Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

The Season with the Reason

by Barbara Wynne

December 01, 2013

The Indy’s Child calendar is always a good place to find out what seasonal events are happening locally. Here are few I’m planning to attend – starting with programs

my grandkids and special nephews and nieces are participating in. I know I will go to Northview Middle School for their holiday musical as Jane Wynne is in the Gold Rush Choir and I always feel enormous pride in the full symphony orchestra that Northview has. (The choir is also performing at the Indiana State Museum.)

Now Piper Murphy, my grandniece, has practiced for months to be in the choir of the Civic Theatre’s performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is now located at the Palladium and the show runs from December 13 to January 4, 2014. I’m looking forward to seeing this performance!

Of course The Circle of Lights and Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration are always “must do” activities. The Hilbert Theatre has multiple performances so buy your tickets early for the Symphony’s signature holiday event. A SymFUNy performance on December 8th at 2 p.m. is especially designed for younger children. Other great family events include Christmas at the Zoo and Jolly Days Winter Wonderland at The Children’s Museum.

Performances of The Nutcracker, White Christmas, Handel’s Messiah, A Christmas Carol and more are occurring at multiple locations around Indy and programs at local churches keep the spirit of the season in mind. The Christmas Eve services at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and the candlelight singing of Silent Night spark years of memories for our family.

However you choose to celebrate this special time of year, we hope you keep “the reason for the season” alive and enjoy making memories with your family!