The South Bend Mishawaka area is a fun and exciting place to spend your weekend. From live music and sporting events to delicious restaurants and fun attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old. If you are in the area this weekend and are looking for some fun things to do, here are four activities and events to check out.
HOLIDAY LIGHT PARADE
December 8 | 7:00 – 8:00PM | Downtown South Bend
Lighted holiday floats will parade down Michigan Street in downtown South Bend. As part of “Deck the Downtown” weekend, there will be a free holiday concert afterwards on The Girdiron.
VISITS WITH SANTA
December 8 – 10 | Times Vary | The Gridiron
When you are in downtown South Bend, Santa’s House is a great place to spend some one-on-one time with the “big guy.” Don’t forget to bring your holiday wish list and a camera for pictures.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
December 1 – 23 | Times Vary | South Bend Civic Theatre
This delightful Christmas classic tells the tale of eight-year-old Ralphie in his quest for a BB gun under the tree on Christmas morning. The beloved motion picture hits the stage this weekend.
December 9 | 5:00PM – 8:00PM | Merrifield Park
Along with taking your picture with Santa Claus, you can also create holiday crafts, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, go ice skating with family and friends, and enjoy a free screening of Elf.
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
December 9 – 10 | Times Vary | Morris Performing Arts Center
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music ever penned. Audiences can look forward to beautiful new sets and entirely new choreography.
CHRISTMAS AT COPSHAHOLM
December 10 | 1:00 – 4:00PM | The History Museum
Enjoy the wonder of the season with a self-guided, twilight tour of the 38-room Oliver Mansion. Holiday music will fill the air, and the mansion will be decorated with 10 gorgeous Christmas trees.