Tis the Season to Celebrate Christmas

Christmastime is here! Delavan is the perfect place to make treasured memories this holiday season.  From yummy brunches to Christmas Eve-Eve trivia– we invite you to join us in celebrating the season. Check out these holiday events happening just in time for Christmas:

Visit With Santa at Bradley’s Department Store |December 19th

Bring the kiddos to visit with Santa at Bradley’s Department Store. This will be his last visit to Delavan before the big day, so be sure to bring your letters and wishlists. Santa kindly asks guests to wear a mask when visiting. Stop by between 12pm and 2pm.

Dancing Horses Christmas Show | December 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, and 31st

The Dancing Horses proudly presents a Christmas tradition once again this holiday season. Be dazzled by the Las Vegas style show featuring amazing equestrian choreography. The magic of the holidays comes to life with special appearances from the mini Unicorn and of course the big man himself. Tickets can be purchased online for $37.50.

Christmas Eve-Eve Trivia at Delavan Lake Store | December 23rd

Relax, unwind, and test your knowledge of Christmas Classics with the crew at Delavan Lake Store. Enjoy festive drink specials including the Merry Margarita Martini, Cranberry Christmas Sangria, and Peppermint White Russians alongside a jolly game of holiday movie trivia. The cheerful fun kicks off at 7pm.

Frontier Christmas Dinner | December 24th and 25th

Executive Chef Billings has crafted yet another delectable holiday menu at the Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort. Indulge in a three-course meal featuring Roasted Prime Rib, Maine Cold-Water Double Lobster Tails, Duroc Pork Chop, and Eggnog Mud Pie. Dinner is served both Christmas Eve (5 pm-10 pm) and Christmas Day (5 pm-9 pm). Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online via Open Table or by calling (262) 725-9155

Grand Yuletide Christmas Day Brunch | December 25

Celebrate Christmas Day with a bountiful brunch at the Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort. Enjoy classic brunch fare with new twists, carving stations featuring Prime Rib and Honey Glazed Ham, decadent Pastries, and Desserts galore. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (262) 725-9155. Brunch seatings will be available 10 am-2 pm.

For more holiday events here in Delavan, check out our Event Calendar at VisitDelavan.com. From all of us at Visit Delavan, may you have a safe and happy Christmas Season.

Hang A Piece Of Delavan On Your Tree With The 2020 Avenue Artworks Ornament

Is your Christmas Tree filled with ornaments from past travels and treasured places? Add a little bit of Delavan magic to your Christmas Tree this holiday season with this year’s Limited Edition Delavan Holiday Ornament.

For the second year in a row, Delavan native artist Noel Winn of Avenue Artworks hand crafted an incredible piece of art to hang on your tree for the Downtown Business Association. This year’s ornament commemorates the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the 101st anniversary of the 19th amendment, and shares likeness to the Borg-Gibbs-Bradley WWII Products WallDog Mural located at 118 Ann Street here in Delavan

Winn began creating concept art for this year’s ornament in early August and created various sketches, clay renderings, and prototypes before making molds and casting them in pewter.

“In total, I’d say this piece took roughly 35 hours to create start to finish.”

Born and raised in Delavan, Winn has always been immersed in a world of art working alongside his father. Throughout his career, Winn has created everything from large scale bronze sculptures to miniature pewter castings. “I’ve really made it all.  Bottle openers, jewelry, chess sets, and even sinks,” said Winn. “I really enjoy realism and working with faces. Especially in this year’s ornament, you can really see the strength and beauty in her face. It conveys a whole impactful story in itself.” (For a peek into his creative process, check out the gallery at the end of this post!)

Winn states, “if anything, I hope that when people hang this on their tree, they take a step back and really enjoy the whole of it. I just want to create pieces people can’t stop looking at.”

You can purchase an Avenue Artworks Delavan Ornament at Bradley’s Department Store, Lubick Gallery, Remember When LLC, and The Walworth County Visitors Bureau for $25. All proceeds go directly towards promoting and revitalizing Downtown Delavan. You can follow Winn and Avenue Artworks on Facebook at Avenue Artworks and shop a selection of his work on Etsy.com at AvenueArtworks.

Celebrating Father’s Day In Delavan

June 21st is creeping closer and closer, which means you better start thinking about Father’s Day. Of course, you can go with the standard ties, watches and wallets, but if you want to stand out and show Dad how much you care, you’ll have to do better than that.

To help you out, we’ve searched Delavan high and low for the best gifts for Father’s Day. Whether he likes music, golf, or working on big home improvement projects, we’ve compiled a list of gifts and experiences to make this the best Father’s Day ever. 

Fine Dining with Dad: If the dads in your life have come to enjoy the finer things in life, treat them to a dinner at Delavan’s favorite casual fine dining establishment: Johnathan’s on Brick Street. Featuring fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, and much much more there is something to suit even the most discriminating pallets.  Book your reservations for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday today. 

Boating and Floating:  Enjoy a day on the lake with Dad! Take Dad for a day on the water with boat rentals from Lake Lawn Resort. Rent speed boats, pontoons, and fishing boats hassle and worry free. Rentals are offered to resort guests and the public and often sell out, so reserve your rental today at www.lakelawnresort.com.

Something He’ll Actually Use: If you can count on your hands how many trips Dad takes to the hardware store every weekend, consider getting him that power tool he’s been eyeing for months or a smoker to fulfill his barbecue pit masters dream, or even a whole system of smart lighting to finally replace those pesky bulbs that constantly burn out.  Shop our local TNT ACE Hardware to find the perfect gift he’ll use for years to come. 

A Hole in One:  If your dad is anything like mine, there is nothing he loves more than hitting the greens with his buddies.  This Father’s Day, get dad out and about all season long with the 2020 Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail  Passport. The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail offers a wide range of play from family-friendly par-3 to challenging nationally ranked courses, there is something here for every level.  The 2020 Golf Passport is Dad’s ticket to the ultimate golf experience.  Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer.  That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for $149.50.  Thats over $2,850 in savings! Order yours by calling (262) 728-6000 or by visiting lakegenevagolftrail.com (pssst…with the Golf Passport, Dad can golf at two courses right here in Delavan!)

A Fine Tuning:  Do you have fond childhood memories of Dad strumming on his old guitar at family gatherings? Dig out that bad boy and have it tuned up at LSJ Music Company.  Whether it simply needs new strings or a complete restoration, LSJ is sure to please with their expertise. 

Big Boy Toys: Get Dad out on the big boy toy of his dreams this Father’s Day with One Powersports.  Between ATVs, go-karts, and jet skis, ONE Powersports LLC is the place to find big thrills at affordable prices.  Unleash his inner adrenaline junkie with a brand new Polaris Hammerhead at $300 off!

British Invasion: Was the soundtrack of your childhood filled with 60’s Brit Rock ala the Zombies, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles? Enjoy an evening of nostalgic music retrospective as the Belfry Theater presents British Invasion Years – Music of the 60’s June 26th and 27th. Groove together and make it a night neither of you will ever forget!  Get your tickets soon as this event is sure to sell out.

A Clean Kitchen: How many times have you heard grumbling coming from the other room about how messy Dad’s Kitchen is after a big family meal?  Skip the mess this Father’s Day and get your meal to go with Lake Lawn Resort’s Weekend Meals To-Go! Now you can get all of his favorites prepared perfectly and ready for pickup! Enjoy wings, wraps, salads, ½ pound burgers, ribs, award-winning fish fry, and even steak dinners! It’s fast and easy! arry out menu is available Fridays from 4:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Call 262.725.9137 to order!

Father’s Day Night Cap: If your Dad is anything like mine, he is always on the quest to find the best old fashioned in Delavan.  And to his standards, very few come close to the famous Delavan Lake Store Old Fashioned.  If Old Fashioneds aren’t quite his drink of choice, the Lounge Bar is fully stocked and offers a wide variety of local and regional beers, wines, and craft cocktails. 

We hope that your Father’s Day in Delavan is one just as amazing as your Dad is.  To all of the Dads, Grandpa’s, Uncles, and important men in your life, Happy Father’s Day!