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Upcoming Events

Winter Wonderland Walkthrough at Indoor Market

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:00am
The upstairs of the Shipshewana Across the Road Indoor Market will be TRANSFORMED into an amazing winter wonderland walk-through this holiday season! Bring the whole family to see amazing scenes...

A Christmas Treeship

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:00pm
A ship. A storm. And a Christmas story of heroic proportions. Experience one woman's unsinkable determination to continue her husband's mission of bringing Christmas trees to their Chicago community....

Shipshewana's Lights of Joy

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 6:00pm
Enjoy Driving through Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, a new holiday light park in Shipshewana, IN. Features more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light...

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The Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9,2019 kicks off the Christmas season in Shipshewana

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    The Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9,2019 kicks off the Christmas season in Shipshewana and begins at dusk (6pm. 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 at The Davis Mercantile and refreshments throughout town. Activities all day long throughout town, including a Christmas pedestrian walk-way along Harrison Street. This is truly a spectacular event!
  • Christmas In Shipshewana
    November and December feature many holiday events. It all begins with the Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9th! Don't miss Shipshewana's Lights of Joy Drive Thru! Christmas celebrations continue with Chocolate Day on November 16th, Wana Night Out on December 3rd, Kids Day and Santa comes to town on December 7th, Shipshewana Ice Festival December 27th & 28th and more. Check out the list and choose what's perfect for you!
  • Shipshewana Ice Festival
    December 27th & 28th, 2019 Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art! Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Friday, Dec. 27th. On Saturday, December 28th competition carving begins at 10am and a chili cook-off!