Event Calendar: Week of 12/11

Today

MCC Table Tennis Club ● The weather’s turning cold and dreary; get your athletic activity in at Monon Community Center and Central Park. Every Tuesday and Saturday the MCC Table Tennis Club meets and plays on 12 professional tables. Those wishing to play are encouraged to bring their own racquets and balls. ● 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays ● 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel ● $5 per visit or $30 for the month ● 573-5248

Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt ● Merchants in the arts district will decorate the houses which can be seen in each of their windows. Pick up a clue sheet at Tea Buds Brewing Co., 111 W. Main St., Carmel, and find the answers to each clue on the festive houses. When you are finished, you will be entered into a drawing for wonderful baskets filled with gingerbread treats. The Simply Sweet Shoppe will treat each child who participates with a goody bag. ● Each day through Dec. 22 ● 30 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel ● 571-2787 ● carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/holiday/

 

Wednesday

The 12 Homes of Christmas ● Noblesville Preservation Alliance presents a fun and engaging holiday driving tour, showcasing the exterior of twelve homes, each from one of Noblesville’s historic neighborhoods. See these houses frosted in holiday lights, warming the heart of the city in the very best of holiday cheer ● 6 to 9 p.m. daily. ● Cost: Free, but online voting for best decoration is $1 and is a tax-deductible donation to NPA ● 426-1672 ● noblesvillepreservation.com

Country Christmas ● Take the family to Stonycreek Farm, grab some hot cider and hitch a free ride on a hayride to the Christmas tree field to pick out your favorite tree. Don’t forget the fresh wreaths and garland at the greenhouse, or browse through the gift shop to check out some custom made wreaths and other unique items ● 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. ● 11366 Ind. 38 East, Noblesville ● 773-3344 ● stonycreekfarm.net

Wine Wednesday ● Looking for a little pick me up at the midweek point? Hearthstone Coffeehouse & Pub offers up Wine Wednesday. The venue that often hosts music and dishes out coffee and craft beer puts its House Red and House White wines on sale at $4 per glass. ● Hearthstone Coffeehouse & Pub ● 8235 E. 116th St., Fishers ● 436-7049

 

Thursday

Gingerbread Village ● Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man? Look for him while you stroll through this yummy gingerbread village created by both amateurs and professionals at Conner Prairie. Your whole family will be counting all the gumdrops, peppermints and colorful candies used to make these icing-covered masterpieces every Thursday throught Saturday ● 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ● 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers ● $6 ● 776-6006 ● www.connerprairie.org

Carmel Repertory Theater presents “Scrooge: The Musical” ● The stage musical created in 1992 closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the music and lyrics, was nominated for the Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the 1970 musical film “Scrooge;” many were carried over for the musical. ● 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ● The Studio Theater, 355 City Center Dr., Carmel ● $22-$25 ● 843-3800 ● thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Candy Cane Hunt ● Before Santa descends into billions of chimneys this Christmas, he’s going to make a stop in Fishers to hide hundreds of candy canes. Join the Fishers Parks & Recreation department in their search; afterward, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa while completing a craft. ● 4 and 5 p.m. ● Billericay Park Building, 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers ● Cost: $4 for residents, $6 for non-residents (this event is for children ages 6 to 10) ● 595-3150 ● fishers.in.us

 

Friday

A Christmas Carol” ● Visit Beef & Boards for a musical adaptation of the Christmas classic. The cost of the ticket includes a lunch or dinner buffet. ● 1 p.m. ● Starting at $22, $3 discount for children ages 3 to 15 ● 9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis ● 872-9664

Mary Poppins” ● The 1964 film starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews is about a magical nanny who arrives at the home of a family via an umbrella. As she challenges the stiff English upbringing their father provides she also teaches them the importance of imagination and cleanliness. ● 7:30 p.m. ● Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel ● $7.50 ● 843-3800 ● thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

 

Saturday

Home for the Holidays ● Vocalist Michael Deane, a senior at Indiana University’s School of Music, pairs with Indiana Wind Symphony to put you in the holiday mood with a range of delightful and stirring musical fare ● 7:30 p.m. ● $15-$35 ● Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel ● 843-3800 ● thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Handel’s “Messiah” ● Join the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir as they present a breathtaking performance of Handel’s holiday masterpiece with the uplifting “Hallelujah” Chorus ● 8 p.m. ● Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis ● Starts at $23 for the general public and $12 for students & children ● ticketmaster.com

 

Sunday

A Brenda Lee Christmas ● Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” has been a US holiday standard for more than 50 years. She was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 ● 3 p.m. ● Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel ● Starting at $18 ● 843-3800 ● thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

Holly Jolly Jamboree ● Holiday celebrities Mr. & Mrs. Claus are coming to Cool Creek Park; take a picture with them and hang out with some animals from the North Pole, including a reindeer, courtesy of Jingle John from Silly Safaris. Crafts and cookies will also be available ● 2 to 4 p.m. ● 2000 E. 151st St., Westfield ● hamiltoncounty.in.gov 

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