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Small Business Saturday

Shop the 100+ small businesses spread throughout Shipshewana/LaGrange County! Certain stores will be offering discounts, but this is a great way to support local during your holiday shopping. You won’t find any big box stores here!

First Day Hike – Luminary Walk

Join thousands of people all across America hiking their way to a healthy new year! First Day Hikes were started to promote outdoor recreation. Make a resolution to get outside more in 2020! Meet at the Dallas Lake Lodge. Dress for cold, wet weather! Free coffee and cocoa will be served while supplies last. See …

Holiday Market

Lots of vendors with specials for the season! Door prizes and Sales!

Mirror Lake Craft Sale

Many different crafters, all with a different “FLARE!” Primitive and vintage Christmas floral arrangements, vintage crafts, Elliott Essentials aromatherapy products and soy candles, soup and dip mixes, sweet tooth chocolates, beautiful hand made cards for all seasons and papercrafts, those special little gifts for teachers, small antiques, maple syrup, embroidered sweatshirts, hand towels, hand-painted items, …

Daily & Vincent – Christmas

Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm Prices: Tickets Only – $19.95-$59.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95-$77.95 Dailey and Vincent Tour Packages Available – Call to purchase packages: 888.447.4725 – see more here   (plus tax & fees) This concert will be held at the Blue Gate Performing Arts CenterBuy My Tickets Now! Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became …

A Blue Gate Presentation: The 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, …

Wana Night Out in Shipshewana

The Biggest Sale of the Year! Watch for advertisements on Shipshewana.com and in the local newspapers. Individual store hours may vary.  Everyone loves a great deal!   Wana Night Out is the time to visit Shipshewana for great specials and discounts.  Shops stay open late to offer some of the best deals of the year.  Just …

Shipshewana Ice Festival

Come watch professional ice carvers create unimaginable pieces of art! Pieces for local businesses will be carved on Friday, Dec. 27th. Any design imaginable will be created, whatever the business decides on! On Saturday, December 28th competition carving begins at 10 am. They’ll be carving right next to each other at the Wolfe Building in …

Lighting of Shipshewana-Light Parade

The Holiday Light Parade and Lighting of Shipshewana on November 9, 2019 kicks off the Christmas season in Shipshewana and begins at dusk (6 pm). 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 …