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Christmas events in Michiana


Michiana is getting into the Christmas spirit.  Below is an extensive list of events going on around the area leading up to Christmas.  Check back, because we'll be adding more events as we go.  If you know of an event going on that isn't listed, post it in the comments below.






Event Town Location
Tree of Life Celebration Mishawaka St. Joe Regional Medical Center
December 7 @ 2pm For a $10 donation, an ornament will be displayed on the tree
Tree Lighting Ceremony South Bend Morris Center
December 7 @ 5:30pm

Santa arrives in South Bend South Bend Jon Hunt Plaza
December 7 @ 5:30pm

Candle Light Parade Dowagiac Beckwith Park
December 7 @ 6:00pm Santa returns to Dowagiac for one of Michigan's largest lighted parades.
Light up the Bluff St. Joseph, MI Downtown
December 7 @ 7pm More than 30 Local Celebrities and Community Members in Window Displays
Festival of Carols Goshen Sauder Concert Hall
December 7 & 8 @ 7:30pm Cost: $15, reserved seating. Call the Goshen College Welcome Center. 
Kid's Day Shipshewana The Davis Mercantile
December 8 10am-4pm Kids pick up their free Passports and travel to locations throughout Shipshewana
Breakfast with Santa South Bend Fiddler's Hearth
December 8 @ 8am There will be face painting, and balloon artists, and of course Santa. 
Tea with Santa South Bend Erskine Golf Course
December 8 @ Noon or 1:15pm This is a more elegant affair, and is always popular. 
Gingerbread House Class LaPorte Cookery Tried and True
December 8 @ various times

Festival of Carols Goshen Sauder Concert Hall
December 9 @ 4:00pm

Holiday Skating Party South Bend Howard Park
December 9 @ 4:00pm Admission is two pet food items or $2 per person.
Gingerbread Village Competition South Bend College Football Hall of Fame
December 15 @ 10am Judging starts at 10 - awards are given out at 3:00pm
Ice Festival Shipshewana The Davis Mercantile
December 27-29 10am-8pm The Ice Festival Queen Contest will be held Dec. 27th, 6pm at the Davis Mercantile.
Ice Carving Contest Shipshewana The Davis Mercantile
December 28 @ 10am The carvers begin carving at the Davis Mercantile starting at 10 am.


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