Top 10 Holiday Events in Indiana’s Cool North
Posted on November 15, 2022 by Dina Miller
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!
Indiana's Cool North Museums – Discover a Rich Past and Lively Present
History has left its mark here, and our museums bring that past to life.
South Bend has a complex of museums, including The History Museum, displaying how the J.D. Oliver family made plows that greatly influenced agriculture in Indiana and throughout the world. Tour their Victorian mansion and a worker’s cottage both at the site. The Kidsfirst Children’s Museum gives youngsters a chance to find out what it was like to learn in a one-room schoolhouse. The stunning Studebaker National Museum is next door where you can see Conestoga a wagon as well as the carriage that took Abraham Lincoln to his fatal night at Ford’s Theatre.
Hall of Heroes SuperHero Museum in Elkhart has a collection of comic books and super hero figures from favorite TV and films. The RVMV Hall of Fame, also in Elkhart, shows eight decades of RV and Mobile Home models, including Charles Lindberg’s travel trailer. Lea rn more about the area’s Amish-Mennonite story at Menno Hof.
Historical Museums in Porter County and LaPorte County show more history of our area. Lake County’s “Grand Old Lady” Courthouse now houses the Lake County Historical Museum. Hesston Steam Museum not only displays the history of railroads, but also offers train rides.