10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 11-13

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 11-13

This weekend, celebrate the upcoming holidays with events around the Region! Take your kids to see Santa, support a local business with your patronage, join a contest, and more. Read on below for our full list of fun things to do. Don't forget to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events! 

Participate in Valpo Parks’ first ever Santa and Sirens Toy Drive

Santa & Sirens toy drive

With help from Valparaiso Fire, Valparaiso Police, and Porter County Sheriff, this event will feature a stationary display that you and your family can drive through in the comfort of your own car. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted on behalf of Toys for Tots. Find more info and where to RSVP here.

Take your child to a drive-by visit with Santa at the La Porte County Family YMCA

La Porte County Family YMCA Santa visit

This event will be held at the Elston branch. Kids can visit Santa from a safe distance and leave a letter to be sent to the North Pole. All children in attendance will receive a special gift from Santa and the YMCA. Find more information here.

Paint a beautiful holiday scene in the “Parties on the Gogh” adult painting class

Painting class

The class will be hosted by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. Find more information here.

Get your groove on with our holiday playlist

Spotify holiday playlist

This extensive playlist features a wide variety of music and is roughly seven and a half hours in length! Start listening here.

Enter the City of Hobart’s gingerbread house contest

Gingerbread house contest

Submit your creation before the contest closes on December 15 at 9 a.m. The winner will receive a $25 gift card. Find more information here.

Order some delicious takeout from Fiddlehead Restaurant in Michigan City

Fiddlehead takeout

Explore their menu and latest specials here.

Witness the bison at Kankakee Sands with help from the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority

Kankakee Sands bison

Learn where and how you can view these majestic creatures in this guide!

Shop at Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ holiday artisan market

Lubeznik holiday artisan market

Check out some of the unique goods you can purchase as gifts for your friends and family here and here.

Join the city of Portage’s Christmas house decoration contest

Portage christmas decoration contest

Register before Wednesday, December 16. Email armstrong@portage-in.com with a photo of your home decorated for Christmas to participate and check here for more details.

Stop by Blackbird Cafe for a seasonal latte or gift card

Blackbird Cafe latte

Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one, Blackbird Cafe has lots of delicious and delightful selections to choose from. Explore your options on their Facebook page here.