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November

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 11am-7pm; 5:30pm 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

Turkey Trot Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Turkey Trot Hike

Date: Saturday, November 24 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger in search of wild turkey and other wildlife as you work off Thanksgiving dinner.

Pinhook Bog Upland Trail Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Pinhook Bog Upland Trail Hike

Date: Sunday, November 25 1-3pm (CT)

This overlooked trail hike showcases the bog's watershed as you hike a ravine, cross a bridge over a pond while surrounded by towering trees.

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 8pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday (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 7:30pm Friday; 5pm Saturday (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 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 01 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

Taltree Holiday Express has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 01 - December 15, 2018 Noon-4pm (CT)

Get into the holiday spirit with a classic Christmas story time. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, story and craft time. Hang out with Santa and see the Railway Garden's train in action. Held on Sat .the 1st,...Read More

Julefest has been added to your travel planner!
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Julefest

Date: Sunday, December 02 1pm (CT)

Julefest will feature performances by the Valparaiso Community/University Band, made up of approximately 100 musicians from Northwest Indiana. This performance is free and open to the public.

TubaChristmas has been added to your travel planner!
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TubaChristmas

Date: Sunday, December 02 3:15pm (CT)

TubaChristmas features low brass players from throughout the Midwest. Last year, the event involved 68 performers representing a variety of age groups from as far away as St. Paul, Minnesota. There...Read More

BrightSide Music presents The Lone Bellow Triiio Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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BrightSide Music presents The Lone Bellow Triiio Tour

Date: Wednesday, December 05 7-11pm (CT)

This fall, you're cordially invited to the Triiio Tour. For some time now, they've done a mid-set performance around on microphone at their shows, and they've decided to make an entire night...Read More

Advent-Christmas Vespers has been added to your travel planner!
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Advent-Christmas Vespers

Date: Friday, December 07 7pm & 10pm (CT)

Valparaiso University presents the annual Advent-Christmas Vespers service, featuring the Kantorei Choir and the Handbell Choir of the Chapel of the Resurrection. The annual service of lessons and...Read More

Holly Days has been added to your travel planner!
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Holly Days

Date: Friday, December 07 5-8pm (CT)

Kick off the holidays as Downtown Valparaiso comes to life with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Enjoy all of your favorite holiday activities including train rides, live entertainment,...Read More

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-3pm (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 5:30-7:30pm (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

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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.