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Christmas Fun in Brown County

The holidays are the time of year when we often feel torn in too many directions. While much of it is fun: cookie baking and tasting, tree lightings, visits with Santa, shopping, etc., it can also be quite overwhelming. It’s Read more >

Ft. Wayne has its own Willy Wonka Factory–DeBrand Fine Chocolates!

Hello! My name is Haley Deiser and I am a senior public relations and advertising major at Butler University. I am a creative thinker, ad nerd, avid doodler, chocolate-aholic, and natural red head. You can find me most days rising Read more >

Book a Night at the JW over Independence Day Week or Enter to Win! (#JWGiveaway #CONTEST CLOSED)

The skyline of Indianapolis certainly has changed over the past several years and the most distinct change is the addition of the JW Marriott complex. The striking blue curved building on the west side of downtown stands out for its modern features Read more >

Ringing in the New Year Around Indiana with Kids

You might think that when you embark on a life with young kids that celebrating New Year’s Eve is a thing of the past. Afterall, the typical New Year’s Eve late night soiree, with fancy clothing, loud music and lots Read more >

Garfield Park Conservatory for Winter Fun

When the frigid winter temperatures and gray skies get you down, there’s no better place to head in Central Indiana than the Garfield Park Conservatory in Indianapolis. Before the word “park” scares you off or has you packing up mittens and Read more >

Christmas in Clark County, Indiana

Southern Indiana is filled with Christmas events for the whole family and these are some of the ones you should not miss. Charlestown in Clark County is holding their annual Christmas Lights Display. But it’s not just any lights display. Read more >

Decking the Halls in Richmond/Wayne County

Richmond and the surrounding area are serving up a whole batch of seasonal activities and events sure to make your holidays a little happier. Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival Head on down to the Historic Depot District on Tuesday nights between Nov. Read more >

Conner Prairie Offers Outdoor Daytime Holiday Activities for First Time


Anyone who has ever visited Conner Prairie’s Conner Prairie by Candlelight — their holiday activities — have always gone at night. There was something comforting and intimate about those cold nights spent roaming 19th century Indiana, learning about how our ancestral Read more >

Gobble, Gobble: Hoosier Turkeys from Indiana Farms

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love its simplicity, its focus on family and thankfulness, and certainly, the fact that it revolves around a delicious meal. While Indiana may trail a bit behind Minnesota and a few other states in Read more >

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne

There’s nothing my son enjoys more than getting some time outside to run around. We try to do it nearly everyday when the weather is nice. But Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, and particularly in the winter, we often find Read more >