Trick or Treat.
This weekend is the day the kids have been waiting for. Trick or Treat is Saturday, October 31st. Lake Geneva residents are excited to be celebrating the event on Halloween. This has not been the case in previous years as convenience and safety overrode the event happening on the 31st. Get candy ready however you choose (so as to social distance and prevent the spread of any germs) because the kids will be masked up and in costume between noon and 4 p.m. The Geneva Lake Museum will be participating, as well, from noon to 4 p.m.
Many other communities are hosting trick or treat on Halloween.
Here is that list:
- Geneva Township from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
- Bloomfield, Pell Lake, East Troy, Fontana, Genoa City, Williams Bay, and Sharon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
- Delavan, Darien, Lyons, and Walworth will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
- Delavan Township noon to 3 p.m.,
- Elkhorn will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
- Burlington from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burlington will also offer a daytime event ‘Downtown Spooky City’ from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Bid has a more active presence on Facebook.
The new events coordinator, Kristina Tarantino is doing a great job filling the season with several feel-good events that will benefit the businesses in the downtown district. The events start with the Great Holiday Tree Search. The selected tree will be decorated and displayed under the Brunk Pavilion at the traditional tree lighting ceremony on December 4th at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in donating a tree it needs to be fifteen to eighteen feet tall, preferably a Norway Spruce or Douglas Fir, and be located within twenty miles of Lake Geneva. Message Streets of Lake Geneva on Facebook if you have a tree. The owner of the tree will have the opportunity to flip the switch and turn on the lights to kick off the ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony is a favorite of many locals and visitors, as it has the small-town warmth and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas.
The BID has also invited Santa to town, and he will be bringing his jolly self and Christmas cheer on December 5th, 12th, and 19th as he strolls through the downtown. The wonderful annual window display competition will begin with registration due on November 6th for any downtown business that would like to participate. The theme this year is holiday classics, including movies, music, and stories. The theme-decorated windows need to be done by November 12th, and judging takes place in four different categories: community choice, social media choice, best use of merchandise or product, and best use of theme. Get a creative thinking cap on and get ready to decorate. The Holiday kick-off, ‘Jingle and Mingle’ on November 12th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. will feature the wonderful windows, great shopping deals, and the warmth of some great company along with hot cocoa or another great warm treat.
Again, on November 14th at 10 a.m. Lake Geneva’s Annual Holiday Open House will be going on, celebrating shopping locally in the holiday season.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the reindeer paying a visit to Lake Geneva with Santa. December 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riviera. They will be at the Riviera and on December 12th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. they will be hanging out at 207 Broad Street. Santa will also have his workshop set up at 703 Main Street on both days. The BID has really amped up the holiday season with many different events, sure warm hearts near and far as well as help the struggling local businesses.