Indiana's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From December 4th to December 24th, come experience a wide variety of festive events in Indiana. Take a magical train ride, see a Christkindlmarkt, visit a festival of trees, and more!

The Polar Express Train Ride, French Lick,IN

December 6, 2023 at 3:30pm
Discover the magic of the classic holiday story, The Polar Express, when you board the French Lick Scenic Railway Museum this December. Enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie as you take an 80-minute trip through a rail yard, neighborhoods, and a tunnel. Santa and his helpers will come aboard, giving each guest the first gift of Christmas - a silver sleigh bell. Make magical memories that you will never forget.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt, Carmel,IN

December 6, 2023 at 4:00pm
Be part of the authentic German tradition of Christkindlmarkt this December at The Ice At Center Green! From Santa Story Time to Cookie Decorating, visitors will enjoy an array of festive activities, plus live entertainment from Peruvian musician Carlos Torres Ponce to Shannon Wise. Meet this year's Carmel Christkind and get ready to step into the magic of the holidays!

Madison Indiana's Annual Festival of Trees, Madison,IN

December 7, 2023 at 9:00am
Join Madison Indiana at Lanthier Winery for the Annual Festival of Trees! This dazzling holiday event promises to wow all who attend with its 889 individually decorated trees. Sample the award-winning wines and take part in special holiday events like the Spirit of the Season and Wonderland in the Park. Always a favorite of visitors near and far, the Festival of Trees is sure to fill you with holiday cheer.

Christmas Festival of Music and Art, Noblesville,IN

December 10, 2023 at 4:30pm
Come out to the Noblesville First United Methodist Church on December 10 and join in the celebration of the holiday season! Enjoy music from The Church's Chancel Choir, Janus Developmental Services Choir and other local musician. Explore artwork from Janus and sing along to some favorite carols in this free event. A free-will offering will also benefit Janus.

Indiana Christmas Light Show, Fortville,IN

December 14, 2023 at 6:00pm
The Indiana Light Show in Fortville, IN is hosting a fantastic holiday event on December 14th. Witness over fifty dazzling holiday light displays, synchronized to music, and with plenty of photo opportunities. This is sure to be a memorable event and a must-see for all festive fans in the area.

50 Days of Lights, French Lick,IN

December 15, 2023
At French Lick Springs Resorts & Casino, be enchanted by the 50 Days of Lights. Enjoy two grand tree lighting ceremonies, half-million holiday lights, dazzling decorations, and activities fit for the whole family. Let the spirit of the season come alive during this wonderful event!

Fort Wayne Festival of Gingerbread, Fort Wayne,IN

December 17, 2023 at 12:00pm
The Fort Wayne Festival of Gingerbread will be taking place at the History Center in Fort Wayne on December 17. Visitors can check out delightful displays of handmade gingerbread creations of all shapes and sizes. Don't miss the closing day of the Festival for the perfect holiday outing!

A Merry Prairie Holiday Festival, Fishers,IN

December 17, 2023 at 5:30pm
The Conner Prairie Museum will be the site of Central Indiana's most beloved holiday festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday. Thousands of lights will transform the grounds into a magical winter wonderland. With a 3D holiday show, Frosty's Skating Rink, historic Prairietown activities, and festive treats, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Winter Solstice Storytime and Craft, Columbus,IN

December 18, 2023 at 6:00pm
Gather the family and join the Bartholomew County Public Library for a fun filled Winter Solstice Storytime and Craft! During the event, kids and adults alike will be invited to listen to stories about the winter solstice and make their own lanterns to take home. Celebrate the longest night of the year in a magical atmosphere.

Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run, Chesterton,IN

December 24, 2023
Be part of the Chesterton Christmas Eve Jingle Bell Run at 101 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. This festive event is FREE and a fundraiser for the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry. Put on your festive running clothes or just come as you are and join in the fun! Donations of non-perishable food items and new/unopened toiletries are encouraged.

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