Category Archives: Christmas

Where to Go For Christmas Lights

     Seems like the one thing popular this year during the Pandemic is to go see Christmas lights from the safety of your own car. We’ve compiled a list of Very Popular places for you to enjoy in the Northwest Indiana Region.      Folks are wanting to celebrate the season and give their…

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Crown Point Announces Holiday Events

Friday, November 27, 2020 – CANCELLED Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30pm – eastside Court House steps Join Mayor David Uran and the City of Crown Point as we light the trees on the Court House lawn.  We will be joined by the Harmony Handbells & CPHS Choir for the celebration.   Tank Lighting Ceremony 6:00pm –…

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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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“A Christmas Story” Comes Home Is Back!

November 14, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Childhood memories of Santa come alive with the long-sought-after Christmas present while strolling through the exhibits, decorated Christmas trees, and visits with Santa at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond Indiana. In addition to the exhibit and photos with Santa, visitors are welcome to take their own photos…

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The Nutcracker Returns in 2020

IBT presents “The Nutcracker”      Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition is just around the corner — The Nutcracker. Indiana Ballet Theatre (IBT) will be performing its 22nd annual performance in Northwest Indiana this year.      Composed in 1892 by treasured composer Peter IIyich Tchikovsky’s, The Nutcracker, is one of the most memorable ballet classics.…

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Make Your Own Wooden Christmas Door Hangers

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP: Choose one of these two adorable wood door hangers for the paint workshop on Saturday, November 21, 11 AM at Empty Nest Market, Griffith IN at the Empty Nest.  If you’ve never painted a door hanger, no worries. These are super easy. Cost is $30, includes all instructions, supplies and refreshments will be…

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Schererville Ushers In The Holiday Season

     It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the town Schererville has a tradition of ushering in the Holidays in Grand Style. In 2019 there was lots of Frozen Fever spreading when the Schererville Parks debuted Schererville’s the first Frozen Fever theme. Who knows what 2020 will bring.       In the past, we’ve…

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Irreverent, Mischievous and Snarky “The Santaland Diaries” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** Goodman Theatre’s production of “The Santaland Diaries”, written by David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. In his early days as a struggling writer in New York, Sedaris took a job as an elf at Macy’s Department Store. Steven Strafford stars in the one-man show directed by Steve Scott.…

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“The Land of Forgotten Toys” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** The holidays seem to be a time when more and more theater companies are adding seasonal programming to attract new patrons and entertain large groups or families. The slate of Christmas-themed shows this year seems to be particularly brimming with tantalizing and appealing options. With the field so chock-full of copious goodies, packed…

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“Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** Take your family on a nostalgic trip into the past with the Towle Theater’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play”, adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith with original songs and arrangements by Jon Lorenz. Forget about all your electronic devices – sit…

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