valpolife-logo2

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, December 2 – 5

Kayla Hofferth
By: Kayla Hofferth Last Updated: November 30, 2021

Start off the first weekend of December with tons of fun things to do near you! From parades to ornament decorating to local performances, there is something for everyone. 

Take a look at this weekend’s 10 Fun Things to-do list to get an idea and be sure to add a few to your calendar!

Decorate ornaments at Art Barn School of Art 

Create festive, one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments as gifts for loved ones or keep them for your own collection. Click the link here for details on how to register. 

Join the City of Hammond for its 2021 Hammond Holiday Parade

The parade’s Grand Marshal this year is the cast from the Towle Theater’s “Fabulous 50’s Christmas” musical. Click here for more information. 

Celebrate the holiday with Valparaiso University at its festive Christmas Vespers 

Valparaiso University invites students, faculty, staff, and friends from the local community to celebrate the season with a variety of holiday events. Click here for details.

Take a seat at Memorial Opera House for its performance of “Holiday Inn”

This production is a fresh take on an old classic, so be sure to grab your tickets while they are still available! The play will be shown from November 26 to December 12. Find more information here

Get your running shoes and santa hat on for City of Hammond’s Santa Sprint Fun Run 

This run is open to everyone of all ages and free to enter! Click here for more details. 

Head to Purdue Northwest for its Preview PNW event 

This preview event offers prospective students the chance to find their areas of interest with PNW’s available undergraduate programs, as well as learn about campus life and housing, scholarships, financial aid, and more. Register here

Get in the Christmas spirit at Chicago Street Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” 

This familiar tale often features a large cast to bring it to life. Our version features only 7 actors and the focus is on Dickens' powerful language, humor, and warmth. Join a young boy as he discovers the story for the first time and eventually becomes a part of it. Find more information here

Grab your golf cart and head to the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Electric Christmas Parade 

The parade will welcome Santa Claus to town at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. Participants will decorate their golf carts, cars, trucks, bikes or themselves with lights. Check out the website here to learn more.

Try Blackbird Cafe’s latest festive drink 

Check out the Gingerbread Cookie latte here

Begin your holiday season with the City of Whiting at its Illuminated Christmas Parade 

Check out the link here for more details.