Holiday Activities for the Entire Family December 12 - 18, 2011
Picks of the week ~ 12/12 – 12/18/11
Bundle up the kiddos and pile in the car! There’s an unlimited number of holiday events for kids and families in Central Indiana this week. These are just our favorite picks. So, drop the tinsel and lights, don’t forget your mittens and stop kicking your little brother – it’s time for a family outing! (Don’t make me stop this blog!)
12/12 MONDAY – 12/15 THURSDAY ~ SANTA’S MAILBOX
12/12 Monday is the last day for your little darlings to drop off their wish list into Santa’s mailbox at his workshop at 11565 Brooks School Road Fishers, IN.
12/15 Thursday is the last day for dropping off at Santa’s mailbox in the middle of The Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Remember to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a special reply!
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ CELEBRATION CROSSING
Head to the Indiana State Museum today through December 31st and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in this winter wonderland.
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ JINGLE RAILS
Today through January 8th, the Eiteljorg Museum features a special train exhibit that’s sure to start your holiday engines. More Information
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~
CHRISTMAS CITY WALKWAY OF LIGHTS IN GRANT COUNTY
The Marion Riverwalk is transformed into a 4-mile display of Holiday lights. Enjoy a slow drive through the twinkling trails, then stop in the gift shop for treats & treasures. More Information
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ WINTERLAND LIGHT SHOW
Ellis Park in Danville hosts their annual Holiday light show. Stop in and see Santa before driving the loop around numerous whimsical and musical light displays.
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ CHRISTMAS AT THE PUPPET STUDIO
Bring your family to this music filled marionette Christmas performance at Peewinkle's Puppet Studio.
12/12 MONDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ PLAY IT AGAIN, SANTA
Events that we have previously mentioned, but are worth reposting:
Jolly Days at the Children’s Museum
The Polar Bear Express Train Ride
12/16 FRIDAY ~ CANDLELIGHT CONSERVATORY CROSSING
Stroll through the gardens by candlelight, admiring the poinsettias, trains, twinkling lights and crisp night air. Garfield Garden Conservatory
12/16 FRIDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ THE BLACK NATIVITY
The Madame Walker Theatre Center showcases this Christmas production full of dancing, gospel music and the inspirational poetry of African-American writer Langston Hughes.
12/17 SATURDAY ~ CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM
Visit with Old St. Nick, see live elk, take a sleigh-hayride, sing carols and make kid-friendly crafts at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville.
12/17 SATURDAY ~ CONNER PRAIRIE BY CANDLELIGHT
Conner Prairie like you’ve never seen it before. Enjoy a 60-minute guided tour by the warm glow of candlelight.
12/17 SATURDAY ~ A HOMETOWN HOLIDAY AT HUMMEL PARK
From train rides to donkey rides, a live Nativity to story time with Mrs. Claus. This FREE family event is sure to please all! Hummel Park
12/17 SATURDAY – 12/18 SUNDAY ~ THE GREAT TRAIN EXPO
You won’t believe your eyes as you gaze at the largest traveling model train show in the country. Indiana State Fairgrounds. More Information
12/18 SUNDAY ~ COLTS vs. TITANS at LUCAS OIL STADIUM
Bring your new or gently used clothing donations and spread some Christmas Cheer on Goodwill Gameday.
WHERE TO MEET SANTA CLAUS IN CENTRAL INDIANA:
* Dinner with Santa at Conner Prairie in Fishers
* Breakfast or Lunch with Santa at The Mansion at Oak Hill in Carmel
* Supper with Santa and Friends at Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis
* Meet Santa at Metropolis in Plainfield
* 12/17 Pictures with Santa at the Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center
* 12/18 Holly Jolly Jamboree in Carmel
* 12/18 Historic Hannah House in Indianapolis