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Geneva Christmas Walk House Tours 2012
Celebrate the beauty of the season with the Annual Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour. Many shops and restaurants are offering specials and events throughout the weekend.
The House Tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and frm 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Five distinctive homes decorated for the holidays will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours. A traditional tea at the Congregational Church in Geneva, and a keepsake decorating and entertaining ideas booklet are also included in the tour.
The traditional Christmas Walk begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 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 p.m. 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. Your family has the opportunity to be the first to greet Santa this Geneva holiday season.
House tour tickets are $30 per person. 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. House Tour Tickets Sold Here.
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Downtown Geneva is a wide area of this historic district that generally extends from East State Street to Seventh Street and along Third Street from the Kane County Government Center to Hamilton Street and a few blocks farther north. Most people consider its nexus to be the intersection of State Street and Third Street.