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The IN List weekend: 12/8 - 12/10

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, Dec 8

  • Westfield Library Events: 333 West Hoover St. Westfield, IN.

    • Fun Friday: Let it Snow: 10:30am - 3:30pm. Drop in event.

  • Luminary Walk at Overley Worman Park: 6-8pm. Overley Worman Park, Zionsville, IN. Family and dog friendly event. Walk through the park as it’s lit by hundred of luminaries. Free, no registration required.

  • Zionsville Library (Hussey Mayfield) Events: 250 N. 5th St. Zionsville, IN. Registration required.

    • Animal Adventures: Winter Mammals: 10:30am-11am. For kids ages 3+

  • Winterfest Scavenger Hunt: 2-3pm. Elm Street Green, Zionsville, IN. Join in the fun as we look for reindeer, winter birds, etc. Free, registration required.

  • 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.

  • Rejoice!: 7:30pm. Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University - Indianapolis, IN. Annual holiday concert sharing seasonal favorites. Free event, no tickets required. More information, here.

  • 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.

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

  • Elf the Musical: 7pm. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Carmel, IN. Tickets required.

Saturday, Dec 9

  • Peanut Butter and Jam - Melchior Marionettes: 10:30am & 12:30pm. The Studio Theatre, Carmel, IN. Interactive performance designed for children ages 1-7. Tickets required.

  • 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.

  • Christmas in the Park: 10-11am & 11am-12pm. Elm Street Green, Zionsville, IN. Visit with Santa and his reindeer, candy cane scavenger hunt, hot cocoa and campfire. Free event, registration required.

  • Merry on Main: 11am - 3pm. Main Street Park, Whitestown, IN. Seasonal treats, vendors, real reindeer, live entertainment. Free, family friendly event.

  • Santa Saturdays: 2-5pm. Indiana Design Center South Parking Lot, Carmel, IN. Free event for all ages. Visit Santa at his house in the parking lot of the Indiana Design center. Free event.

  • Holiday Porchfest: 2-4pm. Midtown Plaza, Carmel, IN. Free music festival with local bands singing holiday songs. Food and drink vendors on site, as well as activities and a gift for kids. More event info, here.

  • ​​Meet Me on Main: 4-8pm. Main St. Carmel, IN. Live music, activities, live art displays. Free event. More event info, here.

  • 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.

  • Noblesville Cookie Crawl: 10am - 5pm. Downtown Noblesville. Pre-pay for a cookie tin and visit various downtown Noblesville for a pre-wrapped holiday treat. Tickets required.

  • Elf the Musical: 2 & 7pm. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Carmel, IN. Tickets required.

  • Rejoice!: 7:30pm. Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University - Indianapolis, IN. Annual holiday concert sharing seasonal favorites. Free event, no tickets required. More information, here.

Sunday, Dec 10

  • 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.

  • Holiday Pops!: 3pm & 7pm. The Palladium, Carmel, IN. Carmel Symphony Orchestra teams up with Ben Davis, Amelia Wray, Indiana Ballet Conservatory and the Second Presbyterian Choir for a magical holiday show. Tickets required.

  • Carmel Santa Tour: 5-8pm. Green Path - Northeast. Check the Santa Tracker to see which route your neighborhood is on and when he will be driving by your street!

  • Elf the Musical: 2pm. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Carmel, IN. Tickets required.

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