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Geneva Christmas Walk & Holiday House Tour

Nov 14, 2016 10:05AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Tradition and surprise. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and House Tour offer both.

Friday evening begins with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented with great fanfare followed by the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, who will offer Swedish cookies to merry-makers.  The Great Tree on the Courthouse lawn is lit and then young and young at heart will wait with anticipation as Santa Claus arrives on a horse-drawn carriage. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then open their gingerbread home for visits from excited children.

Serenaded by carolers, families stroll Geneva’s historic marketplace, nibbling on fresh-roasted chestnuts, and dodging into brightly lit shops and restaurants along the way.  For Santa Hours and Carriage Ride times, visit

Those who aren’t downtown might be touring holiday-decked homes. The Christmas House Tour (Dec. 2; 11 am-8 pm & Dec. 3; 11 am-5 pm) is another tradition, but thanks to the diversity of homes and the creativity of local designers, it’s filled with unexpected treats.

For a sneak preview and more information visit

Tickets include a holiday tea and are available for $30.  Proceeds are used to decorate Geneva for the holiday season.  Purchase at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 South Third St. or at any of the locations listed below (in Geneva unless indicated otherwise).  Call 630-232-6060 to order over the phone.  

610 Home, 610 S. First St. – 630.262.3770

Anastazia - Treasures for the Home, 447 S. Third St. – 630.208.8048

bb Interiors, 600 S. First St. – 630.262.9400

CIRCA, 123 S. Third St. – 630.208.0013

City of Geneva, 22 S. First St. – 630.232.4794

Cocoon, 212 S. Third St.  – 630.232.8340

Country Naturals, 316 Campbell St. – 630.232.1172

Heinz Brothers Greenhouse, 2010 E Main St., St. Charles – 630.377.6288

Her Art Shoppe, 12 S. Third St. – 630.232.9482

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 1308 Commons Dr. – 630.208.1484

SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens, 428 W. State St. – 630.232.1303

The Little Traveler (china & crystal room), 404 S Third St. – 630.232.4200

Please note: the above locations accept cash and check (made payable to Geneva Chamber)