Light Parade & Ceremony
Nov 9th, 2024

Events Schedule

Thank you to everyone who attended this year!
See MORE Shipshewana Christmas Events Below:

2024 Event info will be added closer to the date
See general event info below:

Character Meet & Greets, Live Music, Food Trucks, Shows, and more...

Begin at 11:00am (times vary)

Light Parade

Begins at 7:00 pm (from Flea market Grounds)
See Parade Route Map

Lighting Ceremony

7:45 (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!

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! Bringing your own chairs and blankets is allowed and encouraged.
(Printable Event Map)

Lighting Ceremony Location

The Lighting Ceremony is located on Middlebury St between SR5 and Harrison St. The Ceremony lasts for 15-20 minutes and everyone is encouraged to stand and join everyone on the street.

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 6pm 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)

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