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We invite you to join us for an unforgettable “Moments of Christmas” journey you will long remember. We have carefully crafted this special Christmastime experience to take you back to a time of wonder, joy and hope. Glorious music, timeless traditions, and beautiful messages of the meaning of Christmas will leave us celebrating the “Miracle of Christmas!” 

 

 

Shipshewana 

We’ll enjoy some of the best Amish/Mennonite cooking around; we’ll attend a memorable concert filled with Christmas music; we’ll shop at the Riegsecker Marketplace for locally crafted items; we’ll tour around town in an Amish buggy; and we’ll explore the interesting Menno-Hof Museum to learn all about the faith & life of Amish and Mennonites! 

 

 

Day 1 – Home to Delavan, WI 

All aboard for a wonderful Christmas tour! Enjoy getting to know your traveling companions as we travel today to Delavan, WI. We’ll dine in style at the beautiful Rosewood. Sit back and enjoy a fabulous meal and then be entertained by Mark & Greta as they perform “Christmas Remembered 2023.” We’re sure to get into the Christmas Spirit now! 

Included Meals: Dinner 

Hotel: Comfort Suites 

 

Day 2 – Delavan to Shipshewana, IN 

We travel to Shipshewana today. We’ll enjoy a stop for lunch on our own along the way, then we’ll be ready to take in all that Shipshewana has to offer. This is Amish country – a perfect fit for our Christmas journey! Once we’ve checked into our lovely rooms at the Bleu Gate Inn, we’ll head downtown Shipshewana for a fabulous, family-style dinner. Tonight we’ll take in the new musical, The Christmas Candy Caper. After years of playing pranks on her family and friends, Candy Shop owner Lydia Miller experiences real-life holiday danger when two men break into her shop to steal her coveted candy recipe. But what began as a burglary, quickly escalates into a kidnapping when the burglars realize how much the town loves Lydia and that they will come after them to save her – thus figuring they can make far more money in ransom pay. Unfortunately, being the Amish girl who cried wolf once too often, the town believes the note is just another one of Lydia’s pranks and they pay it no mind. This leads to a hilarious back and forth between the kidnappers, the police chief, the bishop, the mayor, and various family members and friends. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Blue Gate Garden Inn (2 Nights) 

 

Day 3 – Shipshewana 

This morning after another wonderful breakfast, we will visit the Menno-Hof Museum, where we’ll learn about the faith and life of Hutterites, Amish, and Mennonites! Menno-Hof’s multi-image presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays take us on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Hutterites, Amish, and Mennonites. Then we’ll have some free time in downtown Shipshewana for some lunch, shopping, buggy rides, or checking out the fully restored antique carousel inside the Davis Mercantile building. This afternoon we’ll step into a winter wonderland of sorts at the beautiful performing arts center, as we’re swooned by the smooth sounds of Daniel O’Donnell. His famous ballads and well-known Christmas music will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit if you weren’t already! This evening we enjoy an Amish buffet dinner, followed by the dazzling “Lights of Joy.” 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Shipshewana to Elkhart Lake, WI 

Following a delicious breakfast at our hotel, we begin our journey to Wisconsin with a few stops along the way, including a lunch & shopping stop in delightful Cedarburg, WI. Cedarburg has a long history of lovingly preserved limestone buildings, a meandering creek, and more than 200 historical buildings. Many of the buildings are now small shops and boutiques so you might pick up a few Christmas gifts while you admire the town’s historical buildings and grab a quick bite of lunch before we continue on towards the beautiful and delightful Osthoff Resort. Here we are welcome to enjoy the authentic European-Style Christmas Market, horse drawn wagon rides, first-rate dining, splendid accommodations and unparalleled German hospitality – Just enjoy!! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Osthoff Resort 

 

Day 5 – Elkhart Lake to Home 

After breakfast at the Osthoff, we take a short drive to Plymouth for a wreath-making demonstration and maybe a little shopping, if you’d like, at the Wreath Factory. We’ll then journey home with many Moments of Christmas to remember for a long time! 

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Cedarburg, WI Shopping Tips 

1) Do you like to bake? Downtown Dough has an incredibly large selection of unique cookie cutters! 

2) Looking for a sweet treat? Amy’s Candy Kitchen has jumbo, gourmet caramel apples that are out of this world! 

 

 

“A wonderful Christmas-themed trip honoring Jesus, full of lights and decorations, great food and fellowship – led by the best tour directors!” Karen, St. Louis Park Moments of Christmas Traveler

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,699
Single: $1,989
Triple: $1,619
Quad: $1,569

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Light Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

8 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 41°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
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Moments of Christmas
Motorcoach Departure Date:
12/03/2023
Motorcoach Return Date:
12/07/2023

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Tour Highlights

Rosewood Dinner Theatre featuring:
“Christmas Remembered 2023”
Blue Gate Theatre featuring:
“Daniel O’Donnell” Christmas Show
and
“The New Musical: The Christmas Candy Caper”
“Lights of Joy” Christmas Lights Tour
Menno-Hof Museum
Beautiful Cedarburg, WI
Osthoff Resort & European Christmas Markets
Plymouth Wreath Factory



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
59°
Minneapolis, Mn
50°
Moments of Christmas
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 41°
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