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December

Christmas Exhibit at the Museum has been added to your travel planner!
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Christmas Exhibit at the Museum

Dates: November 22 - February 22, 2015 2:00 p.m.

The Westchester Township History Museum will open a new temporary exhibit, Gen Xmas: Toys and Gifts of the 70s and 80s. Join the stroll down memory lane to an era not to far gone.

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

Dates: November 23 - January 04, 2015 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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 28 - December 25, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A real Christmas tree - a perfect gift for the whole family.

A Charlie Brown Christmas has been added to your travel planner!
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dates: November 28 - December 21, 2014 Call for times

Based on the 1966 Classic TV Special, the peanuts gang is a delight for audiences of young and old alike. Experience the show everyone knows and loves with its jazzy Vince Guaraldi score and...Read More

Cookies with Mrs. Claus - Sponsored by Parents As Teachers of Porter County has been added to your travel planner!
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Cookies with Mrs. Claus - Sponsored by Parents As Teachers of Porter County

Date: Sunday, December 21 11:00 a.m.

It's time for cookies with Mrs. Claus. Join in this wonderful holiday tradition with a lovely brunch, crafts for all ages, cookie decoration, holiday music and silent auction.

Mother Daughter Holiday Tea has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother Daughter Holiday Tea

Date: Monday, December 29 2:00 p.m.

Mother-daughter tea will celebrate the season. Girls in kindergarten through grade 3 and their moms or grandmoms are invited.

Winter Wonderland Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Wonderland Day

Date: Tuesday, December 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spend the day sledding, drinking hot cocoa, making winter crafts, and exploring mother nature. Open to kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. Limited to the first 25 kids to register. Parents that...Read More

New Years Eve Party has been added to your travel planner!
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New Years Eve Party

Date: Wednesday, December 31 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the new year.

January

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
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Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 01 - December 03, 2015 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants the first Thursday of the month.

Passport to the Indiana Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Passport to the Indiana Dunes

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open

Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through the Passport of the Dunes program. The passport can be picked up at either the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or the...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge has been added to your travel planner!
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The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2015 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park, $5 Indiana resident; $10 out of...Read More

Kids Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Kids Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Dates: January 04 - December 27, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join a ranger at the Visitor Center's activity room for a Sunday of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun. This will help your children learn a little more about their neighborhood...Read More

Opening reception for all exhibitions at the Brauer Museum of Art has been added to your travel planner!
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Opening reception for all exhibitions at the Brauer Museum of Art

Date: Friday, January 09 7:00 p.m.

Opening reception for all of the exhibitions at the Brauer Museum of Art.  

Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality has been added to your travel planner!
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Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality

Dates: January 09 - April 05, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.

The exhibition of Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality, curated by Luis Eduardo Luna, will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill galleries.

Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?) has been added to your travel planner!
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Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?)

Dates: January 09 - April 05, 2015 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m.

Erno Koch: Everything is Possible (only how to do?) is being held in the museum's Gallery 1212 and education room.

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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.