Indianapolis' 2012 Holiday Events For Kids and Families


Scroll Down and Check Back Often For:
Christmas Light Shows
Christmas Tree Lightings/Parades
Indianapolis Santa's Mailbox Letter Drop Locations
Pictures With Santa
Christmas Tree Farms
Events Ongoing Through The Holiday Season
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Christmas Light Shows
Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy the show from the car!
Have a show to tell us about?  Email Mindy Here!

-8440 Harrison Parkway, Fishers 46038, Harrison Park Neighborhood
A computerized light show with music that can be tuned in to your car stereo


-14809 Victory Court, Carmel, 46074, Village Farms Neighborhood
A computerized 70,000+ light show and a 45-minute playlist of 16 holiday songs
Donations encouraged towards the American Cancer Society

-15131 Senator Way, Carmel, 46074, Village Farms Neighborhood
A computerized 35,000+ light show encompassing the entire cul-de-sac of homes

-161 Hollowview Drive, Noblesville, 46060, Monterey Village Neighborhood
Show runs 6:30-10P

-Indy Star map of Holiday Light Shows all around Indy!
Get More Info Here! (This is the 2011 link…couldn't locate the one for 2012!)

-Reynolds John Deere
126th and SR 37, Fishers 46037
Free drive-thru light show featuring over 1 million lights and holiday figurines
Celebrating its 20th year…..this show started in 1992!  Thanks Reynolds Family for giving us great family entertainment for many, many years!





Christmas Tree Lightings and Annual Events
-Hamilton Town Center: November 10, time 2-9P
-Carmel: November 17, 4:30-6:30
-Indianapolis' Circle of Lights: November 23, 6-8P; Downtown Circle
-Zionsville: November 23, 6P; Main Street
-Noblesville: Annual Christmas Parade; November 25, 2P
-Fishers: November 29, 6:30-8:30P; Town Hall
-Westfield: November 30, 5:30-8:30P; Downtown
-Fortville: December 1, 6P; Main Street
-Noblesville: December 7, 5:30-8P; On the Square





Santa’s Mailbox Letter Drop-Off Locations
-Fishers Parks and Rec
November 19-December 10
8:30A-4:30P, Monday-Friday
Santa has dropped off a very special mailbox that will send your letters directly to his workshop.  He has promised to reply to each letter he receives. All letters must include a self addressed stamped envelope so Santa can get back to you without delay!  For fourth grade and younger. 
Drop off at: Fishers Town Hall and 11565 Brooks School Rd.


-Carmel Arts and Design District
December 8-18
ArtSplash Gallery at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140
Each  letter is handwritten and mailed back to each child at no charge



-Indianapolis Monument Circle
Downtown Indy
November 15-December 14
Include return address on stamp envelope




Pictures With Santa
-Castleton Square Mall, Indy

-Clay Terrace, Carmel

-Fashion Mall, Indy

-Fishers
Town Hall
December 5, 6
6-7:30P

-Hamilton Town Center

-Noblesville Santa Claus House




Christmas Tree Farms
Spencer Farm, Noblesville
November 23-December 16
Precut Christmas trees, wreaths, and their famous sweet shop with gifts, fresh baked pies, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies!


Stonycreek Farm Nursery, Noblesville
Country Christmas
November 17-December 19
Trees, wreaths, garland, gift shop, hot cider


Piney Acres Tree Farm, Fortville
November 17-December 23
We got our tree there last year (see the Crew Review below) and really enjoyed the cutting and fun treats in the gift shop.  Watch the weather and go when it’s nice out! 
Enjoy the 73-acre farm and choose and cut your own tree or shop the precut selection.

Santa’s on site the day after Thanksgiving and Saturdays/Sundays for three weeks in December from Noon-4P.  There is also a horse drawn carriage ride for an extra cost for families to enjoy!




Events Ongoing Through The Holiday Season
Children’s Museum
Jolly Days Winter Wonderland….enjoy the Yule Slide and more!
November 23-January 6


Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
Eiteljorg Museum
November 3 thru January 6
Over 1200 feet of train track is decorated and embellished with themes and settings from the Wild West


Christmas at the Zoo
Opened Wednesdays thru Sundays
November 23-December 30
Santa’s village, Animals, Animated light shows


Celebration Crossing
November 23-December 31
The “Santa Claus Express” train was acquired from the downtown Indianapolis L.S. Ayres store and has been running at the Indiana State Museum since 1991
Special events include:
-Santa’s arrival by helicopter on November 23rd at 9A
-A Festive Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, ongoing dates and times
-Visit Santa and his elves in his special house, ongoing dates and times
Get More Info Here!



“The Polar Express” at the IMAX

Indiana State Museum


Yuletide Celebration
Flying reindeer, tap dancing Santas, magical toy shop and music that makes this one of Indiana’s greatest holiday traditions
Indiana Symphony Orchestra at  Monument Circle
Show times and ticket prices vary
November 30-December 23


Polar Express Train
*Tickets went on sale 9/29, so seating may be limited
The event runs weekends in December, but buy your tickets NOW!!
Ride the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Polar Express Train with Santa and make great memories with the family! 


Gingerbread House Scavenger Hunt, Downtown Carmel
December 8-22
Start your hunt at Simply Sweet Shoppe at 30 N. Range Line Road and receive your map and clues.   At each stop you will see a gingerbread house in the window of the business where an answer to a clue can be easily found.  Claim your prize at the last stop and be entered for a basket drawing, too!
Free for all ages!
GetMore Info Here!



Click the Orange Button at Right for the Calendar of Dated Events


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