2018 Schedule of Events:
Every Week Monday - Saturday - A unique and fun shopping experience, with gifts for your loved ones you can't find anywhere else!
November 10- Light Parade and The Lighting of Shipshewana: The Holiday Light Parade officially kicks off the Christmas season in Shipshewana and begins at dusk (6:00pm). The parade will wander throughout Shipshewana. Along with the traditional tree lighting in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theatre, there will be Christmas Carols, Santa visits and refreshments throughout town. Activities all day long throughout town, including a Christmas pedestrian walk-way along Harrison St. This is truly a spectacular event! Visitwww.lightingofshipshewana.com
November 17 - Chocolate Day purchase your one of a kind chocolate box at Aunt Millie's Candy & Nuts inside the Davis Mercantile. Then stroll through our delightful town collecting chocolate confections to fill your box. All inclusive. For details call 260-768-7728. All proceeds benefit a charity.
November 27 - Wana Night Out from 2-8PM watch for advertisements on Shipshewana.com and in the local newspapers. Individual store hours may vary. Check out the Wana Night Out Deals here.
December 1 - Kids Day 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. The fun begins at J. Farvers Books & Gifts, located in Yoder's Red Barn Shoppes, 451 S. Van Buren St. Kids travel to locations throughout Shipshewana for a day of fun activities and surprises! For more Information: call: 260-768-4339
December 1 - Santa arrives at the City Offices in the Wolfe Building, visiting with children from noon to 3 pm. Children will receive a bag filled with goodies.
December 8- Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show: Holiday Bazaar-9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This indoor handmade and vintage market is a curated indoor pup-up market featuring vendors who specialize in antiques, crafts, handmade items, primitives, artisan goods, furniture, salvage, home & garden décor, baked goods, gifts and so much more. The barn will be full of unique items, plus there are shopper door prizes and giveaways. $5 admission, free parking
December 27th & 28th - 11th Annual Shipshewana Ice Festival - The Ice Festival kicks off on Dec 27th with teams of carvers creating themed sculptures from 10 am-8 pm at businesses throughout town. More Info here.
December 28th - Downtown Shipshewana - The Wolfe Building parking lot is the location for the ice carving competition (10am to 1pm) and the 2018 Chili Cook-off (10am to 3pm). Visitors can purchase a collector's pin, designed each year by a Westview High School student, which entitles the holder to FREE admission to the Chili Cook-off and discounts throughout town for the entire month of January 2019.