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Make It Downtown for all things holidays this December.
  • Check the list below for a list of holiday events, shows, and ice skating hours.
  • Bring the kids for free visits and pictures with Santa at Santa's House.
  • After the visit spend some time inside Santa's Workshop for free cookie decorating, live music and more.
  • Don't have a tree yet? We have you covered! Check here for Tree and wreath sale hours. 
  • Stroll down the streets for unque shopping at any/all of the 45 local shops. 
  • Stop into 1 of downtown's 52 resturants to relax for a bite to eat.  

Ice Skating

Located at Howard Park | 219 S. St. Louis Blvd South Bend, IN 46617
 
Normal Hours | Nov. 28 - March 8
Monday - Thursday: 3 - 5:30 pm
Friday: 3 - 5:30 pm, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10 am - noon, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Sunday: 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 9 pm
 
Extended Christmas Holiday Hours
Saturday Dec 20th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Sunday Dec 21st: 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 9 pm
Monday Dec 22nd: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Tuesday Dec 23rd: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Wednesday Dec 24th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm
Thursday Dec 25th: Closed All Day
Friday Dec 26th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Saturday Dec 27th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Sunday Dec 28th: 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 9 pm
Monday Dec 29th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Tuesday Dec. 30th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Wednesday Dec. 31st: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm
Thursday Jan 1st: 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 9 pm
Friday Jan. 2nd: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
 
Other Extended Public Skating Hours
Friday, Nov. 28th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm
Friday, Jan 16th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm, 7 - 10 pm    
Monday, Jan 19th: 10 am - 12, 1 - 3:30 pm, 4 - 6 pm
 

Live Performances and Events

Nov. 28 | Trace Atkins- The Christmas Show | Morris Performing Arts Center
Nov. 29 - Dec. 21 | White Christmas | South Bend Civic Theater
Dec. 4 | Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis | Morris Performing Arts Center
Dec. 13 - 14 | Southold Dance Theater- The Nutcracker Ballet | Morris Performing Arts Center
Dec. 20 - 21 | South Bend Symphony Orchestra- Home for the Holidays | Morris Performing Arts Center
Dec. 22 | Celtic Women- Home for Christmas Symphony tour | Morris Performing Arts Center
Dec. 29 | Jim Brickman- On a Winters Night | Morris Performing Arts Center
Jan. 22 | The State Ballet Theatre of Russia- Swan Lake | Morris Performing Arts Center
TBA | Charles Dickens Adaptation | The Acting Ensemble 

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