• Scents & Senses of the Holiday Season Tour

  • Up to three or four nights.
    First week of November through 2nd full week of December.  Shipshewana Indiana and vicinity.

    This is the perfect tour to kick off your holiday season.  Highlights of your tour could include:

  • Local Perfumery

    Enjoy a short presentation on the benefits of fragrance therapy and what ingredients to use for your best skin health.  Receive a 4 oz. bottle to fill with one of several items including lotions, shower gel, or liquid hand soap.

  • Bens Soft Pretzel Shop

    Experience making your very own pretzel and learn why they are shaped just so! Using an Amish family recipe guests will learn the art of making a “soft” brittle candy called "Brittle Brackle".  Guests will also love the old fashioned toys (great stocking stuffers)that are still made in USA.

  • Linton's Enchanted Holiday Village

    Smells of fresh pine and mulled cider permeate spectacular seasonal displays, including 100 themed trees that feature over 10,000 unique ornaments from which to select . Holiday goodies for all.

  • Amish Bakery

    Introduce your senses to the amazing smells & tastes of an Amish Bakery.  Its proprietor will welcome you and offer you samples of cinnamon/caramel donuts, sausage loaf, or his very famous cashew crunch. Enjoy your stroll through the maze of breads, pies, cookies, cakes, whoopie pies and much more. Everyone will receive a gift.

  • Amish Cheese Factory

    Tastings of Baby Swiss and Colby Jack cheeses among others.  Gift for all.

  • Amish Chime Shop

    Experience the tranquilness.  Enjoy this family’s warmth as they demonstrate their chime making process and share the beautiful sounds of their hand crafted treasures. 

  • Amish Camel Farm

    Imagine seeing camels, “ships of the desert,” happily residing on Northern Indiana Amish Country farm. Prized for their milk, this Amish farm is one of only five camel farms in the US. Pet the camels, feed them treats and have fun while learning about the wonders of camel’s milk.  Everyone will receive a “gift of camel milk soap.”

  • Sonshine Baskets

    An authentic Amish Country handcraft experience. Amish owned and operated country shop located on the family farm of Calvin & Anna Yoder. Watch as family members demonstrate and talk about the processes of turn-ing plain reed into something of beauty and function.

  • Amish "Thresher" Meal

    Delight in the smells and a taste of authentic Amish cooking as your Amish Hostess demos a favorite holiday dessert with your group.  A pineapple, caramel dessert and multi-layered jello which goes along with the Christmas dinner. Join the family sing along after your traditional “Thresher’s Meal”.

  • Amish Dinner and Crafts

    At the carriage house of another Amish family guests will enjoy a totally different meal and will enjoy a project with the family
    (something they still do together today), making your own keepsake box out of Christmas cards.

  • Afternoon Tea with an
    Amish Family

    Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and cakes with an Amish family as they share how the Amish celebrate the holiday season. After tea guests will make a “hot chocolate cone” to help stuff your stocking. 

  • Dinner & Holiday Dessert
    Cooking Demonstration

    Goshen College with Chef Corson brings his expertise and knowledge to tour groups by presenting a holiday meal with an entertaining dessert demonstration experience.

  • Holiday Shopping

    Stuff your shopping bags.  Step out & enjoy a stroll through darling historic shops.  Looking for antiques, Pandora Jewelry, or an art gallery?  Intriguing shops will entice you with artisan crafted weaving, pottery, bead work, yarn, buttons, and much more.  Save some time to walk down to the Marketplace.

  • Amish School Christmas

    We'll bring your group inside a one-room Amish school.  When grades one through eight sing and recite, the folksy charm will lift your heart. Songs range from "Good King Wenceslas" to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". 

  • Menno Hof Anabaptist
    Interpretive Center

    The Amish communities also celebrate Christmas on January 6, or Old Christmas. It’s always exactly twelve days after Christmas was the traditional date of the Three Wise Men coming to Bethlehem to find the baby Jesus. Guests will learn more about the holiday Epiphany” that began as early as 354 AD and how it is still so important in today.

  • Additional Christmas programs in the area to enhance your Scents and Senses Holiday Adventure.

  • Shipshewana Christmas Lights Parade

    Held the 2nd Saturday in November.  Special group seating for the parade.  Enjoy shopping at night in downtown.

  • Chocolate Day

    3rd Saturday in November.  We will buy you a box and then you will go to twelve specific stores and receive a different piece of chocolate from each.

  • Festival of Carols

    First weekend of December.  This special celebration of the holiday season will feature four choirs and an orchestra, along with audience participation on traditional carols, all in a concert hall festively decorated with garlands, lights and trees.