the Muncie Digest

Holiday Cheer in Muncie

There’s just something about this time of year—the sense of community, the warmth of shared celebrations, and the spirit of giving that fills every corner of our charming city. Are you looking for some festive fun in Muncie? Look no more. There are a sleigh-full of events happening this 2023 holiday season that are sure to get you into the yuletide spirit!  

Holiday Train at Canan Commons

Prepping for gift giving has never been easier! DWNTWN’s local shops are all geared up for Gobble Wobble & Small Business Saturday on November 25th from 8 am – 10 pm. This event brings an influx of people from all over East Central Indiana to historic downtown Muncie to buy gifts for their loved ones. Many shops will have special discounts during this event, plus, you could win some DWNTWN swag by following these steps: 

  1. Grab a Gobble Wobble & Small Business Saturday map from participating locations 
  2. Buy six items from different shops/restaurants while marking off your map 
  3. Post a photo of your map on the Downtown Muncie Facebook page. The first 10 people to post will win a DWNTWN hoodie! 

DWNTWN has a diverse selection of shops to choose from, so don’t miss out on the deals this weekend! 

Two shoppers in Downtown Muncie

Brighten up your holiday spirit with amazing light shows all around Muncie. On December 1st & 2nd, from 5 – 9 pm, Minnetrista will be hosting their annual Enchanted Luminaria Walk. This event is free to the public, so bundle up the family and check it out! Enjoy three miles of lights, beautiful scenery, and more!  

Colorful lights at Minnetrista in Muncie, IN

On December 7th from 5 – 8 pm at Canan Commons, Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will be illuminating the streets at Light Up DWNTWN. The night will kick off with musical performances, and the lighting is set to shine at 6 pm. Many art vendors will be selling uniquely made gifts throughout the downtown. For the rest of December, enjoy light shows every Thursday-Sunday at 6, 7, 8, and 9 pm. 

Ball State students taking "ussie" at Canan Commons

Cruise over to the other side of town for Holidays at Gresham, Meridian Health Services’ drive-thru light show that takes place every weekend in December from 6 – 9 pm. Stay nice and cozy in your car and soak in the festive vibes.  

Stop at the Muncie Visitors Bureau from 9 – 2 pm. Ask about entering to win a $50 gift card from Muncie Visitors Bureau to kick off your holiday shopping!! 

See the full list of what’s happening in Muncie on our Calendar Page. Enjoy! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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