Geneva’s historic shopping district will be glowing with Christmas spirit tonight as the annual Christmas Walk rings in the Christmas season.
From roasted chestnuts to caroling and hot cocoa, downtown Geneva will offer a magical evening for all ages.
The formal ceremonies begin at 318 Coffeehouse where, at 5:45pm, Bob’s Candy Cane Parade, named in honor of local legend Bob Untiedt, will set out to the accompaniment of the Geneva High School drum and flagline and more than 100 loyal bell ringing customers to present the first candy cane of the season to the Mayor right before the tree is lit.
Join Santa Lucia for a TREE-lightful Celebration when the tree is lit and all welcome Santa Claus between 6-6:30. Kids can visit with Santa ’til 9:30 pm (by reservation at genevachamber.com). Chestnuts are roasted and carolers stroll throughout downtown. Shops stay open late.
Downtown Geneva stores will be offering a wide variety of treats and holiday specials, and even the Grinch himself will make an appearance at Dodson Place! (Keep him away from Santa.)
And the Geneva Christmas Walk wouldn’t be the same without Chef Alain and his All Chocolate Kitchen creating a 10-foot replica of the Guinness World Record Longest Candy Cane to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the 51-foot-long accomplishment. Chef will then break the candy can into tiny pieces with a “magical” golden hammer for all guest to enjoy.
A holiday evening to remember.