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Make Memories in Shipshewana

Can you believe it is November 7. Only 7 weeks to Christmas. Here...

Shipshewana Stories

1st in a Series of Travel Journals by Shipshewana Visitors Shipshewana is full of traditions and visitors love creating memories...

6 "Must See" Makers in Shipshewana

Are you a Maker?  Do you admire Makers?  Appreciate Quality Handcrafted items? Shipshewana is blessed to be home of a number of...

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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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Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Tree Ship

A ship. A Storm. And a Christmas Story of Heroic Proportions.

In November 1912, a man known as "Captain Santa" stood at the helm of The Christmas Tree Ship. It was transporting Christmas trees from Upper Michigan to the Chicago area's underprivileged and wealthy alike when it encountered a violent storm on Lake Michigan. Now, on a mission to keep her family's legacy alive, his widow has to come to terms with the lake and all it represents to her. But can she do it? Daughter Elsie believes together they can, and has a surprise in store for her mother that will change everything.

Don't miss this epic, heart-warming, inspirational tale, inspired by a true story that will remind us all of the importance of tradition, kindness, and the joy of Christmas.

The Christmas Tree Ship -- One family's unsinkable mission to save Christmas.

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