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The IN List Weekend: 11/17 - 11/19

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.


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