Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Holiday Happiness at Indy Parks
Indulge in the enchantment of the season

November 01, 2011

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.

Autumn Art Fair at Garfield Park Arts Center – More than 40 award-winning local Indianapolis 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 19-20

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. 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 10, 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 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, $4

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 10, $8

Conservatory Crossing – The Conservatory is transformed into a winter wonderland with brilliant displays of poinsettias, running model trains and a miniature village of twinkling lights. November 25 – January 3, $8 per family

For more information about these activities, check out or call 327-PARK.