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2010 Holiday Happenings

Create (or re-create) wonderful holiday memories at these festive events. Have a favorite event not on our list? Add it via the comment section.

Now – January 9, 2011 – Jingle Rails: Great Western Adventure – Indianapolis
Enter a locomotive holiday wonderland. Marvel as model trains wind past treasures of Indianapolis and the American West.

Now – December 30 – Catch the Spirit of Christmas – Shipshewana
The celebration begins with a lighted parade at dusk. Events include: Chocolate Day, tree walk, breakfast with Santa, Ice festival and Chili Cook-off.

November 20-21 – Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt – Ferdinand
Traditional German Christmas Market offering local artisan and crafters’ wares, seasonal foods and carriage rides.

November 20- December 20 – Stonycreek Farm Country Christmas – Noblesville
Pick and cut your Christmas tree from the field.

November 24-30 – Embassy Festival of Trees – Fort Wayne
Visit the wonderland of trees in Santa Land.

November 26 – December 4 – Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes – Madison
Candlelight tour of festive homes and public sites.

December 3-18 – Conner Prairie by Candlelight – Fishers
Journey back to December 24, 1836 to celebrate Christmas with Prairietown residents.

December 3-19 – Santa Claus Christmas Celebration – Santa Claus
Two-day festival includes craft shows, a spectacular Christmas light tour and parade.

December 3-30 – Christmas at the Zoo – Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Zoo transforms to a showplace of glittering lights and decorations during the holiday season.

December 5 – Steele’s Country Christmas – Nashville
Celebrate Christmas with T.C. Steele, national renowned painter.

December 4 & 5 – Purdue Christmas Show – West Lafayette
Don’t miss this magical, lyrical celebration of Christmas.

December 13-24 – 12 Free Days of Indy Christmas – Indianapolis
Area attractions and events celebrate the season by offering free admission on the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

December 19 – Christmas Tea – Corydon
Featuring seasonal teas & gourmet desserts with entertainment in a Victorian setting.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – Shipshewana
Ring in the New Year with dinner and a gospel music show.

Looking for other great winter fun ideas? Check out these trip ideas: Holiday Getaways & Shopping Adventures, Skier’s Winter Wonderland and Year-Round Fun in Lake Country.

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