What would the holiday season be without a visit with Father Christmas! Lake Geneva is blessed every year to have Santa visit us multiple times before his big day. Check out the list below of all the places he will be making a stop between now and Christmas Eve.

Events and Activities Where Santa's Visiting

Santa will be making an appearance at numerous events, activities, and businesses around the area. Be sure to mark your calendars and head out to get a glimpse of Jolly Old St. Nick before he heads north to get ready for the big day!

Santa Comes to Downtown Lake Geneva
Thursdays in December | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM | Various Locations

New this year, Santa is coming to Downtown Lake Geneva every Thursday in December from 5-7pm at various locations. Come with your list and bring your own camera to snap a family pic for the season! READ MORE>
12/7 – Gallery 223
12/14 – Lake Geneva Public Library
12/21 – Magpie’s Den & Pen

Visit Santa's Workshop with the East Troy Railroad
Weekends thru Dec. 17 | Multiple Dates | East Troy Railroad Museum

Take your family on a magical ride from the East Troy Depot to Santa's Workshop at the Elegant Farmer, where children visit Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and take home a small gift. This 10-mile round-trip takes just under 2 hours and the cars are heated. Trains depart at 9 am, 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, reservations are required. READ MORE>


Santa Cruise (ListP) (DTN)

Cruise the Lake on the Santa Cruise
Now thru Dec. 30 | Multiple Days & Times | Lake Geneva Cruise Lines 

Embark on a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s Hideaway! This 40 minute lake tour cruises by lighted displays, has coloring activities for the children, and concession area to enjoy a hot cocoa and delicious cookies. Begin your magical journey with a walk through the Christmas Tree Festival where kids get to send their wish list directly to Santa. Then, ship off on our Christmas cruise boat, decked out in holiday lights and decorations, for an enchanting tour of holiday lights on the lake. Sneak a peek at the shoreline for Santa Claus himself and hear your child’s name read from his “Nice List!” READ MORE>

Santa's in the House
December 9th and 16th | 12:30-4:30 PM | at The Cove of Lake Geneva

Straight from the North Pole, Santa will be at The Cove of Lake Geneva on December 9th and 16th. Naughty or nice, bring your list and get your complimentary photo with Santa.

Meet and Greet with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 16 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Healing Grounds Center Café

Catch one of the last Santa sightings before he heads back to the North Pole! Stop by for a free meet and greet with Santa at the Healing Grounds Center Café & Juicery. After you meet Santa enjoy a coffee, hot cocoa, or breakfast at the café. READ MORE>

Bring Your Letters to Santa
Saturday, Dec. 16 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Taqueria El Gallo De Oro
Santa will be visiting the Taqueria El Gallo De Oro with his elves to collect letters from local children. Stop in, have lunch or dinner, and visit with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole. Believe in the Magic of the Season! READ MORE>


Child eating a donut with a Santa hat on

Have a Meal with Santa Claus

What better way to enjoy the holiday than with a memorable meal with family and friends in a beautiful location as you wait to see the jolly man himself? With so many of our local hotels and restaurants offering these special experiences, you won't miss checking in with Santa.

Sundays with Santa at Pier 290
It's the most wonderful time of the year and Santa Claus is coming to PIER 290 for Sundays with Santa! Celebrate this holiday season and enjoy a tasty brunch or lunch with your loved ones. Stop by on December 10th and December 17th to visit with the big guy himself and even share your holiday wish list!

Brunch with Santa at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Don't forget your Christmas Wish List when you visit Grand Geneva for our Brunch with Santa. Designed especially for kids, enjoy a brunch served tableside with friends and family while enjoying holiday entertainment.  All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for your photo with Santa or show up in your PJ's. It's almost as fun as Christmas morning. 

  • Every Saturday and Sunday, until December 23
  • Seatings available 8am - 1pm
  • Adults $55, Children 3-12 $25 and Complimentary for Kids 2 and under

Breakfast with Santa at Lake Lawn Resort
Come and join the festivities at lake lawn resort for an enchanting event Breakfast with Santa! Breakfast with Santa is back, complete with new treats and surprises. As guests arrive, they will be greeted by the sounds of the Delavan-Darien High School Orchestra performing in the Fireside Lounge. Then, they can enjoy our bountiful buffet with the kids in our Lake Lawn Room and Geneva Club. As an additional treat, the kids will have the opportunity to visit with Santa in his large igloo on the Lakeview Terrace. We will also have a room set aside for various crafts, including ornament making, cookie decorating, and more. Plus, our Build-A-Buddy workshop will be available for anyone wanting to make their own special friend. You can visit Santa on Saturday, December 16.

Brunch with Santa at The Abbey Resort
We're excited to welcome Santa Claus back to The Abbey Resort during our Harborside Sunday Brunch at 240 West for the five Sundays preceding Christmas Day. Santa will be ready to meet you during breakfast and brunch from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Share your Christmas wishes with him and take a photo to remember the moment

Lake Geneva Breakfast with Santa at Egg Harbor
Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a hearty dose of cheer! Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's making a special stop at Lake Geneva Egg Harbor Cafe! What to Expect: Santa's on the move! He'll be spreading joy, posing for adorable photos with kiddos and their families during breakfast!

  • Dates: Friday, December 22nd & Saturday, December 23rd
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Christmas Eve Brunch with Santa at the Baker House
Experience the Magic of Christmas Eve Brunch with Santa Claus at Baker House! Celebrate the joy of the season with our enchanting Christmas Eve Brunch, where cherished moments come to life at Baker House! Join us on Sunday, December 24th, from 10 am to 2 pm, with the last seating at 1pm. Make this Christmas Eve truly magical for your little ones! Santa will be making a special appearance, spreading cheer and joy as he visits with our guests. Capture the moment with photos and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

*Please note this information is accurate at the time of this posting. Contact individual businesses for reservation, menu, pricing and other details.