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.
Nov. 16 – Dec. 24
The authentic German holiday market returns for its third season with more than 50 vendors and the signature glühwein pyramid. Shop for handcrafted German goods, enjoy a warm raclette sandwich and sip mulled wine or hot cocoa in a collector’s mug.
Holiday at Center Green
Head to Center Green, home of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt and The Ice at Center Green, for the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and a chance to see Santa and his reindeer.
Reindeer Ride Express
Nov. 23 – Dec. 22
A family-favorite holiday tradition returns with the Reindeer Ride Express, boarding in Forest Park in Noblesville. Kids from one to 92 can enjoy Christmas carols, festive crafts and a visit from Santa aboard the Nickel Plate Express.
A Merry Prairie Holiday
Nov. 29 – Dec. 29
Head to Conner Prairie to enjoy a new holiday event, the new home of the Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights. Guests can hear music at Blitzen's Bandstand, enjoy food and beverages at Clowes Common, stroll through Prairietown and more.
Holiday in the Arts District
Shop the galleries and stores in the Carmel Arts & Design District to find the perfect gift for that special someone, as carolers roam about and carriage rides pass by. If all that shopping makes you hungry, there’s no shortage of dining options along Main Street in Carmel.
Westfield in Lights
The downtown Westfield tradition continues. Celebrate the season with photos with Santa and Frosty the Snowman, reindeer petting, live entertainment, and a tree lighting.
The popular summer Porchfest festival returns with a holiday twist. Join carolers and performers on porches on Rangeline Road to listen to your favorite holiday songs.