Once the leftovers have all been put away we’ll start pulling out our holiday decorations. We’re hoping for a warmish, fall-like day to start with our outside light displays, How are you getting ready for the holiday hustle?
While my kids were circling every toy in the ads this morning, I started mapping out our schedule for December. There is just so much to do in Indy and so little time. Sometimes it feels like 2500 days of Christmas.
We make the most of our holiday season by knocking out some during the week. Shhhh! That’s my best secret for drive-through lights–go on a school night!
I also like to sneak in something completely new to my kids each season. Sometimes, they become holiday favorites, like the Sullivan Express Holiday Train ride. The Carmel Christkindlemarkt is one of my favorite unique holiday experiences and they also have ice skating!
Start making your lists, and checking them twice. #PlayIndy
7 Things to Do This Weekend
Suburban Indy Holiday Show
The all-NEW Suburban Indy Holiday Show is this weekend in Westfield. This shopping experience is designed to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, local artists & crafters sell their unique creations. Families with children are welcome at our shows anytime (children 12 & under get free admission every day), but Kids’ Day activities on Sunday, November 27 are sure to be a hit. Bring the kids to meet Anna, Elsa & Kristoff from Frozen and share those wish lists with Santa.
Holiday Stroll at Kelsay Farms | Opening Weekend
Stroll through the Kelsay family farm for a magical holiday experience. Bring your cameras for larger-than-life decorations to capture larger-than-life memories.
Relax amongst the lights and the trees while sipping your hot cocoa by a warm campfire. New this year, just for the kids—Visit the “Little Christmas Village” and participate in the Whoville Hunt Scavenger Hunt. Cookie decorating, Christmas wish trees, Live Nativity animals, and a few appearances over the season by the big guy in red himself round out the fun family activities you will find.
Breakfast With Santa
Sharing a meal with Santa Claus is one of the most popular and well-loved holiday traditions for many Indiana families. These events often include special activities, music, crafts, and a line-free visit from the Jolly St. Nick! Some venues will accommodate special diets if you contact them in advance. This holiday season, Santa will be sharing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cookies & cocoa all over Indiana.
A Lawrence Christmas
A Lawrence Christmas is a FREE event that kicks off the Winterfest season, a month-long holiday celebration filled with skating, winter markets, and live music.
This Saturday, November 26 guests can ice skate, shop at the winter market, watch the parade, enjoy live entertainment and witness the tree lighting. The Muppet Christmas Carol caps off the evening at the Arts for Lawrence Theater at the Fort.
Allie Jean’s Sing & Play All Day Kids’ Show
Kids of all ages are invited to this free matinee of kid-friendly folk music at the historic Pixy Theater. Allie Jean’s new kids’ folk album, SING & PLAY ALL DAY, is dropping soon, and at this special event in her hometown, she will be playing all 16 songs you’ll hear on her debut record. Special guest Sam Herrin of The Whipstitch Sallies will be joining her.
Sullivan Holiday Express
We’ve become big fans of the Sullivan Express Santa Train Ride because of the quality of the time we get to spend with Santa and the affordability for a large family. Reservations book up fast but we hear there are still spots open.
Board your train for the North Pole at Central Station. Experience the action packed train ride on your way and Santa will be there to greet you upon your arrival. You will spend 15 minutes at the North Pole to take pictures with Santa and chat about all of your Christmas Wishes! Your train will pick you back up for your return trip to the central station.