Duneland’s Hometown Holiday Celebration will take place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 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.

Enjoy shopping our outdoor holiday market starting at 11:00 am and running until 7:00 pm. While there enjoy free carriage rides through historic downtown Chesterton beginning at 11:00 am and going until 2:00 pm. Both will take place in the Chamber parking lot at 220 Broadway in Chesterton. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is to begin at 5:00 pm in Thomas Centennial Park. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Twilight Christmas Parade will step off from Chesterton Middle School at 5:15 pm. Floats will populate this night-time parade, including all manner of lighted cars, trucks, wagon and fire engines, as well as plenty of walking families and service organizations. An impressive series of decorated fire engines will round out the lineup, with Santa Claus himself making an appearance on the final float.

Santa Claus will be receiving visitors in his Duneland house on Broadway in Thomas Centennial Park from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Children may also visit Santa every Saturday leading up to Christmas from 10:00 am-Noon and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Continue the celebration by shopping local! Eat and shop your way across Duneland all day with most participating businesses offering special Small Business Saturday deals. Shoppers should visit the Duneland Chamber’s info booth, which will be set up within the Holiday Market, to receive a “shop small” bag with details for the day that includes an open house map and other information. (While supplies last) Make sure to like the Duneland Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and keep an eye on our website www.dunelandchamber.org to learn more!

For questions about how to participate in any part of the Hometown Holiday Celebration, please call the Chamber at 219.926.5513 or email info@dunelandchamber.org.