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November

Holiday Show and Sale at the Depot has been added to your travel planner!
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Holiday Show and Sale at the Depot

Dates: November 16 - November 17, 2019 9am-4pm Saturday; 10am-1pm Sunday

A holiday shopping event including a carefully curated collection of art and artisan items suitable for holiday gift giving.

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

Date: Saturday, November 16 3-8pm (CT)

Kicks off the annual winter lights display at Sunset Hill Farm. Decorate holiday cookies, meet Santa, sing carols, enjoy wagon rides, and roast s'mores by the bonfire.

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 21 - January 01, 2020 Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

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

Date: Saturday, November 23 9-11:30am (CT)

Santa is coming to WRF for a special all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Kids will have a jolly-good time creating a winter-themed craft to take home and there will be an activity table, story...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, November 23 5:30-7:30pm (CT)

Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Storytelling Tellabration has been added to your travel planner!
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Storytelling Tellabration

Date: Saturday, November 23 Check website for times (CT)

You're invited to join in a worldwide celebration, or t=rather, a Tellabration. Each year, storytellers around the world are encouraged to join in a Tellabration event by sharing their talents and...Read More

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical has been added to your travel planner!
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Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

Dates: November 29 - December 15, 2019 8pm Friday and Saturday; 2pm Sunday (CT)

A holiday classic. When it turns out that Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical heart. This...Read More

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

Dates: November 29 - December 24, 2019 8am-8pm (CT)

Santa's Holiday Forest is lots of fun for everyone. Come out and buy a real Christmas tree - a perfect gift for the whole family. Cut down a fresh Christmas tree or purchase a pre-cut, tree and...Read More

Hometown Holiday Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Hometown Holiday Celebration

Date: Saturday, November 30 11am- 7pm (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. Eat and shop at the outdoor...Read More

December

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

Dates: December 07 - December 08, 2019 8am-5pm (CT)

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

Mistletoe Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Mistletoe Market

Date: Saturday, December 07 9am-3pm (CT)

This extraordinary shopping experience has become a beloved holiday tradition for the European Market community. Many favorite market merchants, artists and chefs come together during this special...Read More

Christmas Bird Count has been added to your travel planner!
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Christmas Bird Count

Date: Saturday, December 14 Check website for times

Join tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Families, students. amateurs, birders, and scientists alike arm themselves with binoculars, bird...Read More

Shipshewana on the Road has been added to your travel planner!
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Shipshewana on the Road

Dates: December 14 - December 15, 2019 9am-6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday (CT)

Shipshewana On the Road shows are two-day sales where independent vendors offer their products or merchandise for sale to the general public.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - "Tis The Season: A Holiday Cabaret has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - "Tis The Season: A Holiday Cabaret

Date: Wednesday, December 18 1-3pm (CT)

Kris Kringle is on his way to the Opera House! Christmas may only be a week after this cabaret, but we're here to open our doors to the community and sing our way into the Yule season. We'll...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, December 20 7:30-9pm (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails, and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions.