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December 14, 2019, All Day @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Non-Stop Holiday Fun
Saturdays: November 23, November 30, December 7, & December 14
Let us put the stripes on your stockings, points on your ears & toes and cherry on your checks & nose!
Start the season off with a ring-a-ding-ding at this fun and festive Holiday Fling! Just in time to get all the necessary “to-do’s” checked off your list while having a Jolly Good Time!
Letters (Mailed!) to Santa (then back to you!)| Sweet Tree-Eats| Homemade Present Workshop
See, hear, smell and taste the festivities with the most sensational Santa & Mrs. Claus in the region!
12-3 All Santa Visits & Professional Portraits
December 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December provides many opportunities for children to learn about all different types of holiday traditions. We are happy to engage our youngest learners in celebratory activities introducing diverse American & worldwide cultures that may be different from their own. Join the Boo Crew daily tat 1:30 for Winter World Celebrations. And, in Children’s Cooking for some new tasty creations. We want to make sure every child feels included, accepted and celebrated this holiday season. Let’s learn together!
December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Cookies with Mrs.Claus is the perfect way to get “Santa Ready!” before the big day. Nestle in our warm greetings, yummy goodies and plenty of jolly play!
Cookie Decorating|Carol-a-long|Storytime with Mrs.Claus|Sort Santa’s Mail
December 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 26-January 5
Extended Holiday hours: 10 AM-5 PM
Grown-ups, get promonted to Rockstar Status this Winter Break by bringing your kids to Bellaboo’s for a Rockin’ party! Both before and after the New Year we will be busy playing, making, creating and enjoying ourselves. It wouldn’t be a party without YOU- Come Rock with us!
December 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Our friends at Bubble EmPOWERment will be joining us for an EXTREME BUBBLE SHOW . Set “JOY” as your intention for 2020 and get started early. This short bubble show will feature a plethora of bubble tricks including enormous bubbles and bazillion bubbles! Get wow’ed and wondered then stay and play.
December 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Bellabration -A Glitterific Gala
December 31 2019 10-4 PM
2:00 PM Countdown to a Big Balloon Drop & Happy New Year
Join us as we celebrate the New Year in a way that’s just for kids! No one likes crabby little ones trying to stay up until midnight, so at 2 PM we will have a countdown to a Big Balloon Drop & HAPPY NEW YEAR! Come early and get glittery, practice your toast making, and making some noise!
OPEN New Year’s Day -Monday, January 1 2020
December 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
Bundle up and celebrate the holiday with a walk at Deep River County Park. Both the gazebo and the Wood’s Historic Mill will be decorated for the season to be the perfect back drop for your holiday greeting card. While you’re out, be sure to stop by the visitor center and gift shop to warm up with some hot cocoa, and get a little bit of holiday shopping done. Children can make a homemade ornament to take home or add to the mill’s Christmas tree.
December 17, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, shaping and gluing paper strips into decorative designs. The $5 fee per person includes supplies needed to learn how to create your own nature-inspired design on a 4 ¼-5 ½ “ card using this centuries-old process. For ages 15+! Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
December 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
November 6-20, December 4-18, and February 5-26. Wednesdays
Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us each week as we familiarize ourselves with the bird songs we hear in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. Pre-registration recommended, call 219-844-3188. Program is designed for adults.
December 21, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Enjoy the shortest day of the year and the start of calendar winter with a guided hike, followed by a campfire (with snacks) at Oak Ridge Prairie. Please dress for weather. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188.
December 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Lemon Lake
Burn off those holiday calories with a hike around Lemon Lake. Please dress for weather. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Pre-registration is required, please call 219-844-3188.
December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Deep River Waterpark
Ring in the new year as a family without having the kids out too late! Here in "Paddles' Time Zone" we'll toast to 2020 at a reasonable 8 PM! Skate your way to the new year surrounded by family and friends. We have the D.J. covered, and what would any party be without pizza and snacks?! Concession stands will be open all night!