The IN List: weekend shares the top events going on this weekend in & around Carmel. Be sure to keep an eye on Instagram stories from @keepingupincarmel for any event changes or additions.
These events are all accurate at the time of posting, but be sure to call ahead or check vendor websites/socials before heading out.
Friday, Nov 17
Carmel Main Library Events: 425 E Main St, Carmel, IN.
Exploratorium jr: 10am-11am & 3:30pm-4:30pm. STEAM fun for kids ages 4-6 with caregivers. Registration required.
The Nutcracker: 11am-11:45am. Performance from Indiana Ballet Conservatory. All ages welcome. No tickets required.
Night Hike: 6:45pm. Cool Creek Nature Center, Carmel, IN. Join a naturalist for a night hike in the park, glow sticks provided. Families with school aged children. Registration required.
Savor Indianapolis: 6-10pm. Ritz Charles, Carmel, IN. Four-night dinner series featuring one-time only menus from two Indianapolis chefs each night and behind-the-scenes demonstrations of how it all comes together. Tickets required.
Saturday, Nov 18
Carmel’s Christkindlmarkt Opening Day: 11am-9pm. 10 Carter Green, Carmel, IN. Visit the award winning German Christmas market on opening day! Schedule of events for opening day, here.
Westfield Ice Ribbon Opening Day: 11:30am. Grand Junction Plaza, Westfield, IN. Come check out the newest outdoor ice skating option north of Indy! Opening ceremony from 11:30-1:30pm. Face painting, DJ, ribbon cutting. Skate reservations must be made online in advance.
Holidays at the Hill Opening Day: 11am-9pm. 175 Logan St. Noblesville, IN. Outdoor ice skating rink, walk through light display, carriage rides. Skate aids available to rent for littles. No reservation required for skating. More information, here.
Paws to Read: 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Carmel Main Library. Read to therapy dogs who love to listen to stories. Ages 6-12. Free event, tickets required. Tickets are available at Kids Desk first come, first serve, 60min prior to start.
Explore the Cosmos: 5pm. Cool Creek Nature Center. Learn more about space from a local astronomer, free and open to all ages. Encouraged to bring your own telescope. Registration required.
Sunday, Nov 19
Santa Sunday at the Christkindlmarkt: 12pm-6pm. 10 Carter Green, Carmel, IN. Visit Santa in the Spielhaus for your holiday chat and photos. More info on the daily schedule, here.