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Merrillville Indiana Is Getting Festive!

It’s getting festive in Merrillville! We’ve been busy decorating for the holiday season, and we can’t wait for the tree lighting ceremony and family night that starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1st, at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway.

Hot chocolate will be available as the community gathers around the tree in the parking lot. Santa and Mrs. Claus will have a special escort as the Merrillville Fire Department gives them a ride to event. After Santa lights up the tree, the activities will move inside so guests can grab some great photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell them what’s on their list.

The basketball courts inside of the Community Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland. They will be decked out with trees decorated with ornaments and other decorations made by students from all of Merrillville’s elementary schools. Inflatable Christmas characters will also fill the area. We’re excited for the community to come together for this special holiday event!

Get ready to shine, Merrillville! The Town-wide Holiday Home Decorating Contest is back this year. We’re looking for the home with the best exterior decorations. Everyone is welcome to join in on the competition, and the grand prize is a $200 gift card. Visit https://www.merrillville.in.gov/residents/town_events.php for more information and to register. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

Dec. 1 – Merrillville Tree Lighting Ceremony (see above) 
Dec. 1 – Scrooge the Musical – Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Pl – 7:30
Dec. 3 – Scrooge the Musical – Reinhart Auditorium – 7:30
Dec. 5 – Merrillville Community Band Holiday Concert – Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Pl 6:30
Dec. 5 – Merrillville Plan Commission Workshop, City Hall 7820 Broadway – 6:30pm
Dec. 6 – Create your Own Greeting Card, Lake County Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave., reg. lcplin.org
Dec. 7 – MCSC Orchestra Concert – Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Pl 6:30 pm and 8:15pm
Dec. 8 – Deadline to Register for the Merrillville Holiday Home Decorating Contest
Register at https://merrillville.in.gov/residents/town_events.php
Dec. 12 – Merrillville Town Council Meeting, City Hall 7820 Broadway – 6:30pm
Dec. 12 – Holiday Choral Concert (grades 6-8) Pierce Cafetorium, 199 E. 70th Place.
Dec. 14 – Sounds of the Season – Chrismtas Time is Here, MHS Choir Concert, Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Pl – 7:30
Dec. 21 – Hot Chocolate Pajama Storytime, Lake County Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave., reg. 6:00 pm, lcplin.org
Dec. 26 – Merrillville Town Council Meeting, City Hall 7820 Broadway – 6:30pm

Visit https://merrillville.in.gov/residents/town_events.php for more information about our tree lighting as well as other community events.
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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.