The Christmas holidays are filled with joy and togetherness in Elkhart County. The festive magic bursts into music through holiday concerts and sparkles with unforgettable light displays. Gather your family and friends and make memories for a lifetime. Check out our curated list of holiday events that promise fun for everyone! For more events, visit our Events Calendar.


Elf The Musical

Elf-The Musical
Now - December 31
The Barns at Nappanee

Wellfield Holiday Lights

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights
Now - December 27
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Holiday Lights at the Fairgrounds
Now - December 30, Times Vary.
Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds

Carpenters Christmas

Ruthmere Holiday Tours - Christmas Tiffany Style!
Now - December 30

The theme for Ruthmere’s Christmas tours this year is “Christmas, Tiffany Style!” and we will be decking the halls with several Tiffany or Tiffany-style lamps and accents. This prismatic display will undoubtedly bring a jaw-dropping awe to the usual beautiful decor of Ruthmere at Christmastime.  Reservations are strongly encouraged at Christmas time - it’s one of our busiest times of the year! Call (574) 264-0330 to make your reservation.

Top of the World Featuring Debbie Taylor Presents "A Carpenters Christmas" With Special Guest the WhiskeyBelles
December  7, 7:30pm
The Lerner Theatre

Gaither Homecoming Christmas
December  7, 1pm
Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

Christmas at The Mill
December 9, 10 am - 4 pm
The Mill

Make an Ornament drop-in Activity
December 2; 12pm-3pm
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Christmas Celebration
Dec 2; 7pm
Downtown Nappanee

New Years Eve 80’s Dance Party
Dec 31; 8pm-12:30am
Hotel Elkhart

Holiday Hoorah
Dec 9 ; 10am-12pm
Elkhart Environmental Center

Santa at NIBCO Water and Ice Park
Dec 16; 1pm-5pm
NIBCO Water and Ice Park

Holiday Ugly Sweater Party
Dec 15; 6pm-11pm
The High Note Rooftop Bar; Hotel Elkhart

Christmas Around the Tree Update: Due to the weather conditions, the Christmas Around the Tree event has been canceled.
Dec 18: 7pm
Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce

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Christmas On Main
December 2, 11 am - 4 pm
Downtown Elkhart

Breakfast with Buddy the Elf
Saturday, December 2
The Barns at Nappanee

Elkhart Municipal Band Holiday Concert at The Lerner Theatre
December 3, 3 pm
The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart

Christmas with the Gettys
December 6, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Gate Theatre, Shipshewana

Heart of Christmas Concert
December  8: 7 pm - 9 pm
Das Dutchman Essenhaus


Noel Christmas

Shipshewana Majestic presents Noel
December 8 - December 16; Times vary depending on date
Michiana Event Center

Breakfast with Santa
December 9, 9 am - 11 am
The Barns at Nappanee

New Year’s Eve at the Barns
December 31, 5:30 pm - Monday, January 1, 2024 12 am
The Barns at Nappanee

For more events, view our Events Calendar