Kokomo Automotive Museum Offers Free Admission December 27 & 28, 2012

Shake the winter blues at the Kokomo Automotive Museum!  On Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28, 2012, the Museum will be open to the public from 10 am – 4 pm, FREE of CHARGE.  Bring the whole family, see all the changes and new exhibits, and buy a late Christmas gift for yourself or a loved one.  The Kokomo Automotive Museum is located at 1500 North Reed Road (US 31) on the north side of Kokomo.  See a replica of America’s First Car, developed in Kokomo by Elwood Haynes, and view over 100 vintage automobiles and memorabilia.  Visit their website at www.KokomoAutomotiveMuseum.org.

 

Auto Museum Haynes Car Exhibit

 

 

AHM Yellow Car

 

 

Kokomo Automotive Museum

See over 100 vintage cars at the Kokomo Automotive Museum!

 

 

 

Get Tickets Now for the Holiday Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting at the Seiberling Mansion on Dec. 7th

holiday spirits wine tasting
Holiday Spirits returns to the Seiberling Mansion on December 7, 2012.  You won’t find spirits of the ghostly kind that evening, though.  Instead, it’s the biennial wine and beer tasting benefit in support of the Howard County Historical Society – sponsored by Soupley’s Wine and Spirits and Rozzi’s Catering.

Visitors will sample outstanding wines, beers and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy live music, while visiting with friends and touring the festive Seiberling Mansion.  Silent auction items will also be available for bidding and purchase.  A special feature, the new Civil War exhibit, featuring artifacts and photographs from the Craig Dunn collection, will be open on the first floor.

Tickets for Holiday Spirits are available from the Howard County Historical Society at 1200 W. Sycamore in Kokomo, from society board members, or online at www.howardcountymuseum.org or www.hchistory.eventbrite.com.  Admission is $20 for HCHS members and $25 for non-members.  For more information, call 765-452-4314.

Your Guide to Fun Holiday Events & Spectacular Light Displays in Kokomo!

Light Up Your Holiday will feature Santa’s arrival on the train in Downtown Kokomo among many other fun activities for kids of all ages!

Visit Kokomo Indiana for great tours and family-friendly events that will make your family’s holiday season merry and bright!  Christmas at the Seiberling is an annual holiday tradition in Kokomo held at the Seiberling Mansion, beautifully decorated both inside and out!  The Opening Night Ceremony will be held November 24, 2012 from 6-9 pm with Santa visits, carriage rides (by reservation), entertainment, and museum tours.  Christmas at the Seiberling tours will continue throughout the season Tuesday-Sunday from 1-4 pm through December 30th (closed December 24-25.)  Don’t miss this chance to experience the Seiberling Mansion in its full holiday splendor!  This is also a great tour idea for groups of all sizes or a women’s holiday outing.  Admission is $4 for adults & $1 for kids.  Visit website or call (765) 452-4314 for information or to schedule a group tour.

Christmas at the Seiberling tours are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

If you have kids, make plans now to attend Light Up Your Holiday!  Downtown Kokomo will be bustling with holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4-7 pm with the arrival of Santa on the train, live reindeer, Christmas stories & crafts, letters to Santa, holiday treats, downtown lights & much more.  Admission is free.  Downtown art galleries and boutiques will also be open for holiday shopping.  Kids of all ages will have a blast at this event!  My son especially enjoyed the live reindeer last year …

Kids can pet a real reindeer during Light Up Your Holiday in Downtown Kokomo!

Enjoy a drive or stroll through several spectacular light displays in the Kokomo area.  These include We Care Park (Kokomo’s largest holiday light display with over 1,000,000 lights and dozens of animated displays), Highland Park and Pioneer Village at the Howard County Fairgrounds.  Most light displays will be open nightly starting Thanksgiving weekend.
Take a step back in time and enjoy A Country Christmas at Easy Acre Farm. Visit Santa, see his sleigh, and meet live reindeer from 1-4 pm on December 15-16 & 22-23, 2012.  Located at 3347 East 50 North (less than 2 miles east of Kokomo), Easy Acre Farm has several fun family-friendly events throughout the year and boasts their farm attraction as agri-tainment!  This is a great opportunity to visit a local farm and learn about history and old-fashioned values.  Visit their website for more details.

All ages will enjoy the annual light display at We Care Park!

Enjoy theater and music?  Here are a few more ideas to enjoy the holiday season!  Kokomo Civic Theatre will present the heart-warming musical “The Gifts of the Magi” on November 30 – December 2, 2012 at IU Kokomo Havens Auditorium.  Performances will be held Fri. & Sat. 8 pm and Sun. 2 pm.  Visit their website for ticket information.  The  We Care Christmas Concert will be held on November 16, 2012 at IU Kokomo Havens Auditorium at 7 pm.  Concert will feature several local musicians and performers, and admission is $2.  Also, don’t miss the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra Youth Winter Concert.  KSO Youth will perform at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo at 7:30 pm on December 14, 2012.
In between holiday baking, shopping, decorating, and gift wrapping, we hope you take some time to enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends!  For more information on special events, tours, shopping & dining in Kokomo, visit our website at www.VisitKokomo.org or download the Visit Kokomo Mobile App, available on both Apple & Android phones and devices.  Happy Holidays from the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau!

2011 Holiday Tours in Kokomo

Seiberling Mansion

Don’t miss a visit to the Seiberling Mansion during the holidays, an annual tradition in Kokomo!  The Seiberling Mansion, built in 1891 by Monroe Seiberling, is beautifully decorated both inside and out. 

Christmas at the Seiberling Opening Night will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 p.m with the Lighting Ceremony on the lawn at 6 p.m.  Activities throughout opening night include visits and pictures with Santa, carriage rides (advance reservations required), cookies & wassail, museum tours, special entertainment & more.  Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children 12 & under.  

Seiberling Mansion holiday tours will continue Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. through December 30th (closed on Dec. 24 & 25.)  
A special Candlelight Tour will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. (reservations are required.)  The Seiberling Mansion is located at 1200 West Sycamore Street in Kokomo.  For more information, call 765-452-4314 or visit www.howardcountymuseum.org.   

 

We Care Christmas Tree House

The We Care Christmas Tree House will be open for its 15th (and final year) this holiday season.  Located at 1501 East Sycamore Street, the owners of this private residence transform their Kokomo home each year and offer public tours.  Tours will be given daily 5:00-9:00 p.m. from November 26-December 23, 2011.  The home will be open special hours on December 3 & 4 from 12:00-9:00 p.m.  Free will donations will be accepted for We Care.

For more information on holiday events or tours in Kokomo, call 800-837-0971 or visit our Calendar of Events.

Kokomo’s July 4th Weekend Events

Visit Kokomo to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  From car shows and carnival rides to an air show and fireworks, there is something for the entire family to enjoy!

Haynes-Apperson Parade - July 3 at 2 p.m.

Haynes-Apperson Festival – July 1-3, 2010
Come to downtown Kokomo for a fun-filled weekend! 
Hours: Thursday & Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturday Noon-11 p.m.
Food vendors, carnival rides, sports festival, cruise-in & much more!
Parade – Saturday 2 p.m.
Haynes-Apperson Festival Car Show – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Quarter Midget Racing – Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Fireworks – Saturday 10 p.m.

Haynes-Apperson Festival Car Show

Festival Entertainment Lineup:
Thursday – Paul Stout Country, Cook & Belle & LoCash Cowboys
Friday – Inside Out, Wang Chung & LoverBoy
Saturday – Token Blue, Joe Cameron Band & Amanda Overmyer
All concerts are FREE!  VIP tickets on sale for only $20 each. 
Visit the website for the full schedule of events!

See Ed Escallon & his PT-19 at the 2010 Air Show

Kokomo Wings & Wheels Air Show – July 3, 2010
All activities held at the Kokomo Airport
Pancake Breakfast – 7-11 a.m.  (tickets available at the door)
FREE Air Show – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Antique & hotrod cars and motorcycles, static plane display, air show acrobatics, concession stand, face painting, kid’s bounce houses & more!
Visit the website for the full list of events.

4th of July Fireworks
Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown – July 4 at dusk
Kokomo Speedway - Enjoy a night of street stocks, thunder cars, sprint cars & fireworks – July 4 (qualifying races start around 5:30 p.m.)

Need to cool off while enjoying all the great holiday events?  Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center will be open all weekend!  Hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday 12 – 7 p.m. 

For more information on Kokomo lodging, events, and attractions, visit our website www.visitkokomo.org or call 800-837-0971.

“Christmas at the Seiberling” is Coming!

Christmas exterior

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of Kokomo’s top holiday attractions will soon be open!  The Seiberling Mansion will undergo its annual transformation (inside and out) in preparation for “Christmas at the Seiberling.”  Thousands of Christmas lights will be hung and dozens of Christmas trees, wreaths, and decorations will be magnificently displayed.

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The Seiberling Mansion is beautifully dressed for the holidays!

The Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 28, starting at 6:00 p.m. to kick-off the opening night celebration.  Tours of the beautifully decorated Seiberling Mansion, visits & photos with Santa, special holiday entertainment, cookies and wassail, and carriage rides will be offered from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  In addition, a special gingerbread house exhibit will be on display and you can vote for your favorite handmade creation!  Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children under age 12. 

“Christmas at the Seiberling” tours will continue through December 30, 2009.  The Seiberling Mansion, located at 1200 West Sycamore Street in Kokomo, is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Don’t miss this great holiday tradition!  In addition to its regular hours, the Seiberling Mansion can open during special times for group tours or holiday parties.  For more information, call 765-452-4314 or visit their website.

Christmas at the Seiberling

Seiberling Mansion

Seiberling Mansion

Seiberling Mansion - Dining Room

Seiberling Mansion - Dining Room

Christmas at the Seiberling is a wonderful holiday tradition in Kokomo and starts this weekend.  The annual lighting ceremony will take place Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Seiberling Mansion, located at 1200 West Sycamore Street.  The lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the 1891 Mansion and the arrival of Santa.  From 6-9 p.m. visitors will enjoy holiday musical entertainment, refreshments, tours of the beautifully decorated home, and visits with Santa Claus.  Horse-drawn carriage rides will also be available.  Bring your family for this special night!  Admission is only $4 for adults and $1 for children ages 12 & under. 

Tours will also be given Tuesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. through December 31 (closed Dec. 24 & 25.)  Plan a visit to see the Seiberling Mansion in its full holiday splendor.  For more information, visit their website or call 765-452-4314.