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Christmas on the Farm at Traders Point Creamery

Join Santa at Our Festive Party in the Big Red Barn! Visit Santa in the Big Red Barn and give him your Christmas list! Sing along with Live Holiday Music and create old-fashioned Christmas Crafts and Cookie Decorating in the barn. Take in the beauty of the farm on a Sleigh-Hayride. Treat yourself to our organic Eggnog, Hot Chocolate, traditional Cookies, and other festive old-fashioned dishes. TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES (except those under 1 year) & AVAILABLE ONLY BY ONLINE ADVANCE PURCHASE.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
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Location:

9101 Moore Road
Zionsville, IN, 46077
United States

Phone:

(317) 733-1700

Morning Bird Walks at Holliday Park

Morning Bird Walks are lead by Holliday Park Staff and members of the Amos Butler chapter of the National Audubon Society. Hikes are free and open to the public.
Dates: 
12/18/2018
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 am: Sep. 18 8:30-10 am: Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18
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Organization:

Holliday Park

Location:

6363 Spring Mill Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46260
United States

Phone:

(317) 327-7180

Festival of Carols with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

Make 2018 the holiday season you will forever remember! The Midwest’s beloved holiday tradition includes your favorite carols and Christmas music featuring the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and musical surprises for kids from 1 to 92.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
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Location:

1 Center Grn Carmel, Indiana
Carmel, IN, 46032
United States

Phone:

+1 317-843-3800

Elf the Musical

A young orphan, Buddy, is raised as an elf after he crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Unaware that he is a human, Buddy grows much larger than the other elves. Between his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities, Buddy is forced to face the truth and embarks on a journey to find his true identity.
Dates: 
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
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Location:

9301 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46268
United States

Phone:

317.872.9664

Lafayette Living Nativity

Since 1990, the annual Lafayette Living Nativity has given the community an opportunity to view a dramatic representation of the major events related to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
6:30-8:30 pm
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Location:

5526 State Road 26 E
Lafayette, IN, 47905
United States

Phone:

+1 765-448-1986

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Indianapolis

Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
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Location:

Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
United States

Phone:

317-762-0346

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at the Center for the Performing Arts

This beloved Frank Capra American holiday classic film comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that bring dozens of familiar characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Dates: 
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
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Location:

1 Center Grn Carmel, Indiana
Carmel, IN, 46032
United States

Phone:

+1 317-843-3800

Fall Pop-Ups at the Art Center

TWO HOUR ART ADVENTURES IN EVERY MEDIUM!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
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Location:

820 East 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
United States

Phone:

(317)255-2464

IPL YULETIDE CELEBRATION

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Jack Everly are joined by two former hosts of Yuletide for our 33rd Celebration — Josh Kaufman and Angela Brown!
Dates: 
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
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Location:

HILBERT CIRCLE THEATRE 45 MONUMENT CIRCLE
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
United States

Phone:

317.639.4300

NOËL The Musical at Butler Arts Center

Written by Eoin Colfer, author of the critically aclaimed Artemis Fowl novels, NOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears.
Dates: 
12/10/2018
7:30 PM
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Organization:

Butler Arts Center

Location:

4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46208
United States

Phone:

317-940-6444

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market 2018

This holiday, give the gift of handmade! Shop 50+ makers and artists during our annual Winter Market on Friday, December 7th from 5pm - 10pm at our regular venue, the Harrison Center!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
5 PM – 10 PM
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Location:

1505 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46202
United States

Phone:

+1 317-351-0280

1st Annual Square Cat Christmas Market

We are excited to be hosting the 1st Annual Square Cat Christmas Market.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12 PM – 10 PM
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Organization:

Square Cat Vinyl

Location:

1054 Virginia Avenue Indianapolis
Indianapolis,, IN, 46203
United States

Phone:

+1 317-875-1314

Carmel Holiday Trolley

Enjoy your holiday shopping! Ride the festive Carmel Holiday Trolley as you shop unique, local boutiques and galleries in our Arts & Design District, Indiana Design Center, City Center, Christkindlmarkt and the Ice at Center Green.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/22/2018
2 PM – 9 PM
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Location:

Carmel Arts & Design District
E Main St at N Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN, 46032
United States

Phone:

(317) 571-2400

IU Health Holidays with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

‘IU Health Holiday Pops’ featuring vocalist Sarah Kate Walston and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Enjoy your favorite songs of the season.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
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Location:

1 Center Grn Carmel, Indiana
Carmel, IN, 46032
United States

Phone:

+1 317-843-3800

The Hip Hop Nutcracker at Old National Centre

Celebrate the holiday season with NJPAC's very own holiday smash - an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
7:30 PM
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Organization:

Old National Centre

Location:

502 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
United States

Phone:

317.231.0000

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Evansville

Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!
Dates: 
12/09/2018
12 PM – 3 PM
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Location:

Doubletree by Hilton Evansville
601 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN, 47708
United States

Phone:

317-762-0346

Christmas at Garfield

Christmas at Garfield is a Garfield Park holiday event for the whole family!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
10 AM – 1 PM
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Location:

2505 Conservatory Dr.
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
United States

Phone:

(317) 327-7184

The Nutcracker-Indianapolis Ballet

An Indianapolis holiday season tradition continues bigger and better than ever in 2018, when Indianapolis Ballet and Methodist Sports Medicine will proudly present The Nutcracker at the historic Murat Theatre at Old National Centre from December 14-16.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
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Organization:

Indianapolis Ballet

Location:

502 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
United States

Phone:

+1 317-955-7525

Holiday Hullabaloo at Newfields

Before or after you see Winterlights, find the perfect gift for the holidays at the return of our annual holiday shopping extravaganza. Members save 20 percent at The Museum and Garden Shop all day long. Continue your holiday shopping with a purchase of cozy scarves, one-of-a-kind jewelry, seasonal plants and flowers, elegant home décor and hand-blown glass ornaments. Complimentary gift wrapping is available during this joyful shopping experience.
Dates: 
12/06/2018
11 AM – 9 PM
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Organization:

Newfields

Location:

4000 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN, 46208
United States

Phone:

317-923-1331

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at Butler Arts Center

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Dates: 
12/12/2018
7:30 PM
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Organization:

Butler Arts Center

Location:

4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46208
United States

Phone:

317-940-6444

81st Annual Student Exhibition

Celebrating and examining students excelling in the creation of outstanding art are front and center at this year’s Annual Student Exhibition opening on December 14 from 6pm-9pm in the Indianapolis Art Center’s galleries. It will remain on display until January 30, 2019.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
6 PM – 9 PM
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Location:

820 East 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
United States

Phone:

(317)255-2464

Carmel Christkindlmarkt

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana.
Dates: 
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
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Location:

10 Center Green
Carmel, IN, 46032
United States

Phone:

+1 317-559-6608