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Holiday Traditions in the Dunes

  • Dunes National Lakeshore 618 North Mineral Springs Road Porter, IN, 46304 United States (map)

Join staff and volunteers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes.” The program takes place on Saturday, December 8, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Chellberg Farm and the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the region’s cultural history while enjoying a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends.

A traditional Swedish Christmas will be presented at the national lakeshore's Chellberg Farm. In the farmhouse, volunteers in traditional dress will explain the Swedish holiday customs as well as decorations on display and present Santa Lucia and her story while Jul Tomte (Santa) listens to children's wishes in the parlor. Then meet Papa and learn how the Santa Lucia legend is celebrated in many Swedish households. Finish your tour in the kitchen where various Swedish foods of the holiday season will be displayed and a traditional holiday cookie will be given to each visitor.

At the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., children will get to make traditional holiday decorations and put them up on the Christmas tree or take them home. There will also be traditional stories and songs to be enjoyed by all.

Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 in Porter. The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. 

Dunes National Lakeshore
219.395.1882

Earlier Event: December 7
The Christmas Express
Later Event: December 8
Salt Creek Ballet - The Nutcracker