Winter Lights Festival- Valparaiso Indiana

     Porter County Parks & Recreation is holding its annual Winter Lights Night Festival on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd. in Valparaiso, from 3-8 pm. This family-friendly festival costs just $5 per car for entry. The Winter Lights Drive Thru is open after the Festival From Nov 24th – Dec 31st from 5pm – 10pm, free, donations accepted.

Porter County Parks hosts annual Winter Lights Festival

     The annual Porter County Parks Winter Lights Night Festival will be Saturday, November 23rd  Visitors are invited to kick off the holiday lights display from 3-8pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso. More than 300 displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park.

     In addition to viewing the lights, visitors can take photos with Santa, decorate holiday cookies, enjoy bonfire s’mores and hot chocolate, and play carnival games. The celebration ends with a fireworks display. Wagon rides will also be available to and from the parking lot, and food vendors will be on site. Admission to the festival is $5 per car.

     Winter Lights Night has been a tradition for the better part of a decade at Sunset Hill. Porter County Parks and Recreation Superintendent Walter Lenckos says the festival “encourages people to visit their local park, even in the winter months.” Visitors who aren’t able to make it to the kick-off celebration can still drive past the displays through New Year’s. The lights come on at dusk and stay on until 10om each night. Driving through the park to see the lights is free, but a donation box is available for those who would like to contribute.

Sunset Hill Farm County Park is located at 775 Meridian Road in Valparaiso. More information about Winter Lights is available by calling Porter County Parks at 219-465-3586.

Christmas in Northwest Indiana . . . 
5 Holiday Traditions – thru Jan 5th
What’s on Theatre Stage this year – Live Community Theatre Shows
Candlelight Tour in Laporte – Dec 1st and 2nd
Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso – thru Dec 31st!
Christmas Traditions at Indiana Dunes – Dec 8th
Holly Days in Valparaiso – Dec 7th
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana – thru Dec 31!
Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City – Thru Dec 28th!
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City – thru Jan 5th, 2019!

 

Sue Baxter