Monday, November 24, 2008

2008 Geneva Christmas Walk & House Tour

Celebrate the beauty of the season with the Annual
Christmas Walk and House Tour.

The traditional Christmas Walk begins on December 5 at 6:00 pm when Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, and her attendants arrive by horse-drawn carriage to offer Swedish cookies to visitors. Santa makes his appearance to light the Great Tree on the Courthouse lawn and officially opens his Gingerbread House at 6:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of holiday shopping and dining in historic Geneva and delight in chestnuts roasting, strolling carolers, freshly-made candy canes and hot cider.

The House Tour takes place on Friday, December 5 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Five distinctive homes decorated for the holidays will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. The PURE Gardener will be designing house number 1. A traditional tea at the Congregational Church in Geneva, and a keepsake decorating and entertaining ideas booklet are also included in the tour.

House Tour tickets are $28 per person; $30 if purchased on day of event or ahead of time at The PURE Gardener. For more information on the Christmas Walk and House Tour or for information about becoming an event sponsor, contact the Chamber Office at 630-232-6060.

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