Santa and children wave to people surrounding the old courthouse, in Crown Point, during the annual Santa Parade on Saturday, November 26, 2011. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 24, 2012 6:18AM
Christmas tree lighting with Santa, entertainment, refreshments in downtown Schererville.
5 p.m. Nov. 23, Schererville Town Hall
For details: 865-5530. www.ci.schererville.in.us/
See “Bon Jovi Inside Out” at local theaters for one show.
7 p.m. Nov. 27, Michigan City 14, Portage 16, Schererville 16, Valparaiso Commons
Holiday Artisan Market
Shop for one-of-a kind handmade gifts, including jewelry, artwork, scarves and vases at the Gallery Shop at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 30
For details: 874-4900, Ext. 206
The annual Santa parade travels Main Street and ends with a meet-and-greet and pictures at the winter market, which is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
10 a.m. Nov. 24, from Pointe Plaza on North Main Street to St. Matthias Church
For details: www.crownpoint.in.gov
The Duneland Christmas celebration kicks off with horse-drawn carriage rides, followed by a parade from Chesterton Middle School to downtown and back.
Rides start at 3 p.m. Nov. 23; parade starts at 5:30 p.m.; visit with Santa from 6-8:30 p.m. in Thomas Centennial Park
For details: 926-5513; www.dunelandchamber.com
Tour Wolf Mansion
Tour the holiday-decorated Wolf Mansion, built in 1875.
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, 453 W. County Road 700N, Valparaiso; $15
For details: 364-8102; www.wolfmansion.net
‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home exhibit
The “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit centers around six animatronic window displays from Macy’s Department Store in New York.
Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, open daily; admission free
For details: www.southshorecva.com; 989-7979