A special tradition held the first Friday and Saturday in December, sponsored by the with the support of the city of Geneva.
For 25 years, Geneva Chamber of Commerce has been hosting the annual House Tour. While the tour itself has been around for many more years and was previously coordinated by , in 1986 Geneva Chamber of Commerce became the coordinators.
Five charming homes, aglow with holiday decorations, will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours on Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The personality of each home will illuminate when local decorators and landscapers work with homeowners to create holiday magic.
A Holiday Tea held at the is included in the $30 price of the ticket.
Proceeds of the House Tour are used to decorate Geneva for the holiday season. Tickets will be available in November you can pre-order now by calling Geneva Chamber at 630-232-6060.
Friday evening begins with the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, brought by horse-drawn carriage to offer Swedish cookies to merry-makers. Young and young at heart will wait with anticipation as Santa Claus arrives and the is lit. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then open their gingerbread home for visits from excited children.
Among the twinkling lights and fresh greenery lined streets, chestnuts are roasting over open fires, carolers are filling the night air with seasonal favorites and a live nativity scene is taking place. brimming with gift ideas invite shoppers to stroll through shops as merchants serve traditional holiday refreshments.
A Geneva Christmas is one not to be missed.
For more information, call Geneva Chamber of Commerce at 630.232.6060 or visit www.genevachamber.com.