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 www.lightingofshipshewana.com
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 Shipshewana.com 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 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.