Whether you’re looking for local holiday shopping options or hoping to take your family to see Santa, there are a lot of great holiday events happening in Hendricks County. We’re rounding them up in this article to make your holiday planning easier, so let’s dive in!
Hendricks County Festival of Trees
See holiday lights and beautifully decorated trees at the Hendricks County Festival Trees at Avon Wedding Barn from November 30th-December 4th. Vote on your favorite tree and even bid on one to take home through the silent auction, which benefits local charities. Get a photo with Santa, paint an ornament in Santa’s workshop, roast s’mores, listen to live music, and enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, or peppermint mochas from Cabin Coffee. Tickets are $6/person, with discounts for families.
Christmas Under the Stars
Enjoy the annual Christmas Under the Stars parade in Brownsburg on Saturday, December 4th. There will be no tree lighting this year. Instead, be on the lookout for holiday activities at the Yuletide Festival at Connection Pointe. Free.
Plainfield Tri Kappa 50th Annual Gingerbread Christmas
More than 130 vendors will have gifts at Gingerbread Christmas to help you find something special for everyone on your list. This event will be held on December 4th at Plainfield High School. Admission is $5/person.
Pittsboro Parks Department Holiday Craft Fair
This holiday craft fair is on December 4th in the Legion Building. It features local vendors and a craft activity for kids. Free admission.
Christmas at the Orchard: Photos with Santa
Get professional photos with Santa sitting in his sleigh by the stone fireplace at Beasley’s Orchard. Must register in advance. Photo is $5. There are four Saturday dates available: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18.
Cookies & Cocoa
Visit Natural Valley Ranch and enjoy holiday snacks, photos with Santa, a craft, and the petting zoo. Pre-registration required. Choose between two event times. Cost is $15 per child, $10 per adult.
Brownsburg Yuletide Festival
Celebrate the season with ice skating, pictures with Santa, a petting zoo, and a drive-in movie at Connection Pointe Christian Church on December 4th. Don’t miss the Brownsburg Christmas Under the Stars parade at 6:00 p.m. Free, some activities have fees.
Avon Christmas Tree Lighting
Visit Santa from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on December 4th and enjoy cookies, cocoa, fireworks, and more. The annual tree lighting will take place at 7:00. Free.
Winter Wreath Workshops
Make winter wreaths at McCloud Nature Center in this popular annual workshop. Choose from three time slots and register by November 30th. Cost is $15 per wreath (up to two people per wreath).
Winterland Light Show
See holiday lights at Ellis Park throughout the season. Admission is $5 Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday.