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La Porte Candlelight Tour

     If you prefer candlelight, nostaliga, and historic homes decorated for Christmas during the holidays, we invite you to join in the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes on Saturday December 7th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and on Sunday December. 8th from 1:00 to 500 pm.
Photo from the 2018 Candlelight Tour at the Old Library Building(Photo from the 2018 Candlelight Tour at the Old Library Building on Maple Ave. built in 1876/1896)

     Each year private homes in LaPorte’s historic district open their doors to display holiday decorations and tours of their homes. Laporte county is known for their very large, and intricate homes that were built in the 1800s. You won’t find homes built like these anymore.
     Thousands of people from all over the midwest flock to this special event held only once a year. Each Location has live Christmas music from local musicians. The event also includes a carriage ride, live music and refreshments.
     The tour includes several private homes with tour maps and tickets at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 907 Michigan Ave.  All  sites will be open for self-guided touring, and will be decorated for the holiday season.  Tickets and Tour Guide maps will be available that day For $25.  Every location has live music playing by local musicians. Grammy Contender, Keenan Baxter, will be performing Saturday night from 4:00 pm – 8:00  pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Like Keenan on Facebook  

     Advance tickets will be available thru Dec. 2nd for $20 each at the following locations:
LaPorte at the
CO-OP Shoppes, 512 State st., (219) 575-7535;
Coachman Antique Mall, 500 Lincolnway, 326-5933;
Posh Day Spa, 1021 Indiana Ave., 324-9624;
Judees Boutique, 1104 Indiana Ave.;
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., 324-6767;
Town and Country Florist, 1106 W. State Rd 2, (219) 362-6768;
Temple News Agency, 816 Jefferson Ave., LaPorte, 362-2676; and
Arbor Hill Inn; 263 W. Johnson Rd.,  (219) 362-9200
Red Cup Cafe and Deli, 115 Broadway, (219) 929-1804.
Michigan City at the
Hoity Toity, 731 Franklin St, (219) 809-9249;
The Antique Market, 3707 NE Frontage Rd, located off 80-94 and 421, (219) 879-4084.
New Carlisle, Indiana at the
True Value Hardware, 123 W Michigan St, New Carlisle, IN 46552 (574) 654-0391.
New Buffalo at
The Villager; 100 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117, (269) 469-6151.
Valparaiso at
South Bend Chocolate Company, 57 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN (219) 477-4418.

     Advance tickets are $20. Send your check for $20 per person by Nov. 28th, payable to People Engaged in Preservation, to P.O. Box 853, LaPorte, IN 46352. Day-of-tour tickets will cost $25 and be available during tour hours only 
      Or for more information, call (219) 362-5712 or 219- 363-7485 or e-mail   (Temporarily out of service) 


Sue Baxter