Monday, October 29, 2012

November/December 2012 Calendar of Indy Family and Kids' Events!



**This is the November, December, and Holiday Calendar for 2012.  The list is long and I'll be adding to it as events are updated and found.  Make sure to scroll all the way down and check back often!**








Dated Events for December 2012

“The Nutcracker”
November 29-December 2
Show times and ticket prices vary
A holiday family tradition and ballet for all ages
Clowes Memorial Hall



Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
November 29-December 2
Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Kids Tickets are just $10!
Don't miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun


Carmel Clay Historical Society, Holiday Home Tour
November 30 and December 1
Tour four historic homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing beautiful furnishings and antiques
Ticket prices vary; Day and evening tours available


Conner Prairie “Holiday on the Prairie”
-Outdoor Adventure: December 1, 8, 15, 22 ; 10A-5P
-Gingerbread Village: November 29-January 6
-Conner Prairie by Candlelight: December
-Breakfast with Santa: December 1, 8, 15, 22; 9-11A; Member’s-Only Event
-Dinner with Santa: December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
-Winter Fun Days: December 26-January 6
Visit their website for extra costs, timing, and ticket info


Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, December 1
Sandman’s Plane
Get More Info Here!



Breakfast with Santa

The Mansion at Oak Hill, Carmel

Saturday, December 1; 9A

Reservations required

$18.50/person
Get More Info Here


Exotic Animal Show
Sunday, December 2
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville
10A-4P
Adults: $6; Kids 9 and Under: $1; Toddlers and Babies: Free


Free Children’s Museum Night
December 6; 4-8P


“Scrooge”
December 7-23
Presented by the Carmel Repertory Theatre
Ticket prices and show times vary
The Studio Theater at the Palladium, Carmel
Get More Info Here!



City Sidewalks on Georgia Street, Indy

December 7-9
Free ice skating, artisan booths, entertainment, Santa visits and more!


Broadripple Lights Up!
Saturday, December 8
Firestation visits, Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive, Tree lighting, and Parade!
Events run 2-7:30P


“Christmas at the Puppet Studio”
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
(Read our “Crew Review” of the studio HERE!)
December 11-27
Tickets and show times on their website



“Rudolph”
Friday, December 14
CBS
8P


“Elf on the Shelf”
Friday, December 14
CBS
9:30-10P


“Mary Poppins”
December 14
Ticket prices and show times vary
At the Palladium, Carmel


Christmas on the Farm
Trader’s Point Creamery
December 15
9A-2P
Visit with St. Nick, take a sleigh ride around the farm, enjoy carolers, and make a craft; Winter Farmer’s Market also available


5th Annual Skate with Santa
Sunday, December 16
1-4P
Sponsored by the Fishers Figure Skating Club, held at the Forum in Fishers
Face painting, games, and pictures with Santa
Get More Info Here!



The Holly Jolly Jamboree

Sunday, December 16

Cool Creek Nature Center, Carmel

Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, watch Jingle John of Silly Safaris present his Animals of the North Pole…including a reindeer; do a craft and enjoy cookies!

2-4P

Free!


Charlie Brown Christmas
Tuesday, December 18
ABC
8P


Children’s Museum
Monday, December 24
Free entrance!
10A-2P


“Santa’s Train Home”
December 26-27
Ride from Fishers Station to Noblesville’s Forest Park to visit with Santa one last time, thank him for your gifts, and see how he enjoyed your cookies.  He’ll have one last gift for each child before you get to wave goodbye as he heads home to the North Pole!
Train departs at 10:30A and 1:30P both days
Tickets are $12 round trip for ages 2 and up


“Winterfest” at the Indiana Historical Society
December 26-29
Free with admission to the Indiana Experience
Enjoy family-friendly crafts and activities, face painting and special performances each day from jugglers, magicians, dancers and musicians!
Radio Disney on site from 1-3PM on 12/28


Countdown to Noon
Children's Museum
December 31
Celebrate the final day of 2012 with activities, music, and a Water Clock countdown to noon, allowing families to celebrate the New Year at a reasonable hour for little ones
Free with museum admission
Get More Info Here!


A Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebration
December 31
6-9P
End the year with a bang with the family-friendly alcohol-free celebration. Face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music highlight the evening. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. allows the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style. Reservations are accepted but not required, call 317.232.1637.
Indiana State Museum
$6 per member; $11 per non-member
Get More Info Here!









Dated Events For November 2012

Toddler Jump Time at SkyZone Indy,  Indoor Trampoline Park
Every week on Fridays
11A-Noon
Kids 5 and under only;
Cost: Kids are $8 each; Parents jump free!


Free Fall Movies
Saturday and Sundays now thru November 4
9A and 10A
Hamilton 16 IMAX, Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville
See link for movie titles and snack specials


Polar Express Tickets on Sale!
*Tickets went on sale 9/29 and sell out fast!*
The event runs weekends in December, but buy your tickets NOW!!
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train with Santa in December and make great memories with the family!  Buy tickets now!


Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, November 1
4-8P


Noblesville Main Street “First Fridays”
Friday, November 2
5-8P; Free
Annual Soup Cook-Off
On the square in Historic Downtown Noblesville


Exotic Animal Show
Sunday, November 4
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville
10A-4P
Adults: $6; Kids 9 and Under: $1; Toddlers and Babies: Free


Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb
Sunday, November 4
Shows run at 1P, 4P, 7P
Tickets are $25-$50 each
Banker’s Life Fieldhouse


“Follow the North Star” at Conner Prairie
November 1-3; 8-10; 15-17
Become a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity, risking everything for freedom. What will you experience on your quest for a new life?
Come face-to-face with slave hunters, see fear and hope in the eyes of a fellow runaway and be encouraged by a Quaker family. Truly experience life as a fugitive slave during your journey through one of the most compelling periods in Indiana's history


62nd Annual Christmas Gift and Hobby Show
November 7-11
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Adults $10; Kids 12 and under FREE!
Get More Info Here!


Hamilton Town Center Holiday Festival
November 10
2-9PM
The Holiday Festival sponsored by Community Health Network and participating sponsors BMO Harris Bank and Primrose Schools will be Saturday, November 10th from 2pm to 9pm. Food, fun and entertainment for the entire family!! Ice sculpting, fire eaters, face painting, s'mores stations, concert stage, hourly giftcard giveaways, Zooperstars, live reindeer show, Santa arrival, tree lighting, fireworks and more! Join us along with WTHR 13 and WZPL for tons of fun!


Veteran’s Day Parade
Saturday, November 10
11:45A
Downtown Indy
All the day’s events are also on this link


Lowes Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, November 17
North’s Sleigh


Carmel Holiday on the Square
Saturday, November 17
4:30-6:30P
Tree Lighting 5:45P
Lawn of City Hall
Get More Info Here!



Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special

ABC

Wednesday, November 21

8P


Drumstick Dash
Take part in a 4.6 or 2.5 mile run/walk with your friends and family
Thursday, November 22
Run/Walk: 9A
Lil’ Gobblers Run (Free!): 10:15A
Proceeds benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries


Fishers YMCA 2nd Annual “Wishbone 5k”
Thursday, November 22; 8A
Great for all ages; Kids “Fun Run” after the 5k
Proceeds benefit the “Y For All” Campaign
Family night and packet pick up, Wednesday, November 21, 5-8P
Get More Info Here!



Santa’s Arrival at the Children’s Museum

Friday, November 23

Free youth admission with paid adult when you arrive before 10A



Charlie Brown Christmas
Wednesday, November 28
ABC
8-9P


“The Nutcracker”
November 29-December 2
Show times and ticket prices vary
A holiday family tradition and ballet for all ages
Clowes Memorial Hall




Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
November 29-December 2
Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Kids Tickets are just $10!
Don't miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun


Carmel Clay Historical Society, Holiday Home Tour
November 30 and December 1
Tour four historic homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing beautiful furnishings and antiques
Ticket prices vary; Day and evening tours available



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Calendar of Events for October 2012!




CLICK HERE for a list of Farmers’ Markets (some have ended, but most end in October)



CLICK HERE for a link to Indiana’s Apple Orchards (even though the apple crops were affected, these venues still have fun activities for the family!)




















Free Fall Movies
Saturday and Sundays now thru November 4
9A and 10A
Hamilton 16 IMAX, Hamilton Town Center, Noblesville
See link for movie titles and snack specials


Conner Prairie’s Apple Store
Open thru October 31
Hand-dipped caramel apples, apple donuts, seasonal goodies and gifts, and more!
Follow the Apple Store on Facebook HERE!


Toddler Jump Time at SkyZone Indy,  Indoor Trampoline Park
Every week on Fridays
11A-Noon
Kids 5 and under only;
Cost: Kids are $8 each; Parents jump free!



Polar Express Tickets go on Sale!
*Tickets went on sale 9/29 and sell out fast!*
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train with Santa in December and make great memories with the family!  Buy tickets now!


The 40th Annual Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Festival
Noblesville
September 29-October 31
10A-5P daily
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, inflatable haunted house, and more great events!
$5 parking fee and fees for each event; Pumpkins sold by weight


Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, October 4
4-8P
Get More Info Here!



Noblesville Main Street “First Fridays”
Friday, October 5
5-8P; Free
Fall Festival…..On the square in Historic Downtown Noblesville
The leaves are turning and a chill is in the air, that means it's time for the annual Fall Festival on the square.  This family-friendly event offers lots of art, craft activities for the kids, music, fall foods and more.  Enjoy pumpkin painting, cemetary tours, and hayrides.


Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival
Saturday, October 6
Potter’s Bridge Park
11A-3P
Live music, arts and crafts booths, kids’ area,
Free!


Fall Fling at Geist Lake,  A Paddling Festival
Saturday, October 6
9:30A-6:30P
A fun day of kayak racing, watching, and BBQs
All proceeds benefit Indy SurvivorOars, for breast cancer awareness


Fall Food Festival
Saturday, October 6
4-9P
Carmel, West Park
Local food trucks, restaurants, and beer/wine vendors compete to be the first ever Fall Food Festival Winner! Try their favorite dishes, relax with the music, and enjoy a beautiful day at the park with your family. Help children and families participate in department-wide activities; proceeds will help fund scholarships. 


BBQ Lunch Fly In at the Noblesville Airport
Sunday, October 7
Noon-4P
Adults: $6; Kids 10 and under: $4
Lance reports this is a great event and allows kiddos to get an up-close view of the planes!
Get More Info Here!


Exotic Animal Show (Watch for this show in November and December, too!)
Sunday, October 7
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville
10A-4P
Adults: $6; Kids 9 and Under: $1; Toddlers and Babies: Free
Get More Info Here!


Fishers Renaissance Faire
October 6-7
10A-6P
Saxony, 136th and Olio Rd.
Ages 13+: $10; ages 5-12: $5; Ages 4 and under: Free!
Jousting, live entertainment, unique shopping, food and drink, Kids Karnivale, music, armed combat demos, dancing and more fun!


Conner Prairie Headless Horseman
October 12-14; 18-21; 25-27
6-9PM
Enjoy a hayride thru the woods….who else might appear??!!
Check link for ticket pricing and special promos
Add the Apple Store trip in to make a day of it!!


Zoo Boo at the Indianapolis Zoo
October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
2-7P
Wear your costume and bring your treat bag!
$2 off coupon in the local “Reach” magazines!


Oktoberfest at Trader’s Point Creamery
Saturday, October 13
Food, beer and wine, music from PolkaBoy, hayrides, pumpkin patch, and cow milking
Tickets: $10, $8 in advance


Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday , October 13
10A
Ghoul Bus


Children’s Museum Haunted House
October 13-31
$6.50 members; $7 non-members; Discount tickets at Marsh, AAA, and Children’s Museum Store


“The Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio”
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio
(Read our “Crew Review” of the studio HERE!)
October 13-28
Tickets and show times on their website








The 1st Annual “Irish Fall Family Fest”
Sunday, October 14
3-6P
We’re renovated, moved in, and settled!  Come see our recent renovation and have fun on the bounce house and rock wall.  Those that attend are registered to win one of our Giveaways, with a grand prize Conner Prairie 1-Year Membership!  Enjoy fall food, meet the Irish Family (the creators of this page!), get a treat from the Kona Ice Truck (4:30-5P), get a balloon twisted to your order, and kids and families all get a gift from us!
Please email us at dmirish@dmirish.com for more details and to RSVP!
We’d love to meet you!






Beef and Boards Children’s Theater
“Cinderella”
October 20-November 17
(We saw the “Dora” Spring show and my daughter LOVED it…it’s a must-do!!)
Watch the 45-minute show, enjoy a juice box and treat, and meet the characters for pictures after the show! 


Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday , October 27
10A
Creepy Keeper
Get More Info Here!



Snapperz Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday, October 28
12-6P
Halloween cookie decorating station, costume contest, games and crafts, attraction trick or treat AND a haunted laser tag!
All activities included in regular admission rate except attractions which will be regular price
Get More Info Here!



Halloween Trick or Treat Hours-
The Indy Star Link Here!



“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
ABC
Wednesday, October 31 at 8P


Early November Events to plan for-

Exotic Animal Show
Sunday, November 4
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville
10A-4P
Adults: $6; Kids 9 and Under: $1; Toddlers and Babies: Free


Disney Live! Phineas and Ferb
Sunday, November 4
Shows run at 1P, 4P, 7P
Tickets are $25-$50 each
Banker’s Life Fieldhouse