"There are no words to adequately express the shock and sadness felt in the hearts of so many across Wisconsin and beyond in the wake of Sunday’s senseless tragedy in Waukesha. A holiday parade, a time of joy and togetherness, brutally interrupted by an act which has taken innocent lives, left others struggling for survival and recovery, and traumatized countless families and individuals. At this time of Thanksgiving, may we all stand in solidarity and concern for our brothers and sisters – and especially the treasured children – who have been victimized. To all who have experienced loss, the Visit Lake Geneva community of partners sends its heartfelt condolences. May faith, love and hope help sustain those suffering through this ordeal." - Stephanie Klett, President & CEO, VISIT Lake Geneva
Our Annual Lake Geneva Electric Christmas Parade will go forward as planned Saturday, December 4th. We have reached out to the Lake Geneva Police Department regarding additional security. Crowd control and safety have been top of mind every year, and we appreciate the partnership we have with the City of Lake Geneva Police and Streets Departments. What happened at the Waukesha parade is unprecedented, but it will forever change how every community looks at such events.
As a symbol of our support for those lost and affected by the Waukesha tragedy, we will observe a moment of silence prior to the Lake Geneva Parade at 4:59pm on Dec. 4.