’s Hometown Holiday Celebration.
Children and their families were cast in a vibrant glow by more than 40
lighted parade floats, most of them representing businesses and non-profit
organizations from the Duneland area.
Connors Automotive and the Chesterton High School Pep Band led the parade,
which stepped off from Chesterton Middle School before progressing down the
spectator-lined Sixth St., Broadway, South Calumet Rd., and West Porter Ave.
Candy was thrown, sirens were blown, and Santa Claus himself made his twilit
debut on a shiny red Chesterton Fire Engine before greeting children in his
Duneland House in Thomas Centennial Park.
“We love coordinating this parade every year,” said Heather Ennis, executive
director of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. “This event truly demonstrates
the compassionate, energetic spirit of this community, and it’s an honor to
be a part of it.”
To continue the celebration, Santa Claus will be in his house on Broadway to
hear the Christmas wishes of Duneland’s boys and girls from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday leading up to Christmas. Each child
will be gifted with an activity book and a candy cane.
Visitors are asked to bring canned vegetables to Santa for him to deliver to
local families in need.
For more information about upcoming holiday events, contact the Duneland
Chamber of Commerce at 219-926-5513 or