Your 2015 Guide to Holiday Happenings

2015 Holiday Events in Illinois
The holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still time to go out with friends and family and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Luckily, Gerstad Builders is here to help you celebrate the holiday season and ring in the New Year with a list of the best holiday events in the area.

Plaid Tidings: Take a stroll down memory lane with Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge as they bring harmony to the world with favorites from the 1950s and 60s and traditional holiday tunes. The show runs at the Raue Center until Jan. 3, 2016, so get your tickets today for a little holiday cheer. More information and tickets can be found here.

Lake Geneva Events: At Christmas in the Country, you’ll enjoy a variety of celebrations through Dec. 31 including lights, music, theater, displays, daily holiday teas, gingerbread houses and breakfast with Santa. Click here for more information and a schedule of events. When you’re not out at Grand Geneva celebrating Christmas in the Country, head on over to Williams Bay for the Festival of Trees on Nov. 27. This marks the fifth year of the annual tree lighting and caroling extravaganza, so you won’t want to miss this holiday tradition. More information can be found here.

Steve Cochran’s New Years Eve: This is the perfect event if you’re looking for something to do on New Years Eve but don’t want to be up all night. Comedian Steve Cochran will be at the Raue Center at 3 and 7 p.m. bringing you the best stand up comedy that will keep you laughing well into 2016.

Chi-Town Rising: Looking to ring in the New Year with a bang? Then don’t miss the first-ever Chi-Town Rising. Hosted by Mario Lopez, this ticketed event will be televised live on NBC 5 Chicago and will feature performances by American Authors and rock legends Chicago, appearances by special guest stars and an epic drop of the Chicago Star at midnight. Tickets and more information can be found here.

If you’re looking for a home for the New Year and want to live near all of these exciting holiday events, Gerstad Builders has new custom homes in McHenry, Poplar Grove, Richmond and Williams Bay. There’s even still time to take advantage our half-price fireplace special, so now is the perfect time to customize your new home for the holidays. Visit for more information.


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