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Shop downtown Geneva this holiday season

How can it possibly be 13 days until Christmas? Seems like I was just writing about celebrating 70 years of Swedish Days.   

You made a list, checked it twice and still discovered there are presents to purchase & wrap, food to buy, relatives to entertain and don’t forget to visit Santa. Ho, Ho, Hopefully Geneva can help make that list smaller with these ideas and even give you back some “me” time.

Downtown Geneva is still dressed in holiday finery, so not only can you find that special gift, but you can enjoy the scenery as well. Don’t forget you can also find all the items you may need for a celebration at your own home. All month long, many merchants are offering special events, too. View the calendar at

Thinking about leaving the cooking (and cleanup) to someone else? There are restaurants and caterers that will gladly welcome you. Visit the dining section on our website.

Or how about a Geneva gift certificate? Not only is it accepted at over 160 restaurants and shops all around Geneva, but you are keeping the dollar in our community by shopping local. Purchase them online at or at the chamber office, 8 S. Third St.

Santa Claus will be in Geneva until Dec. 23. Kids can visit on Fridays from 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays noon-4 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 23 before he heads back to the North Pole.  Visit him and his elf Elsie on James & Third streets.

Now that your list has “almost” disappeared, relax and enjoy Geneva and the spirit of the holiday by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is offering complimentary rides Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 22 from 1-4 p.m. The rides begin and end at the corner of S. Third and James streets, travel down Third Street and swing back around to the Courthouse. 

Twas weeks before the holidays and much left to do.

Keeping it local could certainly help you.

Finding everything in Geneva, to bring Christmas cheer.

You might even be thinking “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

Happy Holidays from Geneva Chamber of Commerce. We thank you all for supporting our community and look forward to roaring into the 2020’s!

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