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!

 

 

 

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Explore Kokomo’s Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes & Fall Family Events!

It’s fall!  Explore the many fall & haunted attractions in Kokomo & Howard County this season!

Guffey Acres

Guffey Acres

Guffey Acres – open through October 27, 2013
Enjoy farmtastic fun with 3 corn mazes located in 7 acres of paths – ranging from easy to advanced.  Other farm activities include hayrides, corn popper, barnyard barrel train, tube slide, corn box, pumpkin tether ball & much more! Kids will also enjoy seeing the barnyard buddies in the Big Red Barn.
Hours: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm & Sunday 1-6pm
Admission is based on activities selected.  Visit www.guffeyacres.com.

Guffey Acres Field of Screams Haunted Maze – open through October 26, 2013
Feeling brave?  Try to find your way out of this haunted maze!
Hours: Friday & Saturday 9pm-Midnight
Admission: $10 per person & R.I.P. Pass $5 per person (allows you to skip the line)
Visit www.guffeyacres.com.

Guffey Acres Field of Screams corn maze

Twisted Darkness Haunted House & Twisted Illusions 3D Fun House – open through November 2, 2013
Get ready to scream!  Thrills and chills are waiting at every turn.  Twisted Illusions offers a fun, visual, mind-bending addition to the haunted house and will have Kid’s Night (No Haunt Thursdays) on October 24 & 31.
Hours: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm-Midnight (plus Thursday, October 24 & 31 from 7:30pm-Midnight)
Admission: $10 per person, $15 per person for both attractions, or $25 VIP Pass for both attractions
Visit www.twisteddarkness.com.

Easy Acre Farm – 2 great events! – open October 19, 26 & November 2, 2013
The Haunt at Easy Acre Farm is intended for teens and adults … this ain’t Old MacDonalds Farm!  Visit their Facebook page for SHARE the SCARE coupon for $2 off.  Hours: 8-11pm.  Admission: $10 per person.
Halloween Hoot at Easy Acre Farm is a family-friendly event for kids of all ages.  Activities include ghost hunt, crafts, the Monsanto Maze, barrel train ride, fun fall photos & Boo Barn!  Hours: 1-4pm.  Admission: $15 per family. Both events are rain or shine and cash only.
Visit www.easyacrefarm.com.

The Haunt at Easy Acre Farm

The Haunt at Easy Acre Farm

Edge of Insanity Haunted House – open through October 27, 2013
Be prepared … you never know what you will find in Dr. Weitle’s Asylum!
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8-11pm
Admission: $8 per person
Visit www.weitlesasylum.com.

Haunted Trail Walk – October 26, 2013
Take a spooky walk through Kokomo’s Jackson Morrow Park!  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours: 6:00-8:30pm
Admission is FREE!
Visit website.

Kids Community Halloween Party – October 26, 2013
Bring the kids to this free community event featuring costume contest, games & entertainment at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event & Conference Center.
Hours: 1-4pm
Admission is FREE!

First Friday in Downtown Kokomo “Day of the Dead” & Zombie Walk – November 1, 2013
Enjoy this arts-based event in downtown Kokomo with businesses offering open houses with music, artists, and family activities.  Costumes are encouraged during the event on Nov. 1st. There will also be a Zombie Walk (cost is only $5.)
Hours: 6-9pm
Admission is FREE!
Visit www.firstfridaykokomo.com.

 

For more events in Kokomo/Howard County this fall, visit www.VisitKokomo.org/events or download the Visit Kokomo mobile app!

Indiana Bicentennial Train rolls into Kokomo Sept. 26-28

Bicentennial Train logo

All Aboard!  The Indiana Bicentennial Train (originally known as the Indiana History Train) will be in Kokomo (the first of four stops this year) on September 26-28, 2013.  The train will be located in Downtown Kokomo at the corner of Superior and Buckeye Streets.  Visit Kokomo to experience this unique state-wide event first!

The public is invited to tour the train with its three 65-foot refurbished freight cars.  The Indiana Bicentennial Train’s on-board exhibition, The Next Indiana, will help visitors reflect on the past, present and future of the Hoosier State.  Before or after seeing this new exhibit, visit temporary “depots” filled with hands-on activities, games and presentations for all ages. Visit with a historic 1916 interpreter, vote for your favorite Hoosier invention, explore the Creativity Commons tent, and shop in the pop-up history market.

Admission is free!  The Indiana Bicentennial Train and accompanying activities will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Group reservations are available by calling (317) 232-1882 (space is limited.)  For more information, visit www.indianahistory.org/train/kokomo.

The 2013 Indiana Bicentennial Train is presented by the Indiana Historical Society and sponsored by The Indiana Rail Road Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation, in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and Indiana Humanities.

 

Explore Kokomo’s 2012 Haunted Houses & Fall Activities!

It’s that time of year again … brightly-colored leaves, pumpkins, crisp air, and haunted houses ready to scare!  Visit Kokomo to enjoy the fall season with family fun attractions and spooky haunted houses.

Guffey Acres Field of Screams Corn MazeNEW in 2012
Visit Guffey Acres’ newest haunted attraction!
1603 North 400 West, Kokomo
Open: October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Hours: Friday & Saturday 9pm – Midnight
Admission: $10

The Haunt at Easy Acre Farm
Explore three haunted barns and a mini maze of madness!
3347 East 50 North, Kokomo
Open: October 13, 20, 27 & 31
Hours: 8-11pm
Admission: $10 per person

Twisted Darkness &
Twisted Illusions 3-D  — NEW in 2012
Experience the new 3-D attraction that is fun, visual, and mind-bending along with the haunted maze of terror!
1022 South Main Street, Kokomo
Open: October 12-13, 19-20, 25-27 & November 2-3
Hours: 7:30 – Midnight
Admission: Twisted Darkness $10 per person & Twisted Illusions 3-D $10 per person
Combo pass $15 per person for both attractions

 

 

Edge of Insanity Haunted Attraction
Explore Dr. Weitle’s Insane Asylum, a journey into the minds of the insane.  Enter if you dare!
5635 North 00 E.W., Kokomo
Open: October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Hours: 8-11pm
Admission: $8 per person

Kokomo Haunted Trail Walk
Open one night only, visit the trail at Jackson Morrow Park for spooky fun!  Don’t forget your flashlight.
4200 South Park Road, Kokomo
Hours: October 27, 2013 from 6:00-8:30pm
Free admission

Looking for something less frightening for younger kids?  Check out these kid-friendly activities:

 

Pumpkin patch at Guffey Acres

Halloween Hoot at Easy Acre Farm
Daytime event for kids including mini maze, barrel train rides, interactive ghost hunt, half haunted house & crafts!
3347 East 50 North, Kokomo
Open: October 20 & 27
Hours: 10am-4pm
Admission $13 per family

Guffey Acres 
Families will enjoy the farmtastic corn maze, kid’s activities – including the NEW corn popper, barnyard barrel train rides, visits with barnyard buddies, pumpkin patch, pony rides & much more.
Open: October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Hours: Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 10am-9pm
Admission: $8 (includes maze, hayride & most attractions)

For more information on things to do in Kokomo, visit our website or download the Visit Kokomo mobile app!

Fall into Fun at Guffey Acres! Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze New in 2012!

Kids will have fun in Guffey Acres corn maze!

If your family is looking for a fun activity this fall, Guffey Acres provides a unique experience the entire family will enjoy!  Kids will love the corn maze, hay rides, barnyard barrel train, plus many other fun attractions such as giant checkers, tire mountain, tube slide, straw jump, cow ropin’, and corn cannon.  New in 2012, the corn popper is a gigantic pillow that kids can jump on!  Besides visiting the regular barnyard buddies in the Big Red Barn where kids can feed, pet and learn about the animals, pony rides are now available this year.

The farm’s featured attraction is the Farmtastic Corn Maze, with over 7 acres of paths and 3 different phases (from easy to more difficult.)  Also, don’t miss the Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze — new in 2012!  In addition to the fun activities, you can purchase mums, pumpkins, unique gifts, and fall-themed toys & decor during your visit.  Plan a day of family fun this fall at Guffey Acres!

Pumpkin patch at Guffey Acres

Guffey Acres is located at 1603 North 400 West, Kokomo.  For more information, contact the farm at 765-864-0006 or www.guffeyacres.com.  Guffey Acres can also be reserved for birthday parties and field trips!

Open: September 28 – October 27, 2012
Farmtastic Fun Hours: Friday 4-9 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze Open: October 5-27, 2012
Field of Screams Hours: Friday & Saturday 9 p.m. – Midnight

Admission: $8 per person (includes corn maze, hay ride & most attractions)
Pony Rides: $3
Field of Screams Admission: $8 per person (not recommended for kids under age 12)