The Christmas holidays come gift-wrapped many ways in Elkhart County. 

If you love the lights, we’ve got that covered. 

Want great shopping with unique, hand-crafted gifts that you can’t find anywhere else?


Perhaps a great show with music and carols that will really get you in the Christmas spirit. Elkhart County’s creative and collaborative artisans have that too.


Goshen First Friday Hometown Holidays

Goshen First Fridays - Hometown Holidays

The holidays come early to Downtown Goshen with December First Fridays. Friday, December 2, 5pm - 9pm. An evening of festive events. Come downtown for a holiday market, photos with Santa, community caroling, and tree lighting with the mayor.


Coppes Commons

Coppes Christmas

Coppes Christmas, December, December 2 (4pm - 8pm) & December (10am - 5pm).Enjoy vendors, store specials, gift basket raffle, live Christmas music on Saturday from Noon-4pm.
Craft Vendors include a variety of food you can eat fresh or take home, along with Christmas gift items, cosmetics, home goods, a gift wrapping station, and more!



Light it up

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights is an annual family favorite at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart. From the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas, the natural beauty of this urban oasis is transformed by more than 2 million lights on its winding Promenade path. Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy allows you to enjoy Christmas lights from the warmth of your car over a 1.5-mile path of radiant holiday scenes.



Complete your Christmas shopping

From The Soapy Gnome’s hand-crafted soaps and personal beauty products to home décor and furniture assembled by skilled Amish woodworkers to Goertzen Pottery’s mugs, vases and bowls that are gorgeous enough for a museum. Check out our shopping here.


Fruit Hills Winery

Holiday deliciousness

For every possible taste, you can fill a holiday gift basket with unique treats from Elkhart County’s kitchens. Try some hand-dipped chocolates from Olympia Candy Kitchen, hand-made noodles from Dutch Country Market, or an award-winning bottle of wine from Fruit Hills Winery.


The Lerner Theatre

It’s showtime

Concerts and shows are the perfect way to get into the holiday mood. Be sure to catch the latest shows at The Lerner TheatreBlue Gate TheatreGoshen Theater, the Bristol Opera House and The Round Barn Theatre. Their holiday schedules are full with concerts from national touring acts, heartwarming Christmas stories, plays and musicals and even your favorite holiday film.


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