• Ice Festival - Dec. 28-29
  • November 11th- Light Parade
  • November 11th- Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • November 18, 2017 Chocolate Day Walk
  • December 2, 2017-Kids Day
  • December 2, 2017 Santa Comes to Town
  • 2017 Shipshewana Ice Festival Pin
  • Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Dec 9th
  • Shipshewana Vintage Christmas Market Nov. 10th & 11th at The MEC
  • Olde World Christmas Market at The MEC Dec 8 & 9

Enjoy the Holidays in Shipshewana

2017 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 11- 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! Visit

November 10 & 11- Shipshewana Vintage Christmas Market.  Come to the Grand Opening of the Shipshewana Merchandise Mart at the Michiana Event Center (The MEC).  A special Christmas shopping event featuring an indoor festival of lights, Country Christmas Farmhouse, Olde World Trades, Sensational Amish/Mennonite Food; Local Amish Hand Made goods & Wares, Vintage Christmas & Holiday Decor and more.  More info here. 

November 18 - 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 from the 2017 Chocolate Walk will benefit Lilli Schlabach, a student at Westview, who has undergone treatment for cancer twice, these funds will help with costs Insurance does not cover.

November 28 - Wana Night Out from 2-8PM watch for advertisements on and in the local newspapers. Individual store hours may vary.

December 2 - 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 2 - 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 & 9 -  Olde World Christmas Market at The MEC.  The Shipshewana Merchandise Mart presents Olde World Christmas Market at the brand new Michiana Event Center! A special Christmas shopping event featuring an indoor festival of Christmas trees, Country Christmas Farmhouse, Olde World Trades, Sensational Amish/Mennonite Food; Antiques, Local Amish Hand Made goods & wares, Vintage Christmas & Holiday Decor and more. Learn more here

December 9- Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show: Holiday Bazaar-9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

COST $ $5.00 at the door, Children 12 & Under FREE. Parking Free

Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Shows are Shipshewana, Indiana curated indoor pop-up markets that feature amazing products for DIY lovers, Pinterest obsessers, Etsy loyalists, creative gift givers, small business supporters, or just folks who want a unique holiday shopping experience! Old stuff, new stuff and awesome stuff all picked with quality in mind. Learn more here.

Call the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market at 260-768-4129 for more information.

December 8th & 9th,  December 15th & 16thShipshewana Across the Road.   Open 10am-5pm.  Located at the Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.   Love Shipshewana, but wish the flea market was open longer?  Shop 50-60 vendors who carry unique gifts, local crafts and a variety of other goods.  Stock up on Christmas & holiday gifts. Admission & parking is free. More info here.

December 28th & 29th - 10th Annual Shipshewana Ice Festival - The Ice Festival kicks off on Dec 28th with teams of carvers creating themed sculptures from 10 am-8 pm at businesses throughout town. More Info here.

December 29th - Downtown Shipshewana - The Wolfe Building parking lot is the location for the ice carving competition (10am to 1pm) and the 2017 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 2018.

January 1 – 1st Annual Shipshewana New Year’s Day Auction    10am    Farmstead Expo Barn

Shipshewana Auction is proud to present its 1st annual Shipshewana New Year’s Day Auction. Running up to 5 auction rings throughout the day featuring Antique Furniture - Collectibles - Toys - Antiques - Advertising - Primitives - Farm Collectibles - So Much More! Storage is available prior to auction date. To consign, call Shipshewana Trading Place 260-768-4129 or visit our website here.