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Spend Christmas in Lake Geneva

A Winter Resort in Wisconsin

If you're looking for a winter getaway this Christmas, plan your stay at Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva. Every year, the holidays come to life during our annual Christmas in the Country celebration. Gaze at more than two million Christmas lights indoors and out, including our family-favorite 12 days of Christmas drive-through light show. Enjoy a variety of activities from Breakfast with Santa to classic Christmas tale readings and festive holiday tea making this the most magical time of year. The six-week-long picture-perfect holiday celebration welcomes locals and guests alike to share in the festive holiday spirit.

In addition to all of our on-site activities, there is an abundance of Christmas activities in the Lake Geneva area, as well, such as a ride on Santa's boat cruise and reindeer visits in downtown Lake Geneva. Pick up your last-minute gifts and create a new tradition with the family!

Mother and daughter holiday photo by Christmas Tree

Illumination Ceremony

Lighting of the Tree

Help us kick off our six-week Christmas in the Country Celebration on Sunday, November 24 at the Main Lodge at Grand Geneva. We'll flip the switch on more than 2 million lights throughout the resort and follow it up with our dazzling fireworks display. Roam the resort taking in all of the sights and sounds of the holidays and vote on your favorite gingerbread house display. Plus, kids activities, a visit from Santa, holiday cookies and hot apple cider.

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  • Sunday, November 24 | Activities begin at 4:30pm | Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
  • We ask that guests bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to local families in need
  • Photos with Santa begin at 4:30pm in Evergreen Ballroom
  • Bring your cash for a chance to win raffles prizes to benefit a local charity 
  • Gather outside by the large Christmas tree at 6pm for the countdown to the illumination of holiday lights and fireworks
  • Special $109 room rates available for Sunday, November 24, 2019: Overnight guests only can add on an exclusive Breakfast with Santa for Monday morning, November 25, from 8am-12pm at the Main Lodge at Grand Geneva, Adults $35, Kids (6-12) $20, Kids (2-5) $12 (service charge and tax not included), Call (262) 249-4788 for breakfast reservation
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Trolley Tour of Lights

Trolley Tour of Lights

Hop aboard the Grand Geneva trolley for a tour around the resort to see all of our decorations. 

  • Starting on Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Tours available hourly at 5, 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Meet at the concierge desk
  • The trolley is heated and enclosed
  • Tickets are $5 per person for non-resort guests, lap-sitters are free
  • Complimentary for guests staying at Grand Geneva, Timber Ridge, Villas and Holiday Inn Club Vacations
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Reservations are required. Make reservation today! 

If you miss the trolley tour, don't worry! You are welcome to ride in your own vehicle down Grand Geneva Way, starting at Hwy 50. The trolley tour is not necessary to see all our decorations, but a fun way to experience them.

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    Breakfast with Santa

    Timber Ridge is hosting an all-new Breakfast with Santa this year. Bring your list and meet Jolly Old Saint Nicholas on Sundays in December. 

    8am-11am | Cascades Ballroom at Timber Ridge
    First-come, first-served - no reservations needed! 

    • Sunday, December 1
    • Sunday, December 8
    • Sunday, December 15
    • Sunday, December 22

    Adults $27.99
    Kids 5-12 $14.99
    Children 2-5 $6.99
    Under 2 complimentary with a paying adult


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    Elf Mail Run

    Drop off your letters to Santa in our magical mailbox located in the Timber Ridge Lobby or the Grand Geneva Lobby. Then join us daily at 4pm in Grand Geneva's Lobby as Santa's helpers collect the mail to deliver to the North Pole. 



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    Gingerbread House Displays

    Area residents, in both amateur and professional, adult or child categories, display their masterpieces beginning November 24, 2019, through the holidays, on the upper level just outside Ristorante Brissago. Come in and view these fabulous creations! 

  • Young girl hugging Santa

    Santa Visits

    Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves on Saturdays in the lobby.

    Every Saturday, November 30 - December 21 from 2-4pm

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    Christmas Day Dining

    So many options to choose from here at Grand Geneva. Start with a brunch in Geneva ChopHouse or save room for a lavish dinner buffet. Call (262) 249-4788 for reservations. More Details

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    Holiday Tale

    Join us for a cozy reading of a classic holiday story, for children of all ages at Grand Geneva. We encourage the little ones to come in pajamas and slippers, as guests will be invited to relax while we bring a holiday story to life. Starting at 11am on Saturdays, November 30 through December 21. See Conciergeat Grand Geneva for location. 


Christmas Tree Service


Add some Christmas spirit to your stay at Timber Ridge. Enjoy a fully decorated tree in your guestroom upon arrival, complete with ornaments, ribbon topper and an ornament for your to cherish at home. It's all the Christmas cheer with none of the cleanup! 

$79 for the duration of your stay. Please call (262) 249-3400 to reserve your Christmas tree.

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