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Monday, November 19th, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 2:00pm | Seniors, Retirement, Fun, Fellowship, Games, Social, Friends
    - Together Today invites adults 55+ to enrich their lives through fun, educational, and healthy activities with friends new and established. Our Together Today Program provides an excellent opportunity for seniors to get together on a regular basis, make new friends, and have a wonderful time socializing together. An important side benefit is that the participants develop a very caring attitude toward each other and look out for each others welfare.

    Together Today Central meets Mondays, 10:00am - 2:30pm, at Grace Church.

    For more details please contact Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County or visit the website link provided.
    Grace Church
    5504 E. 146th Street Noblesville IN 46062
    Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County 317.674.8777 nancy@shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Daily Specials, kids, families, tacos, margaritas, specials
    - Join us every Monday for $3.29 Margaritas on the Rocks all day long! Plus come in on Thursdays for $3.29 Margaritas and $11.49 Fajitas!

    Serving Authentic Mexican Cuisine for Lunch and Dinner in a Family-Friendly Atmosphere. Daily Lunch Specials available. Family Owned and Operated. Located on W. 161st next to Kroger.
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am-10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am
    Sunday: 12pm-10pm
    Cabo's Mexican Grill & Bar
    202 W. 161st Street Westfield IN 46074
    Cabo's Mexican Grill & Bar 317.399.6969
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 1:30pm - | Library Events, free book club
    - Carmel Clay Library's newest discussion group will meet on the third Monday of each month at 1:30pm in the Book Club Room. This is a casual group that welcomes readers and is led by a Readers' Advisory Librarian. Registration is not required.

    Please check directly with library for updates.
    Carmel Clay Public Library
    55 4th Ave SE Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Library 317.814.3900
  • - Get ready for a thrilling program that'll get you seeing the world around you like never before! This semester you'll want to have your passports ready as CCPL's new After-School Adventure Club takes you to different countries--all without ever having to endure the stress of an airport! After-School Adventure Club is for children ages 6-11 on their own. Two meeting times each date: 4:00-5:00pm and 6:30-7:30pm in the Storytime Room.

    Monday, November 5: Fire and Ice
    It's warmer than it sounds -- it's Iceland!

    Monday, November 12: Chocoholics
    Switzerland's a pretty sweet place to visit!

    Monday, November 19: Welcome to the Christkindlmarkt!
    We're finishing our travels just in time for the holidays in Germany!

    Carmel Clay Public Library
    55 4th Ave SE Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Library-Children's Department 317.844.3363
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996
  • | Special Interest, health insurance, small business, self insured
    - Are you or your family self insured, own a small business, or unhappy with your current Health Insurance coverage? If you would like a local Adviser to take you through the available options, please give me a call.

    John Ciano, U.S. Health Advisors, at 317-324-8117 or john.ciano@ushadvisors.com.


     
           
    John Ciano 317.324.8117 john.ciano@ushadvisors.com
  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, winter, holidays, lighting, festive, kids, families, teens
    - Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs.

    Tickets:
    Adult $20.00 - Members $15.00

    Youth(6-17) $12.00 - Members $8.00

    Child(5 and under) FREE

    Winterlights glasses $8.00*
    *Price includes Winterlights glasses that transform each light into a shimmering snowflake, one complimentary drink, and a buy one get one general admission pass to return between January 8th through Valentine's weekend.

    Open daily Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. To purchase tickets click for details

    Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts
    4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208
    Newfields 317.923.1331
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, games, fun, kids, families, birthdays, party, karaoke
    - Big Fish Productions Presents Kearioke™ every Tuesday at Prodigy Burger & Bar, 7-10pm. Great Fun, Excellent food and libations!

    Be a STAR ⭐️! Fab Family Night, GNO, BroNight or come celebrate a birthday! Sing from the Random Song Jar and win a fun prize. From Disney to Daughtry, we have your covered.

    Warm up those vocal chords and bring your friends and family!

    Prodigy Burger & Bar
    14490 Clay Terrace Blvd #100a Carmel IN 46032
    Prodigy Burger & Bar 317.569.9996
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Sports and Recreation
    - Whether you're a beginner or veteran skater, there is a place for you in this class. Specialized instruction allows adult skaters to progress at their own pace. No experience necessary. 30 minute lesson and 30 minute practice. Followed by coffee and good conversation!

    Each session is 5 weeks for $55, Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:30am. Sign up for one today - call Carmel Ice Skadium to register at 317-844-8889.

    Session # 1: September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3.
    Session # 2: October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7.
    Session # 3: November 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12.
    Session # 4: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6.
    Session # 5: February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13.
    Session # 6: March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17.

    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class time. Wear long socks, dress in warm, comfortable clothes. Gloves or mittens are recommended. Helmet and other protective equipment are optional.
    Carmel Ice Skadium
    1040 3rd Avenue SW Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Ice Skadium 317.844.8889
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 1:00pm - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, kids, families, skate, friends, social, fun
    - Cheap Skate Wednesday is most Wednesdays during the year, 1-6pm. This is what you get for $6.00:

    * Admission
    * Skate Rental
    * Hot Dog
    * Drink

    Socialize and exercise! Grab a friend and get skating! Coolest deal in town!

    For more details, please contact Carmel Ice Skadium directly.

    Carmel Ice Skadium
    1040 3rd Avenue SW Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Ice Skadium 317.844.8889
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Christmas, shopping, German, food, wine, kids, families
    - The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana. The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world!

    Christkindlmarkt is the German name for the traditional Christmas market. These markets feature a delightful blend of holiday food, drinks, gifts, and decorations. Various regions of Germany became well-known for their hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wood-working, artwork, or textiles. Today, millions of people enjoy Germany's Christmas markets each year.

    Here are a few reminders:
    *Open Wednesday-Sunday
    *Pets are not allowed
    *No admission fee but if you wish to skate, there is a cost associated with that
    *Parking is available at the Veterans Way garage or the City Center garage

    Please check carmelchristkindlmarkt.com for more specific details on market times and vendors!
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt
    10 Center Green Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt 317.559.6608
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, winter, holidays, lighting, festive, kids, families, teens
    - Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs.

    Tickets:
    Adult $20.00 - Members $15.00

    Youth(6-17) $12.00 - Members $8.00

    Child(5 and under) FREE

    Winterlights glasses $8.00*
    *Price includes Winterlights glasses that transform each light into a shimmering snowflake, one complimentary drink, and a buy one get one general admission pass to return between January 8th through Valentine's weekend.

    Open daily Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. To purchase tickets click for details

    Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts
    4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208
    Newfields 317.923.1331
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, free, kids, families, friends, prodigy, games
    - Join us every Wednesday at Prodigy Burger & Bar for Trivia Night with Team Trivia Indiana! Grab the family, grab your friends, grab your thinking caps and compete for the chance to say you are the prodigy of Prodigy Burger!

    Always free to play! What are you doing tonight?

    Call Prodigy for more details.
    Prodigy Burger & Bar
    14490 Clay Terrace Blvd #100a Carmel IN 46032
    Prodigy Burger & Bar 317.569.9996
  • - Friendsgiving: In town for Turkey Day? Gather the crew and head out to Friendsgiving with the Fuel, complete with drink specials throughout the arena.

    Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E 38th St Indianapolis IN 46205
    Indy Fuel, Indiana Hockey Club 317.925.FUEL
  • - Carmel Clay Schools are on Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November 23, 2018.

    Please check directly with school for updates.
     
           
    Carmel Clay Schools-Educational Services 317.844.9961
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 9:30am | Charity, Fundraiser, Running, Walking, Thanksgiving, Fitness
    - The Fun Before the Feast! Join us for the 8th Annual Fishers YMCA Wishbone 5K on Thursday, November 22 at 8:00 a.m.! Open to the entire community. All levels of runner/walker welcome. Chip timed. Kids Fun Run and Senior Stroll. Strollers and pets welcome. Registration includes event shirt. Begins and ends at the Fishers Y. All proceeds benefits kids and families who would otherwise be unable to participate in YMCA camps, programs, and membership!

    To register click for details
    Fishers YMCA
    9012 E. 126th Street Fishers IN 46038
    Matt Wire 317.558.3213 mwire@indymca.org
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Thanksgiving, families, Wheeler Mission, kids
    - Join us on Thanksgiving morning for our 16th annual Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash, presented by Huntington Bank! Kick off your holiday celebration with our 4.6 or 2.75 mile run/walk and Lil' Gobbler's Run! This fun-for-the-whole-family event benefits homeless men, women, and children in our community.

    Register today! click for details

    More info at: click for details
    Broad Ripple High School - Parking Lot
    1115 Broad Ripple Avenue Indianapolis IN 46220
    Drumstick Dash Info DrumstickDash@wmm.org
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, AED
    - We invite you and your family to join us for our 7th Annual Bolt for the Heart Carmel “5K Run/ Walk.” Thanks to the tremendous support of our sponsors – 100% of the proceeds will go to buying life saving AED’s (automated external defibrillators) for our Indiana State Trooper Patrol cars.

    To register click for details

    355 W City Center Dr Carmel IN 46032
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Turkey Legs Trifecta is a trail run at Urban Wilderness Trail in Indianapolis.

    Here’s the plan: We’ll run a 4K at 10:00am. A 5K at 11:00am. A 6K at 12:15pm.

    Long-sleeve tech shirt, medal, turkey chili, turkey dogs included.

    for more details and to register click for details
    Urban Wilderness Trail
    600 Porto Alegre Street Indianapolis IN 46202
    Fun-Races 317.708.0834 chet@fun-races.com
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Daily Specials, kids, families, tacos, margaritas, specials
    - Join us every Thursday for $3.29 Margaritas and $11.49 Fajitas! Plus come back on Mondays for $3.29 Margaritas on the rocks all day long!

    Serving Authentic Mexican Cuisine for Lunch and Dinner in a Family-Friendly Atmosphere. Daily Lunch Specials available. Family Owned and Operated. Located on W. 161st next to Kroger.
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am-10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am
    Sunday: 12pm-10pm
    Cabo's Mexican Grill & Bar
    202 W. 161st Street Westfield IN 46074
    Cabo's Mexican Grill & Bar 317.399.6969
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, winter, holidays, lighting, festive, kids, families, teens
    - Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs.

    Tickets:
    Adult $20.00 - Members $15.00

    Youth(6-17) $12.00 - Members $8.00

    Child(5 and under) FREE

    Winterlights glasses $8.00*
    *Price includes Winterlights glasses that transform each light into a shimmering snowflake, one complimentary drink, and a buy one get one general admission pass to return between January 8th through Valentine's weekend.

    Open daily Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. To purchase tickets click for details

    Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts
    4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208
    Newfields 317.923.1331
  • - Carmel Clay Schools are on Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November 23, 2018.

    Please check directly with school for updates.
     
           
    Carmel Clay Schools-Educational Services 317.844.9961
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996
  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
     
           

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shopping, vintage, antique, boutique, shop, black friday, toys, christmas, gifts, unique
    - Our vintage warehouse is full of unique items! We "pop-up" just 2 days each month for some fun vintage shopping!

    *DATES: Friday, 11/23 from 9am-7pm & Saturday, 11/24 from 9am-3pm
    *ADDRESS: 500 Polk St, Ste #7, Greenwood
    *Bring CASH! (or Credit for $25+)

    Our Holiday Pop-up will feature the following specials:

    > On Black Friday, Nov. 23rd, the first 20 people signed in at the door will receive an envelope with mystery cash to spend with us on Nov. 23rd or 24th!
    > On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24th, get your "Old Town Dollars" to spend with us by showing up at Coffeehouse Five by 9am. Restore Old Town Greenwood will be giving away 36 totes with the "Old Town Dollars" and 50 totes total with goodies from local small businesses!
    > Enjoy a Hot Chocolate/Coffee Bar on Friday and Saturday during our sale!
    > Mrs. Claus will be serving up wine at our midcentury bar on Nov. 23rd from 5-7pm!

    SHARE our Event on Facebook & TAG your Vintage Loving Friends/Family for a chance to win a $25 shopping credit with us for our November Sale! --> click for details

    ***WINNER of the $25 shopping credit will be announced at 9pm on Nov. 21st!***

    click for details
    Bay 7 Vintage at Greenwood Oaks Business Center
    500 S Polk Street, Suite 7 Greenwood IN 46143
    Carrie Ballard 317.797.5864 info@bay7vintage.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, holiday, kids, families
    - Continue a family tradition and take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas tree! We have several varieties available, including Canaan Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Norway Spruces. At the Greenhouse you will also find a wide selection of freshly cut Fraser Fir trees, fresh wreaths, garland, and Poinsettias. Tree prices vary from variety and height.

    We at Stonycreek Farm hope you and your family will visit us for your Christmas tree this year. Come on out and experience the splendor of having a real, live tree! It's environmentally friendly, and for every tree that is cut down on our farm we plant two more to take its place. So no need to feel bad about cutting down a tree!

    Not sure what kind of tree you need? Feel free to ask our staff! We'd love to help you choose your very own. Hayrides to the fields are free, and we also provide handsaws for groups who don't have their own to bring along. Please note that hayrides out to the field stop at 5:15 pm - due to the fact that it becomes too dark to see! We recommend coming out before 5:00 pm if you want to cut down your own tree.

    Country Christmas at Stonycreek Farm runs November 17 through December 15.

    Saturday & Sunday, Nov.17 & 18, 10am-6pm

    Friday & Saturday, Nov.23 & 24, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Nov.30, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.1 & 2, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Dec. 7, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.8 & 9, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Dec.14, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.15 & 16, 10am-6pm




    Stonycreek Farm Nursery & Landscaping
    11366 State Road 38 East Noblesville IN 46060
    Stonycreek Farm Nursery & Landscaping 317.773.3344 info@stonycreekfarm.net
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, christmas, holiday, sleigh, santa, free
    - Join Clay Terrace as we welcome Santa home for the Holidays during our Annual Santa Arrival on Friday, November 23, 11am - 2pm.

    Help us create a parade for Santa! Make your own Snow Flake to welcome Santa Home to a White Christmas Parade! Create crafts, work on your wish list for Santa, and much more!

    Come celebrate the Holiday Season with the whole family!
    Clay Terrace
    14390 Clay Terrace Blvd Carmel IN 46032
    Clay Terrace 317.818.0725
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Lunch meetings on Friday at Woodland Country Club.
    Networking & Buffet: 11:30 am Meeting: 12 pm - 1pm
    Check website or facebook for latest schedule updates and membership details.

    The Rotary Club of Carmel was founded in 1972 and continues to represent the highest ideals of Rotary International through its service-oriented programs both at home and abroad. Our club contributes to many worthwhile community projects and provides the leadership for CarmelFest, our community's annual 4th of July celebration. We also hold an annual Freedom Ball leading up to CarmelFest celebrations that has quickly become "Carmel's Premiere Social Event of the Year". We also participate in the Carmel Farmers Market by providing a coffee, doughnuts and refreshments booth for visitors.

    Woodland Country Club
    100 Woodland Ln Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Rotary Club 317.698.5890
  • | 12:00pm - | Special Interest, animals, kids, families, santa, cookies, lights
    - Enjoy the warm glow of twinkling lights and the magical nighttime experience that is Christmas at the Zoo! Dating back to 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. Now in its 50th year, Christmas at the Zoo is a beloved holiday tradition!

    This year’s celebration is bigger than ever with Mondays and Tuesdays added in as well as extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Best of all, it's included with Zoo admission and free for members!

    Under our Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa’s Village is our newest addition. Decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, encounter wintertime animals, see mementos from Santa’s world travels and meet the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself inside his charming study.

    Many of our more robust animals will be out late to enjoy the cooler weather, including tigers, red panda, brown bears, walrus and many others. Plus, learn more about your favorites during special animal chats. If your cheeks get rosy, dash inside to get warm and visit the animals in the Dolphin Dome, Deserts, Oceans and our Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.

    As the sun sets, the warm glow of twinkling lights fills the Zoo, creating a magical nighttime experience. While taking in the lights, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, sample some delicious holiday treats and enjoy the sounds of choirs singing.

    Christmas at the Zoo days & times:
    ​Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 30
    5pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday
    5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday
    (​Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
    Indianapolis Zoo
    1200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis IN 46222
    Indianapolis Zoo, General Information 317.630.2001
  • | 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Christmas, shopping, German, food, wine, kids, families
    - The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana. The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world!

    Christkindlmarkt is the German name for the traditional Christmas market. These markets feature a delightful blend of holiday food, drinks, gifts, and decorations. Various regions of Germany became well-known for their hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wood-working, artwork, or textiles. Today, millions of people enjoy Germany's Christmas markets each year.

    Here are a few reminders:
    *Open Wednesday-Sunday
    *Pets are not allowed
    *No admission fee but if you wish to skate, there is a cost associated with that
    *Parking is available at the Veterans Way garage or the City Center garage

    Please check carmelchristkindlmarkt.com for more specific details on market times and vendors!
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt
    10 Center Green Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt 317.559.6608
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Special Interest, star trek, STEM, kids, families
    - Starbase Indy is a fan-run Star Trek convention held each year on Thanksgiving weekend. We are fans not only because we enjoy Star Trek, but also because it inspires us. From this inspiration comes the mission of our convention: to celebrate Star Trek's vision of the future by promoting humanitarianism and STEM education today.

    Humanity has come a long way, and yet, we have a long way to go. We take a weekend each November to recharge our enthusiasm and check our headings on this journey to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    To purchase tickets and more, visit the store click for details

    Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel
    2544 Executive Dr Indianapolis IN 46241
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, winter, holidays, lighting, festive, kids, families, teens
    - Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs.

    Tickets:
    Adult $20.00 - Members $15.00

    Youth(6-17) $12.00 - Members $8.00

    Child(5 and under) FREE

    Winterlights glasses $8.00*
    *Price includes Winterlights glasses that transform each light into a shimmering snowflake, one complimentary drink, and a buy one get one general admission pass to return between January 8th through Valentine's weekend.

    Open daily Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. To purchase tickets click for details

    Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts
    4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208
    Newfields 317.923.1331
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, sledding, toboggan, kids, families, teens, winter, snow
    - Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30am on Friday, November 23, and operates through Sunday, February 24, 2019.

    Friday: 5:30pm - 9pm
    Saturday: 10:30am - 9pm
    Sunday: 11am - 5pm

    For more information click for details
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    Pokagon State Park 260.833.2012
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, christmas, holiday, sleigh, santa, free
    - Enjoy complimentary Sleigh Rides Sponsored by Charles C. Brandt Construction at Clay Terrace this Holiday Season! Add something special to your Friday Nights from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

    Sleigh Rides at Clay Terrace Dates:
    November 23

    December 7

    December 14

    December 21
    Clay Terrace
    14390 Clay Terrace Blvd Carmel IN 46032
    Clay Terrace 317.818.0725
  • - Black Friday: Take a break from shopping and help us black out Indiana Farmers Coliseum! The first 1,200 fans will receive a free Fuel t-shirt courtesy of IBEW Local #481.

    Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E 38th St Indianapolis IN 46205
    Indy Fuel, Indiana Hockey Club 317.925.FUEL
  • - Carmel Clay Schools are on Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, November 21, through Friday, November 23, 2018.

    Please check directly with school for updates.
     
           
    Carmel Clay Schools-Educational Services 317.844.9961
  • | Special Interest, train, kids, families, santa claus, christmas, lights
    - Make a new holiday tradition aboard the Nickel Plate Express. Celebrate the season on the train with your favorite Christmas carols, festive crafts by Caravan Art Classes and Santa himself! See the entire train lit up in a dazzling lights display made possible by Gaylor Electric during the Bright Night experience. The ride will be an hour and fifteen minutes long, with Santa available before and after the train ride! Make sure to check out Mr. Muffin's holiday train layout and grab a bite to eat at the Choo Choo Cafe.

    Friday, November 23, 4pm-8pm
    Saturday, November 24, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, November 25, 5pm-7pm
    Sunday, December 2, 4pm-8pm
    Saturday, December 8, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 9, 5pm-7pm
    Saturday, December 15, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 16, 5pm-7pm
    Saturday, December 22, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 23, 5pm-7pm

    To purchase tickets click for details
    Nickel Plate Express
    105 E Main Street Atlanta IN 46030
    Nickel Plate Express 317.285.0682 info@nickelplateexpress.net
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 1:23am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
     
           

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, pancakes, veterans, families, kids, coffee
    - Join us for breakfast and camaraderie at the Carmel VFW every Saturday 8am to 11am. There are so many delicious choices! Come every Saturday and try them all! Open to the public!
    Carmel VFW Post 10003
    12863 Old Meridian St Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel VFW Post 10003 317.846.0917 VFWCarmel@yahoo.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, farmers market
    - Winter Market is open every Saturday, October 20, 2018 through March 30, 2019 with the exception of December 22 & 29!

    The Carmel Winter Farmers Market is now located at The Wire Factory. The Wire Factory is an ideal space for the Market. It is in the heart of Carmel - just north of the summer market! The space is also large enough that we can nearly double the size of the vendor group.

    With 40+ vendors joining us you'll have easy access to local foods all winter long - vegetables, meat and poultry, eggs, popcorn, tea, chocolate, honey, milk, wine, coffee, donuts, waffles, egg rolls, cheese, pastries, maple syrup, baby food, tamales, the list goes on and on! Just because summer is over doesn't mean the fun and good food has to stop!




    The Wire Factory
    510 3rd Ave. SW Carmel IN 46032
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Cruise in, Cars and Coffee, FREE
    - Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance! So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides! No Admission fee and everyone is welcome! No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+ classic & exotics

    March 31 2018
    April 28 2018
    May 26 2018
    June 30 2018
    July 28 2018
    August 25 2018
    September 29 2018
    October 27 2018
    November 24 2018
    December 29 2018

    EVERY LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
    9 AM - 12 PM
    NOW ACCEPTING VENDORS!
    Gateway Classic Cars
    4400 West 96th Street Indianapolis IN 46268
    Casey Slayton 618.589.9952 Casey.Slayton@gatewayclassiccars.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, Health and Wellness
    - Motion 4 Life Open House
    Free and Open to the Community
    Motion 4 Life Fitness
    14801 Market Center Drive Carmel IN 46033
    Heidi Davidson 317.343.2537 heididavidson@motion4lifefitness.com
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shopping, vintage, antique, boutique, shop, black friday, toys, christmas, gifts, unique
    - Our vintage warehouse is full of unique items! We "pop-up" just 2 days each month for some fun vintage shopping!

    *DATES: Friday, 11/23 from 9am-7pm & Saturday, 11/24 from 9am-3pm
    *ADDRESS: 500 Polk St, Ste #7, Greenwood
    *Bring CASH! (or Credit for $25+)

    Our Holiday Pop-up will feature the following specials:

    > On Black Friday, Nov. 23rd, the first 20 people signed in at the door will receive an envelope with mystery cash to spend with us on Nov. 23rd or 24th!
    > On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24th, get your "Old Town Dollars" to spend with us by showing up at Coffeehouse Five by 9am. Restore Old Town Greenwood will be giving away 36 totes with the "Old Town Dollars" and 50 totes total with goodies from local small businesses!
    > Enjoy a Hot Chocolate/Coffee Bar on Friday and Saturday during our sale!
    > Mrs. Claus will be serving up wine at our midcentury bar on Nov. 23rd from 5-7pm!

    SHARE our Event on Facebook & TAG your Vintage Loving Friends/Family for a chance to win a $25 shopping credit with us for our November Sale! --> click for details

    ***WINNER of the $25 shopping credit will be announced at 9pm on Nov. 21st!***

    click for details
    Bay 7 Vintage at Greenwood Oaks Business Center
    500 S Polk Street, Suite 7 Greenwood IN 46143
    Carrie Ballard 317.797.5864 info@bay7vintage.com
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, toys for tots, christmas, gifts, presents, handmade
    - Shop Local. Buy Hoosier handmade for the Holidays from 85+ Indiana makers, creators, crafters and artisans at the 10th Hoosier Artisan Boutique. Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving to purchase pottery and ceramics, paintings and photography, luxurious bath and body items, handcrafted home decor, boutique style jewelry, furniture and unique accessories directly from local makers.

    Admission for shoppers is free. Please help us support Toys for Tots of Central Indiana by donating a new, unwrapped toy. The first 50 shoppers to donate will receive a tote bag. Thank you for supporting Hoosier handmade.
    Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds
    2003 Pleasant St. Noblesville IN 46060
    Hoosier Artisan Boutique info@hoosierartisanboutique.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, trains, kids, families, holiday, christmas
    - Experience the Eiteljorg Museum's Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, a favorite family holiday tradition that is unlike any other. Marvel as model trains wind past miniature landscapes of Indianapolis and the American West. Enjoy the return of the Indiana State Fair and this year's newest addition: a trip on U.S. Highway Route 66!

    November 17, 2018 through January 21, 2019

    The Eiteljorg is open daily:
    Monday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Sunday: 12pm-5pm
    Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

    Prices: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Youth 5-17 $8; Child 4 & under Free.
    Free for Members.
    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
    500 W Washington St Indianapolis IN 46204
    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art 317.636.9378
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, holiday, kids, families
    - Continue a family tradition and take a hayride to the field to choose and cut your own Christmas tree! We have several varieties available, including Canaan Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Norway Spruces. At the Greenhouse you will also find a wide selection of freshly cut Fraser Fir trees, fresh wreaths, garland, and Poinsettias. Tree prices vary from variety and height.

    We at Stonycreek Farm hope you and your family will visit us for your Christmas tree this year. Come on out and experience the splendor of having a real, live tree! It's environmentally friendly, and for every tree that is cut down on our farm we plant two more to take its place. So no need to feel bad about cutting down a tree!

    Not sure what kind of tree you need? Feel free to ask our staff! We'd love to help you choose your very own. Hayrides to the fields are free, and we also provide handsaws for groups who don't have their own to bring along. Please note that hayrides out to the field stop at 5:15 pm - due to the fact that it becomes too dark to see! We recommend coming out before 5:00 pm if you want to cut down your own tree.

    Country Christmas at Stonycreek Farm runs November 17 through December 15.

    Saturday & Sunday, Nov.17 & 18, 10am-6pm

    Friday & Saturday, Nov.23 & 24, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Nov.30, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.1 & 2, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Dec. 7, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.8 & 9, 10am-6pm

    Friday, Dec.14, 3pm-6pm

    Saturday & Sunday, Dec.15 & 16, 10am-6pm




    Stonycreek Farm Nursery & Landscaping
    11366 State Road 38 East Noblesville IN 46060
    Stonycreek Farm Nursery & Landscaping 317.773.3344 info@stonycreekfarm.net
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Opening of Founders' Exhibit celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Houses and room boxes made by our three co-founders will be on display, as well as historical artifacts of how Main Street looked 25 years ago when the museum doors were first open to the public, the groundbreaking of our addition in 2009, handwritten financial ledgers from the museum's first years, and more. Runs through January 6, 2019.

    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Museum of Miniature Houses features the Sahlberg, an elaborate miniature house measuring 49 inches tall, 72 inches wide and 20 inches deep that has unexpectedly become available for our museum to display. Jimmy Landers and Carl Sahlberg are the main architects. Seven other miniature artisans collaborated on the project, including Linda Orleff of Lighting Bug Ltd. who designed the wall sconces, a two-tier chandelier, and other fixtures, and Barbara Sabia who custom-made the 10-inch high stained glass windows in the library.

    Jimmy named this new house the Sahlberg in honor of Carl Sahlberg of Creative Reproductions 2 Scale who created the cabinetry and wired the entire house for electricity. A unique part of the wiring system is that the house is lit with a DC power source instead of an AC transformer. Carl explains, "The DC power source works better. It has a constant current which makes all the lights last longer and being direct current, allow one to use LEDs and newer electronic components such as remote controls. We have over 500 LED bulbs."

    Jimmy has been building houses in miniature for many years. His pieces have included the Victorian Helmerich House, the Colonial (Brandywine) dollhouse, the 1900 series of storefronts, the Flatiron Building, the 1909 River Valley Hardware Store, and many others.

    The Sahlberg is expected to remain on display through January 6, 2019.
    Museum of Miniature Houses
    111 East Main Street Carmel IN 46032
    Elaine Mancini 317.575.9466 mancinimmh@aol.com
  • | 12:00pm - | Special Interest, animals, kids, families, santa, cookies, lights
    - Enjoy the warm glow of twinkling lights and the magical nighttime experience that is Christmas at the Zoo! Dating back to 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. Now in its 50th year, Christmas at the Zoo is a beloved holiday tradition!

    This year’s celebration is bigger than ever with Mondays and Tuesdays added in as well as extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Best of all, it's included with Zoo admission and free for members!

    Under our Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa’s Village is our newest addition. Decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, encounter wintertime animals, see mementos from Santa’s world travels and meet the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself inside his charming study.

    Many of our more robust animals will be out late to enjoy the cooler weather, including tigers, red panda, brown bears, walrus and many others. Plus, learn more about your favorites during special animal chats. If your cheeks get rosy, dash inside to get warm and visit the animals in the Dolphin Dome, Deserts, Oceans and our Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.

    As the sun sets, the warm glow of twinkling lights fills the Zoo, creating a magical nighttime experience. While taking in the lights, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, sample some delicious holiday treats and enjoy the sounds of choirs singing.

    Christmas at the Zoo days & times:
    ​Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 30
    5pm-9pm Sunday-Thursday
    5pm-10pm Friday & Saturday
    (​Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
    Indianapolis Zoo
    1200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis IN 46222
    Indianapolis Zoo, General Information 317.630.2001
  • | 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Christmas, shopping, German, food, wine, kids, families
    - The Carmel Christkindlmarkt has brought the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana. The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world!

    Christkindlmarkt is the German name for the traditional Christmas market. These markets feature a delightful blend of holiday food, drinks, gifts, and decorations. Various regions of Germany became well-known for their hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wood-working, artwork, or textiles. Today, millions of people enjoy Germany's Christmas markets each year.

    Here are a few reminders:
    *Open Wednesday-Sunday
    *Pets are not allowed
    *No admission fee but if you wish to skate, there is a cost associated with that
    *Parking is available at the Veterans Way garage or the City Center garage

    Please check carmelchristkindlmarkt.com for more specific details on market times and vendors!
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt
    10 Center Green Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Christkindlmarkt 317.559.6608
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Special Interest, star trek, STEM, kids, families
    - Starbase Indy is a fan-run Star Trek convention held each year on Thanksgiving weekend. We are fans not only because we enjoy Star Trek, but also because it inspires us. From this inspiration comes the mission of our convention: to celebrate Star Trek's vision of the future by promoting humanitarianism and STEM education today.

    Humanity has come a long way, and yet, we have a long way to go. We take a weekend each November to recharge our enthusiasm and check our headings on this journey to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    To purchase tickets and more, visit the store click for details

    Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel
    2544 Executive Dr Indianapolis IN 46241
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, christmas, shopping, dining, kids, families, santa
    - Christmas in the Village festivities kick off with a Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 24. The parade begins at 5:00pm at Eagle Elementary, featuring the Zionsville High School Marching Band, reindeer, and Santa Claus, and ends at Old National Bank at approximately 5:30pm. Santa will then light the tree for the Christmas season on the corner of Pine and Main Streets in Zionsville! Stay on Main Street for horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainers on stage, S'mores, photos with Santa & more! Get your Christmas shopping started by visiting our wonderful Zionsville merchants!

    Visits with Santa, special shopping and dining events, and much more continue through the month of December.



     
           
    Zionsville Chamber of Commerce 317.873.3836 info@zionsvillechamber.org
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, christmas, winter, holidays, lighting, festive, kids, families, teens
    - Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs.

    Tickets:
    Adult $20.00 - Members $15.00

    Youth(6-17) $12.00 - Members $8.00

    Child(5 and under) FREE

    Winterlights glasses $8.00*
    *Price includes Winterlights glasses that transform each light into a shimmering snowflake, one complimentary drink, and a buy one get one general admission pass to return between January 8th through Valentine's weekend.

    Open daily Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. To purchase tickets click for details

    Newfields, A Place for Nature & the Arts
    4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis IN 46208
    Newfields 317.923.1331
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation, ice skating, kids, families, teens
    - Cosmic Skating is when we turn down the lights and turn up the heat with theatrical lighting, special effects and awesome music. Hang out with your friends and have a cool time! Most Friday and Saturday nights, 7:30pm to 10pm.

    Cosmic Skate $10.00

    Skate Rental $3.00

    Check directly with Carmel Ice Skadium for updates and more details.
    Carmel Ice Skadium
    1040 3rd Avenue SW Carmel IN 46032
    Carmel Ice Skadium 317.844.8889
  • - MARVEL Super Hero™ Night Presented by Financial Center: Some of your favorite heroes are in town to help the Fuel defeat the mischevious Kalamazoo Wings!

    Meet Star-Lord, Black Panther and Captain America, while the Fuel and Wings wear Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired uniforms. Bid on your favorite game-worn jersey during an in-game mobile auction powered by The Meigray Group.

    Fox Pack the Pantry with FOX59: Bring in a cash donation of any amount and receive a complimentary Superhero gift courtesy of Financial Center Federal Credit Union.

    Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E 38th St Indianapolis IN 46205
    Indy Fuel, Indiana Hockey Club 317.925.FUEL
  • - It’s the most magical time of year at the History Center! Celebrate the holidays all season long in a winter wonderland at Festival of Trees November 17, 2018 through January 5, 2019. This year we have 80 beautifully themed trees plus a 30-foot show-stopper in Eli Lilly Hall. Vote for your favorites! There will be even more special programs as well as old favorites:

    • Sugarplum Breakfast to meet characters from The Nutcracker
    • Craft brews at Good Beers and Ugly Sweaters
    • A Christmas Story Day
    • Holiday Author Fair
    • Elf on the Shelf
    • Holiday Sing-Alongs
    • Where is the Weihnachtzgurke?
    • Twilight Tuesdays
    • Vintage Santa(Saturdays and Sundays)
    Free with admission!

    Holiday Hours:
    10am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    10am-8pm on Tuesday
    12pm-5pm on Sunday
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
    Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
    450 West Ohio Street Indianapolis IN 46202
    Indiana Historical Society 317.232.1882
  • | Special Interest, train, kids, families, santa claus, christmas, lights
    - Make a new holiday tradition aboard the Nickel Plate Express. Celebrate the season on the train with your favorite Christmas carols, festive crafts by Caravan Art Classes and Santa himself! See the entire train lit up in a dazzling lights display made possible by Gaylor Electric during the Bright Night experience. The ride will be an hour and fifteen minutes long, with Santa available before and after the train ride! Make sure to check out Mr. Muffin's holiday train layout and grab a bite to eat at the Choo Choo Cafe.

    Friday, November 23, 4pm-8pm
    Saturday, November 24, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, November 25, 5pm-7pm
    Sunday, December 2, 4pm-8pm
    Saturday, December 8, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 9, 5pm-7pm
    Saturday, December 15, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 16, 5pm-7pm
    Saturday, December 22, 4pm-8pm
    Sunday, December 23, 5pm-7pm

    To purchase tickets click for details
    Nickel Plate Express
    105 E Main Street Atlanta IN 46030
    Nickel Plate Express 317.285.0682 info@nickelplateexpress.net
  • | Special Interest, Christmas, holiday, santa, kids, families, skating, ice
    - Lace up your skates and visit The Rink at Hamilton Town Center October 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019! The Rink is designed with faux-ice for a cool new spin on the ultimate skating experience. Located behind Express, off Harrell Pkwy.

    Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am - 9pm
    Sunday 11am - 6pm


    Admission*
    Adults: $5
    Children (12&under): $3
    TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS: $2 admission
    *Hamilton Town Center is a "No Cash" center. The Rink accepts credit & debit cards.

    We do not charge a skate rental fee. Skaters can bring their own skates. Skates with toepicks will not be permitted. If you chose to provide your own skates, you are still required to pay an admission fee to skate.




    Hamilton Town Center
    13901 Town Center Blvd Noblesville IN 46060
    Hamilton Town Center 317.770.5996

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