THE LIGHTING OF
SHIPSHEWANA

Light Parade & Ceremony
Nov 10th, 2018

Events Schedule

Downtown Shopping

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

Food Vendors

All Day Throughout Town

Photo Spots

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.)

  • A Tisket A Tasket A Big Ole Christmas Basket
  • Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
  • I’m Dreamin of a Warm Christmas
  • Dashing Through the Snow with "Ed"
  • Bringing Home The Tree
  • Buggy Lane Tours’ Buggy full of treasures

Christmas in Paradise 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 ->

Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Market

10:00 am & 5:00 pm at the Michiana Events Center
more info ->

Book-signing with Kim Mishler

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Lasting Impressions

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.

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

Chuck Wagon Gang

8:00 pm at the Blue Gate Theatre
more info ->

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

Parade Route

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)

Bleacher Locations

Bleachers located on Middlebury St and Harrison St, seating is limited.
Bringing your own chairs and blankets is allowed and encouraged.

Parking Map

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)