10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 24 – 27

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 24 – 27

This weekend, celebrate the holidays with events around the Region! Get cozy for a storytime, explore the outdoors, get active, and more. Read on below for our full list of fun things to do. Don't forget to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events!

Listen to the Mascot Hall of Fame’s reading of “The Nutcracker in Harlem”

The Nutcracker in Harlem book

This jazz-inspired reinvention of The Nutcracker is read by Brandon Sherrod, a Benedetto XIV Cento basketball team player and Yale graduate. Check it out here.

Dunk more than just cookies at Jessee-Pifer’s newly resurfaced court in Valparaiso

Elf on the shelf with basketball

Jessee-Pifer isn’t the only park in Valparaiso to receive a recent update. Learn more about all the changes to Valpo Parks here.

Order some limited edition Molson Coors holiday apparel

Miller Lite

Check out the unique ornaments, mittens, sweaters, and more here.

Check out a family hiking backpack for your next hike at the Miller Woods Trail

Indiana Dunes National Park hiking gear

Recommended by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, these backpacks at the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education come equipped with fun items and scientific instruments. Find more details here.

Peruse photos from recent Lubeznik Center for the Arts exhibitions

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

The newly redesigned website features galleries from a variety of recent exhibitions and details the inspirations and purpose behind them. Check them out here.

Participate in the City of Hobart’s Christmas Eve Jingle

Jingle bells

On Christmas Eve at 6 p.m., go outside onto your doorstep and ring a bell for two minutes to spread Christmas spirit and help Santa fly his sleigh. Find more details here.

Bring your workout buddy to the La Porte County Family YMCA for “Try the Y”

Cycling class

This promotion will last through January 2, 2021 and includes the chance to try fitness classes, use the swimming pool, and more! Find more information here.

Watch Memorial Opera House’s recent Frosty the Snowman storytime

Frosty the Snowman

Have your kids gather around to listen to this holiday storytime to get into the holiday spirit! Check it out here.

Head to one of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s 10 favorite sledding, skiing, and ice skating spots

Lake County Fairgrounds

Pictured is the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Find the rest of the spots on the list here.

Make a caramel apple martini with this recipe and these items from Wise Guys Liquors

Caramel apple martini

Enjoy this delicious beverage responsibly and find the recipe here.