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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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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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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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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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Bring in Your Ugly Lamps to Win a “Major Award” in 2016

Leg-Lamp-A-Christmas-StoryDo you own a lamp that your family and friends find hideous or think you have what it takes to create the ugliest lamp? Enter it into the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Ugly Lamp Contest now until Nov 27, and have the chance to win the iconic leg lamp just like Mr. Parker’s “major award” from the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story. Lamps can be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center during normal business hours Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hometown Holiday Celebration to be Held on Saturday, November 26, 2016

hometown-holiday-celebrationDuneland’s Hometown Holiday Celebration will take place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The festivities will extend through the month of December as Santa Claus visits Duneland children in his house in Thomas Centennial Park. Event celebrations are coordinated by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Chesterton, the Chesterton Police, Parks and Street Departments, and the Chamber organizations and volunteers.

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Duneland Family YMCA Supporters Bring the Boogie with 70's-Themed "Dancing Like the Stars" Fundraiser


On Saturday Night, the Duneland Family YMCA's Dancing Like the Stars fundraiser brought the "70s" vibe back to Northwest Indiana to celebrate peace and love with the Duneland YMCA.

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“A Christmas Story” Comes Home Opens November 12, 2016

Leg-Lamp-A-Christmas-Story“A Christmas Story” Comes Home
This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display from Nov. 12, 2016 until Dec. 31, 2016 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The exhibit takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for author, Jean Shepherd’s, hometown Hammond.

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Valparaiso Chapter 324 of STAR Touring and Riding Pumpkin Run

Valparaiso-Chapter-324-of-STAR-Touring-and-Riding-Pumpkin-Run_02 Members of the Valparaiso Chapter 324 of STAR Touring and Riding had their first Pumpkin Run on October 23rd, 2016. The goal of this motorcycle ride was to gather pumpkins from various pumpkin patches in the area and bring them to the residents of Golden Living Center of Valparaiso so they could decorate a pumpkin for the season.

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Great Entertainment and Special Events at Blue Chip Casino this November 2016

stardust event center heroDon’t miss the holiday excitement of the Mix, Mingle & Jingle Party on Friday, December 2 in the Stardust Event Center. Mingle with friends and office colleagues and dance the night away to Soda, with pop hits from the 70s, 80s and today. Dinner is 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; the band plays from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $50, which includes the festive food stations with carved prime rib, seafood, pasta, holiday desserts and more; and $90 for the festive food stations and open bar. For reservations, call 888-879-7711, ext. 2429. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government issued photo ID.

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November at Blue Chip: Thanksgiving Buffet and Turkey to Go, Game Day Specials, Shopper’s Relief Spa Special

blue-chip-casino-babb-play-pokerIt’s a harvest of fun in November at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with a Thanksgiving Buffet, game day dining at The Game and holiday specials at spa blu.

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