We’ve collated an exciting collection of holiday events. As you can see, there is no shortage of fun to be had this season here in DeKalb County, Indiana. Use this list to discover a new holiday tradition or entertain visiting relatives. Feel free to comment below if you know of another great event we may have missed. We welcome your input!
From the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau, may your season be merry and bright!
- “Giving Thanks” Silent Basket Auction
Saturday, November 12 – 19 (Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Eckhart Public Library, 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn, Indiana
Sponsored by Friends of Eckhart Public Library, Inc.
- Annual Christmas Stroll
Saturday, November 19 (10:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Auburn Classic Lions Club Christmas Stroll at various homes and businesses.
Tickets are $6.00 in advance, $8.00 at any door or $3.00 per house
For more information see our Community Highlights page or call Ron Ley 260-925-3308.
- Downtown Auburn Christmas Parade & Display Lighting
Tuesday, November 22 (7:00 pm)
Downtown Auburn Courtyard Park (E. 7th St. and Cedar St,)
Sponsored by Downtown Auburn Business Association
Watch this video for a sneak peek of this event, along with a little history.
- Garrett Christmas Parade of Lights
Friday, November 25 (5:30 pm)
Downtown Garrett, Indiana
Sponsored by the Garrett Chamber of Commerce
For more information see our Community Highlights page or contact Amy Demske at (260) 357-4600.
- 13th Annual Midwest Holiday Gift and Craft Show
Saturday, November 26 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Classic City Warehouse, 413 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn, Indiana
For more information, please contact Gail Hay at (260) 925-3839.
- Midwest Automotive Toy Show & Swap Meet
Sunday, November 27 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
The National Automotive & Truck Museum (1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, Indiana 46706)
For more information, please contact Don Grogg at (269) 925-9100.
- 8th Annual Auburn Festival of Trees
December 1-31 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily)
The Festival of Trees is a month long event in which local community organizations and businesses have decorated their trees for display at the National Military Center. Regular museum rates apply. For more information see our Community Highlights page or contact the museum at (260) 927-9144.
- A Night With Santa
Thursday, December 1 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The National Military History Center (I-69, Exit 126)
Meet Santa, play games, view holiday movies, enjoy refreshments and crafts. This is a FREE family event! Framed photos with Santa available for $5.00. For more information see our Community Highlights page or contact the museum at (260) 927-9144.
- Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 3 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Heimach Activity Center (1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn, Indiana 46706)
The Auburn Community Band takes the stage at 11:00 am
Sponsored by the DeKalb County Council on Aging
For more information, contact Meg Zenk at (260) 925-3311.
- The Art Farm Holiday Studio Show
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday (12:00 – 6:00 pm)
Enjoy a truly unique shopping and cultural experience! Works by ten artists will be featured this month using such mediums as ceramic, print, glass, mixed media, metal, wearable fiber, jewelry and more!
17612 N. County Line Road E, Spencerville, IN 46788 (260) 238-4755
Visit http://artfarm.shutterfly.com/ for details and directions.
- Festival of Lights “Jingle in the City, A 1940’s Christmas in New York”
Thursday, December 8 (7:00 pm)
Friday, December 9 (7:00 pm)
Saturday, December 10 (3:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Sunday, December 11 (3:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Lakewood Park Baptist Church (5555 CR 29, Auburn, Indiana 46706)
FREE for general seating. Reserved seating is $5.00 per ticket. Call (260) 925-2006 to reserve your ticket.
- Christmas Walk in Eckhart Park
December 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Eckhart Park (1500 S. Cedar Street, Auburn, Indiana)
Sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation
Please contact (260) 925-2997 for more details regarding this event.
- Live Drive-Thru Nativity
Saturday, December 10 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
801 N. Main St., Auburn, Indiana
Sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church
Please contact Robin Young at (260) 238-4505 for more details.
- Garrett Model Railroad Club Open House
Sunday, December 11 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Garrett Historical Railroad Museum, 300 N. Randolph St. Garrett, Indiana
For more information, please contact (260) 925-9048.
- Cookie Nook Craft and Music Classes
Every Saturday in December (10:00 am – 1:00 am)
Cookie Nook, 200 N. Jackson, Auburn, Indiana
$5.00 per child including one parent, $3 each additional child
Holiday music by Angie Baker and art by local artist Kathy Hamm. Coloring page, crayons and colored pencils provided. One holiday cookie with milk or water is included with fee.
Contact the Cookie Nook for registration at (260) 241-4709 or email@example.com.