‘Tis the season for holiday events and activities. Conner Prairie’s popular festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday, is back for its third year in 2021. This event in Fishers, Indiana is perfect for families. Read below to find information on dates, hours of operation and pricing.

2021 Dates, Hours and Pricing

Experience A Merry Prairie Holiday Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 19 as well as Dec. 21 and 22.

The event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each night. All ages are welcome.

Tickets are $11 for members and $22 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 Dec. 10 and 18. An ASL interpreter will lead the experience through 1836 Prairietown.

A Merry Prairie Holiday Christmas tree made of lights next to a covered bridge

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Effective Sept. 7 in accordance with CDC guidelines, all guests are required to wear masks while in the Welcome Center and historic buildings regardless of vaccination status. Guests are highly encouraged to wear masks while outdoors if a six-foot distance cannot be maintained. Learn more about Conner Prairie's safety precautions.

A man helps a little girl use a hammer to build a project


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. There is also gift making with Santa’s elves in the North Pole workshop, the Polar Bear Plunge dry tubing hill, rides on Kringle’s Carousel, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music at Blitzen’s Bandstand, the Reindeer Games midway and holiday food and drink.

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

New for 2021, the William Conner House will be transformed into a magical 3D projection mapping holiday show that will capture the feel and nostalgia of the holidays. Immerse yourself in the story as the house comes to life with this imaginative and heartwarming show.

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.