Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Holiday Happiness at Indy Parks
Create Holiday Memories at Family-Friendly Events

November 01, 2010

As another holiday season swoops into our lives, it’s important to make time with the people we love. Let Indy Parks bring you the magic of the holidays through a lineup of exciting, family-friendly events that will provide you and your loved one with memories that will last a lifetime. Indulge in the enchantment of the season with Indy Parks.

Autumn Art Fair at Garfield Park Arts Center – More than 40 award-winning local artists set up shop at our Arts Center showcasing handcrafted, family-friendly, affordable art. It’s the perfect place to find a holiday gift and mark it off your list. November 20-21

Youth Holiday Pottery Workshop at Broad Ripple Park — Give your children a chance to get a little messy and express their creativity at the same time. This class gives kids the tools to mold clay into festive holiday decorations like Santa Bobbles and Santa’s sleigh candy dishes. Dates vary

Christmas at Garfield Park —Oh what fun it is to visit the Conservatory to meet Santa and see the holiday train and poinsettia show. Jingle all the way to the Arts Center to make toys with Santa’s elves. Then dash through the snow to the Burrello Family Center where Mrs. Claus will have some tasty treats. You’ll be laughing all the way! December 11, FREE

Santa’s Switchboard — Santa might be busy making lists and checking them twice, but he will take a break to give your child a call direct from the North Pole. Give your children a chance to tell Santa what’s on their wish list. Santa is in demand so reserve your call from Santa early. Call 317-862-6876 for more information, $2

Holiday Crafts at Garfield Park Conservatory — Give your holiday cards and ornaments a more personal touch by letting your child create them out of material you would find in nature like wood, leaves and pine cones. December 4, $3

Gingerbread Houses at Raymond Park — Start a beloved family tradition and make from scratch a spectacular gingerbread house to display as an impressive holiday centerpiece. See if you can stay away from nibbling on this delicious treat to make it last throughout the holidays! December 11, $8

Candlelight Crossing at Garfield Conservatory — Enjoy the train and poinsettia show during an evening reception with holiday treats. Take time from the hustle and bustle to relax with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the warmth and beauty of our tropical Conservatory come alive with the twinkle of lights. December 17, $5 a person or $15 per family

Christmas at Washington Park — Make a stop at Washington Park to send holiday cheer to your neighborhood friends and family. Santa will drop in to say hello and he just might have something for your little one in his big bag of goodies. December 18, FREE

Christmas Festival at Christian Park —Play festive games, decorate holiday cookies and watch the A+ Performing Arts Academy perform. Santa has also RSVP-ed to the event! December 17, FREE

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