Kim Meyers and her husband Jeff, of The Great Bread Co., sell more than three dozen varieties of bread during Shipshewana On The Road Dec. 15 and 16, 2012, at the Porter County Expo Center. | Michael Gard~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:05AM
Sing everyone’s favorite Christmas songs at “Christmas Time is Here Again: Songs of the Season”
1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso
Details: $13 adults, $11 students, senior citizens; www.mohlive.com; 548-9137
Santa will hear wish lists in a caboose; picture packages for purchase, free cookies, hot cocoa, bake sale and train viewing.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 15 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Griffith Historical Park, 201 S. Broad St.
‘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. The annual Mommy’s Little Piggy contest where youths in three age groups try to eat the most mashed potatoes in 3 minutes begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15. A donation of canned goods or nonperishable food is the entry fee.
Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, open daily; admission free
Details: www.southshorecva.com; 989-7979
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
Details: 874-4900, Ext. 206
The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University presents Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and Handel’s “Messiah.”
5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Chapel of the Resurrection.
Details: $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and non-VU students; free for children 12 and under, VU students, faculty, and staff; 464-5162 or www.valpo.edu.
More than 40 crafters showcase and sell their works and products at the Holiday Shopping Bazaar.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 16 at Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary.
Details: email@example.com or 455-9725 or Marquette Park at 938-7362
Shipshewana on the Road features a variety of vendors.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 15 and
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 16, Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road, Valparaiso.
Details: $4 admission for those 12 and older; www.shipshewanaontheroad.com
Find bargains, holiday music, Mr. Yuletide and Frosty the Snowman at the Yuletide Open House in a historic downtown.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15, along the sidewalks of downtown Lowell
Details: Sponsored by the Lowell Downtown Merchants Association
Rock ’n’ roll exhibit
South Shore Arts presents “It’s Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It,” a photo exhibit organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Through Feb. 3, 2013, at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster; free admission.
“The Common Ground,” an exhibit of photography by John Bower, featuring black-and-white photos of area buildings constructed for public use.
Through Feb. 24 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City
Details: 874-4900, www.lubeznikcenter.org