Pet picture with Santa, holiday craft shows, and planetarium shows are just some of the AMAZING things to do this weekend in northwest Indiana! Find out what amazing family activities are going on near you!
December 15th - #MOHMistletoe
Memorial Opera House - Valparaiso, IN
The LimeLights Youth Theatre Program is back at it again with their Christmas Charity Event, and this year is bigger than ever. They are teaming up with The Memorial Opera House Foundation and many of their loyal volunteers to bring a warmhearted and entertaining family friendly performance on top of a few fun little additions.
At NoonThere will be treats, including a Cookie Walk and a cash bar with a couple festive drinks (both child and adult).
December 15th - Holiday Boutique Vendor Show
Boys and Girls Club of Portage - Portage, IN
The Holiday Boutique Vendor/Craft Show is a holiday shopping event open to the public. We will showcase local crafter and small businesses in our community. You can find everything from gourmet desserts, fashion, home decor, jewelry, health and wellness products and much more.This is an event for all ages. Little Smiles Preschool will have a craft table set up for the little ones. Bring the whole family for a day of holiday shopping and fun!
December 14th - City of Crown Point Hosts Tour of Lights
Crown Point Civic Center - Crown Point, IN
The City of Crown Point hosts the The Tour of Lights is taking place Monday â€“ Saturday from 5-9pm at the Crown Point Civic Center located at 101 S East St.
Stories provided by the Crown Point Library prior to the trolley rides. The trolley will tour the city viewing homes on the route that are decorated for the holiday season!
December 15th - LA TRAVIATA at the Portage 16 IMAX
Portage IMAX Theatre - Portage, IN
Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Verdi's La Traviata, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, December 15.
December 15th - Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest
Indiana Welcome Center - Hammond, IN
The infamous scene in "A Christmas Story" where Randy Parker eats his mashed potatoes like a "little piggy" will be recreated during this messy event. See if you can eat the most mashed potatoes the fastest or just come to watch this mess unfold! There are four age groups - 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 and 18 and over. Pre-register online. Please bring in canned food/non-perishable items as an entry fee that will be donated to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank. After the event, participants can view the exhibit, catch a showing of the "A Christmas Story" movie, decorate a cookie, create a craft, vote on your favorite tree and take a picture with Santa atop Santa's Mountain and slide into a pillow of snow. Fun for all ages!
December 14th - Winter Wonder-LAB and Planetarium Shows
Purdue University Northwest - Hammond, IN
Winter fun for everyone! Join us for hands-on, cold weather science fun. Enjoy the 60-minute popular holiday program presented on our planetarium dome. The program includes The Star of Bethlehem, followed by a highly entertaining Holiday Laser Show.
Showtimes: 4 pm, 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm Star of Bethlehem: 30 minutes Holiday Classics Laser Light Show: 30 minutes Prior to show time explore our Winter Wonder-LAB for "cool" science experiments like Snowball Catapults, Ice Orbs, Foaming Snowballs and more!
General Admission: $10 per person, 2 years and under free Calming Sensory Quiet Room available Activities are developed to be sensory friendly ADA accessible facilities Reservations are required
December 15th - Subaru Fill the Trunk and Share the Love Event
International Subaru of Merrillville and Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana are partnering to share the love! Over the last 10 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $118 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national and over 1,170 hometown charities. On December 15th, we encourage the community to stop by International Subaru of Merrillville and help 'fill the trunk' with warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves that will then be delivered with a warm meal to Meals on Wheels recipients.
December 15th - Pet Pictures with Santa
Join us and bring your pets and family for beautiful, professional pictures with Santa from TSS Photography - Mokena, IL!
Photos will take place from 12pm-3pm.We do recommended an appointment to avoid wait times to call today to schedule your pictures! 219-627-3127
Pictures make a great gift and can also be made into ornaments, coffee mugs, mouse pads and more!
Pictures are printed on site!
December 15th - Holiday Artisan Market Family Open House
Lubeznik Center for the Arts - Michigan City, IN
Tis the holiday season and Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) invites you and your family to explore our Holiday Artisan Market. With over 35 regional artists contributing hundreds of hand-crafted holiday pieces, you'll discover something special to give (or receive)!
During this special open house enjoy coffee and cookies while you shop and receive complimentary gift wrapping. Have children ages 5 & up? Bring them along for a fun holiday themed craft project. Remember, LCA members receive an additional 10% off their Holiday Artisan Market purchases!
December 15th - Kids Christmas Pajama Party
Portage Parks Department Office - Portage, IN
Parents take advantage and use this day to get some Christmas shopping done or maybe wrap some gifts.