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The Winter Open Presented by 1st Source Bank

November 24 at 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to celebrate the official opening of the ice skating season with a day full of free activities, and everyone is invited. The park will be bustling with holiday excitement, so sip, skate, and shop your way around Howard Park.

Winter Open Schedule:

Everyone is invited for a day full of fun and free activities for every age!

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Yoga on Ice
9:55 AM: Welcome with Mayor James Mueller
10:00 AM: Complimentary Donuts and Hot Chocolate (First Come, First Served Until Gone)
10:00 – 10:20 AM: Irish Figure Skating Club
10:25 – 10:45 AM: First Skate with the River City Rovers
12:00 – 2:00 PM: FREE Face Paint for the Kids
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Rudolph Movie Shorts (Outdoors)
2:30 PM: Character Meet and Greet, Including Spark, Santa’s Elves, and more!
3:00 – 8:00 PM: Holiday Drink Specials and Cash Bar
4:00 – 8:00 PM: Howard Holiday Market Inside the Howard Park Event Center
7:00 PM – 8:20 PM: DJ Glow Skate


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Reindeer at Howard Park
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: DJ Big Perm
2:00 – 4:00 PM: Cookie Decorating in the Howard Park Centier Commons
8:00 PM: Fireworks

Howard Holiday Market

Located inside the Howard Park Event Center, it’s the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping from local, unique vendors.

Friday, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


November 24
8:00 am - 8:30 pm


Howard Park
219 S St Louis Blvd
South Bend, IN 46617 United States
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(574) 299-4765
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