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WEEKEND GUIDE WITH TERRI STACY

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FRIDAY, Dec. 8th

 

OPIOID OVERDOSE REVERSAL TRAINING

9am|Hendricks County Health Dept.

FREE Narcan Rescue Kit and Opioid Overdose Reversal Training for Hendricks County residents. (While supplies last.) 20 minute training from the Hendricks County Health Dept., by appointment.  SATURDAY & SUNDAY appointments also available.

 

 

INDIANA STATEHOOD DAY!

10am|Indiana State Museum

Indiana became the 19th state to join the union on Dec. 11th, 1816.  Today, the Statehouse will  host Indiana Statehood Day to celebrate our 201st birthday which will include interactive activities throughout the statehouse.  Simultaneous programs will take place at the State Museum.

 

 

13th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA & THE PONIES

4pm|Strides for Success

Today and Saturday bring the family to Plainfield to create a new family holiday tradition, while supporting the mission of Strides for Success.  Meet the ponies in the heated, decorated barn…take pictures with Santa…crafts and more.  $25 at the door, per family.

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, Dec. 9th

 

10th ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM”

9am|Traders Point Creamery

Sleigh Hayrides, Live Holiday Music, Crafts…Cookie Decorating, delicious food and Santa!  Today and Tomorrow until 2:30pm in 90 minute time slots.  $15.  Register online.

 

 

PERRY MERIDIAN’S HOLIDAY BAZAAR

10am|Perry Meridian High School

All proceeds from the bazaar will go to support PMHS Winter Marching Programs – Winterguard and Winter Drumline.  35 vendors, silent auction, baked goods and more.  Enter through Door 7 on the north side.  FREE admission.

 

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Young and old alike, LOVE “Jolly Days Winter Wonderland” because you can ice skate in your socks, visit with Santa, see Jingles the Holly Bear, have a snowball fight, and take your turn on the two story Yule Slide!  Goes through Jan 7th.

 

ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR – MAKERS MARKET

10am|The Irving Theater

You’ll find lots of unique holiday gifts under one roof and support local artists!  Give a handmade gift this year!  Over 30 vendors.  Once again, they’ll be collecting men’s gloves, hats and socks for The PourHouse, a street outreach for the homeless.

 

 

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER

11am|Speck’s Pet Supplies at Geist

All types of pets are welcome to come and have their picture taken with Santa!  $10 for the photo and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection League of Anderson.  TODAY & TOMORROW.

 

 

32nd IPL YULETIDE CELEBRATION

2 & 8pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

The ISO, with Jack Everly and Sandi Patty are back for what has become a family holiday tradition. Some of Broadway’s best singers and dancers, from all over the country are here once again.  Through December 23rd.   

 

 

49th CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

5pm|The Indianapolis Zoo

New this year is “Enchanted Santa’s Village” under the Bicentennial Pavilion.  Beautiful lights fill his village where you can decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen…visit with Santa in his study and see his reindeer in the barn.  Click HERE to see special daily activities between 5-9pm. 

 

INDIANA CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL

5:30pm|Indiana State Fairgrounds – Centennial Hall

A beautiful sight through January 7th.  33 sets of artist designed handmade, giant lantern displays!  Food and other cultural activities, along with nightly stage performances.  $10 - $15 admission.

 

 

“CONNER PRAIRIE BY CANDLELIGHT”

6pm|Conner Prairie

A 90 minute walking tour that takes you back in time to 1836 Prairietown, where it’s the night before Christmas!  Family friendly and several dates to choose. Dec. 15-16, 22-23.  Tours every 12 minutes.  $12-$16.

 

25th ANNUAL FISHERS FREE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY

6pm|Reynolds Farm Equipment in Fishers

One of Central Indiana’s most spectacular outdoor holiday lights displays, celebrating 25 years!  Viewable 24 hours a day, but most beautiful after dark!  Free, but monetary and non-perishable donations encouraged for the Fishers “Come-To-Me” Food Pantry

 

 

“MUSIC AT BUTLER SERIES: REJOICE!”

7:30pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

This beloved holiday tradition returns to Clowes.  A fantastic night of music featuring the Butler University Choirs along with the Butler Wind Ensemble.

 

 

KATY PERRY IN CONCERT!

7:30pm|Bankers Life Fieldhouse

WITNESS: THE TOUR follows Katy’s sold out, 151 date Prismatic World Tour, which ended in 2015 and hailed by Rolling Stone as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds.”  Tickets still available.

 

 

SUNDAY, Dec. 10th

 

“SANTA HUSTLE” INDY 5K AND HALF MARATHON

9am|Lucas Oil Stadium

Along the course…candy, cookies and Christmas music!  Plus, registration includes Santa Hat and bear, Santa shirt, and candy cane socks!  The finisher medals are very cool!  Kids can race too.  $40-$70.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Hustle for Toys for Tots.

 

 

INDY VEGFEST HOLIDAY MARKET

Noon|Neidhammer Event Center

The holiday market is for the whole family with local merchants selling vegan products.  Vegan food vendors will be offering different brunch-themed dishes.  FREE admission.  Goes until 4pm.

 

 

“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” LIVE ON STAGE

1pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

We saw it for the first time on television 50 years ago, and now the classic animated special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and Vince Guaraldi score. Two shows at 1 and 4pm.

 

CARMEL “CHRISTKINDLMARKT”

1pm|The Center For Performing Arts

Brand new and open through Dec. 24th!  Bringing the Old World Christmas charm in Germany to Carmel.  German food and gifts, an outdoor skating rink, holiday music, plus Santa and his live reindeer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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