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Christmas Lights decorating downtown Shipshewana, Indiana.

The Lighting of Shipshewana

The light parade and Lighting of Shipshewana is Nov 7

Downtown Shopping

All Day Throughout Town (Most stores open at 9am)

Food Vendors

All Day Throughout Town

Harrison Street

Activities for kids and families, a petting zoo, barrel ride for kids and Country photo ops staged along Harrison Street to create that perfect Christmas postcard.

The Christmas Tree Ship the Musical

10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Blue Gate Theatre
more info ->

Santa Greets Children

4:00pm – 6:00pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Santa will be located on the 3rd Floor 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.

Opening Christmas Music

3:00 pm to Parade Start
Performed by Southern Raised at the Main Stage on Middlebury St.

Light Parade

Begins at 6:00 pm (from Flea market Grounds)
See Parade Route Map

Lighting Ceremony

6:45 (approx.) Immediately after parade at the Main Stage on Middlebury Street

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Drive Thru

Open at 8:00 pm this night at the Flea Market Grounds.
See website for more dates and times. more info ->

Blue Gate Shops, Harrison St., Davis Mercantile & other town shops are open until 9pm!


Event Location:

Downtown Shipshewana


Community, Seasonal, Shopping


Amish Country, Northern Indiana