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!
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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!

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.