Holiday Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 28, will look somewhat different this
year, the Duneland Chamber of Commerce is announcing.
Begin with shopping
locally. “Enjoy shopping in our beautiful Downtown all day” on Saturday,
Nov. 28, the Chamber said. “Most retailers have special hours and holiday
specials. Not comfortable visiting a store in person? Many offer online
ordering options. The Chamber also sells gift certificates that encourage
shopping locally. They are good at over 90 local businesses. You can call or
stop by the Chamber to purchase.”
This year the
ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Thomas Centennial Park will be
done virtually and posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page at 5 p.m. Saturday,
Santa Claus is
Coming to Town
Twilight Christmas Parade has been cancelled this year, due to the need to
continue social-distancing, Instead, the Chamber has been able to secure the
presence of Santa Claus, who will be escorted throughout town by the
Chesterton Fire and Police departments, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday,
“They will be very
conscious of the social-distancing mandate and while Santa will not be able
to make contact with you, he would like to see everyone’s best holiday
smiles and spirits,” the Chamber said. “Santa would like to remind everybody
to stay in your yards, do not cross into the street, and maintain a minimum
distance of six feet from your neighbors. After the tour, Santa will be
heading back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas.”
-- 10 a.m.:
Duneland Cove and adjacent areas.
-- 10:20 a.m.:
-- 10:50 a.m.:
Villages of Sand Creek, Easton Park, Estates of Sand Creek, Morgan’s Corner,
and adjacent areas.
-- 12:30 p.m.:
Crocker, Westwood Manor, Abercrombie Woods, Golfview Estates, and Dogwood
-- 1:15 p.m.:
Western Acres, Texas Street, Rosehill Estates, and Stone Meadows.
-- 1:45 p.m.:
Chestnut Hills, Westchester South, Shannon Drive, Oakwood Drive, South Park
Acres, and adjacent areas.
-- 2:15 p.m.: 14th,
15th, and 18th streets in the area of Portage Ave., Westchester Ave.,
Washington Ave., and Griffin Lake.
-- 2:45 p.m.: 16th,
17th, and 18th streets, Annabelle Court, and surrounding areas.
-- 3:05 p.m.
Downtown Chesterton between 15th Street, Calumet Road, Porter Ave. and
-- 3:25 p.m.:
Second, Third, and Fourth streets between South Calumet Road and Fifth
-- 3:45 p.m.
Neighborhoods north of Broadway.
-- 4:10 p.m.:
“We will stick to
this schedule as possible,” the Chamber said. “If you hear sirens, know they
are close. Santa hopes to get around to see as many boys and girls as
“Santa Claus’ house
and sleigh will be in the park again this year but he will not be in them,”
the Chamber added. “Santa needs to stay healthy this year. He has lots of
work to do. Families are welcome to come and take pictures in the sleigh and
in front of the house throughout the holiday season. Masks are encouraged
and social-distancing is always recommended.”
Holiday Celebration is coordinated by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce in
partnership with the Town of Chesterton, the Chesterton Police, Parks,
Street, and Fire departments, and the Chamber’s organizations and
For questions about
the Hometown Holiday Celebration, call the Chamber at 926-5513 or email