The Baker House Auction.
The Baker House on Wrigley Drive will be auctioned off on Friday, November 30th at 3 p.m. What will become of this luxurious historic building? Will it continue to be a destination offering room, suites, live entertainment, and fine dining? The Baker House consists of five parlors, a wrap-around porch, five guest rooms, a three-bedroom suite, two spa rooms, a large lawn, and a commercial pier with one hundred and fourteen feet of lake frontage. Not to mention all the history and detail in the building that has been maintained as close to its original 1885 construction and design as possible. All this with an opening bid of only one million nine hundred thousand dollars. If it goes for anything close to this amount it will be a steal.
Preparations and planning for the Christmas Holidays in Lake Geneva have been going on for some time, and the fun is due to start soon. The eighty-by-forty-foot ice skating rink in Flat Iron Park is due to be complete by the end of November. The Festival of Lights in Flat Iron Park is set to go at 5 p.m. on Friday night, November 30th. The night will include the city’s tree lighting under the Brunk Pavilion, hot cocoa and cookies, music, story time, and a visit from Santa. Then on Saturday, December 1st, at 5 p.m., the Annual Electric Christmas Parade (starting with the Grinch and Whoville) will be growing the hearts of the local communities, will travel through downtown Lake Geneva. Also, through the month of December on the weekends, Santa can be visited at 875 Main Street, and on December 15th Santa and a couple of his reindeer can be found at 252 Center Street outside the Thrift-In. And the Christmas festivities do not end there; because Lake Geneva is having the Riviera Beach area converted into a life-size ice castle, if the weather is kind and accommodating.