We’ve been talking a lot about traditions this year. I love reliving the memories as we talk about our favorite holiday traditions. But it’s also so much fun to learn about other families’ traditions!
Do you Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day? Also called the Feast of Saint Nicholas, it’s usually observed on December 5 & 6. Children leave their socks or shoes by the door or fireplace in hopes that Saint Nicholas will fill them with treats. I’ve also heard of some families that observe the holiday by slipping trinkets and treats into other people’s shoes.
Our family tries something new every year. This year we are kicking it old school; like really old school. Stay tuned for our experience in a 1850’s rustic Christmas in a log cabin. It is sure to be a memorable night.
What’s your favorite December tradition? How do you #PlayIndy?
7 Things to Do This Weekend
Butler Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Seeing a live performance of The Nutcracker is a favorite holiday tradition for many area families. The dancing, the music, the costumes; it feels like you are watching a magical Christmas dream on stage! The brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s music will be brought to life by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Reserve your tickets now.
Fortville Winterfest a free, one-day event that has become a holiday tradition for many Indiana families. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy Fortville’s charming downtown shops, eateries, live music, bonfire stations, family photo ops, vendors, and a kids’ zone. Don’t miss the parade and tree lighting. Visit with Santa, go ice skating, hit up the gaming truck, and make something special in the kids’ crafts station with free popcorn and hot cocoa.
Greenfield Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Meetup with your friends and neighbors for the iconic Greenfield Christmas Parade and downtown window decorating contest along with the annual tree lighting ceremony. The festivities kick-off around 5:30 with the light parade line-up near American Legion Place. The light parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end near a festively decorated Depot Park.
Jurassic World LIVE Tour
This exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans and it’s all happening this weekend. The arena set-up will bring your family up close and personal with several species of dinosaurs. Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise take center stage.
Daniel's Vineyard Rockin' Santa
Bring your families to dance with Santa at Daniel’s Vineyard! Featuring a performance by Annie’s Jam, local vendors, and lots of fun holiday activities! Check out the igloos while you’re there. They make a perfect girls-night-out spot or offer a different kind of fun family option for dinner.
Santa & Pet Photos
This weekend various businesses are offering pet photos with Santa. Bring in your furry friend to see Santa and get a paws-itively adorable photo! You can find these photo ops around town and they range from free to a nominal fee. Snag a festive sweater for your furry friend and prepare for cuteness overload.
The Indiana Rail Road’s Santa Train
The Indiana Rail Road is rolling its vintage red Santa Train into towns across Indiana again for its 32nd year, and Bargersville’s Santa Train stop is one you don’t want to miss. Bargersville has created the ultimate experience and will include fun treats, live reindeer, a Christmas Market, and more. Beloved characters such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will mingle among the crowd during the visit while festive music plays. Check out all the details for a can’t miss experience.
A Very Electric Christmas | Paramount Theatre
Toy soldiers, classic carols, and a universe of beautiful lights come together in this charming new yuletide story on Wednesday, December 7. Lightwire Theater sets your holidays aglow with the tale of a lost bird spending Christmas at the North Pole.
Grab your tickets now and kick off the holiday season with the whole family as you’re entertained by this live electric show at the Paramount Theatre in Anderson. You’ll love the timeless beauty of this gorgeously restored theater. Save 15% with our code!
Wishes Dance Studio presents Christmas Wishes
Wishes Dance Studio presents Christmas Wishes! A Christmas show, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! This variety dance show includes penguins, reindeer, Santa, and of course our special guests our Dancing Dad Elves. We hope you will join us for Christmas Wishes!