Hamilton County "Home" for the Holidays
Celebrate this holiday season – in a safe way, while supporting local businesses and the tourism industry. These businesses need your support now more than ever. Consider using curbside pick-up, shop local businesses online, order takeout. We are here to help you plan your future getaway to Hamilton County, Indiana.
When the time is right for you, visit Hamilton County, Indiana. Find plenty of holiday shopping options, like outdoor shopping malls or unique local businesses in the downtowns of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield. Popular things to do for families include the outdoor festival A Merry Prairie Holiday and Christmas Lights display at Conner Prairie, or ice skating at Federal Hill Commons. Hotels are offering special rates to make your getaway even more affordable.
Your health and safety and the health and safety of our frontline employees are our top priority. Hamilton County businesses have taken the Hoosier Hospitality Promise and pledge to follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep people safe in their stores, restaurants, and businesses. Face masks are required.
The biggest holiday event this season is A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana. Families can see the outdoor Reynold’s Christmas Lights display, grab a take-and-make gift from Santa’s elves in the North Pole Workshop, slide down a dry tubing hill and take a Santa selfie with your family.
For the health and safety of guests and visitors, face masks are required and tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Avoid the crowds and shop local in five charming downtown shopping areas found in the county. Local favorites include stores like Silver in the City in the Carmel Arts & Design District and A Corner Cottage on the Historic Noblesville Square. If all the browsing makes you work up an appetite, there are plenty of local dining options in each of our downtowns to safely enjoy a meal.
Seasonal Treats & Drinks
It’s not the holidays without seasonal food and drink made of peppermint, cinnamon and gingerbread. Take-home treats to share with friends and family like holiday-infused coffee beans from Noble Tea & Coffee in Noblesville or decadent chocolates from Xchocol'Art in Carmel. For a one-of-a-kind experience, dine at The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers to enjoy a glittery slice of cake in a winter wonderland.
Holiday Giftable Guide
Need help finding the perfect gift for that special someone? We’ve gathered a list of truly unique holiday gifts you can find in Hamilton County. Bonus: they’re all made locally and many can be purchased online for curbside pickup or delivery. View the full guide here.
Other Great Shopping Options
Make your list and check it twice. Find everything you need to complete your holiday shopping. Shoppers will recognize familiar brand names at outdoor shopping malls like Clay Terrace or Hamilton Town Center. Looking for something unique? Visit local shops like Nickel Plate Arts near the Historic Noblesville Square or businesses at Carmel City Center.
Extend your stay and make it a weekend visit. Hotels are offering discounted rates this holiday season to make your getaway even more affordable. Looking for a luxurious staycation or vacation? Book a room or suite at the brand-new Hotel Carmichael in downtown Carmel, a Marriott Autograph collection luxury hotel.