It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season here in Hamilton County! Shopping, tree lightings and movies that make you feel warm and fuzzy are all on the agenda this weekend. Discover unique gifts, tasty treats, and fun events for all to enjoy! For even more holiday happenings, check out our online calendar of events.

1. Kick your weekend off right with a trip to Bedazzling Boutique's holiday trunk show and open house today! Local artists like Deb Barnes will have their jewelry and other items on display and for sale at special prices. Best of all, you get to meet them in person! There will also be skin care demonstrations, refreshments, and more. 

2. Take time out for fun and friends before the crazy holiday season. Plan a girlfriend getaway to Hamilton County to enjoy shopping (for yourself or for gifts!). Then grab dinner at a local restaurant like Matteo's or Taste of Sensu. End the evening with the ultimate girly musical- Legally Blonde the Musical presented by the Carmel Repertory Theatre.  

3. Pumpkin picking season is done, but Christmas trees are quickly replacing them at Stonycreek Farm! Continue the hayride tradition not to find pumpkins, but instead to select the perfect real tree for your home. The annual Country Christmas event begins this Saturday and continues through December. Bring the whole family to pick a tree, other fresh pine decorations, and more! 

4. Two fun shopping events are coming to the Carmel City Center this weekend! The Winter Market begins its seasonal weekly occurrence this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. This great market will feature select vendors from the Carmel Farmers Market and is located inside so you can stay warm while you shop! Saturday evening the Carmel City Center will also be hosting a new event for late night shoppers from 6-10 p.m. T'was the Night will feature special deals and new items at select City Center shops.  

5. Love classic and inspiring movies? Tonight marks the beginning of a new series at the Palladium that's just for you! The Great American Songbook Series features movies designated as Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and begins this weekend. Read more about the series here.

6. Mark your calendars for winter fun events coming to Conner Prairie. Don't miss traditional events like the Gingerbread Village, the 1836 Daytime Outdoor Adventure, the beautiful Conner Prairie by Candlelight and more!

7. Unseenpress is holding what could potentially be the last ghost walk of the season this Saturday! Make your reservations for the Westfield Historic Underground Railroad walk that explores Westfield's unique past. Also, if you've got a paranormal enthusiast on your gift list, Unseenpress is having a sale on their books too! 

8. Attend Carmel's kick-off to holiday fun: Holiday on the Square. This Saturday beginning at 4:30, visitors can enjoy everything from the holiday lighting ceremony to seeing live reindeer. There will also be plenty of activities for kids as well as live entertainment. Don't miss the raffle for your chance to win a life size gingerbread playhouse!