We’re making a list, checking it twice, of the best Christmas films of all time. There are many things to do in Northwest Indiana to celebrate the holidays, from festivals to Holiday Concerts and special family fun happenings. Kids will enjoy visiting with Santa where there are many opportunities to see (Santa) all season long. There are Tree Lighting ceremonies in every city, and many Art and Craft Shows to enjoy. We invite you Click on these links (these blue letters) to find more information and keep clicking around our website.
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 we gather as many special ideas as we can from PanoramaNOW’s 34 years experience in Northwest Indiana to celebrate Christmas 2020 ! We promise you’ll go home with memories that last a lifetime.
Some of these Special Holiday Events include:
Holiday Lights Drive Thru – Nov 20 – Dec. 31st , 2022– 5:30 – 9pm, Sunset Hill Farm Park, Valparaiso
Holly Days & Live Nativity – Dec. 4th 2022, Valparaiso; (Santa)
A Christmas Story Comes Home, Nov. 13th – Dec 31, 2023 Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond; (Santa)
Festival of Lights, (Drive Thru) 5-9pm, Dec 4th – Jan 2nd 2023, Washington Park, Michigan City;
Holiday Pops Concert, December 10th, Civic Autiorrium, LaPorte
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Holiday Pops Concert, Dec. 17th, 2022 7:30pm, Valparaiso, SOLD OUT
The Nutcracker by Indiana Ballet Theatre Gary Click here
LaPorte Candlelight Tour, Cancelled in 2022
Shake up Christmas TBD
Holidaze Craft Show, November 18th, 2022, Valparaiso, Click Here
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Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso Nov 27th thru Dec 31st , 2021
Holly Days in Valparaiso – Friday, Dec 3rd, 2021
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana Nov 13th – Dec 31st, 2021
Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City Open in 2021
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City Dec 5th thru Jan 2nd 2022
The Nutcracker – 8 shows
Candlelight Tour in Laporte – Cancelled in 2021
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Does your family take annual ski trips? Do you like to hit up the sledding hills or build a magnificent snowman after the first big snow of the season? What about winter hikes or runs through the neighborhood? No matter how you like to spend your time outside, winter is full of opportunities. However, you…
•Orak Shrine Circus, Hammond Civic Center;Christmas the Park – Spencer Park, Demotte; • East Chicago Celebration of Lights, City Hall;• First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Michigan City, Santa Procession &Tree Lighting at Pruzin Park, Merrillville; City Tree Lighting, Festival Park, Hobart; Carol Fest at VU, Valparaiso University; Chesterton H.S. Madrigal Dinner, Chesterton H. S.; Community Tree Lighting & First Friday, St. Mary of the Lake, Miller; Illuminated Parade, Whitlng City Hall; Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; “Plaid Tidings” Towle Theatre, Hammond; Snowflake Parade, Michigan City; Breakfast with Santa – Valparaiso YMCA; •A Christmas Story Comes Home, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond; Christmas Open House, Family Express, Kouts; • Breakfast w/Santa (Dyer); • Breakfast with Santa, Wilbur Wright School, Munster; • Breakfast w/Santa, Schererville ; Christmas Craft Show – Portage; • The Nutcracker by Indiana Ballet Theatre at Valparaiso, Gary and Crown Point • Annual Cookie Walk, Westminister Presbyterian Church, Munster; Ethnic Cookie Sale, Whiting; St. Mary of the Lake Annual Christmas Bazaar Miller; Folk Art Holiday Open House, Fawn Run Farm, Rolling Priaire; Hammond Holiday Parade, Hammond; •Winter Jam Craft & Vendor Fair, Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point; • Christmas on the Farm – Countryside Park, Portage; • Candy Cane Express, Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte; •Santa in the Courthouse, Crown Point; • Portage Christmas Festival, Founder’s Square, Portage; • Pioneerland Christmas, LaPorte County Fairgrounds, LaPorte; • Santa at the Kaske House – Heritage Park, Munster; • 5-11:30pm, , Madrigal Dinner, United Methodist Church, Michigan City; • 8- 9:45pm, Babes & Boys Christmas Show, Beatniks On Conkey, Hammond; • Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; • Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular! Majestic Star Casino, Hammond • Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; • Babes & Boys Christmas Show, Beatniks On Conkey, Hammond; • Folk Art Holiday Open House, Fawn Run Farm, Rolling Priaire; • Christmas on the Farm – Countryside Park, Portage; • Candy Cane Hunt – Dyer, Plum Creek Center, Dyer; • Santa in the Courthouse, Crown Point Courthouse; Three Little Birds Market, Valparaiso, Brunch with Santa at Lansing Country Club, Breakfast with Santa AT White Rhino, Dyer. Christmas at the mill.
Mommy’s Little Piggy Eating Contest, Oh Fudge Relay Race