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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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Thanksgiving Weekend Fun in Southern Indiana

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday breaks because you have an automatic four day weekend and there is no pressure of gifts - only good food. So, let me do you a favor and plan some things for you to do ... in Southern Indiana. Schimpff's Confectionary - I visited this place over the summer…

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Christmas at the Indy Zoo

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I'm a sucker for Christmas lights. I had heard the Indy Zoo had a pretty impressive light display and I was delighted we were going to get to experience it this year. What I didn't expect was for it to be so awesome! We took our time walking through the…

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Christmas City Walkway of Lights

I'm a sucker for Christmas lights (just ask my husband who got sick putting up ours this year!). So when I hear about a light display I can't help but put it on my must see holiday list. Marion (just about an hour north of Indy on 69) has their own Christmas City Walkway of Lights. The Walkway of…

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Marion's Walkway of Lights

For a few years of my life, I lived in Swayzee, Indiana, a REALLY small town roughly 25 minutes west of Marion, Indiana. Around the holiday season, we always made it a priority to go drive through the Walkway of Lights in Marion. It was always a highlight of my holiday season, even though it was…

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