Category Archives: Christmas

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Wine Pairing During the Holidays

by Chris Mauch      The Holidays are right around the corner and with it, the holiday dinners on Christmas and New Years.  Are you one of the millions of people who are serving ham? If so, then you may have some problems trying to figure out which wine to serve. Ham can be hard…

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Drive Thru Light Displays In Northwest Indiana

Drive Thru Light Displays has become a popular event since the Covid outbreak. Several places in Northwest Indiana Have Drive thrus available, some of them cost and some of them are free. CEDAR LAKE:  The “Symphony of Lights Display” Drive Thru, Open in 2021! Nov 26th – Jan 2nd, Open Fri., Sat and Sun;  $10…

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Charles Dickens Holiday Show! Munster

     Tribune Newspaper Columnist Philip Potempa and his longtime editor/collaborator Crista Zivanovic, will be seated on a stage in the ballroom where guests see everything unfolding right from their table seats during a fast-paced 55-minute show salute to Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.”       2021 Show Dates are Thursday, Dec 2nd,…

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How to Care for Your Real Christmas Tree

Tips To Keep Your Tree Alive And Thriving The single most important consideration for the care and longevity of your tree is water. When you get your tree home, cut about ½” of the trunk off and get it in the stand as soon as possible. Check the tree daily by bending a needle or…

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Shipshewana On the Road Coming to Valparaiso, Indiana

      Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? How about a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun? For the past two decades Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome…

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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…

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Christmas At Barker Mansion 2021

      Take a step back in time at the Barker Mansion for the Home for the Holidays Tour. Guests will walk through the historical mansion and see many of the rooms that the Barker family enjoyed their holidays in filled with elegant holiday trees.    Experiences planned for December include: Free admission for…

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NWI Christmas Tree Farms

    Our family has always made it a tradition to go out in to the country and cut our own Christmas tree – just like they did on National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation, (only without the fire) We have listed below several places that offer live trees. Contrary to popular belief, cutting down a live tree…

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How To Be More Sustainable During the Holidays

How To Be More Sustainable During the Holidays

The holiday season has a big impact on the environment. Find out what small changes you can make this year to be more sustainable during the holidays.

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Miller Beach First Friday Cookie Walk – Dec 3rd

 4th Annual Cookie Walk December First Friday. Shops On Lake Street’s 4th Annual holiday Cookie Walk is December 3rd, 2021 from 5-8pm. Lake Street shops/restaurants/galleries in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. All are welcome and this is a family and friends event!!! You’ll experience different kinds of creative and delicious cookies while hearing the amazing Saint…

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