Tags: In This Issue, Local
December 2103 IC Community Spotlight
Christmas with the ponies
Visit with Santa and the Christmas ponies in a beautifully decorated, heated barn! Join in reindeer games, make a keepsake frame and enjoy holiday refreshments in this delightful holiday event that benefits Strides for Success, a not-for-profit organization providing equine- assisted learning and therapy for children, adults and veterans.
December 13 - 14, 2013 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Strides For Success Center, Plainfield
Call (317) 838-7002 or visit http://www.stridestosuccess.org for event details
A $20 donation per family is recommended
Luminary Walk in Central Park
Spend a relaxing evening taking a walk through a winter wonderland in Carmel's Central Park. Enjoy carolers and hot chocolate as you take in the ambiance of more than 2,000 luminaries lighting a path through the wetlands, floating over the lagoon and spanning across the boardwalk.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Shop 'til you drop...locally
Head over to Old City Hall on Thursday, December 12th for the third annual "Totally Bazaar" free holiday shopping party hosted by Yelp! Three floors of Local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment will delight visitors. If you've never been inside the Old City Hall building, you are in for a treat!
December 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
202 Alabama Street, Indianapolis
'Tis the season for culture
There are so many ways to support the arts in Indianapolis this time of year! Here is a collection of opera, vocal, theatre and dance performances that will please the entire family.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
This story tells of the miraculous night the Three Kings, following the star of Bethlehem, stopped for shelter at the home of a poor, crippled shepherd boy. The production captures the essential spirit of Christmas and is a wonderful way to introduce children to the art form of opera.
December 6-15, 2013
Basile Opera House, Indianapolis
Call (317)283-3470 or visit www.indyopera.org for show details and tickets
A Christmas Carol
This beloved classic of loss and redemption has returned to IRT's snow-covered stage. Continue the holiday tradition of seeing the show again or begin a new one and catch a performance for the first time this year!
Now through December 24, 2013
Indiana Repertory Theatre main stage, Indianapolis
Christ Church Cathedral presents its annual holiday performance of George F. Handel's Messiah. The performance includes the critically acclaimed Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and the Baroque Orchestra of the Early Music Institute (Indiana University).
December 6, 2013 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium, Carmel
December 8, 2013 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
Call (317) 636-4577 or visit www.cccindy.org for ticket information links.
Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure
Based on the bestselling "How I Became a Pirate" books, the music and magic of this delightful tale will keep kids on the edge of their seats.
Weekends through January 5, 2014
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Lilly Theatre
Free with admission
A Year With Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel's beloved characters are back! Follow the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through the four seasons as they learn valuable lessons of friendship and diversity.
December 13 - 22, 2013
Studio Theater in The Center for the Performing Arts