Downtown Christmas Celebration

Downtown Christmas Celebration

This Saturday December 7th, 2019 Downtown Lafayette, IN celebrates Christmas as a family! The streets will come alive from morning to evening with Christmas celebrations, and we’ve got the schedule breakdown for you. We hope you enjoy this event filled day! Start your day off (if you’re into this sort of thing), at 9:00 A.M with the ‘Tis the Season Ugly Sweater Run at Riehle Plaza! If you’re not into running, just stop by to view the hilarious array of Ugly Christmas Sweaters! You will never regret that. Fortunately, the Christmas Holiday Market starts proptly at 9:00 A.M. as well in the Lahr Atrium. It lasts until 2:00 P.M., so arrive at your leisure! Still looking for that perfect gift? Local vendors will be in abundace at this event, so keep your eyes out! After the Holiday Market closes at 2:00 P.M. Santa will be at Rat Pak Venue (Downtown; Lafayette, IN). Here’s a breakdown on the entire event! “We’ll be watching holiday movies and enjoying complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Visits with Santa are FREE from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Kids Christmas crafts, letter writing to Santa, games for the whole family! Enjoy the parade through our nice big picture windows in warmth & comfort or, come in for our holiday drink specials for a quick warm up before you head out to watch from the street!” Additionally, if you find yourself looking for something to do during the interim, visit McCord Candies for a Candy Cane tour. You could also go out to lunch at one of our local favorites including D.T. Kirby’s, Bistro 501, Sweet Revolution...
Christmas Events around Lafayette

Christmas Events around Lafayette

Christmas around Greater Lafayette, IN is a beautiful thing. Festive events make for lasting memories among families and patrons alike. So, here are the happenings around town (and beyond) as we approach Christmas. We hope this list gives peace of mind as you plan your holiday traditions! Greater Lafayette, IN Christmas Events Christmas Tree Lighting at Purdue Memorial Union (West Lafayette, IN): December 3, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Come watch the enormous tree lighting at the Purdue Memorial Union. “Live music from the Purdue Acabellas with classic and contemporary Christmas hits.”Christmas Holiday Farmer’s Market (Lahr Atrium; Lafayette, IN): Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. “Jumpstart your Christmas shopping at the Christmas Holiday Market! Check out a variety of crafts, baked good, and holiday items. Conveniently located downtown on the Christmas Parade route, make this event a part of your holiday celebration.”A Very Merry Christmas Parade (Downtown Lafayette, IN): Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. come downtown for the annual “Very Merry Main Street” light up Christmas Parade! Check out our blog featuring this fabulous event for more detailed information on the entire day. Purdue University’s Christmas Show (Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN): Click here to read our blog highlighting the details for the Purdue Christmas Show!Saturday, December 7, 2019Noon, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.Sunday, December 8, 20192 p.m.Faith Baptist Church’s Living Nativity (Faith East Community Center; 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...
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,...
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...
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...
Lafayette Indiana Winter Bucket List

Lafayette Indiana Winter Bucket List

Indiana shines through the winter months. Not only was Lafayette/West Lafayette named on Travel Channel as one of the top ten Christmas towns in the USA, but it’s also just plain beautiful! Lakes, ponds, bogs, and rivers still beam with wildlife, but the outer edges freeze up, making for some breathtaking, decorated landscape. Beautiful, extended (because of our “flat” horizons) sunsets and sunrises glisten on the bright snow. While it’s true, the temps will drop and you won’t want to be outside for long periods of time, there are so many fun things to do around here that’ll give you a well-rounded season! Here are some of our recommendations for your Winter Bucket List for Greater Lafayette, IN! Shop local for Small Business Saturday!Host-a-Boiler for your Thanksgiving or Christmas break! It’s such a cool way to get to know people from all over the world. During Christmas, attend Dickens of a Christmas, the Downtown Holiday Market, and the Christmas Parade! This year, that’ll be on December 7th, 2019. Here are the details.Also during the Christmas season, visit McCord Candies for their famous candy cane tour. Here’s this year’s Candy Cane Tour ScheduleFriday’s 5:30-8:30Saturday’s noon-8:00Sunday’s noon-6:00 We recommend the Purdue Christmas Show! Seriously, it’s amazing. This one is in the evening of December 7th, 2019.Walk or drive through Faith’s Living Nativity. Another breathtaking aspect to our Christmas culture. December 6-8 @ 6:30-8:30 pmDecember 13-15 @ 6:30-8:30 pm Bake cookies or shovel a sidewalk/driveway for a neighbor. Spread the good cheer! Sled away those snowy days on Slayter Hill and or at Murdock park! Click here for more information on local sledding hills.We...