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Celebrate the season with Geneva's Christmas Walk and Holiday House Tour

Oct 26, 2018 01:24PM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva, IL - Tradition and surprise—it wouldn’t be Christmas without them and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and House Tour offer both.

On Friday evening, December 7, the Christmas Walk begins with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season. It is 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 so young and young at heart can wait with anticipation as Santa Claus arrives on a horse-drawn carriage. Santa and his trusted elf will then open their gingerbread home for visits from excited children.

Serenaded by carolers, families can stroll through Geneva’s historic marketplace, nibbling on fresh-roasted chestnuts and dodging into brightly lit shops and restaurants along the way. The events will start at Graham's from 5:45-6pm. The walk will continue until 9:30pm.

Those who aren’t downtown, might be touring holiday-decked homes. The Christmas House Tour will begin on Dec. 7 from 10am-8pm & Dec. 8 from 10am-5pm. The tradition always brings holiday cheer to anyone who visits the cozy homes. This year, the tour is filled with unexpected treats thanks to the diversity of homes and the creativity of local designers. For information about tickets, participating homes and local decorators read more about Geneva's Annual Christmas House Tour

Source: Laura Rush