Grand Geneva Celebrates the Holiday Season with Winter Packages
19 Dec, 2011
To celebrate the forthcoming winter wonderland transformation that occurs at the resort every year, the AAA Four Diamond Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and sister property Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark are unveiling new holiday specials. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or fun for the whole family, the campus has events and packages to make your visit a memorable one this holiday season.
Christmas in the Country
Starting in November, guests of the resort will be able to delight in Grand Geneva’s annual holiday celebration “Christmas in the Country.” This six-week extravaganza kicks off with the 17th Annual Illumination Ceremony, an event during which the over one million lights that dot the resort are illuminated for the first time. Throughout the evening, the resort will unveil a variety of additional holiday decorations and programming, which visitors can enjoy through the end of December. Highlights include:
The “Hooray for Holidays!” Christmas Musical: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in cooperation with Phoenix Rising Entertainment proudly presents the 12th season of this LIVE musical revue. The show runs from November 22 – December 29; tickets are $40 for adults, and $25 for children ages 5-12. Children under 4 years of age are complimentary.
As an added bonus, guests can select a lunch or dinner meal option with their show time. A holiday luncheon will be served daily at noon, every Tuesday through Sunday before the 1:30pm performance, with dinner service available at 6pm, from Thursday to Saturday before the 7:30pm performance. Matinee meal and show tickets are $70 for adults, $45 for children ages 5-12 and $12 for children 4 and under. Dinner service and show tickets retail at $75 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 and $12 for children 4 years old and under. Visitors can call (262) 249-4741 to reserve tickets or dinner reservations.
Holiday Displays: Grand Geneva will be home to an extensive Gingerbread House Display, made by both amateur and professional bakers. Guests can vote for their favorites in adult and child categories on the resort’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GrandGeneva. Visitors to the resort’s Forum Theater can marvel at the hand-crafted, intricate designs of the resort’s newest holiday exhibit, Quilts of Christmas, featuring the work of local quilters.
The Forum will also serve as the home for the popular Festival of Trees display, comprised of trees decorated by area residents and businesses. All quilts and trees will be auctioned off at the end of the season with the proceeds going to the Walworth County Alliance for Children. Entrance to the Festival of Trees and Quilts of Christmas is included with the purchase of a show ticket. A nominal donation is suggested for entrance without a ticket.
- Seasonal Dining Favorites. Local residents and out-of-town guests can enjoy a variety of special dining experiences this season. During this festive time of year, Grand Geneva presents a special afternoon Holiday Tea service in the Grand lobby lounge daily from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30pm.
Be sure to look out for Santa and Mrs. Claus when they visit the Geneva ChopHouse during the restaurant’s Sunday Champagne Brunch. Reservations are available every Sunday from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To check availability, please call (262) 249-4788. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list!
Trolley Tour of Lights. Hop aboard the Grand Geneva trolley at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily for a guided tour around the resort to see all of the festive holiday outdoor decorations. Visitors can arrange a pick-up for the Trolley Tour at the main lodge at Grand Geneva.
In the spirit of the holiday season, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark encourages guests to give back by donating a winter coat to help those in need. From now until December 23, guests of the lodge can participate in the Coat Drive Package, applicable on overnight stays from Sunday through Friday nights. The promotion offers guests overnight suite accommodations, four passes to Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark (six passes for a two-bedroom suite), and a $20 discount on the overnight room. One item will be applied for a maximum of $20 off per room, per night. The room discount will be applied when the guest checks-in and the offer is not valid with any other packages, discounts or promotions.
Guests that want to experience all the resort has to offer can choose from two holiday-themed packages, both showcasing some of the most popular “Christmas in the Country” events.
Timber Ridge Lodge guests looking to enjoy the celebration in the month of November and December can purchase the Christmas in the Country Holiday Package, which features:
An overnight stay in a one-bedroom suiteFour Waterpark passes Four tickets to the “Hooray for Holidays!” musical Lunch or Dinner before the show in the Forum Theatre A trolley tour through the resort to view the fantastic holiday decorations Admission to the new Festival of Trees display and the Quilts of Christmas display
This package is valid from now until December 23, with rates starting at $262 per night based on a family of four. Rates for a two-bedroom suite start at $362 per night, based on a family of six, and include six tickets to “Hooray for Holidays!” and six passes to Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark. Rates are exclusive of tax and resort fee.
Visitors of Grand Geneva can also reserve a special Christmas in the Country Holiday Package, which features:An overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom Two tickets to the “Hooray for Holidays!” musical Lunch or Dinner before the show in the Forum Theatre A trolley tour through the resort to view the fantastic holiday decorations Admission to the new Festival of Trees display and the Quilts of Christmas display
This package is valid from now until December 23, with rates starting at $199 per night. Rates are exclusive of tax and resort fee.
To reserve accommodations at Grand Geneva, please call 262.248.8811 or visit www.GrandGeneva.com. For reservations at Timber Ridge Lodge, please call (866) 636-4502 or visit www.timberridgeresort.com.