The holiday season is in full swing – although it might not feel like it if you’ve yet to take your last final! Once you’ve wrapped up the semester, it shouldn’t be hard to slip into the spirit of the season with these cheerful events close to home at RISE on Chauncey. Here’s where you can shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, see Santa and some furry friends (hint: they aren’t reindeer), and hear a jazz rendition of your favorite holiday tune this December.
Best Holiday Shopping Near West Lafayette
You can give the gift of handmade and support local makers this year (a holiday win-win) by shopping at the 8th Annual Holiday Market at Wea Creek Orchard. Located just 9 miles south of West Lafayette, this historic orchard barn will host 40-plus vendors for festive holiday browsing. Shop in person Dec. 10-12, or peruse the offerings online.
Best Holiday Party Near West Lafayette
Just 10 miles north of West Lafayette, experience the most unique (and adorable) holiday party you may ever attend. With a guest list that includes wolves, foxes, bison, and Santa, Wolf Park’s winter shindig will take place on Dec. 11 at 2 PM. Tickets are just $15. Snap some photos as the animals tear open festively wrapped holiday treats from Santa – the stories will be hard to believe without pics for proof!
Best Holiday Concert Near West Lafayette
If you love listening to new takes on old holiday classics but would rather they weren’t performed by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey – this one’s for you! Catch Holiday Cheer & All That Jazz on Dec. 10 at the nearby Long Center for the Performing Arts. This can’t-miss event is free and open to the public, and music begins at 7 PM.
The most wonderful time of year is finally here! Make the most of your holiday break by getting in on the fun around town. For more events and activities near West Lafayette, be sure to check out the RISE on Chauncey blog.