Deck the halls because the 2017 holiday season is officially upon. From Christmas shows to Santa sightings and community celebrations, there's no shortage of holiday cheer to be found in Hamilton County, Indiana. Read below to see five can't-miss events this month and more to add to your calendar.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt
Nov. 29 – Dec. 24
Center Green | Carmel, Indiana
At this authentic European holiday market, shop for handmade goods, enjoy German food and beverages and skate on the Ice at Center Green.

Country Christmas
Nov. 29 – Dec. 17
Stonycreek Farm & Nursery | Noblesville, Indiana
Take a hayride to cut your own Christmas tree and shop for other festive seasonal items in the greenhouse.

Westfield in Lights
Dec. 2
Downtown Westfield, Indiana
Celebrate the holidays with free family activities including photos with Santa and Frosty, reindeer petting, live entertainment and the annual tree lighting.

Conner Prairie by Candlelight
Dec. 9 – 23
Conner Prairie | Fishers, Indiana
Embark on a family-friendly walking tour through 1836 Prairietown to see how Indiana settlers prepared for the holidays.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Presents: Festival of Carols
Dec. 15-17
Palladium | Carmel, Indiana
The 200-voice choir, alongside the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, performs holiday songs new and old in this performance.


Mark Your Calendars


Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie | Nov. 29 – Jan. 8

Reynolds Christmas Lights Display | Nov. 29 – Jan. 1

Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza | Nov. 29 – Jan. 8

Candlelight Tour at the Museum of Miniatures and Other Collections | Dec. 9

Breakfast with Santa at Conner Prairie | Dec. 9 – 24

Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents “IU Health Holidays” | Dec. 9

Holiday Cheers at Conner Prairie | Dec. 14

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Dec. 15 – 30

Donut 5K Holiday Run/Walk | Dec. 23

Michael Bolton | Dec. 27

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza presented by Taft | Dec. 31


For more events in Hamilton County, check out our calendar. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what's happening in #VisitHC. Happy December!