The annual Winterfest event will take place on Friday, December 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Merrifield Park Complex. This is a free, family-friendly experience that includes ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit with Santa, an outdoor Christmas movie around a bonfire, crafts, light refreshments and more.
The Mishawaka Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to visit the Mishawaka neighborhood of Normain Heights and surrounding areas on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 starting at 11:00 am to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them and teach people about what they can do now to be prepared should a fire break out in their home.
The arrival of Santa Claus and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in downtown Mishawaka on the northwest lawn of the Mishawaka Police Station on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:00pm.
Tuesday November 29th, 2016 also known as "Giving Tuesday", is the date for the 4th Annual Salvation Army Ring-Off Challenge between Mayor Dave Wood, City of Mishawaka and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, City of South Bend for the Red Kettle Trophy. Donations for this event will be accepted from 6:30am-6:30pm. Mishawaka won the first two years with South Bend taking top honors last year. This year Mishawaka Schools and South Bend Schools will be joining the "competition"!