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Holiday Happenings in Hamilton County

Getting into the holiday spirit is now easier than ever! This year instead of searching all over for holiday happenings, the Hamilton County Convention & Visitors Bureau has gathered ideas for everything from Santa sightings to gift giving into one place: the Read more >

A Beef & Boards Christmas Delivers Christmas Spirit

If you had asked me whether my kids would have loved A Beef & Boards Christmas, I would have had to think about it for a minute. My kids are older — teenagers, or nearly so — and they have Read more >

Santa’s Big Arrival at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The holiday season has arrived…and so has Santa! This past Friday Santa arrived at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in style with none other than IndyCar 500 Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter! Santa’s speedy driver raced to the world’s largest children’s museum in Read more >

Downtown Indianapolis Presents City Sidewalks for Free Downtown Holiday Experience

Anyone who loves A Christmas Story will remember the family’s trip downtown to see the Christmas parade and to see Santa Claus. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, this type of holiday event was a regular tradition in most cities. Read more >

Tis’ The Season To Visit Wayne County

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have just passed, and you know what that means…CHRISTMAS! Time for listening to carols, snow ball fights, hot cocoa and awaiting Santa’s arrival. I love the holidays so much I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to come Read more >

A Beef & Boards Christmas Kicks Off Friday, November 29

Call me a Scrooge, but for me, the Christmas season doesn’t start until about 18 days before Christmas Day. I’ve finally woken up from my Thanksgiving stupor, and the Christmas commercials and music have started creeping into my brain before Read more >

Notable Names Performing at the Circle of Lights This Year

It’s definitely an all-star cast at this year’s Circle of Lights in downtown Indianapolis. Every year, people from all over Central Indiana (and visiting friends and family) gather around Monument Circle to watch the Mayor and a helper throw the Read more >

Two Festival of Trees in Indiana This Year

Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees, Anderson, Indiana At the Paramount Theatre, they’re bringing back the local favorite, the Festival of Trees. With decorated trees, wreaths, Larry Davenport’s world-famous train village, musical concerts, a visit by Santa Clausweek-long children’s entertainment, ballroom Read more >

Fall-O-Weekends in Santa Claus, Indiana (#video)

I already posted (last week) about part of my trip to Santa Claus, Indiana. And soon I’ll be posting about my other adventures during that same trip. But for now, check out this amazing video that sums up all the Read more >

Santa Claus Land of Lights in Southern Indiana

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to pile the kids into the car after dinner and drive around admiring Christmas lights. Such a simple way to enjoy time together as a family away from the crowds and the rushing Read more >