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Your Guide to Holiday Food & Drink in Indiana

Eat, Drink and Be Very Merry! Think holiday memories, and you’re likely thinking of bountiful feasts, festive drinks and other tasty treats. Here in Indiana, you can sample holiday food and drink and take some home to serve at your own table or for stuffing stockings. The best part? It’s an…

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Peteyville: A Holiday Lights Tradition for 30+ Years

This is year 32 that Pete Basala has been spreading Christmas cheer for those in Northwest Indiana with an elaborate holiday lights display known as “Peteyville” that lights up part of the block in his Hessville neighborhood in Hammond from Thanksgiving Day until New Year’s Eve. Several…

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No Place Does Christmas Quite Like Santa Claus, Indiana!

Christmas traditions and special events take over the town of Santa Claus during the first three weekends of December. This town provides a very merry getaway during the most wonderful time of the year. From one-time-only holiday events, festive shopping experiences, and "Christmassy lodging", Santa…

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"A Christmas Story" Comes Home - a Favorite Holiday Event

This is a special year for us at the South Shore CVA, as it's our tenth year displaying the iconic "A Christmas Story" display windows for "A Christmas Story" Comes Home! Six displays have turned into seven, we've added a life-size bronze statue of "Flick" stuck to a flag pole and added a number of…

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Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you're in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, "You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm." People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy the gardens, take a class, shop, enjoy music & events, for the atmosphere, the…

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Trains on Main, a Rising Sun Tradition

A member-constructed ticket booth sits outside the Trains on Main exhibit entrance in Rising Sun. As a young girl growing up near Pittsburgh, some of my fondest Christmas memories include the vast holiday decorating my parents would undertake. Dad-- the original “Clark Griswold” of Christmas…

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Christmas Dining with an Ethnic Twist

The first Christmas after my mother-in-law passed away, our family felt discombobulated. We didn't feel like trying to handle the plethora of kitchen tasks she had performed with aplomb—cooking the turkey, making fluffy mashed potatoes, setting a gorgeous table. So we did the unexpected. We went to…

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