Special Events & Festivals

Mother-daughter duo at drive-through meet-and-greet


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Mother-daughter duo Jennifer and Alli Jennings (top photo) dress up as Princess Jennifer and Princess Alli to greet the children of Huntington during a drive-through meet-and-greet at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 28. The meet-and-greet also featured characters like Buddy the Elf, Santa, The Grinch and Snoopy.

Candy canes for patrons


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Employees at The Party Shop (from left) Kennedy Stecher and Jennifer Schroder pass out candy canes to patrons during Christmas In The City on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Drive-through meet-and-greet with Santa


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A drive-through meet-and-greet with Santa and his friends, part of the Christmas in the City celebration, took place at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 28 for the children of Huntington. Featured are three drive-through participants (front to back) Christian Stout, Ruthie Stout and Lilly Stout, along with their dog, Gus.

Santa Claus waves


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Santa Claus waves to the youngsters at the Christmas in the City celebration. 

The magic of Christmas


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Princess Jennifer and Princess Alli chat together while greeting the children of Huntington during the city’s annual Christmas in the City event on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Causing mischief


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Santa chases down the Grinch, who makes an attempt to steal a bag of toys.

Christmas time friends


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Santa brought along his friends (from left) Snoopy, The Grinch, Buddy The Elf and two princesses to help greet the children of Huntington during the city’s annual Christmas in the City celebration, held on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Causing a Traffic Jam


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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas lays in the middle of the road at the drive-through station for Huntington’s Christmas in the City celebration on Saturday, Nov. 28. Thanks to Santa, the Grinch did eventually move out of the way so that participants could pass through.

‘Christmas at the Forks’ planned


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The Historic Forks of the Wabash Museum and Educational Park will hold its annual “Christmas at the Forks” event on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the annual Breakfast with Santa will not be held this year. The banquet room will be filled with decorated trees and wreaths from local organizations, businesses and individuals. Masks are requested.

Soft, fuzzy and friendly


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Petting 6-month-old reindeer George during Warren’s Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 20, are (from left) Hunter and Eliana Williams, while reindeer handler Janet Roark looks on.

Christmas tunes


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Playing popular Christmas and holiday tunes during Warren’s Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 20, is brass trio (from left) Terry Miller II, Neil Laymon and Marie DeWeese.

On the pottery wheel


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Giving a pottery demonstration during Warren’s Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 20, is professional potter Joshua Heim, of Warren. Those looking on are (from left) Emara Stivers, Clare Fortney, Lincoln Stivers, Elsa Fortney, Zane Fortney and Rehnn Stivers.

Christmas in the City is still a go

The holidays are here, but so is a pandemic that’s trying to kill the joy.

Fortunately, Christmas in the City Re-imagined for 2020 wins and the celebration will last all season.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Huntington Mayor Richard Strick, health department officials and other members of the Downtown Business Association met with the Chamber of Commerce to re-imagine how to give the community the holiday party that’s so needed in a safe environment.

The Christmas tree in Rotary Park will be lit Wednesday, Nov. 25, before Thanksgiving. There won’t be a public ceremony.

Warren Festival of Trees

The 2020 Festival of Trees will be held in Warren on Friday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is being hosted by Historic Warren Main Street.

Thirty-two trees have been entered into the festival. There will also be 26 holiday walk stops and 14 gingerbread houses to view.

Event maps will be available for pick up from the Warren Town Hall Annex, Golfo di Napoli dairy, Homespun Market or Son-Rise Bakery.

Voting buckets for gingerbread house voting will be located at the Warren Town Hall Annex, 131 N. Wayne St., from 5 to 8 p.m.

Santa to arrive in Warren

Santa is slated to arrive in a horse and wagon in the center of Warren, 132 N. Wayne St., escorted by the Warren Fire Department, to meet and greet children of all ages on Friday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m.

The town Christmas tree will be lit that evening and participants are invited to then proceed to the Knight Bergman Center for the rest of the evenings’ celebrations. Drinks and cookies will be available and Santa will be available for children to meet and discuss their Christmas wish lists.

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