Learn more about the Metis people of the 18th century at this fun-filled active program. Perform role-playing games, activities, and crafts to learn more about the lives of this fascinating Native American and fur trader mixed culture.When: 7-8:30 p.m.
A Raue Center holiday tradition, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra returns once again with their holiday concer.!When: 8 p.m.
Kick-off the holiday shopping season and shop local. The streets of Downtown Highland Park are transformed into a winter wonderland, with 'real' snow, live reindeer, horse drawn sleigh rides, holiday dancers, singers and performers, s'more making in the great outdoors, food and drink, and more.When: 4-9 p.m. Dec. 7; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8
Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.Cost: Free with admission
A special extra exhibit which encompasses the classic Dickens tale A Christmas Carol. Stroll through a mid-1800s street to learn how Dickens influenced the look and feel of the holiday season, and view a private collection of vintage cards and calendars.Cost: Free with admission