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The winter season brings with it many holiday-related events including the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit and shopping opportunities like Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets Midnight Madness Sale.
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Winter Events

When the days start to get chilly and the snow begins to fall in the South Shore, it's time for some fun wintertime events! Ice skate with your daughters and their dolls at Deep River Waterpark's Snowflake Skate in December or watch the ice carvers as they compete in the downtown streets of Valparaiso during the Winter Dazzle event in February.

Get out of the cold as you listen to the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra perform the Holiday Pops, enjoy one of the performances at the local theaters or ring in the New Year at the Radisson at Star Plaza's New Year's Eve Bash. Plus don't miss the opportunity to relive the moments of a holiday classic at the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home Exhibit with animatronic window displays from Macy's in New York.

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Special Events

Taltree Express

December 06, 2014 to December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)

Visitors will enjoy a wonderland of trains featuring Taltree's signature Train Tree and Holiday Railway Garden. Event activities include visiting with Santa, story time and refreshments.  More

On-Going Events

"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

November 08, 2014 to January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Indiana Welcome Center features six animated displays depicting scenes from the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." The displays include: The Department Store Window, Flick's Tongue and Triple Dog Dare, It's a Major Award, The Bumpus Hounds and a new window, A Hero's Dream. The displays were first showcased in 2003 at Macy's in New York City. Have your picture ... More

A Christmas Memory

November 13, 2014 to December 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Based on Truman Capote's touching memoir of his childhood, this new musical is set in a small Southern town in the 1930's. A CHRISTMAS MEMORY chronicles a young boy's friendship with his eccentric relatives, including his cousin and best friend, Sook. The misfits are inseparable as they launch kites, haunt speakeasies and mail fruitcakes to everyone from Jean Harlow to Presiden... More

Annie

December 05, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Memorial Opera House
  • 104 Indiana Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
  • Phone: 219-548-9137
  • Website

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the se... More

Holly Days

December 05, 2014

‘Tis the season to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in downtown Valparaiso. Come join in the fun and kick off the season by enjoying live holiday music, ice carving, the holiday village market, and the live nativity. More

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