The holidays are on the horizon and it’s time to start planning. There is no shortage of events and things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this winter. Here are just a few of the can’t-miss holiday events in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond.
*All event information is accurate at the time of posting. Please check with event organizer's websites and social media channels to get the most up-to-date information on event cancellations and postponements.
Nov. 21 - Jan. 3
New for 2020, visit Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville for the ice skating rink, plus a Walking Light Tour featuring ten displays, carriage rides, holiday market and visits with Santa in the Christmas Cottage. Enjoy live music, dance and choir performances Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 4-6. The Winter Market on Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature more than 25 Noblesville restaurants and holiday artisan vendors. Don't miss an ice carving demonstration Nov. 28 and Indy Beer Taps selling alcohol on weekends.
Nov. 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 22, 23
Conner Prairie’s popular holiday festival returns for its second year with the expansive Reynold’s Christmas Lights displays, the North Pole Workshop, Polar Bear Plunge dry tubing hill, historic 1800s Prairietown experiences and more family fun.
Shop small and support local businesses on Small Business Saturday. Special events include the Shop Fishers promotion.
Dec. 2 and 9
Santa is coming to The Cake Bake Shop Carmel with his reindeer for a special event for both children and adults. Guests will enjoy an elegant four course dinner, drink decadent Belgian hot cocoa, decorate a gingerbread house and more.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 5
This year's event will feature attractions all week long! Sign up for a home visit from Frosty the Snowman, check out the brand new Westfield Winter Walk at Asa Bales Park on Friday and Saturday, register for your picture with Santa on Friday or Saturday and join in on the virtual gingerbread house competition and Tree Lighting Celebration.
This matinee performance at the Palladium features 45 minutes of Christmas favorites presented by the Indiana Wind Symphony.
Soprano soloist Jessamyn Anderson performs holiday songs like “Merry Christmas, Darling” and “O Holy Night” alongside the Indiana Wind Symphony at the Palladium for this evening performance.
Studio singer Heather Bays accompanies the Carmel Symphony Orchestra for this annual holiday show at the Palladium.
*Please note, the 2020 Carmel Christkindlmarkt is canceled. Mark your calendar for next year’s event, Nov. 20 – Dec. 24, 2021.