Christmas Light Displays

Christmas Light Displays

The Romanski Group is back with our annual Christmas light display break down. We’ve updated the list with all the current information for ease in your Christmas light display hunts and traditions! Merry Christmas to all! Greater Lafayette 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. Open Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. and Friday – Saturday nights from 6:00 – 11:00 P.M.Holiday Festival of Lights at TPA Park (Frankfort, IN): Over 1 million lights with music and more.  Open every day until January 1st, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.The Alexander Lights (Mulbery, IN): This is a personal home decorated with thousands of lights dancing to music! Music broadcast on 107.3. According to the Facebook page, here’s this year’s show order:“Shout for Joy” from Disney’s Candlelight Processional“Do You Hear” from Disney’s Candlelight Processional“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 Orchestra Avalon Bluff Subdivision (Lafayette, IN): Personal home with a very entertaining light display! Click here to view their website. **First light show from this house will run on December 8th, 2019, according to the Facebook page. It will run every night until Christmas. Ninth Street Hill Luminarias (Lafayette, IN): On the weekend before Christmas and December 24th, more than 800 luminarias are lit up and burn through the night! It is a unique part of Lafayette, IN’s Christmas festivities. Other Cities not far from Lafayette,...
Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms

For every year the Christmas tree,Brings to us all both joy and glee.O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,Much pleasure doth thou bring me! It’s true, the perfect Christmas tree can bring so much joy to the season. Fortunately, it’s time that time again! No matter the style you like or the size you need, Greater Lafayette, IN has a tree for you. So, check out all these options for Christmas tree farms to find the perfect tree with the perfect experience! 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 23—Dec 21 Pre-Thanksgiving weekend – Nov 23 and 24 – 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.Friday, Nov 29 – 9:00 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. starting Dec 2 Old SR 25 locationOpen Nov 29 – Dec 15 Friday, Nov 29 – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturdays – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sundays – noon to 5:00 P.M. **Not Open Monday through Friday other than Friday, November 29 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. You can also do your holiday shopping at the Hasté Pudding Gift Shoppe! The shop contains unique items...
Purdue University Christmas Show

Purdue University Christmas Show

Holiday traditions around Greater Lafayette, IN take many shapes and forms. There are Christmas tree farms, lovely light displays, Dickens of a Christmas, candy cane tours, and, of course, the show that needs no introduction, the Purdue Christmas Show! The nationally acclaimed, 86th annual Purdue Christmas Show is an all – age appropriate classic, and it’s perfect for bringing the family together for the holidays. Join us for some exposure of the show’s detail, so you know what to expect when you head to the show at the beautiful Elliot Hall of Music! Show Details This musical program, made up entirely of a PMO cast, features segments from the Purdue University Choir, Shaker Chime Ensemble, Heart & Soul, Purduettes, Purdue University Glee Club, and so much more! These dynamic groups will tell an engaging story, keeping you on the edge of your seat for the entire show. You’ll be so glad you came to this must – see event! Watch the video for more details! The Purdue Christmas Show takes place at the Elliott Hall of Music (712 Third St., West Lafayette, IN). According to the Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) website, “The hall seats more than 6,000 people, making it one of the largest proscenium theaters in the world.” Attendance will be high. It is an important part of our culture here in Greater Lafayette! Parking and other details are laid out by the PMO website as well stating, ” Parking is available in University parking garages; there is an hourly rate to park in the campus garages. For those with handicap parking permits, a limited number of handicapped parking...
Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small businesses here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area have a special place in our heart. According to American Express, Small Business Saturday is, “a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $103 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined*.” Additionally, Greater Lafayette Commerce states, “Merchants reported an 80% increase of sales for Shop Small Saturday compared to a ‘normal’ Saturday –  Greater Lafayette Commerce Survey.” When you support a small business, you invest directly back into the community. You’re not only giving this business owner opportunity for their daughter to go to dance class or to attend Purdue, but you’re contributing to the local overall economy of the Greater Lafayette, IN area. With these ideas in mind, we encourage you to be one of those customers helping that already large number grow. Here are a few businesses around town for you to scope out. There are SO MANY MORE though, so be sure to research the area for your holiday gifting needs! American Express.com provides a shop small map, highlighting several businesses in Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN! Click here to view that user friendly resource! Bloom Kid’s Collection and Flourish Studio and Classroom (Lafayette, IN)Kid’s clothing in the front and fun classes in the back!Bliss Salon and Spa (Lafayette, IN)Hair, beauty, and spa services providedBask Aroma (Lafayette, IN)The Homestead Bakery (West Lafayette, IN)Inspired Fire (Lafayette, IN) – glass blowing and art studio for the most creative of gifts. Bennett’s Greenhouse...
Indiana Makers Market

Indiana Makers Market

Are you looking for a unique and thoughtful gift? We all have people in our lives who deserve nothing but the best. Or maybe there is someone in your life who’s impossible to shop for because they have everything they need! Well, look no further! At the Indiana Maker’s Market in Greater Lafayette, IN, you’ll find all handmade items for sale from vendors from all over the state of Indiana! Details on the Holiday Makers Market The 6th annual Holiday Makers Market opens for business on November 30th & December 6th, 7th, 8th. 5618 S 200 E, Lafayette, IN 47909 All items are handmade, unique crafted gifts from about 75 – 100 vendors according to the website. These fun, family friendly events are put on by a collaboration of LaLa Gallery and Wea Ridge Orchard. These fun days are not just any walk around the barn. Yes, there will be fun gifts to be found, but there will also be apperances from food trucks, live music, brews and cider, giveaways, and more! Below are the schedule breakdowns for all the days! Indiana Makers Market Pop Up Shop “Holiday Market” Hours & Events All of this information came from the Indiana Makers Market website. *Follow Our Facebook Page for more details on events Saturday November 30th 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.Small Business Saturday – Special Giveaways and Gifts for ShoppersHot Cider Served Fresh All Day from the OrchardFood Trucks Over LunchMakers Bar 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Custom Gifts Made on the Spot for YouLive Music 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Friday December 6th 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.Limited Edition Gifts...