Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Historic Corydon, IN Sparkles During Winter Holidays

The holidays officially begin on November 28 in historic Corydon, Indiana, as the city hosts its 24th Annual “Light Up Corydon” celebration. The festivities begin at noon with live music, entertainment and carriage rides. Visitors will enjoy a head start on their holiday shopping at the many unique local stores during the Merchant’s Open House. One lucky shopper will even win a shopping spree.

To help spark the Christmas spirit, a living nativity scene, a scene from “Nuncrackers, A Nunsense Christmas Musical”,” a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas,” and other events will lead into the lighting up of the town.

“Light Up Corydon” is just the beginning of the region’s many holiday celebrations. Santa will make his appearance every weekend for pictures and visits at the Corydon Capitol Building. For the best entertainment around, visitors can enjoy The Nunsense Christmas Musical, Nuncrackers, running from Nov. 27 through Dec. 13 presented by Hayswood Theatre. Magdalena’s Restaurant will also host a Breakfast with Santa for children under 10, including games, crafts, door prizes, songs and more on Dec. 5, and the 4th Annual Christmas Tea celebration with jovial music and food at its location on Chestnut Street on Dec. 20.

Beyond the festive holiday events, Corydon offers travelers an incredible collection of historic sites and attractions. Visitors marvel at the natural wonders of the historic Marengo Caves, a National Natural Landmark where enormous passages are highlighted by dazzling formations and crystals. The State Historic Site marks Corydon’s place as Indiana’s first capitol.

Travelers also enjoy touring the Leora Brown School, one of the nation’s oldest standing early African American schoolhouses, and visiting the Constitution Elm site, under which Indiana delegates met to draft the state’s first constitution. Visitors will also find plenty of diverse lodging options in the area, including a historic bed and breakfast, affordable modern hotels and even a riverboat casino. Complete visitor information and a free visitors guide is available by logging on to www.thisisIndiana.org or calling (888) 738-2137.

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