“It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!
Time of Good Cheer
But Sleigh Bells are missing
Not one can we hear!
Can you help us find them
As you travel ‘round town?
At the end of your journey
See how many you’ve found.”
Children can get caught up in the mystery of the missing sleigh bells as they travel throughout Shipshewana on Saturday, December 7th to have their passport stamped for free games, prizes & fun Christmas activities. Ever since Shipshewana’s Light Parade, “Sleigh Bells on Parade”, the bells have been silent. December 7th is the day we hope the mystery will be solved and the sound of Christmas bells will be heard once again throughout Shipshewana.
Children, ages 1 through 12 can pick up a free passport and itinerary between 10am and 1pm in the Davis Mercantile at 225 Harrison St., Shipshewana. The children can then travel throughout Shipshewana until 3 pm to have their passports stamped, to participate in free Christmas activities and games and, see how many Christmas bells they can spy.
Children begin their journey at the Davis Mercantile, where they will be able to play games, make crafts, and taste Christmas goodies at various stores in the Mercantile. Travel down Harrison Street to Kukui’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice for a Treasure hunt, then on to Blue Gate Bakery and The Hitching Post where more fun await the children. Ben’s Bakery at the corner of Morton Street and Main Street join in the festivities this year with a surprise for the children. Journey to Yoder’s Shopping Center, for more games & prizes, and an opportunity to enjoy Steve Payne and his model trains and Santa’s Workshop. Trek on to Yoder’s Red Barn, for cookie decorating, a treasure hunt and more games.
At 11 a.m. children are invited to enjoy a free Christmas puppet show by Mousetrap Puppets on the 3rd floor of the Davis Mercantile.
Finally, children can visit Santa between noon and 3 p.m. at the Wolfe Building. Photos with Santa will be available.