Celebrate the Holidays at Special Events Near Gerstad Homes

Williams Bay homeThe streets are beginning to sparkle as merchants prepare for the arrival of holiday crowds, but shopping isn’t all there is to look forward to in the coming months! Mark your calendars for these exciting holiday events near Gerstad Builders’ communities in McHenry, Poplar Grove, and Richmond, Illinois, as well as the new homes in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and enjoy the spirit of the season without getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of traveling far from home! 



  • On Saturday, Nov. 16, experience the Christmas Walk and Winter Taste-Fest in the downtown McHenry area where families can go on a trolley ride, taste cuisine from more than 15 local restaurants, hear the sounds of carolers at Veterans Park and watch the tree lighting ceremony! Santa will also be stopping by between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. to greet McHenry residents and take photos.

Poplar Grove:

  • The Parks and Advisory Committee is currently organizing the first annual Poplar Grove Christmas Celebration that will be held in Village Hall on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Edwards Apple Orchard, Immanuel Lutheran Church, The Grove Fellowship and Poplar Grove Methodist Church, the event will feature Christmas carols, a live nativity, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! Attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and new un-wrapped toys that will be distributed to local charities.
  • The second annual Stroll on State event will be taking place in downtown Rockford on November 29, approximately 30 minutes away from Gerstad homes in Popular Grove. This FREE event will draw in thousands of people from the surrounding areas, with many merry and bright things to do and see, including fireworks, ice skating, S’more roasting, ice sculpting, horse and wagon rides, a holiday market, and lots of delicious food and decorations! Learn more here.

Richmond, Illinois and Williams Bay, Wisconsin:

  • Lake Geneva is conveniently located less than 15 minutes away from two Gerstad Builders new home communities, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay and The Trails of Pheasant Ridge in Richmond. Whether you opt to explore the downtown shops at the Holiday Open House on Nov. 15-16 and listen to creative tips for decorating your home from The Design Coach Philip Sassano, or go for a ride of the East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express Train, there is always something to do and see in this fantastic community.

To learn more about the new homes for sale in McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond, Illinois or in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, visit the Gerstad Builders website today or contact us here!


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