WEEKEND GUIDE WITH TERRI STACY
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FRIDAY, Dec. 1st
10am|Studio Theater in Carmel
The beautiful timeless story of two friends who encourage and take care of one another. Today is the last day of this musical based on the award winning books by Arnold Lobel. Two shows, with the last performance at noon.
3pm|Indiana Convention Center
Pep rallies, games and activities for the whole family, plus live Big Ten Network shows and more. Goes until 8pm. Free with a ticket to Saturday’s Big Ten Football game, otherwise…tix start at $4.
5pm|Stutz Business Center
Great place to find gifts this holiday season! More than 40 local Artists will open their studios to showcase one of a kind artworks, ranging from paintings to sculpture to furniture. Refreshments and live holiday music too. FREE admission!
5pm|Harrison Center for the Arts
Opening night! 23 Artist studio basement windows are turned into mini store front window displays! Take a walk on the north end of the Harrison Center through the month of December.
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.
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.
We're thankful for so much and grateful for this day! Hoping that as we now draw closer to Christmas, that the Reason for the Season brings you Peace. pic.twitter.com/SI7gijFgMQ
— Reynolds Farm Equipment (@ReynoldsFarmEq) November 24, 2017
6pm|Holiday House in Greenwood
South-siders rave about this home that opens every year so visitors can see the 212 piece Christmas village…30 Nativity scenes, and 70 beautifully decorated trees! There is no cost, but donations to Riley Hospital for Children are accepted. Open until 10pm each day.
6pm|Indiana Landmarks Center
A one day show and sale featuring landscapes and still life priced for gift giving. Jewelry, note cards, scarves and more created by 12 Artists, who will be on site to answer questions. Complimentary snacks and beverages available too! FREE admission.
SATURDAY – Dec. 2nd
9am|The Silver Centre
Meet the Grinch and the rest of “Whoville” at the Silver Centre! A hot “Whoville” breakfast, watch the Grinch Movie, and make some beautiful holiday crafts. Reservations required!
9am|White River State Park
Last minute registration starts at 7:40am. Johnny Appleseed would have loved this race! Proceeds benefit Easterseals Crossroads. Waiting for you at the finish line…Hot Apple Cider and Caramel Apples!
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.
We went LIVE in Jolly Days with our favorite holiday personalities—Patty Cakes🍪, Zazzelz🎄, Andy the Zookeeper🐧, Scrooge📜, Gucci👜, & Mrs. Claus🤶!
Watch now: https://t.co/w9jaYDqJrV
Get to know them all—then be on the lookout for these festive characters on your next visit! pic.twitter.com/QqNP1FdacY
— The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (@TCMIndy) November 28, 2017
10am|Georgia Street – Downtown Indy
Big Ten Football Fans contests and games! With live entertainment, beverage garden, food and photo opportunities. You won’t miss a thing because football will be shown on several large screens! FREE!
11am|Bankers Life Fieldhouse
All weekend, Marvel Fans come together for this live, action packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil! Spider Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange. Today, Shows at 11am, 3 & 7pm SUN at 1 and 5pm.
The wildly popular holiday exhibit is back! Nine working model trains travel around local and national landmarks. More than 1,200 feet of track! It’s fantastic and you’ll have plenty of time to see it because it goes through Jan. 15th.
1pm & 4pm|IRT
Celebrate the season with what has become a favorite family holiday tradition. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and 3 lively ghosts take you on a snowy journey. Santa’s Elf and reindeer return for another year! Visit between 2:30-4pm TODAY and visit with the duo! The 4pm performance includes a post-show discussion.
2pm & 8pm|Clowes Memorial Hall
The holiday tradition continues, with spectacular dancing, costumes and scenery. Indiana’s only fully staged production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet! Listen as Tchaikovsky’s music is brought to live by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Sunday performances at Noon and 5pm.
— Do317 (@Do317) November 28, 2017
2pm & 8pm|Old National Centre
A hilarious account of Ralphie’s quest to make sure that he gets a “Red Ryder Air Rifle” under his tree this Christmas. Honored with 3 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Goes thru Sunday with several shows today and tomorrow.
3pm|Georgia Street – Downtown Indy
World Champion Joe Chestnut and other top Major League Eaters will compete during the St. Elmo Shrimp cocktail Eating Championship. Preliminary rounds will also feature fans and a local media challenge. FREE admission for spectators!
7:30pm|Zionsville Performing Arts Center
Winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon”, Finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and two-time International Magician’s Society Entertainer of the Year brings his spectacular show to Zionsville! Benefits Zionsville Band & Orchestra Musical Instrument Endowment.
8pm|Lucas Oil Stadium
This is the 7th time since its inception, that Indianapolis will host the Big Ten Football Championship! Gates will open at 6:15pm and remember…the “clear bag” policy will be in affect so arrive early.
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 26, 2017
SUNDAY, Dec. 3rd
Start the holiday season with this German tradition! A nostalgic visit with Christmas past with lots of family fun. Crafts, singing, dancing, puppet show and more. $8 for kids and Adults are FREE!
2:30pm|Buck Creek Playhouse
The timeless classic, live on stage as you’ve never seen…or heard before. Parental guidance suggested. Weekend performances through Dec. 17th. $16 - $18.
3pm|Broad Ripple Village
FREE family holiday fun with live entertainment, a kids Wonderland Activity Village and Indy’s ONLY Twilight Parade! When Santa passes you in the parade, file in behind him and follow him to the Firehouse for the Holiday Lighting Ceremony.