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Lights! Skis! Christmas!

The holiday season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to head to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for a rustic weekend of winter fun.

Located in Lake Geneva and only 1.5 hours from Chicago by car, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa — offering everything from The Mountain Top’s 18 ski slopes to winter terrain parks to festive holiday-themed events — is the ideal location for families looking to celebrate the Christmas magic.

Along with its sister property Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa will twinkle with two million lights as they celebrate the 21st edition of Christmas in the Country, a six-week festival complete with a variety of activities, from breakfast with Santa to classic Christmas tale readings.

Here is just a sampling of the holiday-themed events sure to dazzle this Christmas season:

Breakfast with Santa
Come in your PJs or dressed in your holiday best, everyone will enjoy live holiday music, buffets for adults and kids, and fun seasonal activities (and don’t forget your wish list!). Dine every Saturday and Sunday morning, Nov. 28 – Dec. 20, as well as Dec. 21 - 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 262-249-4788.

Christmas Musical
A Christmas Portrait -- take a stroll down memory lane with this timeless musical treasure featuring your favorite holiday songs and moments that bring this magical season to life. Please call the box office at 262-203–8110 to reserve your seat.

Photo Opps
Capture the memory of this holiday season with a life-size interactive gingerbread house and polar bear photo stations. Hop in the photo frame by the gingerbread house and pose by a frosted winter wonderland complete with a life size-polar bear, frosted trees and sound effects.

Instagram-Worthy Holiday Lights
Don’t miss the light show on the 30-foot Christmas tree using 14 million colors on display every day just before the trolley tour of lights. Once inside, the 20-foot lobby Christmas tree is just as stunning, even featuring a snow machine during the Elf Mail Run every day.

New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year in "Grand" style. Whether you choose to celebrate over a romantic meal in one of the resort's restaurants, with a gathering of friends, or with your family, Grand Geneva offers a variety of packages and dining options and a fireworks display to ring in the New Year!

Even better than these exciting holiday offerings? The overnight packages. For couples seeking overnight packages during the holiday season, Grand Geneva’s Christmas in the Country includes: one night stay, two tickets to "A Christmas Portrait" and $100 dining credit. Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark offers an equally attractive package geared toward families, complete with a one night stay in a suite, four waterpark passes, and four tickets to “A Christmas Portrait.”

But the deals don’t stop there. Skiers and Snowboarders will love The Mountain Top’s Frequent Skier Punch Card, a $250 fan favorite that earns you 10 lift tickets which family and friends can use anytime during the 2015-16 ski season.

For more information on Christmas in the Country festivities, The Mountain Top or reservations please call 800.558.3417 or visit

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