All Day Throughout Town (Most stores open at 9am)
All Day Throughout Town
Snap your photo all day in front of BIG items staged for creating that perfect Christmas photo. (locations marked on printable parade route map, and on event signs.)
The Christmas Tree Ship the Musical
10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Blue Gate Theatre
more info ->
Holiday Open Houses: Free Refreshments
10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Harrison Street
Shipshewana Across the Road (Indoor Market)
featuring the Winter Wonderland Walk-Through
9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Farmstead Expo Barn.
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 (TBA) at the Main Stage on Middlebury St.
Begins at 6:00 pm
(from Flea market Grounds)
See Parade Route Map
6:45 (approx.) Immediately after parade at the Main Stage on Middlebury Street
Blue Gate Shops, Harrison St., Davis Mercantile & other town shops are open until 9pm!
See the NEW EXTENDED parade route,
over a mile of viewing locations!
Feel Free to arrive early, claim a spot and then enjoy beautiful downtown Shipshewana!
(Printable Event Map)
Bleachers located on Middlebury St and Harrison St, seating is limited.
Bringing your own chairs and blankets is allowed and encouraged.
The downtown area parking will fill up,
so we've added extra parking at the town park and
ball fields with Shuttle Service to downtown!
State Route 5 will be closed starting at 4pm from North Village Drive to Farver St on the South Side of Town, a quick detour with signage will be clearly marked to help you find the available parking and shuttle to a spot within walking distance of the parade route. If parking downtown you may be unable to leave immediately following the parade due to street closures and traffic, so stay and enjoy our Shipshewana hospitality! (Printable Parking Map)
Just a small sample of the many beautiful floats from past parades.