Be sure to schedule a shopping excursion at the local shops on Small Business Saturday and at area Craft Shows. Plan your next extended weekend getaway here to also include some of the following holiday events and visits with Santa!
Martinsville Cookie Stroll
Dec. 14/MARtINSVILLE – Downtown Martinsville invites you to join them for this fun annual event which involves everyone’s favorite holiday season experiences – live entertainment, Santa Claus, holiday shopping and cookies! Tickets will be on sale Nov. 23 and 30. Choose from two-time slots this year – Morning (10 am to 1 pm) or Afternoon (2 to 5 pm). Participants receive a cookie at each stop listed on their Cookie Passport. Those without passports are welcome to come and experience the day of entertainment, vendor booths and festive holiday shopping atmosphere.
Holiday Candy Cane Pours
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen‘s 100th candy cane season is underway with candy pours each week. Made entirely by hand right in front of your eye, this is a don’t miss holiday experience for all ages. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for specific pour times and check our Candy Cane FAQs for details on what to expect from a visit. Santa visits the shop on Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 this year.
Festival of Lights
Be sure to swing by Jimmy Nash City Park when you’re in the area to take in the annual Festival of Lights display. The park will host a kickoff event on Nov. 30 where Santa will be on hand to flip the switch on this year’s light display. The display will be lit each night through New Year’s for your holiday viewing pleasure. It’s always a hit with kids of all ages.
Dec. 7/MOORESVILLE – This annual holiday celebration, is one you don’t want to miss! Complete with Victorian characters, several trolley stops that include craft fairs, performances, historic demonstrations, vendor booths, and even a wild west shootout, this is an event sure to please your entire family. Best of all, it’s free! Event hours are from 10 am to 4 pm.
Dec. 7 – Step back in time and experience the very first Christmas night. Participants will enjoy a short introduction to the Bethlehem Walk inside the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, then head outside for an expanded live nativity experience. Walk through the gates of Bethlehem, encounter Roman guards, hear the words of prophets and wise men, shop in merchant tents and encounter a variety of live animals as you visit the inn and stable. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
The North Pole Experience
Dec. 13-14 – This year, a brand-new event comes to 5 East in Mooresville. Participants will experience the magic of Santa’s workshop as they build a toy with the elves, decorate a scrumptious sugar cookie, enjoy a story from Mrs. Claus and get one-on-one time with Santa himself! The experience lasts about two hours. Tickets are available online.
Morgantown Christmas Home Tour
Enjoy a fun holiday home tour in small town style as homeowners celebrate the season in Morgantown on Sunday, Dec. 15. Cost is only $10 per person ($8 for kids). Participants will pick up their wrist band and self guided map on the day of the event at Critsers Flowers and Gifts, then tour beautiful area homes decorated for the holidays from 4 to 8 pm. Proceeds from this even benefit the Indiana Creek School lunch fund.