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  • November 21, 2017 @ 11:38:26 AM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    Celebrate The Holidays in Jay County

    Alt Text Explore Jay County’s upcoming events and feel the warmth of the Holiday season! Jayland is bustling with a wide array of events and extended business hours that will meet your entertainment and shopping needs. Make plans now to gather the family and see what Jay County has to offer this Holiday Season. Jay County’s historic Courthouse will host the Grand Illumination event on Friday, December 1st at 7 PM. This event features over 20 uniquely decorated Christmas Trees, along with garland placed throughout the spacious Courthouse interior. The Courthouse is located near downtown Portland. Admission is free. Please contact the Jay County Chamber of Commerce at 260.726.4481 for more information about the Grand Illumination event.

    On Saturday, December 2nd at 6 PM, make sure you catch the Parade of Lights Celebration in Downtown Portland. The Parade’s Winter Holiday theme includes over 25 entrees. High School Marching Band, local government/business leaders and Santa will make their parade appearance. If you have any questions about the Parade, please contact the Jay County Chamber of Commerce at 260.726.4481

    The Ornate Holiday Home Tours are set to occur on Sunday, December 3rd from 12 PM through 5 PM. There will be 5 venues available to tour in Portland. Tickets are $5 each and are required to attend this event. Tickets are available at the Jay County Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 118 S. Meridian St., Portland or call the Chamber at 260.726.4481

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    Jay County’s Northern Community of Bryant will be having their Annual Craft Show on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 AM to 3 PM. The craft show will include various vendors who will be selling their holiday merchandise. This event is held at the Bryant Community Building. Admission is free. If you would like to learn more about the Bryant Craft Show, please contact Judy at 260.997.6418

    Enjoy touring the Jay County Historical Society’s Museum by way of candlelight on Saturday, December 2nd from 6 PM to 8 PM. On Sunday, December 10th from 1 PM to 4 PM, the Museum will host Family Day. This special Museum event features several free family and kids related activities. Christmas at the Museum is set to occur on Saturday, December 16th from 1 PM to 4 PM. This event will feature Santa visiting the Museum. The Museum is decked out in over 20 beautifully lite Christmas Trees. Museum exhibits are always rotating with captivating historic themes. Admission is free. For more information, please contact 260.726.7168

    Sunday, December 10th from 9 AM to 3 PM features the 30th Annual Farm Toy Show at the Jay County Fairgrounds. There will be over 70 farm toy dealer tables. There is an admission fee of $5 each. Please contact Ronnie at 260.726.6433 for more Show information.

    We encourage you to keep up-to-date of Jay County events by visiting the Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau’s website at: or check out the Facebook Page at “Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau” Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau, 118 S. Meridian St., Portland, Indiana. Telephone: 260.726.3366 Email: