Christmas Lights around Greater Lafayette 2020

Christmas Lights around Greater Lafayette 2020

What’s the best socially distanced activity ever? Visiting Christmas light displays around Greater Lafayette, IN! Here’s a little list of places to check out and explore. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Greater Lafayette, IN Oaklawn Acres (Rossville, IN): Hundreds of light strands are on display at this local favorite! They’re just down the road from Cottrell’s Christmas Tree Farm. *There will be no Santa this year. Open Sunday – Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.Holiday Festival of Lights at TPA Park (Frankfort, IN): A CROWD FAVORITE! Over 1 million lights on 89 acres with music and more.  Open every day until January 1st, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Santa will be at the TPA Park during open hours from December 7th until Christmas Eve. Stop by the concession stand for a bowl of soup or a cup of coffee daily from 5pm to 9pm.The Alexander Lights (Mulbery, IN): This is a personal home decorated with thousands of lights dancing to music! Lights are on every night all night long from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Music broadcasts on 107.3. According to the Facebook page, here’s this year’s show order:“Shout for Joy” from Disney’s Candlelight Processional“Little Drummer Boy” by For King and Country“Carol of the Bells” by Pentatonix“I Saw Three Ships” by Blackmore’s Night“Reflections of Earth/We Go On”, music from Walt Disney World’s Epcot laser, lights and fireworks show“Christmas with a Capital C” by Go Fish“Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen“Wizards in Winter” by Trans Siberian OrchestraOur Holiday Light Show (Avalon Bluff; Lafayette, IN): Personal home with a very entertaining light display! Click here to view their website. This year, this light display will run...
Christmas Events around Lafayette 2020

Christmas Events around Lafayette 2020

Christmas events and community festivities in Greater Lafayette, IN are a huge part of what makes this season so amazing in our area. While 2020 continues to offer change to our normalcy, there are many things to embrace in that change. Some allotted group sizes might be smaller, and some events might be outdoor only, but for the most part, events are still happening, and most importantly- memories are still being made. Here is a list of fun options….. Ongoing Christmas Season Events Santa Photo Experience (Tippecanoe Mall; Lafayette, IN): “Things to know before you go:Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Click here to make your reservation. For everyone’s safety this will be a socially-distanced experience for our guestsSanta and his helpers will be wearing masks throughout the duration of your visitGuests are required to wear masks where mandated by local health authorities and government agencies” Living Nativity (Faith Church East; Lafayette, IN): “Beginning with the biblical account of creation and ending with the prophecy of Christ’s second coming, 14 life-size scenes address the reasons for and result of our Savior’s time on earth. Involving a cast of hundreds, these scenes depict the significance of the baby in the manger and bring to life the message of salvation… The 2020 Lafayette Living Nativity will be slightly modified to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There will be no walk-through offered. Guest will drive through in their own cars, while listening to the narration in the comfort of their own vehicle (English, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese)… The Living Nativity takes place two weekends in December on Friday-Sunday nights (weather permitting).December 11-13 @ 6:30-8:30 pmDecember 18-20 @...
Christmas Tree Farms 2020

Christmas Tree Farms 2020

It’s that time of year again. Whether you prefer a live tree, balled tree, or fake and flocked, we’re here for you. Finding the perfect tree can give so much joy to the season! So, let’s keep with the traditions. Here’s our list of local Greater Lafayette, IN places to find real Christmas trees! Cassen‘s Trees and Lumber (West Lafayette, IN): “Three time winner of the Indiana Grand Champion tree.” Click here to view the tree types available! Wreaths and other decor treats for sale as well. Cassen’s Trees has two locations: 5038 Morehouse Rd., West Lafayette, IN and on Old State Rd 25 North between Americus and Delphi.West Lafayette locationOpen Nov 21—Dec 19Pre-Thanksgiving weekend – Nov 21 and 22 – 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Saturdays – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Sundays – 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Monday thru Friday – 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Old SR 25 locationThis location will not be open for the 2020 season.Cottrell’s Trees (Rossville, IN): Come on out to the farm! Sure, get your Christmas tree here, but additionally, you’ll find blankets, swags, grave pillows, and more. Due to COVId-19, only one family allowed in the shop at a time. You can also do your holiday shopping at the Hasté Pudding Gift Shoppe! Season begins the day after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2020. Open 9:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.Choose and cut trees available 9:00 a.m. until dark (6:30ish) each Saturday and 12:00 P.M. to dark (6:30ish) each Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Balled trees available too.Mattern’s Pine Ridge (Lafayette, IN): Blue spruce, Fraser fir, Caanan fir. Trees can be dug or cut! Order online or even have a tree delivered (local only for...
Holiday Market Fun Around Greater Lafayette

Holiday Market Fun Around Greater Lafayette

Greater Lafayette, IN Holiday Markets are an annual treasure. Now, more than ever, these small businesses and vendors need you. The holiday markets look different in 2020, that’s for sure. Many are outdoors, practicing safe social distancing guidelines or they are set up in buildings with good ventilation and provide sanitizer stations. If you’re looking for a way to shop small this holiday season, consider one of these events to see what local favorite vendors have to offer. We’ve linked Facebook events and websites to each holiday market’s title below. Please be sure to follow each event for up to date COVID-19 changes and information. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 The Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza (Downtown Lafayette, IN): 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Click here to see our Romanski Group blog highlighting this event. “Are you ready to shop local for your holiday gifts? 20+ downtown businesses will be open late for all those needs. Maps will be available at each location ranging from 2nd St to 11th St down Main and even over on Columbia and Ferry to help you find your way that evening.” Friday, November 20, 2020 All Things Lafayette Holiday Market (Wea Creek Orchard; Lafayette, IN): 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. “We will have shopping, kid activities, food, sleigh (hay) rides, family pictures… and more!! No admission fee, but please bring supplies for United Way Day of Action for Seniors Baskets.” November 27 – 29 Weekend Event Bridgeton Country Christmas (Bridgeton, IN): Hosted by the Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association. Friday & Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. “Join us...
The Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

The Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

…. and it’s just what it sounds like. Greater Lafayette, IN has many wonderful things to offer, and we’d say our Downtown makes the top 5 of that list. This area of our city is comprised of small and family owned businesses that are both new and old. The 2020 holiday season looks very different for many of those businesses. Shopping small for your family gifts and gatherings keeps these mom-and-pop-shops thriving through the end of a hard year. Shop Downtown Lafayette designated a time for local businesses to open their doors for a downtown stroll. Each location will look different – some indoor and some outdoor – but all will adhere to COVID-19 safety needs. Click here to view the Great Downtown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Facebook Event. Keep up to date on this page for current and day to day changes and information. Here’s what the hosts have to say about the night ahead: “Are you ready to shop local for your holiday gifts? 20+ downtown businesses will be open late for all those needs. Maps will be available at each location ranging from 2nd St to 11th St down Main and even over on Columbia and Ferry to help you find your way that evening.” Participating Downtown Lafayette, IN Vendors Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Bella Beige Black Wax Records Bloom Kid’s Collection Bloom and Petals Boutique LoriAnn Clayton Jewelers Crossroad Cigars Design Nook Downtown Dental Flourish Art Lazy Cat Lounge Knit-A-Bit Mad Love Boutique Main Street Books McCord Candies Merlin’s Beard Q 106.7 Retail Therapy Boutique Reveille Coffee Bar Sgt Preston’s Scones...