November / December

Oct. 4-Dec. 14 = Shipshewana Across the Road

Open Fridays and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

Features 80 booths in a heated indoor building with vendors offering unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods. Stock up on holiday gifts!

No admission charge.

For more information call 260-768-4129 or visit www.shipshewanatradingplace.com/events/fall-indoor-market

Nov. 9-Dec. 31 = Christmas in Shipshewana

Christmas season kicks off with the Light Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Other holiday events: “Shipshewana's Lights of Joy” drive-thru light display, Chocolate Day, Kids Day and Santa Visit.

No admission charge.

For more information call 866-631-9675 or visit https://www.shipshewana.com/businesses/festivals

Nov. 10-Dec. 31 = "A Christmas Story" Comes Home

Indiana Welcome Center. Share with your family, scenes from the the holiday movie classic, "A Christmas Story." Enjoy special events, contests and photos with Santa. Take your picture with "Flick" on our flagpole and browse our official "A Christmas Story" merchandise in our gift shop.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-989-7979 or visit https://www.southshorecva.com/achristmasstory.

Nov. 14-16, 21-24; Nov. 29-Dec. 1; Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 = Shipshewana's Lights of Joy

Drive-thru light experience featuring more than two million LED lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season. Closed Nov. 17 and Thanksgiving.

  • Thursdays and Sundays = 6-9pm, $15/car.
  • Fridays and Saturdays = 6-10pm $20/car.
  • Group Pricing (buses, motorcoach) : Call for Pricing (888.447.4725)
  • Season Pass (5 Visits) : $50

For more information call 260-768-4129 or visit https://www.shipshewanalightsofjoy.com/

Nov. 30 = Goshen Small Business Saturday

Downtown stores welcome holiday shoppers. With exclusive deals, extended hours and family-friendly activities, holiday shopping has never been as easy or as fun!

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-312-9922.

Dec. 7-8 = Kouts Christmas Open Houses

Private homes, churches and businesses. Celebrate the Christmas season. Visit local craftsmen in their homes and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Lunch served on Sat. Maps available online.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-405-1452 or visit koutsevents.com/christmas

Dec. 27-28 = Shipshewana Ice Festival

Downtown. Watch experienced ice carvers compete and create sculptures representing local merchants! Pins for sale at participating merchants and chili cook-off. Pin ensures Jan. discounts.

No admission charge for the festival, but there is a $5 fee for the chili cook-off.

For more information call 866-631-9675 or visit https://www.shipshewana.com/shipshewana-ice-festival