Top 10 Holiday Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Tis the season, and Indiana's Cool North can deliver the festive events for celebrating the season!  There are magnificent light displays, and you can choose a drive-through or a stroll on foot.  Hometown celebrations that include Santa parades, special shopping events,  a Christkindlmarkt, and even a Christmas musical are on tap.  See the Top 10 events we suggest for your holiday season!

Blue Gate Restaurant – Traditional Amish fare in a family-friendly setting

Feast on filling meals just like the Amish serve at home in this popular Shipshewana restaurant. Resembling the rambling white farmhouses that dot the surrounding countryside, let Blue Gate fuel your adventure in Northern Indiana with nourishing dishes like meatloaf sandwiches, hearty homemade chicken and noodle soup, fried chicken, pork chops and other Amish favorites.

Can’t choose? Opt for family-style dining, and have a buffet brought tableside in bowls and platters. Tender roast beef, homemade meatloaf or smoked ham often accompany fried chicken as your entrées. Your meal also includes mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, homemade noodles, a garden salad, plus your choice of over 25 different pies. Stock up on treats before you leave at the Blue Gate Bakery, featuring Amish peanut butter, cookies, sweets, and their famous Cashew Crunch.

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