This weekend, we’re thankful for all the awesome events happening in the Region! Start the holiday season off right with everything from ice skating to Santa visits. Read on below for our full list of fun events and things to do. Don't forget to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events!
Find crafts, go ice skating, and more at the Christkindlmarkt at LaPark Playground
In addition to the market, there will be food, live entertainment, and a Christmas tree “Forest of Lights.” Find more information here.
Schedule your child’s 2020 photo with Santa at the Indiana Welcome Center
This year, you must schedule your photo ahead of time. Appointments are $10 and include one printed photo. Find more information here.
Get in the holiday spirit with Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch’s Christmas Tyme Light Drive Thru
Be sure to reserve your time slot ASAP so you don’t miss out! Find more information here.
Head to Hammond City Hall for their tree lighting ceremony
The ceremony will feature performances by Calumet College of St. Joseph’s Dance Team and the Hammond Academy of Performing Arts Singers. Find more details here.
Watch Santa arrive in style at the Crown Point Santa Parade
Santa will arrive by helicopter and then be escorted by Crown Point Police, Fire & Emergency Management throughout the city. Find more information about the route here.
Have a peaceful Saturday morning with 2 Old Goats Market’s Santa Story Time
In addition to the story time, there will also be a market, a place to write letters to Santa, and live music! Find all the details for this event here.
Watch the Bozak Family Christmas Light Show for free or donate to a great cause
While the light show itself is free, donations are encouraged for The Caring Place, a non-profit social service organization that serves the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Northwest Indiana. Find more information here and here.
Head to La Porte for their annual Santa Parade
This year will be a bit different as it will be held in a “drive-thru” style. Find more information here.
Head to the Valparaiso Wise Guys for their fourth annual Black Friday Celebration
This Friday, Goose Island will release their Bourbon Country special release beer. Stop by to pick some up at Hobart, Merrillville, Chesterton or Valparaiso location.
Skate the PLAZA at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark’s ice skating rink opens this weekend. Be sure to stop by for some winter fun! Find more information here.