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The Lighting of Shipshewana

November 05, 2022

Downtown Shopping

All Day Throughout Town (Most stores open at 10am)

Food Vendors

All Day Throughout Town

Harrison Street

A visit to this street will nudge you into the holiday season, stroll and shop and enjoy a Country Christmas. Stores Open 10 am-9 pm. Join a fun scavenger hunt! Pose in photo opportunities staged along Harrison Street to create that perfect Christmas card. Warm yourself with hot chocolate, donuts and other delicious foods served up by local food vendors in the afternoon and into the evening as you wait to watch the magical Shipshewana Light Parade!

Our Christmas Dinner the Musical

10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Blue Gate Theatre

Meet the Reindeer

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Front of Blue Gate Restaurant – Photo Opportunity – provided by Animal-Grams from North Manchester

Father Christmas Greets Children

3:00pm – 7:00pm
Father Christmas will be located on the Front Porch of the Davis Mercantile (corner of Harrison St & Main St). He will be giving gifts, and there will be Cookies & Hot Chocolate at Aunt Millie’s for $3.

Light Parade

Begins at 7:00 pm (from Flea market Grounds)
See Parade Route Map

Lighting Ceremony

7:45 (approx.) Immediately after parade at the Main Stage on Middlebury Street



Event Location:

Downtown Shipshewana






Amish Country, Northern Indiana, Shipshewana/LaGrange County