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Polar Express kicks off Lake Geneva’s Festival of Lights

Reading Nov. 30

(Published Nov. 21, 2007, 11:20 a.m.)

Lake Geneva's John Powers will read The Polar Express

Renowned author and playwright John R. Powers (“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”) will ring in the holiday season in Lake Geneva with a reading of the holiday classic, “The Polar Express,” at Caribou Coffee, 883 Main Street, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

The reading, followed by a tree-lighting ceremony in Riviera Park, marks the beginning of Lake Geneva’s annual Festival of Lights celebration.

The weekend celebration, taking place Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, features a variety of holiday-themed activities including open houses and musical programs in downtown shops, special holiday dishes at local restaurants, live entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides and the arrival of St. Nick accompanied by “elves” and genuine reindeer.

Live performances take center stage on Saturday, Dec. 1, when The Main Street Players present scenes from “Scrooge” in downtown shops throughout the afternoon. Performers from Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Christmas musical, “Hooray for the Holidays!,” will entertain shoppers beginning at 10 a.m.

Caroling and additional musical performances will take place in the downtown area throughout the day.

The 32nd annual Great Electric Children’s Christmas Parade rolls into town Saturday evening.

The parade, presented by the Geneva Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, begins at 5 p.m. at the corner of Williams and Marshall and proceeds south down Broad Street.

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