One thing I love about Noblesville & Fishers is being so close to Conner Prairie. When we first moved here I was so bummed to be so far away from the Zoo & Children’s Museum, but then I realized we had Conner Prairie literally in our backyard! I know, I know… I always rave about Conner Prairie, but it is truly a gem. And this year is the first year that I’m actually adventuring over there for Holiday events! They are open year round but we’ve never been over there for any holiday events surprisingly… And they have so many to offer!
Here is a quick recap on just a few!
Conner Prairie by Candlelight: We are heading to this one on Friday and I can barely contain my excitement! I’ve heard it’s really cool and can’t wait to check it out! Here’s what CP has to say about it:
During this family-friendly event, visitors will meet a variety of characters in their homes and learn how new settlers to Indiana’s frontier carried on their holiday traditions. At the end of the night, visitors will either join Dr. Campbell at his home for dancing and singing as his family rings in the holidays, or join the ‘rowdies’ and carolers to sing around the bonfire. New this year, visitors can tour at their own pace and warm up with hot chocolate (and now adults can try a variety of adult beverages)!
Breakfast and Dinner with Santa: Eat a meal with Santa, take pictures and decorate cookies.
*I have heard that certain events are sold out so this might be one to plan on for next year if you can’t get times you are looking for this time around…
I love gingerbread houses. I wish I could make masterpieces of my own, but I am a fail in the kitchen most of the time. We usually check out the Festival of Gingerbread at the Fort Wayne History Center when visiting family, but this one is sure to be a new favorite at home! Here you can see a variety of gingerbread masterpieces from both amateurs and professionals.
Tales at the Holidays: Letters from the Civil War:
My husband and I have always wanted to do Conner Prairie’s Follow The North Star and I feel like this will easily fall in line with that. This two-person play uses song, dancing and puppetry to tell the intriguing story of brave mail couriers during the Civil War.
Also, don’t forget The Store at Conner Prairie has awesome goods for gifting! I already have a few items on my list!! You can find pottery made right at the museum, most likely by the potters (you might have seen them making some this summer), as well as Conner Prairie-made textiles and other locally and Indiana made goods.
See you on the Prairie!
You can find more about all these holiday events at connerprairie.org/holidays.
*All photos are from Conner Prairie*