Top 10 Places for Holiday Shopping (or Anytime!)

Indiana’s Cool North is is full of awesome opportunities for your shopping -- and especially during the holidays. You can find exceptional works of Amish craftsmanship, one-of-a-kind finds,  retail outlets, and delicious homemade sweets and treats. From local boutiques and downtown shops to the outlets, here are our Top 10 Places for Holiday Shopping!  These are all open year-round, so even when the holidays are over, you can get in some retail therapy.  

Gateway Mile


Downtown Elkhart’s Gateway Mile is a walkable mile filled with inviting locally owned shops, restaurants, museums and more.

Someone on your list will appreciate a gift from one of the boutiques, jewelry store or floral shop.

Nearly everyone likes to dine out, so a gift certificate from one of the Gateway Mile restaurants could hit the spot. The popcorn and ice cream shops would make great gifts or gift cards to stuff those stockings!

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  • 30 Minutes to Shipshewana
  • 62 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 69 Minutes to Indiana Dunes

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