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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 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

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

Date: Saturday, December 14 5:30-7:30pm (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

Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Valparaiso has been added to your travel planner!
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Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Valparaiso

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 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

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

Christmas Eve Morning Stroll has been added to your travel planner!
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Christmas Eve Morning Stroll

Date: Tuesday, December 24 10am (CT)

Join the naturalists for their traditional Christmas Eve stroll through the dune forests. 

New Year's Eve Dinner Dance has been added to your travel planner!
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New Year's Eve Dinner Dance

Date: Tuesday, December 31 6:30pm-12:30am (CT)

For over 20 years, the Porter County Expo Center New Year's Eve celebration has been the place in NWI to welcome in the New Year! From casual to formal attire, they welcome all who are age 21 or...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.