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.

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Holiday Special at Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Ho, Ho, Ho!  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Kokomo has a special rate this holiday season for visiting friends and relatives.  Stay anytime from November 20, 2008 through January 1, 2009 and receive their $69* holiday rate.  (*Plus tax.  Rate applies to Standard Rooms only – two double beds or one king bed.  Offer ends January 1, 2009.)  Call 765-453-2222 to make reservations.  Also, be sure to mention that you saw this special rate from the Visit Kokomo Blog!     

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott Offers Holiday Rates

Kokomo Courtyard by MarriottKokomo Courtyard by Marriott - interior

The Courtyard by Marriott in Kokomo is rolling out the welcome mat for inbound traveling friends and family members with a special holiday rate, including Thanksgiving!  Their $69* Holiday Rate is valid November 21-30, 2008 and December 19-30, 2008.  (*Plus tax. Based on availability.  Jacuzzi rooms excluded.)  Features include:

  • Award winning accommodations featuring their new bedding collection
  • Award winning Courtyard Cafe
  • In room coffee & tea service
  • Free wireless high speed Internet access
  • Convenient location   

Call 765-453-0800 to make reservations.  Happy Holidays!

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

This weekend is the last chance to enjoy the We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival at Kokomo Mall.  Plan to spend some time as there are 80 trees and wreaths on display.  All are in creative themes that businesses, individuals, and clubs have decorated.  They will be auctioned off at Kokomo Mall on November 16 starting at 4:45 p.m.  Plan to come out to see the fantastic display or to purchase a tree for your own home or business.  It is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!  The event is free, but you can vote for your favorite with spare change.  Upcoming events to support We Care include:

  • We Care Christmas Concert featuring local singers, musicians, and dancers at Oakbrook Community Church on Nov. 21.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and concert starts at 7 p.m.
  • We Care Christmas Tree House at 1501 E. Sycamore Street in Kokomo.  Dozens of Christmas trees are displayed throughout the home, which is open Nov. 29 through Dec. 31.  Hours are Monday-Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday Noon-9 p.m.
  • We Care Park Christmas Light Display open daily starting on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m.
  • 36th Annual We Care Telethon on Dec. 5-7