Twilight Christmas Parade

Get into the holiday spirit and become a part of a unique Chesterton tradition. The Duneland Chamber of Commerce annually hosts the Twilight Christmas Parade. The parade is generally held the Saturday following Thanksgiving and to kick off the event, the Duneland Chamber of Commerce sponsors festive carriage rides throughout the downtown area. Following the carriage rides, the parade begins at 5:15 P.M. with numerous entries ranging from floats to walking groups, all leading up to the arrival of Santa Clause on a fire truck. Local businesses stay open late and hot chocolate along with other traditional holiday sweets are available. 

See below for the outline of events for the Hometown Holiday Celebration!

Hometown Holiday Celebration!

What: Tree Lighting Ceremony; Carriage Rides; Visits with Santa; Progressive Open House; and the Annual Twilight Christmas Parade
When: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Thomas Centennial Park & Downtown Chesterton
Who: Everyone is invited! 

Carriage Rides
Before the Twilight Parade visitors and guests will be treated to free horse drawn carriage rides provided by Buggies and Things. The rides will last about 10 to 15 minutes, go through the downtown area and begin at 2:00 pm.
Tour Chesterton’s Retail Open Houses
From 4:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday, November 27th  local shops and restaurants will be participating in Duneland’s Retail Open House event.Coordinated by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, the shopping and dining tour will feature food and drink specials, product sales and extended shopping hours for a single evening of vibrant holiday shopping across Chesterton.
Help us all celebrate the Holiday Season at our Tree Lighting Ceremony
Bring the entire family to this free event for an evening of Holiday Cheer at 5:00 pm.
Twilight Christmas Parade
The Twilight Christmas Parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. 
This year we have numerous entries including floats, fire trucks, horses,Boy and Girl Scout troops, trucks, trailers and walking groups; building the excitement of the Grande Finale of Santa arriving on the fire truck!
After the parade Santa will be in house to greet all the boys and girls from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Santa will be in his house every Saturday through Christmas from 10:00 a.m. to noon and again from 1:00 to 3:00p.m.
Christmas Gazebo

For more information call the Duneland Chamber of Commerce at 219-926-5513 or by email.