enterpriseeditor's pickweb only 12 Things to do in the Region this week Dec 13, 2017 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Haven't a clue what to do with yourself this week? We've got 12 suggestions here. Mommy's Little Piggy Buy Now Contestants will recreate the infamous scene in "A Christmas Story" where Randy Parker eats his mashed potatoes like a “little piggy” Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, in Hammond. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the contest at 10 a.m. Contestants should bring a canned food/nonperishable items to donate to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank as an entry fee. For more information, call 219-989-7979 or visit southshorecva.com/achristmasstory. The Times Nutcracker Buy Now Indiana Ballet Theatre will transform the Star Plaza Theatre into a winter wonderland while performing this timeless holiday classic. Shows are set for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at Star Plaza, , 8001 Delaware Place, in Merrillville. For more information, call 219-755-4444 or visit ibtnw.org. Times file photo The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show The award-winning musicians will perform their final Christmas show 4 p.m. Sunday at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, in Merrillville. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit starplazatheatre.com. Provided Tour of Lights Buy Now Tour buses will transport attendees throughout Crown Points through Saturday to look at houses decorated for the holiday season. Storytellers will also offer entertainment at Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St. Registration by phone is required. For more information, call 219-662-3290 or visit crownpoint.in.gov. Times file photo Valpo Luminary Walk The new Vale Park West Pathway in Valparaiso comes alive after dark with thousands of luminaries, singing and delights. Times staff Holiday Farm Frenzy For the fourth year in a row, winter fun comes to Fair Oaks Farm, 856 N. 600 E., in Fair Oaks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be shopping, food, kids’ activities, celebrity ice sculpting, music and light displays. For more information, call 877-536-1194 or visit fofarms.com/hff. Provided Winter Lights Night This drive-through lights show showcases many custom-made displays from dusk to 10 p.m. each night at Sunset Hill Farm, 775 Meridian Road, in Valparaiso. The display is free and open to the public. For more information, call 219-465-3586. The Times A Fabulous 50's Christmas This annual production offers wholesome family entertainment that captures the spirit and joy of Christmas just as the Perry Como and Andy Williams TV Christmas specials did from years gone by. The show runs Friday through Sunday at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., in Hammond. For more information, call 219-937-8780 or visit towletheater.org. Wes Bushby Ice Festival of Holiday Lights Buy Now Regionites have until Sunday to view the largest free drive-through light exhibit in the Midwest. More than five million individual bulbs light up a variety of holiday and traditional displays at Washington Park in Michigan City. For more information, call 219-873-1506 or visit michigancityparks.com. The Times ArtHouse Anniversary Celebration and Bake-off ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen celebrates another year of art, culinary entrepreneurship, and community accomplishments for the City of Gary from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 411 E. 5th Ave. The event includes live music, a photography exhibition and treats and sweets. For more information, visit eventbrite.com. The Times Holiday Artisan Market Shoppers can put the art into holiday shopping at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., in Michigan City. The market features handmade, finely crafted items perfect for holiday gifts, including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople. Proceeds benefit LCA's educational outreach. For more information, call 219-874-4900 or visit lubeznikcenter.org. Provided Holiday Lights in Downtown Whiting Visitors can enjoy the sites of holiday lights throughout historic downtown Whiting all holiday season long. The lights turn on at dusk through Sunday. For more information, call 219-902-1112 or visit whitingindiana.com. Times file photo Tags Sweeps Things To Do Northwest Indiana As featured on Sadness marks the closing of Star Plaza Theatre Those attending the Dennis DeYoung and Oak Ridge Boys concerts on Saturday and Sunday will b… Joffrey Ballet delivers another dazzling 'Nutcracker' This is the second year dance fans have the chance to enjoy The Joffrey Ballet's exquisite n… Festive 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' continues in Chicago Emerald City Theatre and Broadway in Chicago have teamed up to present the holiday productio… Facebook Twitter Email Print Save promotion Coupon Book Check out great local savings from The Times. web onlypromotion SLIDESHOW: Who's hiring in NWI?