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December

Holiday Traditions in the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Holiday Traditions in the Dunes

Date: Saturday, December 08 Noon - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy live holiday music and dance and tour two historic homes all decked out in their holiday finest. Kids can make their own holiday decorations and even get a free taste of some traditional...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, December 08 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

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

Date: Saturday, December 15

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

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Cabaret has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Celebrate the Season: A Christmas Cabaret

Date: Wednesday, December 19 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

The Memorial Opera House will sing and dance its way into the Christmas Season with this spectacular cabaret. Following their production of It's A Wonderful Life, they will be sure to warm the hearts...Read More

Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run

Date: Monday, December 24 7:00 a.m. registration; 8:00 a.m. run (CT)

Put on your most festive running clothes or come as you are. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or new, unopened toiletries to be donated to the Westchester Neighbors Food...Read More

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

Date: Monday, December 24 10:00 a.m. (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: Monday, December 31 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (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.