• Christmas Fantasyland Christmas Fantasyland Created by the volunteers of the Richmond Area Railroaders Society.
  • Free Entertainment Free Entertainment Tuesday, at the Old Fashioned Christmas Festival.
  • Gaar Mansion & Farm Museum Gaar Mansion & Farm Museum Group tours available, by appointment, year round.

     

 

Photo: Garfield Arch, by Jane Holman of HolmanPhotos.com

Bits & Pieces of History

The local history team at Morrisson-Reeves Library has created a local history website! Find stories of local history, biographies of interesting local personalities, and fascinating pictures from by-gone eras, all meticulously researched. For example, learn the story behind the stone arch at Hayes Arboretum!

Photo: Levi Coffin House & Interpretive Center

Interpretive Center Opens

On December 10 & 11, the community is invited tour the new Interpretive Center at the Levi Coffin State Historic Site, 201 U.S. 27 North, in Fountain City for FREE! You must reserve a spot on a timed tour. Beginning December 13th, admission will be $10 adults, $8 seniors and $5 children.

Graphic: A Christmas Story, the Musical

A Christmas Story

Return to the 1940's in Hohman, Indiana, and enjoy your favorite holiday story of Ralphie, his wish for a Red Ryder, and the infamous leg lamp, in this Tony-nominated musical version performed by Richmond Civic Theatre. $18 adults, $15 students & seniors.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Cambridge City Christmas Wonderland of Lights

Cambridge City Celebration of LightsEnjoy the beauty of thousands of lights as you drive through Creitz Park in Cambridge City, Indiana during the Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, though December 18th. For more information, call 765.478.6170.

Christmas Candlelight Service at Earlham College - Monday, December 12th

Candlelight ServiceEarlham's Christmas Candlelight Service at Stout Meetinghouse, 801 National Road West, Richmond, is a beautiful combination of scripture readings, congregational carols and Concert Choir selections. The service concludes with everyone lighting candles and luminaries around the Heart. Following the service, everyone is invited to Earlham Hall lobby for cookies and hot chocolate. Free. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in the Historic Depot District

Christmas Carols at the Festival of TreesRichmond's historic Depot District merchants bring old-fashioned Christmas spirit to life on Tuesdays, November 29, December 6 and 13. From 5 to 9 pm, stroll the streets and enjoy the sounds of caroling, twinkling lights and luminaries, horse-drawn wagon rides, and activities for the children. Be sure to climb to the top floor of the Richmond Furniture Outlet to see the Fantasyland Train Display. There's even a train children can ride on! Be sure to look for the live reindeer! Free! For more information, call 765.939.3325.

Storytime for Children

ReadingMost area libraries hold regular story times for children of all ages. Encourage lifelong enjoyment of reading by taking your child to your local library to check out books, meet new friends and hear great stories. Check WayNet's Community Calendar or call your local library for days and times best suited to your child's age group.

Childcare Finder

Logo: Childcare FinderFinding high-quality childcare is a stressful, but critical step for many families. Indiana's Department of Family & Social Services has created a database that lets you search for childcare providers by proximity to your address, as well as your path to work. Find additional resources on WayNet's Family & Parenting page.

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Saturday, December 10
• On Display!
• Community Days-Levi Coffin
• Creative Craft Time w/ kids
• Veterans Christmas Dinner
• Xmas Wonderland of Lights
• A Christmas Story, Musical
• Christmas Annie Moses Band
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Did You Know?

The Levi Coffin House in Fountain City is recognized as the "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad. Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary, helping more than 2,000 former slaves escape to freedom in the North.