Geneva Steeple Walk to offer holiday season concerts at quartet of churches

Popular event involves switching venues

GENEVA – The Geneva Steeple Walk returns for its 11th year to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of concerts at four Geneva churches, officials announced in a news release.

Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Two audience groups will attend 20-minute concerts played simultaneously at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St.; and Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St.

Following the performances, the groups will switch venues to enjoy the other concert.

Patrons then walk to the final performances – and similar rotation format – at both the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St.; and First Church of Christ, Scientist, 111 S. Second St.

A Steeple Walk guide will escort the groups to the venues, all within easy walking distance, and shares information about the architecture of each site.

Tickets cost $15 per person and and are available for purchase on the city's website, www.geneva.il.us; at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St.; Circa, 123 S. Third St.; and City Hall, 22 S. First St.

Tickets also are on sale at any of the participating churches until Nov. 15. Seating is limited, and attendance by children younger than age 6 is not recommended.

The event concludes Geneva’s popular holiday weekend with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce holding its annual Christmas Walk and House Tour on Dec. 6 and 7.