Home Events & Festivals Light Parade and Lighting Ceremony Twitter Facebook Print About Light Parade and Lighting CeremonyHoliday Light Parade and Lighting Ceremony will begin at dusk (6:00 pm). The parade will wander through downtown Shipshewana and end in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant. Along with the traditional tree lighting, there will be Christmas Carols, Santa visits and refreshments throughout town. Last year over 8000 guests lined the streets and in front of the Blue Gate Restaurant to witness this gala event. The spectacular floats, carolers, wagons and horses marched through town to the wonderment of all.