Special Events & Festivals

Discussing things with Santa


Zayden Adkins sits on Santa Claus's lap and tells the Jolly Old Elf what he wants for Christmas during Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, Dec. 1, at the Markle Fire Station. The event was part of Markle's Christmas In Our Town.

Admiring glance

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jane Garrison admires a tree decorated by the Heritage Pointe of Warren sewing room volunteers at the Heritage Pointe Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 30.

Tree lighting at Rotary Park

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Christmas tree at Rotary Park in downtown Huntington was lit Saturday evening, Nov. 24, during Christmas in the City.
The event was coordinated by the Downtown Business Association, the City of Huntington and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Painting ornaments

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cameron Nicola (left), 2, and Dalton Nicola, 5, paint ornaments at Giggabuggy in downtown Huntington during the Christmas in the City event on Saturday, Nov. 24. The boys are the children of Scott and Eileen Nicola, of Huntington.

All aboard!

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, turns engineer of the kiddie train and takes paassengers for a short tour of downtown Huntington during Christmas in the City on Saturday, Nov. 24. The event featured children's activities, the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rotary Park.

Wish list

Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus (right) and Mrs. Claus listen as Ryleigh Whitaker goes over her Christmas wish list on Friday evening, Nov. 23, during Winter Warrenland at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren.

Leading the way

Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus lead a procession of people to the Knight Bergman Center in Warren for Christmas wishes and refreshments during the Winter Warreland event on Friday night, Nov. 23.

Christmas magic in Warren

Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus use some "Christmas magic" to light the town Christmas tree in Warren on Friday night, Nov. 23, during the annual Winter Warrenland event.

Santa Claus set for double duty in county

Santa Claus, shown here reading a list of Christmas wishes presented to him by Ryleigh Whitaker during a visit to the Knight Bergman Center in Warren last year, will make his first official apearance in the county on Friday night, Nov. 23, to light the Warren Christmas tree and hear more wishes at the KBC.
TAB file photo.

The official word is out – Santa Claus is making a visit to Huntington County in a big way this weekend, during both the Winter Warrenland and Huntington’s Christmas in the City events.

He’ll make his first stop Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m., arriving at the center of Warren, 132 N. Wayne St., in a horse-drawn wagon decorated in Christmas finery. He’ll have an escort courtesy of the Warren Fire Department.

Christmas at the Forks fund-raiser is Dec. 1-2

The 14th annual Christmas at the Forks returns to the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. This community goodwill event raises funds to benefit the school tours program and other activities at the Forks. Volunteers are currently enlisting sponsors and decorators for the event.

Gingerbread competition

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Loren (back) and Mallory Gifford check out a gingerbread house at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren during the Holiday Walk &
Festival of Trees on Friday evening, Nov. 16.

Christmas entertainment at new park pavilion

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A saxophone group plays Christmas music at the new Riverside Park pavilion in Warren during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees on Friday night, Nov. 16. Playing are (from left) Barry Jamison, soprano saxophone; Tom McElhaney, alto saxophone; Ralph Gordon, alto saxophone; Chris Whitacre, tenor saxophone; Bridget Parker, tenor saxophone; and Scot Shaffer, baritone saxophone.

Cornstalk Christmas Tree

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jarrod Hahn, of Keystone, checks over the cornstalk Christmas Tree made by employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions of Warren at the Holiday Walk & Festival of trees in Warren on Friday night, Nov. 16.

Christmas in City set for Nov. 24 in Huntington

Featuring children’s activities, a visit by Santa Claus and a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov 24.

Children’s activities will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be located in the third block of the downtown area. The activities will include free camel, pony and train rides, a petting zoo, face painting in the 5th Parlour and ornament painting in Giggabuggy, the latter which will have a small fee.

Riverview Middle School Veterans Day program

The Riverview Middle School choir performs at the school’s Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12. The program featured performances by the school’s choir and band, plus speeches by a series of speakers.