Benefiting 12 nonprofit organizations and the entire community!
(Santa's Pantry, Chruch Community Services, The United Team Pantry, Faith Mission, Salvation Army, Guidance Ministries, Toys For Tots, Women's Shelter, Teen Challenge, C.A.P.S, Children's Hospital, Soup of Success)
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Fri Nov 30th – 7th Annual Adult WinterFest Holiday Dance 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Matterhorn Conference Center Semi-formal, evening of dancing, music, food and fun Purchase tickets from the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department $45.00 per couple - $25.00 single. On-site cash donations collected will benefit the United Pantry (collaboration of 7 pantries)
Sat Dec 1st Breakfast With Santa 8 a.m. - Noon Elkhart Central Fire Station (500 East Street) Click Here for a flier and more information
Sat Dec 1st Tea With Ruth and Friends 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Living Faith Fellowship (2601 Benham Ave) Admission: $5 plus food or personal care item donation
Tea, sweet and savory finger foods, live music, linen and crystal, silent auction, craft bazaar, gift baskets for sale, children's activities, rides in an antique car, photographs.
Benefits:Proceeds except to craft artists, benefit Church Community Services
Sat Dec 1st Winterfest Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony 6 p.m. Civic Plaza Click Here to download a parade application. Lighting of the tree immediately after the parade. Please join us in this fun family hometown tradition!
Sun Dec 2nd Santa's Community Christmas Party High Dive Pavilion. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Come have a snowball fight, play games and make crafts with over 30 of Santa's elves. Visit Santa, have your picture taken, receive a small gift and more.Click Here for flier and more information
Sun Dec 2nd Santa's Community Christmas Party - Special Offer to Parents!! High Dive Pavilion. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Click Here for flier and more information
Mon Dec 3rd Where's Santa?! Civic Plaza at 6p.m.
Oh No, Mrs. Claus lost Santa!! Kids can you help her find him? Click Here for flier and more information
Tues Dec 4th Museum Day New York Central Train Museum
721 S. Main Street Listen to Concord High Schools jazz band, 3 Guys with Rhythm from 4pm - 5pm while enjoying the museum. Admission: Nonperishable food donations to benefit Church Community Services
Tues Dec 4th Santa's Family Christmas Dance Knights Of Columbus Hall 112 E. Lexington. Elkhart
"Get Your Jingle On" and join Santa and his elves for this family night of fun.
Wed Dec 5th Broadway Show, Miracle on 34th Street The Lerner Theater 7:30 p.m. Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets
Wed Dec 5th ArtWalk, The Gift of Art 5 – 8 PM, Downtown Elkhart will host the third 2012 ArtWalk Wednesday event which features a plethora of art related events and openings, activities, and special programming taking place all over downtown.
Visitors will find new and interesting places to visit from the 100 – 700 blocks of Main as well as the intersecting side streets. Participants can take the self-guided tour of art in downtown storefronts, meet the artists who created the work, purchase art, and VOTE for a favorite piece. Click HereFor more information
Wed Dec 5th Caroling on the Civic Plaza Enjoy the sounds of the season with Memorial High Schools, Madrigal Singers, Central High Schools Choir, Santa and almost 100 others as they Christmas carol from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thurs. Dec 6th Holiday Jazz and Window Wonderland Show Stephenson's 211 S. Main Street
Enjoy the sounds of Concord High Schools jazz band, 3 Guys with Rhythm while watching "live mannequins" in the storefront windows from 5:30pm - 6pm. At 6pm come inside and enjoy Elkhart Centrals flute performers and Christmas carolers while you do your holiday shopping. Donations of gently used clothing accepted for the Elkhart County Women's Shelter
Fri Dec. 7th Frost and Fire Family Night at Nibco Ice Rink
Due to warm weather, we have had to cancel this event. We apologize for any inconvience
Sat Dec 8th Family and Movie Day at Library Come enjoy facepainting, live music, puppet shows and more! Bring your nonperishable food donations and exchange them for your book fines too!
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Sat Dec 8th Soup Of Success Gift Baskets Click Here for details
Sun. Dec 9th "Mini" Health Fair Join us for the health fair before the Santa Fun Stroll and listen to the Biggest Loser Roy Pickler! Click Here for a flier and more information
Sun. Dec 9th Santa Fun Stroll Join us for a fun 5K walk/run through downtown Elkhart and help those in need!Click Here or more information
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
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Thank You To Our Contributing Partners!
Elkhart Downtown, Inc.
The Lerner Theater
Elkhart Central High School National Honor Society
A Special Thank You To Dale Barlow Photography for being the official Winterfest photographer!
A Special Thank You To "The Stanman" for being the official Winterfest DJ!