Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes has hosted the “Great Cookie Caper!” in conjunction with the Christmas tour for the last several years. Each year a local charitable organization is selected to participate. All proceeds from the event are then donated to the chosen organization. In past years, “Nights” has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Lide White Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Jefferson County Animal Shelter, Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children and The Sunshine Fund for Huntington’s Disease. In the six years of its existence, this event has raised nearly $15,000. All of these proceeds were generated from homemade cookies and sweet treats baked by volunteers and sold during the tour.
This event is held at the Visitors Center, 601 W. First St., Friday and Saturday tour weekends, while supplies last!