Nestled in northern Indiana on the Interstate 80/Interstate 90 corridor, Elkhart County’s Amish Country is the ideal place to enjoy some heavenly peace during the Christmas season.
“The rolling farmland and woodlands will soon have you reminiscing about drives to grandma’s house on your way to the holiday delights that await you,” said Sonya Nash, director of group and experiential sales and marketing at the Amish Country/Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “From museums to exciting concerts of all styles to down-home goodness, there are many ways to create your own adventure to satisfy your tastes.”
An Amish Country Christmas in Northern Indiana will help groups experience quality craftsmanship that people yearn to watch, learn and purchase that perfect gift, Nash added.
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Amish Acres in Nappanee, the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places, transports visitors to a Christmas wonderland. Sit amid the twinkle-lit, hand-hewn beams of the Restaurant Barn and dine on family favorites. Then be amazed as the Round Barn Theatre stage is filled with the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast.
Expert artisans personally guide participants as a beautiful wall “quilt” comes to life in gorgeous exotic hardwoods at Teaberry Wood Products through Great Life Tours. Chat with LaVern and Rachel and see how this dynamic Amish-Mennonite duo have created an enchanting wood shop offering handcrafted baskets, puzzles and nativity scenes perfect for giving.
On the Stocking Stuffer Backroads Tour with Down the Road Tours of Elkhart, fill a Christmas stocking with treats and trinkets from one-of-a-kind Amish businesses. An experienced step-on guide takes the group off the beaten path for an Amish Country Christmas shopping adventure that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. Guests will find the perfect gifts for themselves and others.
In Middlebury, go to Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Indiana’s largest restaurant, and feast on down-home favorites. From fried chicken to roast beef, mashed potatoes to buttery noodles and tangy coleslaw to potato salad like grandma made, Essenhaus satisfies every taste. Leave room for a piece of pie and time to visit the bakery for a take-home treat.