Category Archives: Christmas

Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Valpo compost site to open Saturdays for Christmas tree, electronics recycling Bring your live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Off-season hours begin Jan. 7 This site is…

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Create a Holiday Tradition

Create a New Christmas Tradition Today We believe one of the best things about Christmas is the family traditions that build up around it, creating happy memories that last long after the last of the Christmas is gone. So, continue your family tradition or start a new one, and here’s five special ideas we’ve chosen…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” – a Tribute to Perry Como/Andy Williams TV Specials

**** Recommended **** Wow! The first time I reviewed “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” was in 2004! The show, a tribute to the old Perry Como/Andy Williams TV specials, is a nice blend of traditional and contemporary (written before 1960 contemporary) carols. “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” is a holiday must-see. 4 Spotlights “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas”…

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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is a Lot of Fun

**** Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple of things off my list…

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First Weekend In December Has Over 80 Holiday Events!

This is the BIGGEST WEEKEND Of The Holidays! Please Share! Our Sponsors: Bright Star Care Valparaiso, Regional Federal Credit Union & Minder Benders Puzzles and Games. More info Click Here: https://panoramanow.com/calendar/ FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st • 6:30-9:30pm, Orak Shrine Circus, Hammond Civic Center, • 4- 7pm, Christmas the Park – Spencer Park, Demotte • 5- 8pm,…

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Holidays At Taltree Arboretum

Bring the whole family to Taltree and celebrate the holidays in our vintage Railway Depot. Step off the trails, out of the cold and into Santa’s workshop. Families are encouraged to bring cameras and snap a photograph with Santa. While waiting to meet with Kris Kringle, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa, create a holiday…

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Wings Of Healing – Angels of Hope

Become an Angel of Hope by honoring or remembering family and friends through the St. Catherine Hospital Wings of Healing program. For every angel hung on the tree, a $10 donation is made to the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Program. Your donation helps support scholarships for area residents. For a $25 donation, a beautiful…

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CST Celebrates 20 Years With “It’s a Wonderful Life”

In celebration of their 20th anniversary on Chicago Street Theatre, CST is proud to bring audiences the holiday favorite, It’s a Wonderful Life to their stage November 24 through December 16, 2017.  Based on Frank Capra’s 1946 movie classic featuring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, the play follows the life of George Bailey- a small…

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“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” Returns to Towle Theater

15th Annual Holiday Show at the Towle Theater “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” The Towle Theater has been producing its hallmark holiday show for the past 14 years to sold out audiences.  This year, they have once again reinvented “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” just in time to get you in the holiday mood. The overall concept of…

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Christmas Behind the Scenes at Barker Mansion

Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Behind the Scenes Tour on December 8th and December 15th offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour begins at 6 pm Central Time and ventures into the…

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