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Weekends with Santa

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450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385

  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest to celebrate the holidays. Santa Clause is heading down from the North Pole to visit children, young and old, in the vintage Railway Depot. Bring your camera and snap a photograph with jolly old St. Nick.

While waiting for Santa, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa, create a holiday craft to take home and see the handcrafted Christmas villages throughout the Railway Depot. At the center of it all is the Signature Train Tree. Visitors will delight in the three miniature tracks and trains running along the branches.

After visiting Santa, explore the arboretum’s winter wonderland. Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest offers snowshoe rental in the Railway Depot. Limited availability, first come first served. Sled to your heart’s content on the mounds south of the parking lot or bring your cross country skis and swoosh through the beautiful winter landscape.