Fun & Quirky Winter in WalCo - goWALCO

Fun & Quirky Winter in WalCo

Winter is a great time to visit Walworth County, Wisconsin. From fun to quirky, there are must-see events and plenty of ways to enjoy the cold as well as warm up afterwards.

Winter Festivals & Events

Image: Delavan Friends of the Park

Town of Delavan Winterfest – Sat, Jan 14

Head over to the water’s edge at Community Park on beautiful Delavan Lake for a winter celebration. Vote for your favorite ice carving, check out the display of vintage snowmobiles and warm up with yummy and tasty treats. Live music will be provided by area high school jazz ensembles. LEARN MORE

Photo: Ice Castles Lake Geneva 2023

Ice Castles – Jan 27-Feb 12 (weather permitting)

Everyone is waiting on mother-nature for the awe-inspiring ice display that is Ice Castles. Peak season tickets are sold out for this one location out of five in the US, however a limited number of other tickets may still be available for the Geneva National location in Lake Geneva. As soon as the weather allows, there will be ice slides, icicle-adorned caverns and archways and crawl tunnels to explore. Create unforgettable winter memories made of smiles and laughter. LEARN MORE

Photo: Visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Winterfest – Feb 1-5

15 state-champion snow sculpting teams will participate in the United States National Snow Sculpting Championship at the Lake Geneva Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park along the beautiful Geneva Lake lakefront. The event is free to attend and view. Sculptures remain on display until they melt. The competition week also includes a downtown ice sculpture walk, bonfires on the beach, and live entertainment plus more winter family fun throughout the area. LEARN MORE

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Photo: The Mountain Top Ski & Adventure Center at Grand Geneva Resort

There’s plenty of snow for skiing and snowboarding at The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva and Alpine Valley Resort, East Troy. Each has a healthy base and nearly all lifts and runs are open. Plus, each has comfortable lodging and a wide variety of areas in which to enjoy food, beverages, live music and other non-skiing activities.

Snow + Golf = SNOLF If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out. Snolf is nine holes of golf in the snow at Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn. Enjoy lunch and play or simply watch. LEARN MORE

Cozy and Lively Fun Indoors

Photo: Stillwater Coffee Company

From live music in area resorts and local pubs to tastebud pleasing eats and Friday Fish Fry… From specialty coffee and hot drinks or craft beer, wine and distilled liquors to escape rooms, magic theaters, waterparks and pools or even an indoor farmers’ market

And oh, the shopping

Winter is waiting for you in WalCo.

There’s a place for you to stay. Don’t miss it.