2019 Guide to the Holidays

The Kosciusko County 2019 Guide to the Holidays

We’ve made this Guide to the Holidays. This includes a list of holiday events, things to do, and resources to help you enjoy the holidays.

Events for the Holidays

Mini Sled Painting Class, November 6, 2019

Wood Mini Sled Painting Class at Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.

Welcome your family and guests with a Mini Wood Sled that you design! We’ve done all the work for you… all you have to do is sip and paint your sled in any color you’d like, and personalize it with custom stencils made just for you! With 8 designs and 30+ colors to choose from, you can design your sled to match any home decor!



Wooden Trees Painting Class, November 14, 2019

Wooden Trees Painting Class at Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.These adorable wooden trees will last you all season long! Makes great gifts! Mix and match sayings and sizes to create a set that’s uniquely YOU! Perfect for beginners with step-by-step instructions. No previous drawing or painting experience is necessary, and all supplies are included. A couple of friends, a little wine, some music, and it’s a PARTY!



Gingerbread House Workshop, November 14, 2019

Gingerbread House Workshop at the Warsaw Park Department, Warsaw, Ind.Fun for the whole family! Construct your dream house out of edible supplies and leave the mess to us! If some of the construction materials end up in your belly rather than on the house, don’t worry. Nobody will tell! Popcorn and cocoa available to attendees.



Winter Market, November 23, 2019

Winter Market at the City of Warsaw, Warsaw, Ind.

Join us for the first Winter Market on Saturday, November 23 at the Center Lake Pavilion. This event will continue through March of 2020 and will take place on the third Saturday of every months beginning in December. You can expect a variety of homemade goodies including – maple syrup, meat, fruit butter, baked goods, crafts, home decor and some winter produce.



Wobble Before You Gobble, November 27, 2019
Wobble Before You Gobble at Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.

Come join in the fun on the night before Thanksgiving and take advantage of wine specials. Kody Bryant will be playing fabulous music to keep everyone moving. Pepe’s Taco Food Truck will be serving up amazing food for everyone to enjoy!



Autumn Harvest Trail 5k & 10k, November 28, 2019

Autumn Harvest Trail 5k & 10k, Green Earth Multisport, Winona Lake, Ind.

Join Green Earth Multisport for their 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day wooded trail 5k & 10k Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 registration starts at 7am race starts at 8am. Registration fee is 3 nonperishable food items or gently used running shoes, or money to support the upkeep of the Winona Lake Trails!



Sip & Shop Small Business Sunday, November 30, 2019

Ship & Shop Small Business Sunday, Wire & Steam Coffee Co., Warsaw, Ind.Join Wire & Steam Coffee Co. for their 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop event. They will fill the cafe with a pop-up shop style shopping experience. The perfect chance to get gifts for friends & family (& yourself too)!




Save The Date: Santa At Tippy Creek Winery, November 30, 2019

Save The Date: Santa at Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.Santa will be at Tippy Creek Winery.





Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 30, 2019

Tree Lighting Ceremony, The Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind.Bring the whole family for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and as train rides. Warm up by the campfire with caroling before we light the tree at 6:30. The event concludes with a visit from Santa. As admission into the event, please bring a new and unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.



December First Friday – Hometown Holly Days, December 6, 2019

December First Friday - Hometown Holly Days, Warsaw First Fridays, Warsaw, Ind.Bring the whole family for a night of fun in downtown Warsaw. There will be Santa’s House, carriage rides, ice carvers, a twinkle light parade, and more.





Light Up The Night!

Light Up The Night! Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department, Warsaw, Ind.Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Outside, children will receive glow necklaces, while supplies last. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance inside the Center Lake Pavilion, along with face painters, balloon artists, games, and activities.



Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, December 6, 2019

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.Bust out your Ugly Christmas Sweater and join us for a holiday celebration! Prize for the best/ugly sweater!





Annie, December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019

Annie, The Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Warsaw, Ind.With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical!

Wreathes and Swag Get Away Day, December 7, 2019

Wreathes and Swag Get Away Day, Camp Mack, Milford, Ind.Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one and all. Are ye in the Christmas Spirits? Are ye ready to Deck your Halls? Make a traditional Williamsburg Wreath, Christmas wreath, or a swag using greens and fresh fruit to grace your door this Christmas season. Lunch and all materials are included. Please register for the event.



Christmas Ornaments Get Away Day, December 7, 2019

Christmas Ornaments Get Away Day, Camp Mack, Milford, Ind.Gain new skills in the woodshop and watch the sawdust fly as you make beautiful Christmas ornaments to grace your tree or give as gifts. Stain, paint or wood burn your finished creations. Let your imagination be your guide. Lunch is included. Please register for the event.



Christmas Cookies Get Away Day, December 7, 2019

Christmas Cookies Get Away Day, Camp Mack, Miflord, Ind.Fill your cookie jar for the holidays! Camp provides the ingredients, measuring utensils, and mixing bowls. You bring the family or friends (or not), mix the dough, sample cookies, and sip hot chocolate. Best of all, camp cleans up the mess! Choose 4 batches of cookies (each makes about 3 dozen). Lunch and baking materials included. Please register for the event.



Christmas in the Village – One Starry Night, December 8, 2019

Christmas in the Village - One Starry NightChristmas in the Village: One Starry Night is a collaborative holiday extravaganza between Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass, Grace College, Classic Arts Programs, and Symphony of the Lakes. This event is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!



Breakfast with Santa, December 14, 2019

Breakfast with Santa, Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, Ind.We’ve seen it all over the years…pajamas, Sunday’s best, red & green from head to toe. Everyone ones to get their photo taken with the “big guy”. Come meet Santa beside the tree and then enjoy breakfast with your family at a budget-friendly price!



Christmas Market, December 14, 2019

Christmas Market, Tippy Creek Winery, Leesburg, Ind.The mission of the Tippy Creek Christmas Market will be a fun, relaxed atmosphere created for last minute holiday shopping. Come enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace, live music, Santa and a cup of soups while supporting your local small businesses.



Kosciusko County Farmers & Artisans Market, December 21, 2019

Kosciusko County Farmers & Artisans Market December Indoor Market, Kosciusko County Farmers & Artisans Market, Warsaw, Ind.Please join us for our Kosciusko County Farmers & Artisans December Indoor Winter Market. A great variety of vendors. Find something unique for Christmas. Whether it be something for your Holiday table, holiday decor, Christmas gifts, or something just for yourself, come shop local! Free hot chocolate, tea, and coffee for all! Free raffle entry into our monthly gift basket full of market goodies!



Things to Do For the Holidays

Looking for things to do while it’s cold outside? Here’s some suggestions.

Coffee Trail

Coffee TrailIf you check out the K-County Visitor Guide, you’ll see the Instant Gratification Trail on page 31. This trail includes all coffee and ice cream shops in the county. It may be too cold for ice cream but warm coffee is good for the winter season. Order a free copy of the visitor guide, view the digital copy, or stop by the visitor center.




ShoppingDid you know K-County is home to over 50 locally owned shops? Go on a shopping trip around the county.






DiningGo try all the local dining options in the county.






TheatreGo to a show at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts. See plays, musicals, singers, comedians, and more.





Art Galleries & Museums

Art GalleryYou can go to an art gallery or museum while you’re here.





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