From Christmas teas to lighting trees, Hamilton County is wasting no time getting into the holiday spirit! After your Thanksgiving feast is done, plan to attend a fun event with the family or get a jump-start on holiday shopping by seeking out local gifts. Read below for fun ideas and check the online calendar for even more things to do.

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Festive Fridays

November 27 - December 18

Carmel, Indiana

Get your local shopping on in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Several shops, restaurants and attractions will have extended hours, special deals and more. The event will continue each Friday through December 18 so you can shop local.

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Gifted III Exhibition

November 27 - December 25

Noblesville, Indiana

Nickel Plate Arts is hosting the 3rd annual Gifted exhibit that is filled with giftable art. Local artists supply everything from traditional hanging art to wearable knits, ornaments and more. This is a must-visit for anyone with a culture-lover on his or her list.

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Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie
November 27 - January 3
Fishers, Indiana

Gingerbread creations have taken over at Conner Prairie! See hand-made sweet treat masterpieces made by amateurs and professionals. While you're there, be sure to check out Holiday Adventures to see how Prairietown celebrated holidays in the 1830s.


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Tree Lighting & Ice Sculptures
November 27
Noblesville, Indiana

Ice sculptures will line the Noblesville Square as the city gets into the holiday spirit. See live ice carving demonstrations, check out the tree lighting ceremony and peek into the festive local shop windows.


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Westfield Playhouse Presents: "The Little Town Of Christmas"
November 27 - December 13
Westfield, Indiana

This Christmas comedy takes aim at your funny bone to ensure some holiday cheer. Meet fun characters like elves, Mrs. Claus, Dancer (you know, the reindeer!) and more.


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Small Business Saturday
November 28
Throughout Hamilton County

Remember to shop small the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support local small businesses. Check out the Noblesville Square, Carmel City Center, the Carmel Arts & Design District, Fishers and small boutiques across the county to support local while finding great gifts.


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Noblesville Holiday Parade
November 29
Noblesville, Indiana

Santa makes his debut in Noblesville with much fanfare at the annual holiday parade in downtown Noblesville. He'll then be available at the Santa House on the Square to listen to wish lists all season long.


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Christmas High Tea
December 1 - 31
Carmel, Indiana

Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen sets the table this December for special Christmas Teas. Enjoy British savory and sweet treats while sipping hot tea in the quaint tea room with family and friends. Make your reservations today.


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