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Better watch out, and we’ll tell you why: Holly Days is coming to town! Valparaiso, IN will come to life with the sights and sounds of the holiday season Friday, December 4 from 5-7 p.m. All of your favorite holiday activities will come together to turn our little town into a true, winter wonderland. Enjoy a live nativity display around the courthouse square, along with free train rides, ice carving, strolling carolers, and more to help spread the happiness and cheer of the season. As a special treat this year, Grammy Contender Keenan Baxter will be playing his re-mixed original versions of Christmas Music at Seasons on the Square, located at the Northwest Corner of the Courthouse. Plus, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at the Porter County Museum. The “Man with the Bag” will be ready to meet you and take pictures with the whole family! Holly Days activities aren’t just limited to the courthouse square. Stroll through the decorated streets of the downtown neighborhood and kick off your holiday shopping with our of our fine retailers. Visit your favorite stores to enjoy their annual holiday open house, and dine at one of the restaurants, many of which will have special treats just for you. Have a holly jolly Holly Days! ‘Tis the season to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!Save
The15th Annual Christmas Candle Light Tour on Sat, Dec. 7, from 4-8 pm, and Sun, Dec 8, 1-5 pm. presented by the People Engaged in Preservation (P.E.P) When people purchase their ticket for the tour, they will receive a tour book chock full of extensive histories on all of the homes and structures. What makes the tour successful is the sum total of the experience. Step back in time and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season. This tour will bring you back to a simpler time and place where community meant something.” Tickets may be purchased at First Christian Church during tour hours only for $20.For more information call: 210.362.5712 or 219.851.6978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grammy Contender, Keenan Baxter, will be performing at the Featured from 1-3 on Sunday. Tickets available at the LaPorte County Tourism LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau or visit their website at http://www.peplaporte.org/Save
Come out for a festive affair during White Ripple's Second Saturday and Handmade Holiday Market event, you can get your picture taken with Santa or his gold old friend, The Grinch! Mingle, Shop and enjoy the festive spirit Hessville style.There will be a Handmade Holiday Market, Open Mic, Live Music by Keenan Baxter and more. Vendors will be selling hot chocolate, coffee, and baked goodies, too. Photos by our very own Studio artist and Resident Photographer, Martin Navejas. Come out from 6 PM-10PM! Hessville's very own Bee Lucky Honey is returning to our handmade market as our official artisanal honey vendor again this year!! Local cupcake artisan, AddyCake Cupcakes, making the best cupcakes, will be present again for our 2nd Annual Handmade Market. Handmade Soap vendor, another local Hammond artisan, Restoring Your Goddess. Everyone are huge fans of their locally made products. There will be a lot going on that night including artist reception and awards ceremony.Save
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Bio: Keyboardist and composer Keenan Baxter, of the Chicago area, is a Grammy Contender (2006) and also a composer/producer. This “Top 40 Worldwide” young talent offers original compositions in Smooth Jazz, Celtic, Blues, Reggae, Contemporary Jazz and Caribbean styles. He had over a dozen CDs to his c...See Full Bio
“Grammy-Contender musician to play at Wildrose Brewing Thursday GRIFFITH| Grammy-contender musician Keenan Baxter will play a Halloween concert Thursday at Wildrose Brewing at 1104 E. Main Street in Griffith. Baxter, who recorded over a dozen albums by the time he turned 21 years old and performs with a full band sound, will play original music and a few covers from 7 to 10 p.m. at the craft brewery, which opened earlier this year. Baxter is ranked No. 1 in Valparaiso in jazz by the online platform ReverbNation, and performs jazz as well as blues, funk and rock. He's planning a CD giveaway in honor of Halloween at the brewery, which serves American-style craft beer and a barbecue menu that's prepared by T & S Catering. Beer offerings in the 2,000-square-foot brewpub include a milk stout brewed with coconut and a coffee stout that's made with Sumatran coffee roasted by the Bridgeport Coffee Company. For more information, call the brewery at (219) 595-5054 or visit www.reverbnation.com”