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2016 Relay Race Pays Tribute to Iconic Scene from Holiday Classic "A Christmas Story"

Leg-Lamp-A-Christmas-StoryFrom one of the most memorable scenes in the holiday classic A Christmas Story, the “Oh Fuuudge!” Relay Race pays tribute to the events leading up to Ralphie blurting out “the-queen-mother-of-dirty-words.” Join the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority as it hosts the event on Saturday, Dec. 10, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.

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2016 Mistletoe Market Continues Holiday Tradition for Duneland Community


The Chesterton European Market is a routine for many people of not only Chesterton, but all of Northwest Indiana. As winter takes over the region, these devoted shoppers have to say goodbye to Saturday morning strolls on Broadway and Third Street. Luckily, the Mistletoe Market has become a newer tradition that keeps the European Market a part of everyone’s lives.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins Holiday Season at Valparaiso University


Hundreds of students, faculty, and community members gathered Thursday evening to kick off the holiday season with an evening full of family friendly events at Valparaiso University.

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Indiana Beverage Showcases Holiday Seasonal Selections with In-House Tasting at Ideas in Motion Media


On Tuesday, team members from Ideas in Motion Media were treated to an ‘In-House Beer Tasting’ event featuring a variety of seasonal brews presented with the expertise of Indiana Beverage’s Craft Beer Managers, Jung Lee and Matt Johnson.

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The Basics from Johnny On The Spot


Since 1990, Johnny On The Spot has been delivering quality portable restrooms to customers across Indiana and Illinois. Their professional and friendly staff are always ready to help with any questions you may have.

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Give the Gift of Steak this Holiday Season at Kelsey's Steak House

Give-the-Gift-of-Steak-this-Holiday-Season-at-Kelseys-Steak-HouseImagine you are at your holiday party. It is your turn to unwrap a present. You gently unwrap the paper, making sure you don't shake or disturb whatever surprise may be inside. You look down... and boom. A nice juicy steak!

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Duneland Community Rings In 2016 Holiday Season with Hometown Holidays Festivities

duneland-hometown-holidays-2016-1On Saturday, the Chesterton community kicked off their holiday season with their annual Hometown Holidays event, featuring a tree lighting ceremony, shopping extravaganza, and Santa Clause parade.

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Can't Think of That Perfect Gift? Memorial Opera House Has the Answer

MOH-Black-Friday-2016The Box Office will be OPEN on Friday!
If you take advantage of the wonderful small businesses around downtown Valparaiso on the day after Thanksgiving, the Memorial Opera House will be open as well for our normal business hours - 10am-2pm.

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From Elder Angels to Black Friday, It’s All Happening During the Holidays at Schultz Floral and Gifts

schultz-floral-elder-angel-tree-2016The holiday season is upon us and Schultz Floral & Gifts is in the giving mood!

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Northwest Indiana Photo Library on Sale at 25% Off with Color Weekend 2016

smugumg-2016-photo-saleThe weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally one where shoppers can take advantage of some great deals. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday offer great opportunities to save big on those gifts for that special someone.

We wanted to bring our own unique flavor to the weekend, so it’s “Color Weekend" here in Northwest Indiana! All of our photos in our photo library are available at for 25% off Wednesday through Monday!

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There is Plenty of Family Fun Along the South Shore Line this Holiday Season!

Holiday-Family-Fun-South-ShoreThe holiday season is upon us and there is a ton going on throughout Chicagoland! The South Shore Line can get you to hundreds of events taking place through the end of the year - and the best part: up to three kids can ride free with an accompanying adult!

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