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Special Events & Festivals

Forks of the Wabash shares winners of Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, community members were able to vote on their favorite sponsored trees and wreaths at the Christmas at the Forks event. Featured is the Pathfinders Kids Kampus tree, depicting several Toy Story characters.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, the Forks of the Wabash Museum hosted its annual Christmas at the Forks event. The day began with Breakfast with Santa that was sponsored by Continental Structure Plastics and served by the Optimist Club.

Following the breakfast, the Festival of Trees began. Along with the 15 trees and eight wreaths that were on display, the Miami Nation from Fort Wayne decorated the Chief Richardville House and had tours.

Christmas Eve services coming up in Huntington County

The TAB has compiled a list of area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services, which are listed below by location and time. All service dates will be Friday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise specified.


St. Mary Catholic Church – Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. will feature the children’s choir singing and the use of incense. Midnight Mass will also take place at 12 a.m. Located at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Salamonie students win card contest

Kindergarten through second grade students at Salamonie School were recently able to participate in a Christmas Card Contest. Featured (front row, from left) are contest winners Wyatt Blair, Nora Colclasure, Lillie Leazier, Macie Richardson and Trey Shenefield, with (back row, from left) Josh Heim of JH Pottery Works and Cynthia Callison, the Salamonie art teacher. Shenefield and Colclasure’s designs will be turned into professional Christmas cards. Photo by Katelynn Farley.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

Students in grades kindergarten through second grade at Salamonie School were recently presented with the opportunity to use their art skills for a special project – designing Christmas-themed pieces for a Christmas Card Contest.

The tradition for the contest began last year in Warren when Josh Heim, owner and operator of JH Pottery Works, realized that students in the town of Huntington were able to enter designs with the Mayor’s office in a contest for a town Christmas card. Heim said he wanted to “borrow” the idea and give children in Warren an opportunity to do the same.

Christmas in the Village is coming soon

Downtown Roanoke will come alive on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, for their Christmas in the Village celebration.

On Friday, participants are encouraged to be downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. to shop at local stores.

A lighted parade bringing Santa into town will take place at 7 p.m. The parade will begin near Third and Main streets and end at First and Main streets.

Ouabache presents its Wonderland of Lights

Ouabache Wonderland of Lights will run nightly from Friday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The drive-thru event has many lighted displays throughout the park that can be seen from the car, including a synchronized light show at the Fire Tower Plaza and over 40 displays in the campground.

There is an admission fee per vehicle that may be paid with cash or check. Individuals may also purchase gift certificates for the Wonderland of Lights at the gatehouse during the event times.

Santa visits Huntington

Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 27, at the end of the Christmas in the City event in downtown Huntington, participants were greeted by Santa as he rode down the street in a Huntington City Fire Department truck.

Face painting fun

On Saturday, Nov. 27, community members flocked to downtown Huntington for Christmas in the City 2021, which featured several activities, including face painting at The 5th Parlor. Children such as Archer Dockery (featured) were able to choose from designs such as a Christmas ornament, a snowflake and a Rudolph nose and antlers for their face painting.

Donuts with Santa

Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the Huntington County Historical Museum hosted a Donuts With Santa event, in which children could come sit on Santa’s lap for photos and then enjoy a breakfast of donuts while they wrote letters to Santa and crafted ornaments. Featured above, Olivia Knapp sits with Santa for a photo.

Playing holiday tunes

Photo by Katelynn Farley

Christmas in the City 2021 had a little bit of something for everyone, including shopping opportunities and free treats as well as the arts. Located outside of the Indiana Dream Center, a variety of Christmas-themed tunes were played by members of Lime City Brass.