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Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Feeling in the holiday spirit? Here are some Christmas-themed events in and around the Center Grove area to help you celebrate:

The Holiday Stroll • Kelsay Farms invites people to stroll through their farm for a magical holiday experience. Bring your cameras for larger-than-life decorations. Relax amongst the lights and the trees while sipping your hot cocoa by a warm campfire. Also enjoy their live Nativity. | When: Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and is also open 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 19 to 23. | Where: Kelsay Farms, 6848 N. 250 E. Whiteland. | Info: kelsayfarms.com/holiday

Santa Train and Christmas Market • Santa will arrive via train, and he will pose for pictures with the children. The Christmas Market will feature craft vendors and bakers. Free admission. | When: Dec. 2, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Where: 24 N. Main St., Bargersville. | Info: townofbargersville.org

Christmas Art Market • Shop for gifts from a variety of vendors and also enjoy gift wrapping, character visits, music and live entertainment. This event is a fundraiser for Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy and will take place at their location at Greenwood Park Mall. | When: Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Where: Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy, 1261 N. U.S. 31, Suite 160, Greenwood. | Info: facebook.com/cgfinearts

Kid City Christmas • See the Community Center all decked out for the holidays at this open house style event, as well as do a craft, have a snack, watch a short Christmas movie and take the kid City Christmas Express Train thru the outdoor lights in the amphitheater to visit and grab a selfie with Santa! $5/person or $15 for one admission and one stuffed animal. Tickets required for ages 1 and older. | When: Dec. 2, 5 – 9 p.m. | Where: 100 Surina Way, Greenwood. | Info: facebook.com/greenwoodparks

Christmas Concert • Greater Greenwood Community Band is performing its annual Christmas Concert. Narrated by Greenwood Mayor, Mark Myers, this musical event is packed with festive Christmas favorites, multimedia, special guests, and a visit from Santa. Director, Randy Greenwell will conduct the not-for-profit 80+ piece band of volunteer instrumentalists and a troupe of dancers from Style Dance Academy. The Salvation Army will collect canned food donations for the local food bank to help those in need. Admission is free and no tickets are required. | When: Dec. 3, 7 – 8 p.m. | Where: Greenwood Community High School auditorium, | Info: greenwoodband.org/concerts/2022-12-03

Ray Crowe Elementary Holiday Craft Fair • The Ray Crowe PTO is hosting its Holiday Craft Fair, which will offer free admission to the public, over 40 different vendors, a bake sale, and holiday gift wrapping from their student council. | When: Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Where: 1300 Ray Crowe Way, Greenwood. | Info: facebook.com/RayCroweElementaryPTO

Lighted Trail • Come to the Greenwood Amphitheater to enjoy a lighted trail powered by Duke energy. This is free, and it can be accessed via the community center parking lot. It is illuminated from dusk to dawn. | When: Dec. 2 – 31, 5:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. | Where: Greenwood Ampitheater. | Info: greenwood.in.gov

Center Grove Christmas Tour • Tour beautifully decorated holiday homes and enjoy refreshments. Tickets support two nonprofits. | When: Dec. 4, 1 – 5 p.m. | Where: 5243 Chancery Blvd, Greenwood. | Info: Center Grove Christmas Tour: eventbrite.com

Create a Standing Snowman • Come to Take Root Country Store to create a 32-inch standing snowman. The cost is $35 and all supplies are included. Call to reserve your spot by placing a deposit. | When: Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Where: Take Root Country Store, 202 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. | Info: facebook.com/takerootcountrystore

Christmas at The Sycamore • Enjoy a festive evening of food, wine and entertainment by Circle City Sound. Must reserve tickets. | When: Dec. 16, 6 – 9 p.m. | Where: The Sycamore at Mallow Run, 7070 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville. | Info: mallowrun.com

Free Artcraft Movie • Middle and high school students can attend a free showing of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at The Artcraft Theatre, thanks to Empowered Youth. Includes free popcorn, drink and candy. Pre-registration is required. | When: Dec. 21, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Where: The Historic Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin. | Info: historicartcrafttheatre.org/

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