‘Tis the season for Christmas events and activities. Conner Prairie’s popular festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday, is back for its fifth year in 2023. This event in Fishers, Indiana is perfect for families. Read below to find information on dates, hours of operation and pricing.


Hours of Operation

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Nov. 24 through Dec. 17, as well as Dec. 21 and 22.

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. All ages are welcome.



$12 for members

$24 for non-members.

Purchase tickets for A Merry Prairie Holiday on Conner Prairie's website.

In partnership with LUNA Language Services, Conner Prairie will offer ASL tours. An ASL interpreter will communicate between guests and historical interpreters.


A Merry Prairie Holiday covered bridge


A Merry Prairie Holiday Activities

Admission to the event includes activities for the whole family to enjoy. Notably, guests can walk through the grounds and see the local favorite Reynolds’ Christmas Lights display. Check out selfies with Santa at the North Pole Village, the Polar Bear Plunge dry tubing hill, rides on Kringle’s Carousel, sock skating at Frosty’s Skating Rink, a 3D projection mapping of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at the William Conner House, and holiday food and drinks.

Roam to 1836 Prairietown for historic holiday experiences, including the Conner Prairie by Candlelight programming.

A Merry Prairie Holiday snowmen A Merry Prairie Holiday carousel


Tips for a Great Experience

Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk around the outdoor grounds. Guests can warm up by the fire pits throughout the event.

Take photos and upload them to social media to share the experience with others. Tag @VisitHamiltonCo and @ConnerPrairie and use #VisitHC and #discoverCP.



More Holiday Events

Make it a weekend getaway and experience the holiday season in Hamilton County. Don't miss other popular holiday events like the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Magic of Lights at Ruoff Music Center and Reindeer Ride on the Nickel Plate Express. Check out our full holiday guide for more ideas and hotel deals.


For more events and things to do this winter in Hamilton County, Indiana visit our events calendar or check out our holiday guide, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.