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November

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

Dates: November 01 - December 31, 2018 Check website for times

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating takes place 7 days a week. 

National Lakeshore Anniversary Program has been added to your travel planner!
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National Lakeshore Anniversary Program

Date: Sunday, November 04 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Come celebrate the National Lakeshore's anniversary. They will be showing the documentary Shifting Sands which covers the environmental history of Northwest Indiana and the creation of Indiana Dunes...Read More

Peter and the Starcatcher has been added to your travel planner!
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Peter and the Starcatcher

Dates: November 09 - November 25, 2018 Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a Peter Pan).
 
A young orphan and his mates are
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Annual Craft and Vendor Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Craft and Vendor Fair

Date: Saturday, November 10 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Shop with local vendors and enjoy a day of shopping fun. 

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, November 10 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets,...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Star Spangled Cabaret - A Veteran's Day Salute has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Star Spangled Cabaret - A Veteran's Day Salute

Date: Wednesday, November 14 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

The Memorial Opera House wouldn't be where she is without the brave men and women who have fought for freedom! Join as they enjoy the anniversary of their great memorial by saluting those who made it...Read More

Christmas Open House and Craft Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Christmas Open House and Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, November 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Start the season off right. A handful of local crafters will be selling a wide array of handmade holiday gifts, accessories, and decor. You can also select from ready-made fresh evergreen wreaths...Read More

Winter Lights Night Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Lights Night Festival

Date: Saturday, November 17 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Come enjoy holiday magic for the whole family. Meet Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, sing carols, take a wagon ride to preview the light displays and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display.

Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 22 - January 01, 2019 Dusk - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

Santa's Holiday Forest has been added to your travel planner!
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Santa's Holiday Forest

Dates: November 23 - December 25, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Santa's Holiday Forest is lots of fun for everyone. Come and buy a real Christmas tree - a perfect gift for the whole family. Cut down a fresh Christmas tree for your home, go on a wagon ride, enjoy...Read More

Breakfast with Santa has been added to your travel planner!
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Breakfast with Santa

Date: Saturday, November 24 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Santa is coming to WRF for a special all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The full menu includes deliciously golden pancakes and syrup, breakfast sausage, juice, and coffee. Kids will have a...Read More

Hometown Holiday Celebration & Twilight Christmas Parade has been added to your travel planner!
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Hometown Holiday Celebration & Twilight Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, November 24 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 5:30 twilight parade (CT)

Get into the holiday spirit and become a part of a unique Chesterton tradition. Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Duneland with an all-day hometown celebration. The Twilight Christmas Parade ends...Read More

It's a Wonderful Life, The Musical has been added to your travel planner!
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It's a Wonderful Life, The Musical

Dates: November 30 - December 16, 2018 Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond as we all take a journey to discover whether his...Read More

Valparaiso University Annual Christmas Concert has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Annual Christmas Concert

Dates: November 30 - December 01, 2018 Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 5:00 p.m. (CT)

A tradition on campus for over 90 years, the Valparaiso University Christmas Concert celebrates the holiday season in the Chapel of the Resurrection. A Carol Festival features more than 200 student
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December

Kouts Annual Christmas Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Kouts Annual Christmas Open House

Dates: December 01 - December 02, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Homes, churches and businesses open their doors to sell handcrafted unique gifts.

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