Festive New Year's Eve & WalCo Winter FUN! - goWALCO

Festive New Year’s Eve & WalCo Winter FUN!

Winter is a magical time in WalCo starting with New Year’s Eve celebrations. Days start to get longer and you’re invited to spend some time with us, in our small rural, lakeside communities, to enjoy a wide variety of exhilarating activities and events both indoors and out.

Festive New Year’s Eve celebrations for every taste

Check out Visit Lake Geneva’s list of options for ringing in 2024 that includes the following locations:
The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, Baker House 1885, Destination Geneva National, Fireside Dinner Theater, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva School of Cooking, Lake Lawn Resort, Magpies Den & Pen, Maxwell Mansion, Pier 290, Thirsty Parrot, Thumbs Up, Wilmot Mountain.

Explore these great featured New Year’s destinations for more WalCo celebrations:

Alpine Valley Resort
New Years Eve Party with BOO! THE BAND
, East Troy
9 pm- 2 am Drink specials, appetizers, midnight champagne toast, late night pizzas for purchase.

Big Foot Recreation
Noon Years Eve
, The Treasury, Delavan
11 am- 1 pm Guests will be showered with 1,000 colorful balloons. Lunch available from Lake Lawn Resort catering for kids and adults. Tickets required in advance.

Big Foot Recreation
“All That Glitters” New Year’s Eve
, The Treasury, Delavan
7 pm- 1 am A black tie optional, formal event with balloon drop, champagne entry, DJ, photo booth and dinner by Lake Lawn Resort catering, featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, dinner and carving stations, desserts and late night snack. Tickets required in advance.

ChiNuk Sushi & Grill & el Pedro Taco
New Years Eve with Michael Woelfel
, East Troy
Fun filled evening with live music starting at 9 pm. Special NYE menu plus regular menu available and a glass of champagne.

East Troy Lights
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
, On the Square, East Troy
8 pm family friendly activity and of course another drop at Midnight. Grab dinner and take a stroll around the square and watch the lights twinkle to music every hour on the hour from 5-7 pm. Grab a Candy Cane Adventure wand and East Troy Lights Comic Book and find the interactive Candy Cane friends on the East Troy Village Square to enter a world of holiday magic during the immersive event.

Pat’s Brew & ‘Que
New Year’s Eve Celebration with Red Panda Band
, Sharon
Great people, great food, great fun and a wide variety of rock, pop, country and more live music from 9 pm to midnight.

Pepperoni Pub
New Year’s Eve Packer Party
, Delavan
Cheer on the Green Bay green and gold and receive a complimentary limited edition pint glass, while supplies last. Game kickoff is 7:20 pm.

New Years Dance Party, Delavan
A festive celebration with dance music, colorful lighting, live musical performance, video dance party, and sparkling toast with countdown to a brand new year. Cocktail reception, chef attended dinner stations with optional lobster tail add on. Make a special song dedication that will be announced and played during the Video Dance Party.

Welcome winter and all the great activity in WalCo.

Check out these featured winter activities.

Winter Realms, Destination Geneva National, Lake Geneva
An open-air experience brought to you by the award-winning creators of Ice Castles. Explore sublime winter attractions including sleigh rides, an ice volcano, igloos, tubing activities, mesmerizing ice sculptures, and ice slides. Meander among snow caverns, tunnels and an ice throne as you experience a world of winter magic.
Purchase tickets online in advance.

January 20- March 3
Ice Princess Brunch, Destination Geneva National
, Lake Geneva
Sat, Sun, 9:30-11:30 am Start your day in a most royal way with your favorite ice princesses, their snowman sidekick, and a majestic menu at Destination GN, complete with frozen photo opportunities. Purchase tickets in advance.

Jan 6, 2024
Black Tie Casino Night, Alpine Valley Resort
, East Troy,
An unforgettable evening, overlooking the beautiful ski hill at night, starts with a delicious dinner, complimentary glass of wine, live, classical music followed by a fully hosted casino night. Private cash bar.

Jan 10, 2024
Central Coast Wine Tasting, Baker House
, Lake Geneva,
Cocktails, dinner with tasting featuring selections from vineyards such as Kendall Jackson, Justin Vineyards, Trinchero Estates, and Constellation.
Stomp, Young Auditorium, Whitewater
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

Jan 10-14, 2024
Quilt Retreat, Lutherdale
, Elkhorn
Bring an unfinished project or start a new one to get creative and escape distractions at home.

Jan 20, 2024
Princess Party, Alpine Valley Resort
, East Troy
A children’s event to play fun games with the Frost Queen and Snow Princess, sing and participate in other exciting activities. Kids encouraged to dress up. Register in advance.

Jan 27, 2024
Abominable Snow Race, Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures, Lake Geneva
ASR, the midwest’s premier obstacle race, returns to Lake Geneva Zipline & Adventure Park on January 27, 2024. Expect 4-6 Snowy Miles with over 20 Winter Themed Obstacles. Fun for all ages (8+).
Tennessee Whiskey- A Chris Stapleton Tribute, Geneva Stage, Lake Geneva
Some of the most accomplished and experienced musicians in Chicago, each bring their own unique style and energy to their performances dedicated to paying tribute to the music of Chris Stapleton. Purchase tickets in advance.

Jan 31-Feb 4, 2024
29th Annual Winterfest, featuring the US National Snow Sculpting Championship, Lake Geneva
Winterfest welcomes the most talented and award-winning sculpting teams from across the country. Be here to witness 15 carefully curated and invited teams at work during an epic 3-day competition where their artistry is put to the test in creating remarkable, larger-than-life snow sculptures. FREE to attend and view. Also enjoy the Downtown ice Sculpture walk, bonfires on the beach and more for the whole family.

Feb 1-3, 2024
A Tribute to The Original Winter Dance Party, Belfry Music Theatre, Williams Bay
Nearly Sold Out This event pays homage to the tragic event that many consider “The Day The Music Died” on Feb 3, 1959 when a plane crash ended the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, “The Big Bopper,” and Ritchie Valens. The historical event would eventually be featured in Don McLean’s song American Pie.

Feb 2, 2024
Rick Lindy and the Juke Box Legends Show, Geneva Stage
, Lake Geneva
A 50’s and 60’s musical tribute to the legends of Rock ‘N Roll! Performing all the hits from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and more!
Wisconsin Singers presents “When Opposites Attract,” Young Auditorium, Whitewater
An exhilarating pop music revue will have audiences enjoying music from legendary artists such as Tina Turner, Queen, Dolly Parton, and Michael Bublé; showstopping numbers from Hamilton, Wicked, Some Like It Hot, and other award-winning musicals; and even favorite tunes from beloved movie soundtracks like High School Musical, A Goofy Movie, and The Breakfast Club.

Feb 3, 2024
In the Flesh-Echoes of Pink Floyd, Geneva Stage
, Lake Geneva
A full evening of live classic Floyd and an incredible laser show by Laser Graffiti!
Triangle Sportsman’s Winter Extravaganza, The Venue, East Troy
Noon-6 pm Raffle drawings, bucket raffles, 50/50 drawing, games, food and drink

Feb 10, 2024
Bloomfield Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby
, Pell Lake
Early sign-up, huge raffle, free chili, DJ & after-party at Spoondoggers on Pell Lake.
A Rod Stewart Tribute- Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?, Geneva Stage, Lake Geneva
An incredible portrayal of the energetic legendary ‘leg man’. He’s got the look, and he’s got the moves.
1st Annual Mardi Gras Party, Delavan Lake Store & Lounge, Delavan
Wear your Mardi Gras outfits and beads and lets party! Hurricanes, Sazeracs, King Cake & more, PLUS jazz!

Feb 16-18, 2024
Young Adult Retreat, Lutherdale, Elkhorn
Come to hear from AGAPE* and Joe Davis in the form of words, music, and art. Explore topics that matter to you, embrace the community built during the weekend, and engage your mind, body, and spirit for this amazing retreat.

Outdoor Winter Activities in WalCo

Alpine Valley Resort,
East Troy
The Mountaintop at Grand Geneva Resort
, Lake Geneva

Big Foot Beach State Park
, Lake Geneva
Duck Pond, Fontana
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva
Kettle Moraine Southern Unit, Nordic Trails, Whitewater
Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals
Clear Water Outdoor
, Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures
, Lake Geneva