tickets can be purchased at the door, however, the show does tend to sell-out fast so advance tickets are recommended.

WCVB: What is your favorite illusion to perform and why?
TC: Our motorcycle appearance is my favorite because it is so incredibly fast it just seems impossible.  We put a lot of time into rehearsing it to make it what it is today and the audience reactions when a real motorcycle appears onstage in an instant are priceless.

WCVB: What is the most difficult illusion to perform and why?
TC: Our most difficult illusion to perform is our Houdini act that involves a split second switch.  It is a very physically demanding illusion for myself and Shannon which makes it difficult to pull off consistently every night.

Tristan Crist LIVE in Lake Geneva, WI. Lake Geneva's hottest NEW attraction!

WCVB: How long did it take you to learn that particular illusion?
TC: We practiced it daily for 3 months before it was put into the live show.

WCVB: What is your favorite thing about the Lake Geneva area?
TC: We are all enjoying exploring the many restaurants in the area.

WCVB: When you’re not honing your skills or performing, what do you do for fun?
TC: I tend to work on magic around 80 hours a week.  There are tons of things to do to run the business side in addition to the magic.  When I’m not working I am relaxing with my dog and cat, or checking out some local food or drink options.

To learn more about the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre, or to order tickets to one of his upcoming performances, please visit http://www.lakegenevamagic.com. Catch him if you can…

New Member Feature: Lake Geneva Clue Room

 

If you haven’t heard the news, there’s a new attraction in town that’s full of fun, mystery, and problem solving. We’d like to welcome the Lake Geneva Clue Room to downtown Lake Geneva! If you haven’t yet heard of clue rooms, or escape rooms, they are one of the hottest new trends of live action entertainment. A clue room is a physical adventure game where players are “locked” in a room and have to use elements from within the room to solve a series of puzzles that lead you to the code that allows you to escape the room. And, you only have 60 minutes to do it! We were so crazy excited to have this new attraction right here in Walworth County that we decided to have a little Q & A session with Kathy Speaker, from the Lake Geneva Clue Room, to get all the deets on the new area entertainment.

Lake Geneva Clue Room. Lake Geneva's Newest Attraction.
WCVB: Please tell us about the Lake Geneva Clue Room.
KS: Lake Geneva Clue Room is an interactive game for groups of 2 to 10 people. You have 60 minutes to work together to solve the puzzles and challenges in order to make your escape. There are three different rooms available everyday–C&NW Railroad, Cold War Clash, and Al Capone. Great for families, bachelor/bachelorette parties, groups of friends out for the evening, or team building.

WCVB: How was Lake Geneva Clue Room started? How did the idea start for the new business?
KS: My family went to Clue Carre in New Orleans. There were 14 of us —7 of us in each room. We had so much fun, we switched rooms the next day. My brother has always wanted to start his own business and since I am a retired school teacher, I offered to help.

WCVB: What age range is suitable to participate at the Lake Geneva Clue Room?
KS: I always say 8 to 80+. Younger kids see things differently and are very helpful. My mom has done them and loves them—she’s 80.

WCVB: How many Clue Rooms do you have?
KS: We have three rooms in Lake Geneva and three rooms in Baltimore.

WCVB: Is there a minimum party size required to participate in the Clue Room?
KS: We have had groups of 2 that have been successful.

WCVB: How far in advance does one need to book with Lake Geneva Clue Room?
KS: At this early stage, people can book for the same day. That might change as we get busier. You can book unto 6 months in advance online.

WCVB: Do you offer sessions for special parties, such as corporate events?
KS: Yes. Corporate events and bachelor/bachelorette parties are a good match for our rooms. We can put 10 in each room so we can handle 30 at any one time session. Also we have a large lobby if they want to bring in their own food.

WCVB: Are you really locked in the room?
KS: Technically no. In most games, you are just solving the mystery. We do have one room where you have to put the code into the door to exit. The key is in the door as well for safety.

Lake Geneva Clue Room. Lake Geneva's Newest Attraction!

WCVB: Do the themes change? If so, how often?
KS: The plan is to change the rooms once a year. We can either change the puzzles in the room keeping the same basic theme or we can do a complete overhaul of the room.

WCVB: Is there an ongoing challenge for people to escape the room in record time?
KS: We keep track of the number of groups that get out and their time. We plan to have a “Wall of Fame” after we finish our first month of business.

WCVB: How are the challenge themes chosen?
KS: We try to use themes that are related to the area. We have C&NW railroad and Al Capone. In Baltimore, we have an Edgar Allen Poe room. Also we chose the Cold War Clash because it is an unusual game with two identical rooms.

WCVB: Can Clue Room sessions be scheduled online?
KS: That is the best way to schedule. Large groups might want to call our group sales line. We also take walk-ins if the time is available.

WCVB: How much does it cost to participate in the Clue Room?
KS: $29 per person. Group rates are available by calling our group sales line.

WCVB: Can gift certificates be purchased for the Lake Geneva Clue Room?
KS: Yes. Those can be done on our website as well.

WCVB: Are all of the themed sessions of equal difficulty, or are certain themes more challenging than others?
KS: We think they are all challenging—just in different ways. Some are very logical (right brained) and some are more symbolic (left brained).

WCVB: As a new business owner in the area, what do you like most about doing business in the Lake Geneva area?
KS: First of all—everyone we have met here has been wonderful. This includes the City of Lake Geneva employees, the fire department, the Visit Lake Geneva people, and all the other business owners I have met. Plus I think fun people come to Lake Geneva to vacation. Perfect for us.

WCVB: Where can the Lake Geneva Clue Room be found, and what are the hours/session times?
KS: We are located in the Landmark Center—the last two units on the first floor. The first session is at 10:00 am and the last one is at 8:30 pm. We are flexible if a group wants to come earlier or later.

WCVB: Please tell us a little about yourself as a local business owner.
KS: I am a retired high school teacher. I taught Business Education and coached at Crystal Lake Central High School for over 30 years. I live in Richmond with my husband Jim and have 3 daughters. My youngest daughter and her husband are helping me run the Lake Geneva location.

Want to know more about the Lake Geneva Clue Room in Walworth County? Have a look at their website…and go ahead, grab your friends and book your first escape room adventure!

Give Dad A Day To Remember In Walworth County

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so this year, give Dad a day to remember! Walworth County has plenty of fun activities to surprise Dad with, from adventurous activities to the intriguing history, to spending time on the lake. Here are three memorable ways to spend the day with Dad.

Bubble Soccer at Aerial Adventures in Lake Geneva

1. Aerial Adventures is a great way to celebrate Dad with the whole family. Dad can get his adrenaline pumping on the ziplines and the free fall descender, and test his agility on the aerial trek courses. Get the whole family together for gut-wrenching laughter with bubble soccer, and it is certain to be a day Dad won’t forget!

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2. If Dad is more of a water guy, surprise him with a morning on the lake at the Fontana Paddle Company. With both stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, the whole family can join in the water fun! If Dad would rather kick back and relax on the lake, they also have pontoon and fishing boat rentals. After your time on the water, be sure to stop in their shop and buy Dad some sweet swag. Added bonus: they will even pay for your parking if you tell them the meter number.

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3. Does Dad love a good brew? If so, then the Beer Barons of Geneva Lake tour is a perfect option for Father’s Day. Black Point Estate and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line are teaming up for a tour full of history and brews. Hear stories of the beer barons that vacationed and lived along the shores of Geneva Lake and, of course, have a taste or two. So go ahead, raise a pint with Dad, score a souvenir beer mug, and have memorable evening with Pops.

For details on these activities, and to find other adventurous and memorable Father’s Day ideas in the Lake Geneva area, go to www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.

5 Spring Break Adventures in Walworth County

Looking for a little adventure over Spring Break? Well, look no further than Walworth County. The Lake Geneva area has lots of super fun activities for the wanderlust with an adventurous spirit! Here’s our list of 5 fantastically adventurous things you can do right here in Wisconsin’s very own backyard for Spring Break!

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Lake Geneva Canopy Tours has 100 incredible acres of fun and adventure. Experience the ultimate thrill as you traverse 8 different zip lines, 5 sky bridges, 3 spiral stairways and climb a one-of-a-kind “floating” double helix stairway on their world class Canopy Tour.  You can also challenge yourself on the High Ropes Excursion through 16 different obstacles! If you’re looking for adventure a little closer to the ground, you can also explore their their 9 miles of  Arbor Trails designed to accommodate beginner to advanced hiking and/or biking.

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MF Helicopters Scenic Tours
Ever wonder what Wisconsin looks like from a bird’s eye view in spring? MF Helicopters offers sightseeing tours that can help with exactly that! Have a seat in their Robinson R44 helicopter, sit back, relax and enjoy the view as Chief Pilot Mark Frey floats you through the clouds and points out the area’s many scenic views from about 1,000 feet.

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Nestled in the Kettle Moraine, the Lake Geneva area has some of the best bicycling trails in the state! Darien’s Wildwood Park has 26 acres of trails perfect for all skill levels. Alpine Valley’s Mountain Bike Trail has six miles of tight and twisty trails that is 80% single track, with bridges and stunning forest canopy. Babe Mann Park in Elkhorn has 34 acres to enjoy, that includes biking trails. The Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Whitewater has more than 160 miles of trails, varying in difficulty and length, with steep climbs. Choose your level of difficulty, pick a trail and ride on! For even more bike trails in the area, visit our website!

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If you’re staying in the Midwest this  year for Spring Break, but still crave swimsuits and H2O adventures, then Timber Ridge is the place to be! Suitable for kids of all ages, everyone in the family is sure to have a blast! If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, the 35-foot-high slides take you on an epic 300-foot adventure of twists and turns, which finally come to an end in a heated pool. For a tamer ride, the Lazy River drifts more than 500 calm, relaxing feet. The Tiny Timbers area is perfect place for littles to play, while the Activity Pool is great for keeping kids aged 7-10 moving!

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Wait – Milwaukee?? That’s not in Walworth County. Before you throw the idea to the wind, check this out: Skydive Milwaukee/Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club jumps out of the East Troy Municipal Airport. So YES, you CAN skydive right here in Walworth County! Get out your adventure goggles and get ready to to experience the thrilling excitement of freefall skydiving from 14,500 feet, followed by 3 – 5 minutes of serene parachute flight! It will be an adventure you’ll never forget!
*You must be 18 or older to skydive

If that list wasn’t enough fun for you, no worries! You can also visit the Walworth County Visitors Bureau online for more ideas of where to have fun in the area OR stop in at the Visitors Bureau office at the Lake Lawn Airport, and we’ll arm you with ideas galore!

 

12 Days of Christmas Fun

With only 12 days until Christmas, there’s much hustle and bustle everywhere you look. City sidewalks are busy and all dressed in holiday style. Shimmering lights gleam through the night, and everyone is full of good cheer. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of year!

The countdown to Christmas is on, and we wanted to celebrate in our own festive way…Walworth County-style! With so many fun activities and businesses right here in Walworth County, we’ve put a spin on the traditional Christmas carol by finding 12 fun things you can do, see or purchase around the county up until Christmas Day (some of which you can also enjoy after the holidays, if you can’t seem to squeeze them all in before Christmas!).

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On the first day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: A bottle of Hardy Pear wine.
Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn, WI 53121, 262-728-3266

Located on a property with a rich agricultural history, The Apple Barn Orchard & Winery was started in 1985. Today the orchard has over 14 apple varieties among 4,000 apple trees. Along with the orchard, there is a bakery, country store and winery. The Apple Barn Winery specializes in fruit wines. Among the selection is the Hardy Pear wine, one of their many award-winning wines.

Stop by the winery this weekend for their final open hours of the season. Open December 12 – 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. Get your true love a bottle (or two!) of Hardy Pear wine!

On the second day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Two pounds of Turtle Fudge.
Geneva Gifts, 150 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262)248-6756

Making homemade cream and butter fudge since 1983, Geneva Gifts is a great place to shop locally for Christmas gifts and treats. Coined the “best fudge in town,” you won’t be disappointed with their delectable Turtle Fudge that is smooth, creamy and ooey-gooey with just the right amount of pecan crunch. After all, what’s not to love about chocolate, caramel and pecans?!

On the third day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Three Stewing Hens.
Yuppie Hill Farm, W1384 Potter Rd Burlington, WI 53105, (262) 210-0264

Yuppie Hill poultry farm prides themselves on providing the absolute best farm-to-table freshness for their customers. Starting back in 1999, Yuppie Hill got its name from neighbors commenting on the “high class” poultry living quarters, referring to the birds as “yuppies” because they had it so good.

All of the birds on this farm are raised in a cage-free environment. Owner Lynn Lein raises laying hens and braisers, turkeys and Berkshire hogs, selling eggs, poultry and meats at local stores, including at Beans & Barley, Outpost Natural Foods and the Great Lakes Winter Farm Market at Milaeger’s in Racine.

On the fourth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Four cabaret-style performances.
Rosewood, 2484 County Road O S, Delavan, WI 53115, (262) 275-5587

One of Walworth County’s newest attractions is Rosewood, in Delavan. Whether it’s the high-energy vocal performances, the farm-fresh culinary, or the ambiance of the rustic-styled dining areas and theater that are complimented with the glimmering technology of today, you’re sure to find a reason to visit; a reason that will most likely leave you dancing off into the night.

Their “Christmas Remembered” show will bring back the magic of Christmas with your all-time favorite carols, hymns and songs. Show times still available on December 12. 13. 17 and 20.

On the fifth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: An exquisite five course dinner.
Hunt Club, 555 Hunt Club Court, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262) 245-7200

With a crackling fireplace, twinkling lights and a glimmering tree, Hunt Club Steakhouse has the perfect ambiance for a scrumptious meal. Start with choosing one of their Easy bites; a splendid choice of appetizers that are certain to please. Next indulge in a delicious salad before warming up with one of their delectable soups. Then tantalize your taste buds with one of their signature steaks, and don’t forget to save room enough to please your sweet tooth with one of their divine desserts.

The Hunt Club is fine dining at its best. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you deserve a treat for yourself.

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On the sixth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Six Christmas dinner geese.
Wilson Farm Meats, 406 South Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121, (262) 723-2919

The Wilson family has been farming since the 1870’s, and Wilson Farm Meats was established in 2004. This local retail and processing facility in Elkhorn assures the finest quality fresh and frozen meats, custom cut to your liking. Whether you purchase a whole or half beef, pig or lamb, or individual retail cuts, The Wilson family proudly provides the finest quality meats from their farm to your table.

With a wide variety of meats to choose from, seasonal favorites offered include goose and pheasant.

On the seventh day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Seven swimming lessons.
Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center, 580 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI 53190, (262) 473-4900

If you’re looking for a way to escape the cold for an hour here and there, the Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center will be the perfect getaway. There are six levels of swim lessons that are designed for recreational swimming and fitness.

On the eighth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Eight cheeses a churning.
The Cheese Box, 801 South Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (262) 248-3440

If you’re looking for some of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses for yourself or someone else, The Cheese Box has you covered. With everything from orange and white Wisconsin cheddar to cherry, blueberry and cranberry Wisconsin cheddar, you’re sure to find something to treat your taste buds to.

If you’re stocked up on cheeses for the holiday, you can always call to order a build-your-own-sandwich and take a break from gift buying and wrapping with a delicious lunch.

On the ninth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Nine dancing horses.
Dancing Horses Theatre, 5065 Hwy 50, Delavan, WI 53115, (262) 728-8200

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas with the holiday show at Dancing Horses Theatre. The dazzling spectacle of horses who dance alongside their trainers will prove to be a fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry.

Christmas show performances will be available through January 12, 2016.

On the tenth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Ten ballet dancers leaping.
Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main Street, Whitewater 53190, (262) 472-2222

Be enchanted by the annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Young Auditorium in Whitewater. Based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” by E.T.A. Hoffman, this performance will stun you as talented area youth dance on stage with gorgeous costumes and lavish backdrops.

Reserve your tickets now for the Friday, December 18 performance from 10 am to 12 pm.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Eleven carolers caroling.
Old World Wisconsin, W370 W9729 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119, (262) 594-6301

Get lost in the merriment of the season with a daylong, 19th century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs. Old World storytelling, live performances, bobsled rides (if there’s snow, of course), caroling, tasty treats and so much more will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy with Christmas spirit. Revel in Christmas past at Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle.

The final celebrations to send good cheer for 2015 will be December 12 – 13, from 10 am to 5 pm.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Walworth County gave to me: Twelve Drummers Drumming.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, (800) 558-3417

Maybe there will only be one drummer actually drumming, but you will hear the fantastical sounds of local High School entertainment as they perform live in the main lobby at Grand Geneva.

Performing Saturday December 12 and Saturday December 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.