[caption id="attachment_4337" align="alignright" ]Santa at Christmas Parade Santa at Christmas Parade[/caption] Holiday Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun holiday events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. ** On Saturday, December 7, come out to the special Dickens Farmers Market and stock up on goods from our local vendors!  Then stroll downtown for Dickens of a Christmas, when Downtown is transformed into Victorian England. ** The Purdue "All- American" Marching Band will be featured in this years Lafayette Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 8.  Area bands, local floats, clowns, fire engines, police, postal workers and, of course, Santa are welcomed by the crowds. ** Enjoy dance, glitz and toe-tapping holiday tunes, plus traditional Christmas hymns with the cathedral-like reverence of the season at the 80th Anniversary Purdue Christmas Show! This magical show takes place Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. ** From the Broadway stage, Laurie Gayle Stephenson joins the Purdue Hall of Music's annual celebration of the holiday season on Friday, December 6. Their sparkling lineup will be illuminated with outstanding vocals from Ms. Stephenson, who played the part of Christine Daae in the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera. Topped off with a visit from Santa, this concert will be a holiday treat for the whole family! ** The Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette presents "It's a Wonderful Life - A Radio Play" this Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8.  (This production runs many weekends in December so make sure you check out their calendar!) Complete with commercials, jingles, live sound effects, George and Mary Bailey, Mr. Potter and all the characters we have grown to love in this Frank Capra classic tale. ** Faith Church is once again hosting "The Lafayette Living Nativity".  On Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8 view the 14 life-size scenes involving a cast of hundreds. ** Come enjoy a FREE and open to the public concert, Tuba Christmas and Holidays and All that Jazz, from Purdue Bands and Orchestra on Saturday, December 7. ** The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company will perform its Winter Works 2013 Dance Concert on Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7.  Enjoy the beautiful art of dance. ** On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, don't miss the Holiday Sale at the Tippecanoe County Public Library.  Explore specially priced adult, children’s gift books and puzzles and a variety of Christmas and holiday items. For more information about these events and other special "happenings" in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com