Santa

Ho Ho Ho

Santa will be at the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show throughout the show to greet visitors and children alike. 

North Pole Express

Be sure to catch a glimpse of what a ride on the Polar Express might be like! Watch the miniature train make its way through darkened tunnels and over snow-capped mountains on its journey to the North Pole. Don’t miss this magical Christmas display!

Pixie Gypsy photo booth camper

Pixie Gypsy Camper

Pixie Gypsy is a fully-remodeled 16' 1971 Pixie Piker camper turned into a mobile photo booth! Come see Pixie Gypsy all decked out for Christmas, and snap pics with your friends and family on site!

Pixie Gypsy Logo

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

It's a party! Celebrate the season with friends, Wednesday night from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Enjoy music, drinks, prizes and so much shopping! Plus, half price tickets at the box office only.

Prizes donated by: South Bend Chocolate, Cheryl Carrigan, Unique Jewelry, Jan's Floral Design 

Plus, don't miss this great concessions special: a glass of wine & mini charcuterie for only $14!

Wrapping Gifts

Cherie Lowe's Favorite Finds

Cherie Lowe, the Queen of Free featured on WTHR-TV, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance (and more!), is known for sharing freebies and strategies for everyday savings along with inspiration for those pursuing a debt-free life. Cherie will select her top five favorite finds from this year’s Christmas Gift + Hobby Show.
Money

Be Merry with Merry Money

Merry Money is back — with a twist! All show attendees get the chance for some extra green this holiday season. You can register to win Merry Money at the Show Information Booth. A winner will be drawn every hour throughout the show — all five days of the show — to receive $25 in Merry Money to use at any one vendor of your choice at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show! 

Plus, be on the lookout for some surprise elves handing out bonus Merry Money for those showing off their best festive outfits!

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Local Authors

Give the gift of reading or stock up for yourself! We are excited to be featuring over 20 local authors! They are offering everything from children’s books to fantasy, historical fiction, horror, humor, inspirational, military history, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, spiritual, suspense, true crime, and more!

Celebrate and support the creativity in your community by purchasing personalized, autographed books from your local authors at Booth #306!

Veteran

HERO DAY - Friday, November 11

Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Friday, November 11! All veterans and active duty military get FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING for the day. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show!