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Shop Valpo: Where To Go This Holiday Season



The holiday season is in full swing, and for many, trying to find the right gift for that special someone can prove to be a difficult task. Rather than peruse the mall, how about shopping local and supporting some of the businesses around the community? Today, we present to you a holiday shopping guide, including where to go and what you can find.

From handmade items and sweets, to the latest fashions and more, Downtown Valpo has something for everybody on your list. ‘Tis the season for supporting local businesses, and there’s no better place to do just that than in our town.

What can you find? Here are a few ideas from Valparaiso Events business members:


Old World Market:

Perfect for the foodie on your list! Old World Market is the premier specialty grocery store in Northwest Indiana that specializes in gourmet foods, craft beer, wine, and more. Whether you love to cook or appreciate great food, this is your destination.

76 S. Washington Street

(219) 476-0700


Valpo Chamber:

Valpo Chamber Gift Certificates are simple to order and make a wonderful, flexible gift for the holidays. Chamber gift certificates are redeemable at over 100 participating chamber member merchants. Grocery stores, clothing, restaurants, entertainment, flowers, photography and more! Find out more information here, Valpo Chamber Gift Certificates.

162 W. Lincolnway

(219) 462-1105



White Key Gallery:

For art lovers on your list, this place is key. The White Key Gallery offers original works of works of art that is fresh and sensational, created by talented artists from all over. From two-dimensional paintings to three-dimensional sculpture and more, this is artwork for people who love and appreciate fine art.

404 E. Lincolnway

(219) 221-8461



The holidays are sweet, and so are the treats being created by Wildflour. This small batch gourmet bakery specializes in petite sweets and cakes for any special occasion. Perfect for parties, family gatherings, or a gift for that special someone with a sweet tooth.

210 E. Lincolnway, Suite 2

(219) 299-2048


Sheep’s Clothing:

For those who are creative or simply want to take up a new hobby, this is the place that brings people together like each fiber on your new scarf. Sheep’s Clothing is a specialty store featuring a large selection of knitting and crochet supplies, including yarn, fibers, and more. Find what you need for your next project, or participate in a class to learn a new craft. You can even work alongside other like-minded people during their social knitting times. Nothing should stop you from finishing your current project, and Sheep’s Clothing is here to help you every step of the way. Click here to find out more about classes, gift certificates and making gifts!

60 W. Lincolnway

(219) 462-1700


Chicago Street Theatre:

Live art never looked so good. The Chicago Street Theatre is the place to go for live performances, including plays, concerts, and more. Now in its 61st season, the goal remains the same: to engage the regional community and create quality theatre experiences through the unique character of live art. Laugh, cry, and be entertained. You can even enroll in theatre classes. Let CST entertain you, and you’ll have a real good time.

Finding the perfect gift this holiday season is as simple as shopping local. So skip the malls and online, and support small businesses throughout the downtown area.  Give a gift of experience, find out more about their holiday gift options here.

154 W. Chicago Street

(219) 464-1636


Valpo Velvet Ice Cream

A Valpo staple since 1920! Bring Valpo’s favorite sweet to your next holiday gathering or just treat yourself.  Peppermint Stick, Egg Nog and Cinnamon Spice Ice Cream will satisfy your sweet side. Perfect in a sundae too!  Stop in after shopping to warm up with a cup of their homemade hot chocolate, we can assure you, it’s delicious!

57 Monroe Street

(219) 464-4141

Ben’s Soft Pretzels:

Take a break from shopping and grab a snack at Ben’s Soft Pretzels. The Amish inspired soft pretzels are made with no harsh preservatives and top shelf ingredients.  We promise, once you have one, you’ll be back for more!

151 Lincolnway

(219) 286-3622



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