10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Holiday Open House, Cookie Walk, and Photos with Santa

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: December 12, 2013


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 trunk show, a holiday storytelling, a cookie walk, photos with Santa, a Harley swap meet, holiday in the park, advent services, visit with Santa, a concert, touch a truck event, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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Join Engstrom Jewelers this weekend for the biggest sale of the year! The annual Designer Trunk Show and Open House will take place Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15th. Save up to 50% off on great pieces and outfit your loved one (or yourself) in dazzling looks this holiday season! The sale also gives you another chance to have your purchase be free, with the 4 inches of snow or more promotion!

Polar Express Storytelling & City Tour of Lights
Join us on Friday, December 13th at the Crown Point Civic Center for the storytelling of the Polar Express by Cindy Horgash and bus tours around the City to view and vote on the best decorated houses! Stories will be told at the top of each hour beginning at 5pm with the last story at 8pm.

First Annual Downtown Cookie Walk
Visitors can fill their very own La Porte cookie tins this Saturday, December 14th as part of the First Annual Downtown Cookie Walk, taking place during the Downtown Holiday Open House from 10am to 5pm. Also happening that day are free train rides and visits with Santa in the Chamber of Commerce train depot area from 11am to 2pm.

Come to McAfee for Photos with Santa
Come out to McAfee Animal Hospital on Sunday, December 15, for pet pictures with Santa! For only $10, each pet will have their photo taken with Santa and receive a treat bag. Parents are welcome to be in the photo with their fur baby! There will also be punch and cookies for the humans.

Harley-Davidson & Honda of Michigan City SWAP MEET!
On Saturday December 14 at the Harley-Davidson Shop and Honda Shop in Michigan City there is going to be a huge swap meet! There will be tons of stuff to choose from such as parts for both Harley and Honda motorcycles and ATVs as well as a large selection of seasonal and obsolete items.

Holiday Celebration Weekend Fun at Taltree
The Holiday Lights event held every Friday and Saturday night is a winter celebration of solar power. Taltree’s prairie will come to life at night utilizing solar-powered LED lights and fiber optics. The display begins with luminaries on the mounds and ends with the magnificent Signature Tree all aglow. The Polar Express celebration is back Saturdays in December. Guests will enter a wonderland of trains with Taltree’s signature Train Tree and holiday Railway Garden. Event activities include visiting with Santa, story time and refreshments.

Trinity Lutheran Invites You to Advent Services
"Star of Unity" Advent Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 Luther Drive, Hobart, Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, December 15 at 9:00 am. The Handbell Choirs will perform during the services.

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Santa will be here to meet with you and hear what your heart desires! While your children give share their wishes to the man in red, enjoy refreshments and cookies and shop for the holidays! Free digital photos will be available. Our famous "World's Largest Christmas Christmas Stocking" is hung in the store as well, waiting for you to register to win it! The winner's name will be drawn December 22nd.

Mary Mary in Concert
Don't miss Mary Mary in Concert on December 13, 2013 at Westside High School in Gary, IN. This is an event you don't want to miss!

Touch a Truck for Toys for Tots
Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring their favorite big rigs at “Touch a Truck,” an event benefiting Toys for Tots. Attendees can explore police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, emergency vehicles, and more. Plus, there will music, free refreshments and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

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