• November 11th- Light Parade
  • November 11th- Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • November 18, 2017 Chocolate Day
  • December 2, 2017-Kids Day
  • December 2, 2017 Santa Comes to Town
  • Ice Festival - Dec. 28-29

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!

Nov 3- Dec. 30 - Shipshewana's Gift of Lights.  Shipshewana will become home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season.  More info at

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.   This is truly a spectacular event!

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.

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 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 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.