Magical – that’s the only word to describe wandering around Shipshewana during the holidays. There’s something about the clip-clop of horse hooves and millions of twinkle lights among blankets of Midwestern snow that turns everyone into a kid again. Shipshewana is a town that simply loves to go all out for the holidays. If you love Christmas, spending time with your loved ones, and small-town hospitality, then you’ve got to visit Shipshewana this holiday season.
So start that shopping list and plan your visit to Shipshewana today!
THE LIGHTING OF SHIPSHEWANA
At the end of October, the elves are out hanging lights and decorating all over town. It’s a nice mix of fall and Christmas décor for a period of time, but once November arrives it’s an all-out Christmas mood here in Shipshe! Just in time to kick off the best holiday season in the best destination around.
Our charming country community is lit and ready for you!
LOCAL SHOPPING & WANA NIGHT OUT
Shipshewana and the surrounding towns offer a unique and fun shopping experience with gifts for your loved ones you can’t find anywhere else!
In addition to our regular shopping hours Monday-Saturday, Shipshewana is offering ‘Holidays on Harrison Street’ with holiday specials & giveaways along with festive lights, music, open houses, street food and photo opportunities every Friday and Saturday in November.
One of our biggest nights of the year, Wana Night Out is scheduled for November 17th from 2-8pm. Sales are for 1 night only – see flier for details.VIEW WANA NIGHT SALE FLIERS
SHIP-CHIC CRAFT & VINTAGE SHOW
December 5th, 9:00am at the Shipshewana Auction Antique & Misc. Building. Grab your girlfriends for a fun shopping day in Shipshewana for the 5th annual Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show Holiday Market! 100+ awesome vendors inside the heated Shipshewana Auction Misc. & Antique Building. The Ship-Chic Craft & Vintage Show is a curated pop-up market hosted by the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market featuring AMAZING vendors with gifts, vintage items, home décor, crafts, clothes, jewelry, soaps, baked goods, signs and more! Old stuff, new stuff, and awesome stuff all picked with quality in mind.SEE EVENT DETAILS
KIDS DAY – SANTA COMES TO TOWN
The fun begins in the Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes, 451 S Van Buren Street. See Elsie Elf and her friends. Kids travel to locations throughout Shipshewana for a day of fun activities and surprises! Santa arrives at noon – 3pm at Yoder Department Store, 300 S Van Buren Street.
Shipshewana Majestic – Noel
“A Celebration of Christmas” – A festive 90 minute show featuring a life-size nativity, a comedic cow who believes he’s a reindeer, a vocalist from this year’s The Voice, a dance-off between a ballerina and a horse, and more!SEE EVENT DETAILS
The GUT (GOOD) LIFE CHRISTMAS
The Güt Life! – Christmas With the Yoders and Nick. An unexpected knock. An unplanned guest. One unforgettable night.
Simon and Eliza Yoder never expected the special guest that showed up at their front door on Christmas Eve. They didn’t even know the man in the red suit knew where they lived. And, trust us, the man was just as surprised as they were!
A collision of traditions, a clash of cultures, and a stranger in search of far more than just an address, this new Yuletide Musical will both entertain and inspire you. Ninety minutes of ha, ha, ha, and ho, ho, ho, stories, songs, and everything in between!SEE SHOW DETAILS
ICE FESTIVAL, ICE CARVING & CHILI COOKOFF
December 29th at 10:00am, teams of carvers will be around town creating themed sculptures at business.
January 23rd at 10:00am, ice carvers will compete for the best ice sculpture. Bring your camera and catch the creation of these masterpieces. Visit the cookoff to vote for best chili in Shipshewana!SEE EVENT DETAILS
OTHER SHOWS & PERFORMANCES
New shows are being added for holiday special performances including ‘Salute To The Stars’ – be sure to visit our event page for complete updated information.OUR EVENTS PAGE