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The IN List weekend: 11/24-11/26

Happy Thanksgiving! 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 24


  • Santa Arrives in Indy in Helicopter: 11am. Lawn of Indiana State Museum. Santa will arrive and greet boys and girls out on the lawn. Free event.

  • Carmel Christkindlmarkt: Open 12pm-9pm. 10 Carter Green, Carmel, IN. Award winning German Christmas Market with food, activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Free to enter. Visit carmelchristkindlmarkt.com/schedule for the daily schedule of events.

  • Circle of Lights lighting: 5:30 - 8:30pm. Downtown Indianapolis on the Circle. Watch as the Soldiers and Sailors monument is lit up in festive colors during this annual tradition. Vendors and Live DJ on-site for a night of fun!

  • Carmel Holiday Trolley: Runs 5-9pm. Hop on and off for free at stops at Main St, The Indiana Design Center, Midtown, The City Center, and the Christkindlmarkt.

  • Westfield Ice Ribbon: Skate sessions at 4pm & 6pm. Grand Junction Plaza, Westfield, IN.  Skate rental included in admission price. Reservations must be made online in advance. Use promo code KUIC2 for $2 off skate session when booking.

  • Suburban Indy Holiday Show: 11am - 7pm. Grand Park Sports Campus, Westfield, IN. Black Friday deals in place. Kids 12 and under free. More information, here.

  • Frozen (Touring): 1pm & 8pm. Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN. Tickets required.


Saturday, Nov 25


  • Carmel Christkindlmarkt: Open 12pm-9pm. 10 Carter Green, Carmel, IN. Award winning German Christmas Market with food, activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Free to enter. Visit carmelchristkindlmarkt.com/schedule for the daily schedule of events.

  • The Nutcracker: shows at 2pm and 7pm. The Palladium, Carmel, IN. Performance by the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. Tickets required, use code IBC10 for 10% off.

  • Westfield Ice Ribbon: Skate sessions from 12pm - 8pm. Grand Junction Plaza, Westfield, IN.  Skate rental included in admission price. Reservations must be made online in advance. Use promo code KUIC2 for $2 off skate session when booking.

  • Suburban Indy Holiday Show: 10am - 7pm. Grand Park Sports Campus, Westfield, IN. Small Business Saturday deals. Kids 12 and under free. More information, here.

  • Christmas in the Village: 3-8pm. Main St. Zionsville, IN. Silly Safari Show 3:45, Parade starts at 5pm, tree lighting at 6pm. Free event for all ages. 

  • Shop Small, Shop Carmel: 9am-7pm. Carmel Arts District. Circle Art Gallery, (30 West Main Street) will serve as the Welcome Center starting at 9 a.m. with complimentary cookies and coffee.  Participating stores will have swag bags with giveaways from each store. See the list of participating stores, here. 

  • Annual Lighting of the Village: 6pm. Village of West Clay Meeting House. More than 30,000 lights will be on display. Free event. 

  • Coxhall Mansion Holiday Open House: 11am-3pm. 11677 Towne Rd. Carmel, IN. Come see the Coxhall Mansion dressed in its holiday best. Open to the public, family friendly. Free event, no registration required.

  • Carmel Holiday Trolley: Runs 2-9pm. Hop on and off for free at stops at Main St, The Indiana Design Center, Midtown, The City Center, and the Christkindlmarkt.

  • Frozen (Touring): 2pm & 8pm. Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN. Tickets required.

Sunday, Nov 26


  • 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.

  • The Nutcracker: shows at 1pm and 6pm. The Palladium, Carmel, IN. Performance by the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. Tickets required, use code IBC10 for 10% off.

  • Suburban Indy Holiday Show: 10am - 5pm. Grand Park Sports Campus, Westfield, IN. Family Fun Sunday – meet and greets with princesses and reindeer.. Kids 12 and under free. More information, here.

  • Indianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1pm. Lucas Oil Stadium. Tickets required.  

  • Carmel Santa Tour: 5-8pm. Dashers Drive - Orange/East. Check the Santa Tracker to see which route your neighborhood is on and when he will be driving by your street!

  • Frozen (Touring): 1pm. Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN. Tickets required.

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