Thursday, December 2, 2010

#74: Downtown Christmas Festivities - season openers

There is going to be so much gosh darn Christmas cheer in downtown South Bend tomorrow that we need to get an early jump on letting you know about all of the events.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, movie showing
When: 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: College Football Hall of Fame Stadium Theatre

Santa House 
When: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: the 100 block of South Michigan St (just north of South Bend Chocolate Cafe)
Bring every small child you can find!!!  Bring your camera - there will be some cutesy photo-ops with the little ones and this little cute Christmas red house.

Santa Workshop (yes, it's different from the House)
When: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: inside the College Football Hall of Fame's Gift Store
Kids will be able to make arts and crafts that I assume will include lots of glitter and popsicle sticks. Awesome.
This event will benefit Operation Santa Paws, a holiday organization helping homeless pets during these cold months.  There will also be a few cats and dogs available for adoption.  (Hint: I would love a puppy for Christmas)

After Friday, these are the regular hours for the Santa House and his workshop:
Saturdays, December 4, 11 & 18, 12 pm to 6 pm
Sundays, December 5, 12 & 19, 12 pm to 4 pm
Monday, December 20, Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22, 2 pm to 6 pm
Both of these are FREE and open to all ages.
For more info visit

Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: 5:30 pm
Where: outside the College Football Hall of Fame on the Gridiron
Santa's going to be there.  The tree lights up. Free hot cocoa and cookies. You know Lil'Kim's song "The Jump Off"?  This is what she was talking about.

Holiday Tree & Wreath Sale
When: December 3rd - 5 pm to 9 pm, December 4th - 12 pm to 6 pm & December 5th - 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: also on the Gridiron
All proceeds benefit the United Way of St. Joseph County - a great way to begin your holiday charitable giving.

There is a lot of holly, misletoe, and giant inflatable reindeers to absorb, so I'll include an event that won't feature any miniature plastic Santas, I think.

He Said, She Said
Exhibition of IU South Bend artists, Joshua Miller and Candie Waterloo
When: December 1st until the 19th
Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm, Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Northside Hall's East Lounge, here's a map.
This sculpture exhibition features the work of IUSB student, Joshua Miller, and IUSB faculty member, Candie Waterloo.  Take a break from the Christmas bonanza to check out this exhibition and appreciate these local artists.

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