10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Visits with Santa, Holiday Open Houses, and Piggy Lunch

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: December 19, 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 visits with Santa, holiday displays, Nutcracker performance, a holiday mixer, a shopping special, a Christmas service, a piggy lunch, a Christmas play, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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Come out to County Line Orchard for Donuts with Santa on December 21st and 22nd! For a $5 admission (with non-perishable donation) or $7 without, kids will be able to take pictures with Santa and enjoy inflatables! There will also be fresh donuts for sale.

Santa Claus is Coming to...Culver's!
Santa is coming to town and making a stop at Culver's! Stop by the restaurant on Saturday, December 21st, from 11 am to 4 pm to visit with the man in red. There will also be a Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest for kids ages 12 and under and coloring pages.

La Porte County An Excellent Place For Holiday Fun
The Barker Mansion will host an open house for those wanting to see the holiday decorations, until Christmas, with the Mansion being open from noon to 3 pm until December 20, and from noon to 4 pm on December 21 and 22.

New Nutcracker in Town
South Shore Dance Alliance invites you to a unique new production of a holiday classic. Cirque du Jazz, A Nutcracker Tale, with its circus staging, aerial performance surprises, and a musical mix of classical Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington jazz, promises to deliver an avant garde twist on the holiday classic.

'Tis the Season for a Holiday Giveaway
Please join 21 North Eyecare on Friday, December 20th from 5-7pm for a Holiday Mixer. We plan on an evening of fun and refreshments, celebrating the season with our colleagues and friends. We will also be raffling off a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses to one lucky patient!

Guys Night at Harley-Davidson Shop of Michigan City
On December 20 from 6pm -8pm we will be offering a 20% discount off of all licensed merchandise (excluding bikes and sale items), and we will be offering free gift wrapping. There will be snacks and drinks available, including beer. Let us help you out this holiday season!

Experience An Incredible Night at GracePoint
This Sunday, December 22nd, GracePoint presents an incredible night of Christmas! Decking the halls. Dashing through snow. Making wish lists too long to check once, much less twice. When did Christmas get so complicated? Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we celebrate and focus on others.

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In the mood for some Christmas spirit? Sunset Hill Farm County Park's light display will remain up through January 1st! Come drive through and see the thousands of lights decorating the park. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated so the light show can continue!

Mrs. Parker’s Piggy Lunch
Come and be a part of this popular Holiday movie. See how well you know Ralphie and his family by taking part in a Trivia contest during the luncheon. Prizes will be given. While at the museum, have your photo taken in a pink bunny suit and visit Higbee’s Dept. Store on Main St.

CST Puts On A Naughty or Nice Double Feature for the Holidays
Come catch the last weekend of Chicago Street Theatre's holiday productions, The Santaland Diaries and Junie B. Jones! These two shows are guaranteed to give the gift of laughter!

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