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WEEKEND GUIDE WITH TERRI STACY

FRIDAY, Dec. 7th

 

“JINGLE RAILS: THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE”

10am|Eiteljorg Museum

It’s become a family holiday tradition.  A spectacular train show with replicas of local and national landmarks.  The Indiana State Fair is back and new this year…a trip along Route 66!  Included with museum admission.  Goes through Jan. 14th.

 

 

“CELEBRATION CROSSING”

10am|Indiana State Museum

A Hoosier holiday tradition with the Santa Claus Express, lunch at the L.S. Ayres Tea Room, and local Choir performances.  Goes until 5pm.  Included with Admission.

 

 

CONSERATORY CROSSING HOLIDAY EXHIBIT

10am|Garfield Park Conservatory

A fantastic winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and model trains.  Be sure to see the beautiful poinsettia display!  Click HERE for special evening hours and programming.  $4.  $10 for families. 

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES

10am|Indiana History Center

80 beautiful trees, elaborately decorated and on display until Jan. 5th.  You can vote for your favorite, which will be difficult!   This year features a 30 foot “show-stopper” decorated in an Indiana theme.   There will be special programs too, along with daily surprises.  Included with admission.

 

 

“GINGERBREAD VILLAGE”

10am|Conner Prairie

See a variety of gingerbread creations by competitors of every skill level.  This year’s entries more than doubled!  Goes through Dec. 30th.  Included with museum admission.

 

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|The Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Your favorite 2-story “Yule Slide” is back again, along with Jingles the Holly Bear and visits with Santa.  Ice skate in your socks, explore an ice castle and go ice fishing until Jan. 6th.  Included with museum admission.

 

 

CARMEL “CHRISTKINDLMARKT”

Noon|The Center for the Performing Arts

Get into the festival holiday atmosphere a little early!  Vendors, crafts, gifts, traditional German food, and live entertainment through Dec. 23rd.  Click HERE for info on ice skating at “The Ice at Center Green”. 

 

 

33rd ANNUAL “YULETIDE CELEBRATION” 

2 & 8pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

A holiday tradition with the ISO and Jack Everly.   Josh Kaufman and Angela Brown return as Hosts with all those dancing Santas!  A new 2018 edition of the North Pole Reality Singing Competition, “Santa’s Choice!” and Indy’s own dance group “Expressenz” takes the stage this year!  Through the 23rd.

 

 

“CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO”

5pm|Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the country to have a holiday lights event, dating back to 1967.  Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, you’ll find the newest addition…”Santa’s Village”.  So many cool things to see, like the tunnel of lights, penguin encounter and mistletoe kisses!  Goes through Dec. 30th.  

 

 

WINTERLIGHTS” HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

5pm|Newfields

This is the one everybody talked about last year!  An outdoor experience featuring more than 1.5 million lights and a new “Wintermarket”.  Dress warm!  Goes through Jan. 6th.   Santa is here on TUESDAYS throughout December. 

 

 

“CONNER PRAIRIE BY CANDLELIGHT”

5:30pm|Conner Prairie

A walking tour for the whole family that takes you back in time to 1836 Prairietown where it’s Christmas Eve.  The Program allows you to stroll at your own pace.  You’ll meet a variety of characters in their homes.  Dec. 8th, 14-15, 21-22.  Last Tour is at 8:30pm. $16 – Adults, $13 for children.

 

 

LIGHTS AT THE BRICKYARD

6pm|Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Featuring dozens of beautiful displays totaling more than 3 million lights on a 2-mile course through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield and historic oval.  Several ticket options to choose from.  “Standard Lane” tickets only available at Gate 2 off 16th Street.

 

 

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

7pm|Indiana Repertory Theatre

An Indy tradition, and one that everyone should see on the IRT’s OneAmerica Stage.  A Christmas Carol goes through Dec. 26th with lots of “special performances” that include post-show discussions with the cast.  Check out the #mycarolstory coloring page.  Tickets start at $25.

 

 

LAWRENCE CENTRAL HS HOLIDAY SHOW “CITY BEAR, COUNTRY BEAR

7pm|Lawrence Central High School

Live musical performances by the Lawrence Central Performing Arts Department: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance and Theatre.  Get ready for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.  $8-$10.

 

 

ACTORS THEATRE OF INDIANA - “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”

7:30pm|Center for Performing Arts Studio Theater - Carmel

Opening night of Frank Capra’s American holiday classic film comes to life in a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Goes through Dec. 23rd.  Times vary.

 

 

REJOICE!” HOLIDAY CONCERT

7:30pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

A long-time holiday tradition featuring the Butler Chorale, University Choir, Chamber Singers, Butler Symphony Orchestra.  You’re always included with the audience participating in singing holiday favorites.   SAT at 7:30pm.  $10.  Click HERE for discount tickets.

 

 

INDYPROV 15th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

8pm|Indianapolis Athenaeum

Special guests Kara Kenney from RTV6 and Chris Hagan from Fox 59 join Indy’s only Emmy Award-nominated comedy troupe to celebrate their 15 year anniversary.  Comedy Group PINK SLIP will entertain you beginning at 7pm.  $10.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, Dec. 8th

 

ISBVI ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE SALE

8:30am|Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

$5 Pancake Breakfast from 8:30am to 11:30am.  Visit with Santa beginning at 9am.  Holiday Open House & Plan Sale at the Greenhouse from 9am to 4pm.  Live reindeer, hot chocolate, music and more!  Christmas Tree Sale begins at 9am at the Tree Farm/Shed.  Norfolk Pines and Greenery Arrangements.

 

 

TOYS FOR TOTS GOLF SCRAMBLE

9:30am|Smock Golf Course

Help make a child’s Christmas special!   Before heading out to the range, enjoy a breakfast buffet and Bloody Mary bar!   18 holes with cart, driving range, beverages and prizes.  Bring an unopened toy to donate to the Toys For Tots campaign.  $65 ($240 foursomes)

 

 

“CHRISTMAS AT GARFIELD”

10am|Garfield Park Conservatory

Bring your camera for photos with Santa!  See the Conservatory Crossing trains and beautiful poinsettias exhibit.  Visit the Arts Center and the Burrello Family Center.  FREE!  Goes until 1pm.

 

 

“SEASONS BLEATINGS!” INDOOR GOAT YOGA CLASS

10am|Pathways To Healing Counseling

A 40-minute basic “holiday themed” yoga class with goats!  Beginner friendly.  You’ll love the snuggly goats!  This is your chance to take advantage of a smaller more intimate class.  $20.  $3 Yoga Mat rental.  Other classes on Dec. 15-16, 22-23 and 29th.

 

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|The Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Your favorite 2-story “Yule Slide” is back again, along with Jingles the Holly Bear and visits with Santa.  Ice skate in your socks, explore an ice castle and go ice fishing until Jan. 6th.  Included with museum admission.

 

 

CARMEL “CHRISTKINDLMARKT”

Noon|The Center for the Performing Arts

Get into the festival holiday atmosphere a little early!  Vendors, crafts, gifts, traditional German food, and live entertainment through Dec. 23rd.  Click HERE for info on ice skating at “The Ice at Center Green”. 

 

 

5th ANNUAL BEECH GROVE POLAR EXPRESS 2018

1pm|Main Street Beech Grove

Sorry!  There’s not an actual train, but there is a lot of FREE stuff!  Many businesses and organizations along Beech Grove’s Main Street will be open as “Polar Express Stops”, providing candy, crafts or other activities for the kids.  Goes until 3pm. Pick up a list of participants at “The Vault”.

 

 

HOLIDAY DECORATING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

1pm|Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel

Drop by anytime and stay as long as you wish.  Children can participate in a workshop to make simple holiday ornaments and decorations.  Master artisan Marilyn Schaefer will provide instruction.  The museum will supply all materials to make trees, globes, & paper chains.  Goes until 3pm. $5-$10.

 

 

INAUGURAL “COOKIES WITH SANTA”

1pm|The Freedom Barn

Every family will have their own hour time slot so you can avoid the long lines!  Professional photos with Santa, decorate cookies and write your own special letter to Santa.  Proceeds benefit Hope Center Indy. Goes until 4pm.  $10.  Over age 17 FREE!

 

 

“12 CHEFS OF CHRISTMAS”

2pm|Indianapolis City Market

12 Local Chefs, 12 Indiana Craft Breweries, and 12 incredible food and beer pairings.  The City Market’s Largest Fundraiser of the year.  Goes until 5pm.  Tickets $25-$60.

 

33rd ANNUAL “YULETIDE CELEBRATION”

2 & 8pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

A holiday tradition with the ISO and Jack Everly.   Josh Kaufman and Angela Brown return as Hosts with all those dancing Santas!  A new 2018 edition of the North Pole Reality Singing Competition, “Santa’s Choice!” and Indy’s own dance group “Expressenz” takes the stage this year!  Through the 23rd.

 

 

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

4 & 7pm|Indiana Repertory Theatre

An Indy tradition, and one that everyone should see on the IRT’s OneAmerica Stage.  A Christmas Carol goes through Dec. 26th with lots of “special performances” that include post-show discussions with the cast.  Check out the #mycarolstory coloring page.  Tickets start at $25.

 

 

YELP’S “TOTALLY BAZAAR 2018

6:30pm|Central Library

A Yelp produced “pop-up shop” featuring over 120 local businesses with food, drinks, music and all the gifts you will ever need!  FREE, but RSVP required.

 

 

FISHERS HS “WINTER SPECTACULAR – LET THERE BE PEACE

7pm|Fishers High School

A show for the whole family featuring the choir ensembles.  All your seasonal favorites.  Electrum, Sound, Statesmen, Voce, Cantabile, and Cantus. All your seasonal favorites. $7-$10.

 

 

REJOICE!” HOLIDAY CONCERT

7:30pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

A long-time holiday tradition featuring the Butler Chorale, University Choir, Chamber Singers, Butler Symphony Orchestra.  You’re always included with the audience participating in singing holiday favorites.   SAT at 7:30pm.  $10.  Click HERE for discount tickets.

 

 

“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE RADIO PLAY”

8pm|UINDY Theatre, Esch Hall

A live radio play based upon the classic holiday movie about the life of George Bailey.  This is the last performance.  $10-$12.  UIndy Students FREE.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, Dec. 9th

 

SANTA HUSTLE 5K and HALF MARATHON

8am|American Legion Mall

Raising money for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency.  Participants get a Santa Hat, a Santa Beard, Finisher Medal, and a NEW! Performance Hoodie!  The “Mrs.Claus Pkg.” includes tutu, candy cane socks, and arm warmers. Enjoy Music, candy, cookies and an epic after party.  $10-$64.75.

 

 

“STATEHOOD DAY” AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM

Noon|Indiana State Museum Great Hall

Celebrate Indiana Statehood Day with fun activities in the Great Hall.  Interactive activities from our state historic sites and samples of Sugar Cream Pie (our State Pie) while supplies last.  Included with Museum admission.  Click HERE to save $1 per ticket.

 

 

“RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL”

1 & 4:30pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

One of the most beloved holiday TV classics brought to live on stage.  Come and see all your favorite characters…Santa, Hermey, Bumble the Abominable Snowman, Yukon Cornelius and of course, Rudolph!  Second show at 4:30pm.

 

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