Holidays in the Arts & Design District

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Come celebrate the holidays from 3 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at IU Health North Hospital Holiday in the Arts District.

Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus, special activities, and more!

With many of the activities offered free of charge and plenty of parking nearby, the season’s kick-off event takes place in the PNC Bank parking lot located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Range Line Road.

• A visit with Santa in his very own Santa house
• Elves & reindeer from the North Pole
• Free carriage rides (first come, first served)
• Live musical entertainment from local elementary school choirs and theater groups
• Kids’ activities including balloon animals, face painters and more
• Cookie decorating by Rascia’s Creative Cakes
• Make-your-own holiday card to take home for loved ones or for donation to Carmel Health and Living Community
• Paint your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions with Cookies & Canvas

Entertainment Schedule
3 p.m.
Woodbrook Elementary School Choir
3:30 p.m.
Cherry Tree Elementary School Choir
4 p.m.
West Clay Elementary School Choir
4:30 p.m.
Carmel Elementary School Choir

In addition, Kei Tea will be selling their wonderful hot teas and Rascia’s Creative Cakes will be selling delicious gingerbread. The Museum of Miniature Houses will also be hosting their annual Candlelight Tour from 5 – 8 p.m that day. Guests can see wonderful Christmas collections and be amazed by their large collection of dollhouses, ready for the holidays.

Second Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk
Don’t forget our Second Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk will continue from 5 – 9 p.m. with pieces created just for the holiday season and available for purchase.

Public parking is available at the following locations: the Carmel Lions Club lot located at 141 E. Main St., Sophia Square parking garage and use entrance off of 1st Ave. NW., Indiana Design Center parking garage located at 200 S. Range Line Road, or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded on the website.

Santa’s Mailbox
Dec. 13 – 20
Send a letter to Santa this holiday season at Santa’s special mailbox sponsored by ArtSplash Gallery at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140. Each child who posts a letter to Santa will receive a personalized, hand-written response from Santa!

Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt
Dec. 13 – 24
Join us for the Sixth Annual Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt. Begin the hunt at Teabuds which is located at 111. W Main St., Suite 115. And then follow the clues that will lead you to discover hand-decorated gingerbread houses in merchants’ holiday windows. Prizes can be picked up from either the Simply Sweet Shoppe or Auntie Em’s.

Merchants in the Arts & Design District will decorate the gingerbread houses which can be seen in each of their windows. A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the merchant with the most votes based on the indication of your favorite house on the clue sheet.

You can pick up the clue sheet from Teabuds as listed or Auntie Em’s, 111 W Main Suite 130.

Holiday Art Contest
Our Ninth Annual Holiday Art Contest
TBD (more info coming soon)