Fun Holiday Events in Kokomo

Santa will arrive in Downtown Kokomo during First Friday's Hometown Holiday

Santa will arrive in Downtown Kokomo during First Friday’s Hometown Holiday

Enjoy a variety of fun, family events this holiday season in Kokomo!  Here are some highlights:

“Scrooge – The Musical” presented by Kokomo Civic Theatre  will be held on November 21-23, 2014 at IU Kokomo Havens Auditorium.  Don’t miss one of the best musical adaptations of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.”  Visit www.KokomoCivicTheatre.com for ticket information.

Shop local!  Find locally-made gifts and delicious baked goods at the Kokomo Winter Market, located inside the Historic Train Depot on Buckeye Street.  The Winter Market is open 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday through December 20, 2014, and a perfect place to find unique holiday gifts!

Make plans to visit Christmas at the Seiberling – a local holiday tradition.  Explore the Seiberling Mansion, adorned with Christmas trees, wreaths, angels, and thousands of lights – elaborately decorated both inside and out (including 20 rooms on all three floors!)  Opening Night Lighting Ceremony will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 starting at 6 p.m.  Enjoy tours, cookies and wassail, visits with Santa, and carriage rides (reservations required for all carriage rides.)

Experience both day & evening tours during Christmas at the Seiberling

Experience both day & evening tours during Christmas at the Seiberling

Christmas at the Seiberling tours will continue through December 21, 2014.  Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday 1-4 p.m.  In addition, the Mansion will be open several weekends for special evening tours!  These dates include December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.  Thanks to local sponsors, free admission will be given on December 4, 18, and 19.  Check out www.HowardCountyMuseum.org for more details.

Join us on December 5, 2014 for Kokomo’s Hometown Holiday during First Friday from 5:30-9:00 p.m.  See the lighting of Downtown Kokomo with caroling, holiday window displays, and a holiday parade to the Historic Train Depot where Santa will be waiting!  For more information, visit www.FirstFridayKokomo.com.

Holiday light display in Downtown Kokomo

Holiday light display in Downtown Kokomo

In addition to Downtown Kokomo, check out fantastic light displays at Highland Park and We Care Park (Kokomo’s largest holiday light display with over one million lights and dozens of animated displays, opening on Thanksgiving night!)

Looking for a way to stay active this holiday season?  Participate in the Rudolph Family Fun Run on December 6th in Downtown (starting at Kokomo/Howard County Public Library) or the Jolly Jingle 5K Run/Walk on December 13th in Kokomo’s Highland Park.

For a list of all events going on in Kokomo, go to www.VisitKokomo.org or download the free Visit Kokomo mobile app.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

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 Light Up Your Holiday in Downtown Kokomo!

Don’t miss Light Up Your Holiday in Downtown Kokomo on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Fun activities for kids of all ages!  Admission is FREE!  Lighting for the Courthouse Square in Downtown will be held at 6:00 p.m.  Plan to bring the entire family!

2nd Annual Light Up Your Holiday in Downtown Kokomo

Join us for an old fashioned Christmas in Downtown Kokomo on Saturday, December 4, 2010 for the 2nd Annual Light Up Your Holiday!  Santa Claus will make a grand entrance to the Courthouse Square on the train at 1:00 p.m.  Kids of all ages will enjoy his special arrival! 

A variety of fun activities for the entire family will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Vendors selling holiday gifts and goodies will be available to help you finish your Christmas shopping.  Kids can write and mail a letter to Santa, listen to Christmas stories, or participate in holiday crafts.  Carolers and special holiday entertainment will fill downtown with the sounds of the season, and visitors can browse decorated windows of downtown stores and businesses.  Wagon and carriage rides will also be offered during the event.  Of course, Santa will be ready to hear Christmas wishes from all the kids from his special house located on the Square.  

Plan to attend this special holiday event in Downtown Kokomo!  Admission is free.  For more information, call the Kokomo Downtown Association at 765-454-7926.  Happy Holidays!

Local Farms Offer Holiday Fun

Two local farms in the Kokomo area invite you to visit for some “fun on the farm” this holiday season.  Kids will enjoy visits with Santa (and his reindeer!), making Christmas crafts & more.  If you are looking for something a little different to do this year or need a break from Christmas shopping, bring your family to Kokomo and enjoy some holiday fun on the farm!

Old Sycamore Farm presents “Santa’s Workshop”
Location: 6702 West 00 North South, Kokomo
Open: December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Hours: Noon – 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Prices vary for each activity

Kids will enjoy photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, candle dipping, and making homemade holiday crafts, such as ornaments, stockings, Santa hats, and stuffing their own teddy bear or farm animal.  Kids can also write and mail their letters to Santa.  A selection of Christmas crafts, gifts, and decorations will be available to purchase as well as Christmas cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, apple cider, hot cocoa, fudge, and egg nog.  For more information, call 765-461-6088 or visit their website.

Easy Acre Farm presents “A Country Christmas”
Location: 3347 East 50 North, Kokomo (2 miles East of Kokomo)
Open: December 19-20
Hours: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free will offering only

Take a step back in time and enjoy an authentic country Christmas.  Santa in his Christmas sleigh will visit Easy Acre Farm along with Cupid, his Reindeer.  Kids will enjoy visits with Santa and a real reindeer, and many photo opportunities are available (personal cameras are welcome!)  Children are also encouraged to bring a letter to Santa and put it in Santa’s special mailbox to the North Pole.  For more information, call 765-419-1973.

“Light Up Your Holiday” in Kokomo!

Join us in Downtown Kokomo on Saturday, December 5, 2009, for “Light Up Your Holiday.”   The fun-filled evening will kick-off with the arrival of Santa at 5:00 p.m.  From 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., holiday vendors will be set up in the former L Shop  location on Main Street on the Courthouse Square selling candies, hot chocolate, coffee, gifts, handmade items & more.  Christmas trees and wreaths will also be for sale.  Kids will enjoy visiting with Santa (and maybe one of his reindeer!) 

The lighting ceremony on the Courthouse lawn will take place at 8:00 p.m., and carolers will perform throughout the evening to “make the spirits bright!”  Visitors to downtown will also enjoy all the holiday window decorations put up by local businesses.  Admission is free.  Bring the entire family on December 5th to enjoy an old-fashion Christmas on the Square in Downtown Kokomo!