10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 18 – 20

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 18 – 20

This weekend, celebrate the upcoming holidays with events around the Region! Make your own homemade stocking, support small businesses by holiday shopping with them, donate to those in need, 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 the St. Mary Medical Center 2020 Angel Tree

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A dedicated angel ornament will be placed on the Angel Tree during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. For your health and safety, donors and their honorees are invited to view the tree lighting ceremony as a virtual event on or after Friday, December 18. Find more info here.

Watch the Holiday Laser Light show at the Challenger Learning Center of NWI

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Although the weather outside may be frightful, the Laser Holiday Show is so delightful! Find more information here.

Make your own Christmas stocking with the Mascot Hall of Fame


Feel free to decorate however you'd like. Make it yours and most importantly - make it fun! Find more information here.

Try your luck at the Four Winds Casino New Buffalo Friday Fortune

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Here’s your chance to win cash and Instant Credit this December. Visit Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, December 18, 2020, as they select a winner every hour from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern to win a share of $10,000 in cash and Instant Credit! Find more here.

Eat a delicious sushi dinner from your local Strack & Van Til on $5 Friday


Find more information on their authentic sushi experience here.

Take a trip to the Michigan City East Light, the only public operating lighthouse in Indiana


Find more information here.

Help give back this season and donate new toys, hats, and coats to Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso

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Come in-store during our hours this week and donate to help those in need. Find the address here.

Help judge the City of Portage Christmas House Decoration Contest

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Find more information here.

Catch up on our All About the Girls podcast series

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With each episode, host Jenny Craig-Brown will feature a prominent, uplifting woman. The speakers range from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines with each woman holding one definite trait in common: empowerment. Learn more here and find the series on Spotify here.

Get some holiday shopping done at the City of Whiting 

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Whether you are looking for a new game to play with the family or searching for a beautiful piece of décor to display in your home, downtown Whiting has an array of shops for everyone to enjoy. Learn more here.