Get in the Christmas Spirt!

Whether you’re planning a trip to visit family or need a quick get away from the city, the stage is set for a great experience in Elkhart County! Catch a production at The Lerner, The Round Barn Theatre, Heritage Hall, Bristol Opera House, Blue Gate or The Michiana Events Center

There's much great entertainment to get you into the holiday spirit along the Heritage Trail.


Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical

The Round Barn Theatre

November 16 - December 31, 2023
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear



New Christmas Musical

Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

November 4, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Expect the unexpected when an unlikely mix of strangers and kinfolk are thrown together in the middle of a snowstorm.  Our Christmas Dinner is a hilarious look at family tradition, holiday expectations, and the real meaning of Christmas.  A heaping scoop of humor, a slice of family memories, and some unexpected surprises all serve up The Most Wonderful Meal of the Year! 


Noel 2022


Michiana Event Center

December 8, 2023 - December 16, 2023

Endless excitement returns to the MEC in Shipshewana with an uplifting Christmas show filled with exciting acrobatic equestrian performances, high flying aerial adventures, amazing singers and dancers, incredible specialty acts and heartwarming Christmas scenes that will take you back to the Christmases you remember as a child. "Noel!" is two full hours of nonstop Christmas excitement.

This amazing and uplifting two hour show features nonstop Christmas excitement filled with equestrian adventures of all kinds. Noel features some of the most beautiful horses anywhere, along with incredibly talented riders from all around the world.  This show is destined to become a new Christmas tradition for your family or group.  


a lerner christmas

A Lerner Christmas

Lerner Theatre

December 15, 2023 - December 17, 2023
The tradition is back! Kick off the holidays with this epic Christmas spectacular! High energy and heartwarming, A Lerner Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate the meaning of Christmas with your family. Youʼll be singing along as we take all of your favorite Christmas hits to the next level in this holiday music revue!


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