WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The weekend is here. WLFI has you covered with your News 18 This Morning Weekend Planner for 12/06 to 12/08.
As Christmas creeps closer, the Lafayette Living Nativity is now open to the public. It's a yearly tradition for Faith Church in Lafayette.
Hundreds of actors, along with 14 life-sized scenes, will tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
You can either drive or walk through the displays. There will also be an audio narration of each scene.
The living nativity is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p-m each night. Admission to the living nativity is free.
Christmas at the Canal
Enjoy some old-fashioned family fun at Canal Park in Delphi this weekend. The park is celebrating its 31st annual Christmas at the Canal.
The 1850s will come back to life with music, hot apple dumplings and a holiday market for all your Christmas shopping needs. More than 20 vendors will be selling handcrafted items.
The Christmas celebration is happening Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A Very Merry Main Street Christmas Parade
It's time to get in the holiday spirit in downtown Lafayette. Saturday is the annual Very Merry Main Street Parade.
The parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m at 10th and Main streets. It will continue down Main to Rhiele Plaza.
This year over 100 different groups will take part in the parade. WLFI will be taking part in the parade.
Sensory Santa and Gift Wrapping
Cornerstone Autism Center wants to give families in the area the chance to celebrate the holidays no matter the struggle.
The Center is hosting its first ever Sensory Santa and Gift Wrapping event.
Children that are on the autism spectrum and may be sensitive to noises and crowds will have the evening the meet Santa. Cornerstone staff will be on-hand to help out parents in any way.
Phillipe Sallade says events like this are meaningful for the community.
"It's important that we love on one another as a community," Sallade told News 18 "and one of the ways that we can do that are through activities like this."
Sensory Santa and Gift Wrapping runs from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to anyone in the community.
'Tis the Season' 3.1 Ugly Sweater Walk and Run
While you're out celebrating the holidays, why not burn a few calories? Put on your ugliest sweater and take to the streets of Lafayette for the 'Tis the Season 3.1 Ugly Sweater Walk and Run 5K.
All participants will get a medal for finishing the race. Don't worry, there's a purpose for those sweaters. There will be prizes for the ugliest sweater along with the top three ugliest for both men and women.
The 5K kicks off 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Registration is open the morning of the race.
Purdue Men's Basketball
It's an exciting time to be a Purdue Men's Basketball fan, especially after Wednesday night's thrilling matchup against Virginia.
The Boilers still need a packed house to cheer them on to another win.
The Gold and Black are taking on Northwestern Sunday to kick off their Big Ten play.
Tickets are available for $75. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m.