Region residents are encouraged to get into the holiday spirit with a Valpo Parks day trip to West Lafayette for the Purdue Christmas Show, which is just a few weeks away. “A holiday tradition at Purdue University for over 80 years, this is an outstanding show and a great way to kick off the festivities of the season,” said Jane Grennes of the Valparaiso Parks Department. The day trip is Saturday December 7th, and trip cost is $99 per person which includes 4 pm performance ticket, buffet-style lunch and motorcoach transportation to and from West Lafayette. To reserve, call Valparaiso Parks Department at 219-462-5144. For more information, call the Valparaiso Parks office or visit online at www.valpoparks.org.