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Winter Fun in Lake Geneva

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Santa Cruise

November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020 

Just two miles from Geneva National, you can embark on the Santa Cruise, a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway and marvel at several shoreline holiday light displays on the way. While waiting to board, check out the Festival of Trees display --- and should you wish for a chance to win the gifts under the trees, make a donation to local charities.


Ice Castles

Mid January 2020 - February 2020

Built with thousands of lit-up icicles, the interactive Ice Castles display on Geneva National's driving range features tricked-out tunnels, thrones, slides, and fountains, this Instagrammable ice kingdom will be yours to discover through early March, if Mother Nature allows. Now in its second year, the Ice Castles are planned to be taller and more expansive -- with more icy artistry to explore. Winter never felt so royal! Stay at The Inns at Geneva National -- and walk to Ice Castles!


The Ice Box at The Ridge

We love Wisconsin winters — and you will, too — when you gather out back at The Ice Box.  Complete with an Ice Castles-crafted Ice Bar & throne plus The RIdge Hotel's popular Igloo Experience, two new curling sheets, and magnificent views of Ice Castles from across Lake Como, The Ice Box will have you hoping the groundhog sees his shadow.

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Ziplining & High Ropes

Throughout the Winter

Just 5.5 miles from Geneva National, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours (LGCT) provides year-round, sky-high adventure some 32 feet above ground in 100 acres of forest canopy. Experience the wonder of a beautiful Wisconsin winter racing through the trees, climbing sky bridges, and conquering the 16-obstacle high ropes course. Warm up around the campfire afterward. 

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The Igloo Experience

Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo out back at our neighboring venue, The Ridge Hotel. Enjoy wintry libations and apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow during your Igloo Experience. Reserve up to four private igloos on the veranda, which overlooks Lake Como and Geneva National's Clubhouse. 


Winterfest 2020

Jan 26, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020

Celebrated for the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest draws visitors for a multitude of frosty festivities -- from Hovercraft races and rides and the majestic Ice Castles display to a downtown Cocoa Crawl and The Ridge Hotel's own Igloo Experience.


Snow Skiing & Tubing

Just minutes away, Vail Resorts' Wilmot Mountain and Alpine Valley together boast nearly 50 runs, multiple terrain parks, professional instruction and equipment rentals – fun for everyone from beginners to shredders! Looking for something more laid back? Wilmot also offers 22 lanes for tubing and a magic carpet to pull you and your tube back uphill!

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Cross-Country Skiing

Rent your cross-country ski equipment or snowshoes from ClearWater Outdoor in downtown Lake Geneva, then hit the powder on one of the area's many trails, including Big Foot Beach State Park, Duck Pond in Fontana, and Kettle Morraine's Nordic, McMiller, and Scuppernong trails. 

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Magic Shows & Theaters

Warm up during an hour of live magic, comedy, and illusion at the family-friendly Tristan Crist Magic Theatre just outside downtown Lake Geneva. See Tristan walk through a mirror … and make a motorcycle appear. Cuddle up in the newly renovated yet vintage downtown movie theater, Geneva 4, or enjoy Fireside Dinner Theatre's holiday performance of Christmas Story: the Musical.

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