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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 families the joy of the season, and seeing Christmas lights is a growing activity.

CEDAR LAKE: 
     ” Taylor Ice Fest ONLY” Dec. 1st and 2nd. Downtown Mainstreet, cash prizes awarded, hosted by the Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce, 374-6157. 6602 W. 127th Pl. Cedarlakechamber.com 

     Zableckis Holiday House, 2021, 12552 Alexander St. 2023 , Facebook , lights on every day from 5pm – 10:30pm.

CHESTERTON:
Bozak Family Christmas Light SHow Burns Harbor Indiana Valpolife e1669830322507     Bozak Family Light Show, Burns Harbor, 2023,
Lights come on 11/27 @ 4:30pm for the first time of 2020! This is a FREE Christmas light show. There are multiple songs and the lights are computer programmed to dance to the music. Tune your car radio to 92.5fm. 259 Lake Park Rd., Burns Harbor (off Highway 20) Read More HERE. or Facebook Link. 

    Logans Lights, 463 E. Greening Rd., Donations go to Toys for Tots. The lights come on from 4:30pm until about 9:30pm every day beginning the day after Thanksgiving and ending on Christmas. We take them down on December 26th.

CROWN POINT:

   Gard’s Christmas Display, 2023 A lot of vintage bulbs go into the display every year. New bulbs just don’t have the richness of color, and are too bright. All year he searches auctions and sales for strings and boxes of bulbs, and it all comes together in December. The Gard Christmas Display is located at 441 S East St, Crown Point Indiana, 46307. It will be running nightly thru New Years Eve, from sunset until midnight. Facebook.

    Holton Ridge west of Crown Point Square. Is renamed as Candy Cane Lane at Christmas time, whole group of houses are lighted up,  just north of square (off Summit) neighborhood light extravaganza.
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    Tour of Lights – December 8th – 10th, AND Dec. 15th – 17th 2023 SOLD OUT! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROUTE FOR SELF GUIDED TOURS The Tour of Lights  to participate can call 219-662-3290 to sign up. Residents will be able to vote for their favorite house and view the map of all the decorated homes signed up beginning Saturday, December 12th on our website www.crownpoint.in.gov. The winner will be announced at the January City Council Meeting on January 4th at 7pm. Registration for the 2023 Tour of Lights is live!  All festivities will be held at the Crown Point Library, 122 N. Main St. Registration will be accepted online only at https://bit.ly/410t7Yd.  

   Christmas on 124th Ave. 2022  7731 E. 124th Ave., Winfield (Lakes of Four Seasons) Facebook  Sunday – Thursday 5 PM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday. Enjoy thousands of lights synchronized to music from November 25-January 2.  Website


DYER:
     Magical LIght Show, Opening Nov 26th 2023 –
Enjoy the Magical Light Show. When parking please turn off headlights (you can also park in Stardust parking north side). The light show is best seen without any other lights. Also please be respectful to our neighbors. : Please park behind in stardust parking and walk over through the field. We always have issues with too much traffic so avoid it and just park. Drop off Letters to Santa as well. 5pm – 10pm, Tune in to 87.9FM. 1315 Capri Lane, FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/themagicallightshow/
        Rodda’s Winter Wonderland Decorated Home 2023 in Dyer (2833 Lancelot Lane) One of the largest displays in Northwest Indiana. The display is lit every night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. Santa Claus and the Grinch make appearances on Saturday evenings, so come by with your family and friends, take pictures, make memories, and enjoy the Christmas Season! Website
     North Pole on Northgate: 2023 509 Northgate Dr.,  What started out as a collection of inflatables has turned into an LED explosion of lights, figurines, a walkway and a kaleidoscope of colors all over the place. Enjoy from your car or take a walk under the illuminated archways down the sidewalk. On nightly until midnight!
     Christmas on Aspen, 2023 Open every day from 5pm – 11pm,
 You can find it at 544 Aspen Dr. Feel free to take pics with the classic Santa in front of the garage or if you’re looking for something a little more interesting you can take pics by the 12 foot skeleton Santa. Driving around the neighborhood I’m seeing a lot more people decorating this year so I just want to say I’m very proud of the people of Pheasant hills and Dyer as a whole. This is their third Christmas for their Light Display.
Decorated Christmas Home- 502 S Rensselaer Griffith

GRIFFITH:
   The Andree’s Lights, 323 S Griffith Blvd, 2023, The lights will start Nov. 23 and run until Jan 1. They’ll be on 7days a week from sunset to 10:30pm. 

   This Little Light of Mine, 1109 N Elmer St, 2023, lights will be up 4:15 – 12am, thru Dec. 31st. 

HAMMOND:
      Peteyville, 2021 3033 Crane Place, Famous light show for many years,  Facebook link here

     Fa La La La Lights at Duncan’s Christmas, 936 Spruce Street, 10 year old light show, that adds new lights every year.  2023  5pm – 10pm every day., 

HEBRON:

HIGHLAND:
     “Lana’s Land of Christmas.” 2023 3105 Highway Ave., Facebook Display goes on Thanksgiving night at 5pm,  It is more of a traditional display with some DIY, tweaking of decorations, and our arch way with 4200 lights, Open thru Jan 3rd. Email 

     Lighting Up Delaware Street, 2023 8434 Delaware St., Highland, donations go to Toys for Tots. Facebook.

     Highland parks And Recreation Decorated Home Contest:
Devires: 8812 Southmoor Ave

Hecht : 9234 Highland Pl
Hanft: 8434 Delaware St. (ABOVE) (Facebook)
Rau (Lana’s Land of christmas ABOVE) : 
Favors:  3626 Manor Dr.
Goetz: 3213 41st St
Meier: 9440 Erie St.
Kutscher: 8040 Duluth St
Krooswyk: 9238 Spring St. 
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Banas: 3433 41st Pl.

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Lights: 3254 Maple Dr.

Ruele: 9244 Cottage Grove Ave

Kustka Masonville: (Facebook)  3330 Maple Dr.

 

 HOBART:
    Peters Family Decorated Home, 2023  3635 E. 33rd Ave.,   Show runs daily through New Years day. Light show is timed to music and can be listened to in your car on 92.7FM 6pm to 10pm daily until New Years Day.

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     7712 Murrelet St.,
Hobart, 17 songs synchronized with ERG LED Lighting to radio 98.5 . Quite a show! 
LAKE STATION:
    Caitlin’s Christmas Corner, 
We will light it up starting, Nov 26th, 2023 to Jan 2nd, 5-10, 901 Central Ave., Lake Station, IN 46405. Special Events Planned with Santa Visits, Visitors may come inside for more sights. Find several Special Events on their Facebook Page.

LOWELL:
     The Gingerbread house,” 2023 Facebook   1231 Harrison Lowell IN, every Saturday in December come see Santa and Elsa with some popcorn and cookies hot chocolate, movies, and every child gets a present ? from Santa Please don’t forget our donation to our animal shelter. Donations go to the local Animal Shelter.

     Christmas Tyme Walk Thru Lights – November 26 – December 30, 5pm-9pm Bring the family and your cell phones and join us this season for a magical experience, Catch a sighting of Santa, the Grinch, and other Characters on various dates. ❤️Make special holiday memories, Thousands of Lights, Harvest Tyme Farm, 17904 Grant St., Lowell.  Click here 

MERRILLVILLE:
    “The Werner Christmas Wonderland,” Open in 2023, 9108 Morton St. Merrillville,In 46410. Hours 5-12 every night. Thanksgiving- New Years Day. Follow all for updates and special appearances. Christmas lights for people to come enjoy!! I will continue to do this as long as I can. The lights will start Thanksgiving night and will be in nightly through New Years Eve from 5pm to Midnight. Music will be shut off at 10pm every night out of respect for the neighbors. While here, please feel free to take a candy cane and use the hashtags that are on the sign with all of your pictures!!! Facebook

MUNSTER:
     Griswold’s On Greenwood, 2023 large family show posted on facebook, 8147 Greenwood Ave., Tune in to 105.7.  Facebook link.    
     Christmas With the Carrs – 8017 Monroe Ave., 2023 Facebook  The show will be starting on Dec. 4th at 6pm and run until 10pm. After that we will run the show nightly from 5-10. Also, a reminder, we changed the radio station we broadcast on from 92.7 to 92.1 FM.
   Holiday Lights on Hickory, 2023, 2601 Hickory Dr., Thru Jan 2nd, Fridays & Saturdays: 5pm – 10:30pm, Sundays: 5pm – 9:30pm, 708-557-6218. Facebook.

MICHIGAN CITY:
     Festival of Lights, Opening Dec. 2nd, 2023 Over 5 million bulbs light up in Washington Park with on of the largest and FREE Drive Thru shows in the Midwest. Open Every day till Jan 3rd, 2022. Click here for more.

PORTAGE:
      Whole City Block of Houses, 2023, just north of Portage Ave and McCool Rd next to Imagination Glen Park. 6486 Portage Ave., and 2140 McCool Rd, Every night from 5pm – 10pm, Portage.
     Close to McCool Road Homes (Above): 6846 Portage Ave., 2023, Lights on every day from 5pm – 10:30pm.
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     Also Lights Located at 3350 Oakwood St. 2023, Come see our handmade decorations as well as lights and some blow ups and animatronics. Weather permitting, Santa will be handing out candy canes every Saturday in December from 5pm-7pm! 

     Lights Located at 2063 Karen St. 2023, Come see our musical light show! Mon-Thur 5:30pm to 10pm; Friday, Sat & Sun 5:30pm to 11pm. Send a letter to Santa in our North Pole mailbox! (If you put a letter in, we will send one back – please include a self-addressed/stamped envelope with your child’s letter). This entire cul-de-sac is decorated!

SCHERERVILLE:
    Cymerman Family Decorated home: 2022 Taking a Break in 2023, 4 Elizabeth Dr., The Cymerman Family will host wonderful holiday lights this year. Sun thru Thursday 5:30 pm until 10 pm, Fri Sat 5 pm to 11 pm. Collecting Toys for Tots again this year.  Facebook
     Prairie Rose Lights 2023 – 5857 Prairie Rose Drive, Now through January 2nd. 5pm-9pm Sun-Thu; 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat. This is a charity light show raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Please donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association  Facebook

ST JOHN:
     Festival of Lights, 2023, this is a walking tour of trees in the Park, vote on your favorite tree, held at Prairie West Park, 93rd Ave and W. Oakridge Dr., hosted by parks and rec. The usual fireworks, train and snack shop, and visits with Santa will not be available this year. Santa on Select Tues and Thurs, with appt suggested. click here.
    Red Lily way Christmas Light Show, 2023, From Thursday November 26,  through Dec. 31st., runs daily from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm. NEW LOCATION: 14245 W 96th Ave. Run time for each show is approximately 45 minutes. Many new props in 2022, new songs and videos on the mega wreath. This year will include an antique cutter sleigh to climb in for photo ops on selective nights, an interactive naughty/nice meter that children can push to know if they have been nice. Shows will start the Saturday after Thanksgiving Lily Way, Saint John, IN. 46373. Tune into 101.5 FM.  Merry Christmas from The Cammarata’s. Please know that the show may not run during heavy rains or high winds. Facebook.

 VALPARAISO:

     Thomas’s Winter Wonderland, aka Red’s Christmas Light Farm 2023,
609 Partridge Path, the Woods in Winding Creek Subdivision, Christmas music playing on our PA system. This year our theme is Thomas’s Winter Wonderland 1991-2021, 30 years of Peace, love, and lights. Facebook.

     Holiday Lights Drive Thru, 2023,  Free Drive Thru Sunset Hill Park, Nov. 20th – Jan 1st, 2023, 5pm – 9pm, Open Every Evening, Sunset Hill County Park, 775 Meridian Rd., 465-3586. (No Festival of Lights This Year) Click here

     773 Baltimore Rd. Christmas lights. 2023, They have music with a light show! Bigger and better than last year!  Displays Thanksgiving night through January 1. Music plays until 9 pm weekdays and 11pm weekends. Multiple houses nearby as well for a fun night out with family of seeing Christmas lights!

      890 Whitestone Drive. Christmas lights. 2023,  Displays Thanksgiving night through January 1. Multiple houses nearby as well for a fun night out with family of seeing Christmas lights!

     562 Lakepark Dr., 46385, 2023 located west of Valpo, off State Rd 149 just north of  Hwy 130.
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   The Griswold Experience 2023,
165 E 400 South , Valparaiso,  Facebook 
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     384 Sycamore Dr., “Lights on Sycamore” 2023, (South Haven area) (Lights on Sycamore) Sun – Thur: 5pm – 10pm, Fri & Sat: 5pm – 11:30pm, Accepting Donations to the Humane Society of Hobart in the donation box by the road. (South Haven Facebook Group)

        Herlitz Christmas Lights, 2022 – Not displaying in 2023, 186 E. 400 S., Christmas light show set to music! December 3-January 1. Listen on 89.3 FM  Facebooksouth street decorated home neighbor
 6 South Street, 2023, One Block East of CVS off Hwy 30, Photo. Majestic View going South on Franklin St. towards Highway 30. Plus, One Block Away on Nickle Plate IS:
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     205 Nickle Plate Ave., 2023,  (well worth the trip).

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     208 Washington St., 2023, Winner of the Central Neighborhood Contest

WHEATFIELD:
     Christmas Light Show: 2023, Drive into the CHURCH North Parking Lot between 5-10pm from December 4th until January 3rd. Step 2: Tune your car radio to 87.9 FM Step 3: Enjoy 40 minutes of your favorite Christmas music coordinated with lights! We’ll be serving hot coco on Fridays from 5-8pm on December 1, December 8, and December 15! There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit! Hope to see you there!  First Church, 5387 W. St Rd 10 Wheatfield, IN 46392, 219-987-5156. Facebook
     “Kniman Christmas Lights:” Open 2023, Dec. 3rd. 9099 N 500 W, Wheatfield, IN 46392, Christmas lights synchronized to music at First Church, 5387 W. Rd 10,  located 1/2 mile east of the intersection of 231 and 110. Tune into 91.7 FM to listen to the music! Facebook. 

WINFIELD:
     “Christmas on 124th Ave.” 2023, Christmas Light display from November 27 to January 3. Thousands of lights synchronized to music. Located at : 7731 E. 124th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307 (Directions) Facebook. 

 

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 Christmas in Northwest Indiana:

5 Holiday Traditions – Thru Dec 31st – 5 Things to do For the Holidays Your Family Will LOVE!

What’s on Theatre Stage this year   
Candlelight Tour in Laporte  
Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso 
Holly Days in Valparaiso  
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana Nov 14th  Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City  
The Nutcracker – 8 shows
Shipshewana On The Road,  
Local Christmas Tree Farms (And How to Buy One) 

     
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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.
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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.

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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.