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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: New Year's Celebrations, Ice Cream Bash, and Furniture Sale

Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a holiday artisan market, end of the season ice cream bash, resolution run, New Year's Eve celebrations, holiday basketball tournament, wine tasting, and golf events are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

Annual Holiday Artisan Market Closes Out
The third annual Holiday Artisan Market at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts runs through this weekend! Be sure to stop in and stock up on unique homemade items for all of your gifting needs in the next year, as the market will be closed until next Christmas season! Some of the products offered include hand screened elegant trouser socks, hand painted silk, velvet, and cotton scarves, hand blown glass ornaments, and vases, clay whistles, pottery, nativity scenes, hand turned wood bowls, and more!

Celebrate the End of the Season with Valpo Velvet
Valpo Velvet will be closing for the rest of the winter, so come in December 28th for a special year end bash! Open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, there will be two tours of the factory offered at 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm. Also, ice cream cones are just $0.25!

Resolution Run 5K
Start your new year off on the right foot with a 5K from Extra Mile Fitness Company! The run will take place at 10:00 am, following a course around Valparaiso University. Proceeds will benefit Housing Opportunities.

Step Into the New Year with The Silver Spoon
Celebrate New Year's Eve with great eats and tasty treats at The Silver Spoon! On December 31st, ring in the New Year with a 4-course Prix Fixe Menu, complimentary party favors, and a champagne toast, while listening to Stephanie Ruggeri sing during dinner and DJ Marcos Campos spinning smooth beats!

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Porter County Expo
Ring in the New Year with a Funkadelic Fever event at the Porter County Expo Center! The night will feature entertainment by Chris & Lou and Steve Zana. Only $60 per person provides a great prime rib dinner, dessert, dancing, and an open bar!

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Celebrate the Holidays with Don Quijote
Don Quijote is taking reservations for New Year's Eve! Celebrate the ending of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 with a great feast of Spanish cuisine and fun traditions!

Half Off Furniture Sale!
Indiana Furniture Showcase is hosting their annual New Year's sale, where everything in the store is half off! The sale ends January 1st at 4 pm so be sure to stop by today!

Holiday Basketball Tournament
Northwest Athletic Club is hosting a Holiday Basketball Tournament December 29th and 20th. A team of 12 plays for $200, only $16.67 per person! Space is limited to the first 8 teams, so sign up today!

La Porte County Historical Society Museum Holiday Happenings
Join the Society on December 29th for a Victorian-themed New Year's Party. The event will feature customs and food from Victorian times.

Wise Guys Invites You to Educate Your Spirit
New Year's Eve 101 will be presented December 28th, as Wise Guys offers a Mumm Champagne tasting! Join together and raise your glass as you try three different champagnes, Mumm Brut Rose, Mumm Brut Prestige, and Mumm Curvee.

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