Are you the type of person that believes all the holiday fare needs to wait until after Thanksgiving? Or, are you the type of person that puts up your lights and trees the same weekend you take down your Halloween decorations?
I could really go either way in the debate, so no judgment from me. Thanksgiving deserves a time to shine during the holiday season, but also, what’s wrong with spreading holiday joy a little earlier than expected?
Gratitude can be shared in many ways this Thanksgiving, and our website has so many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with relatives near and far.
But ready or not, Christmas is coming to town soon! It’s never too early to consider your holiday plans. Many of your holiday favorites like the Sullivan Express Holiday Train Ride, Christmas Nights of Lights, and Breakfast with Santa will be very busy this year, so get those tickets early and #PlayIndy!
7 Things to Do This Weekend
Christmas Nights of Lights Opening Weekend
Christmas Nights of Lights is the coolest light show to hit Indianapolis during the holiday season. It’s back for 2022 after taking the title of BEST drive-through light show in Indy. Over one million lights will illuminate the Indiana State Fairgrounds as visitors drive through the synchronized light show.
Day Out at the AMP
Stop by the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for some outdoor fun! They will have a mobile skate park, yard games, a food truck, and music to break your boredom. Skateboards and safety equipment will be available for use on-site, and 31SVN Street Dance Academy will be on-site DJing and offering up dance demos.
Christmas in Pendleton
Christmas in Pendleton kicks off the holiday season with activities throughout town. Come out and enjoy the parade, snowball toss, pictures with Santa, lighting of the tree, Snow Queen and Princesses, Santa’s Workshop, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, bounce houses, shop specials, and booths and vendors all over town.
2nd Saturday | Holiday Centerpieces
‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year! Or, it almost is. Bring your imagination and they will provide the rest. Using Nickel Plate Arts’ buffet of art supplies you can craft the perfect holiday centerpiece for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and more! This drop in event is free to attend and does not require pre-registration.
Culture and Community Celebration
Help celebrate the diverse culture of Greenwood Public Library! Local organizations will have tables with info about their services and opportunities. While Greenwood and Whiteland High School students will present traditional music and games! Some of the activities at this year’s event include face painting, line dancing, international treats, a cookbook raffle, and kids’ crafts.
Flick N Float
Family Fun With A Splash! Enjoy a float in the pool while watching a classic Thanksgiving movie with your family. Families will also be able to participate in an open swim at the event. Please bring your own flotation devices. FREE for Y Members and $7 per person for non-members. Register today to save a spot for your family!